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Religious Traditions, 2010

380,347 129,935 502,797 72,431 3,235,290 488,720 3,982,374
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 729 3,235,290 368.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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554 167,015 19.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 109 160,666 18.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 557 138,052 15.7
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 238 106,920 12.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 364 97,885 11.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 282 86,120 9.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 262 75,390 8.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 115 74,106 8.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 189 62,644 7.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 307 60,430 6.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 65 56,868 6.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 46 50,732 5.8
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 117 33,050 3.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 24 32,370 3.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 59 31,673 3.6
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 36 31,447 3.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 114 28,546 3.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 129 25,323 2.9
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 129 24,366 2.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 85 22,879 2.6
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 49 20,957 2.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 65 16,422 1.9
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 21 15,916 1.8
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 16 14,025 1.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 51 10,984 1.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 80 8,223 0.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 46 7,895 0.9
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 46 7,630 0.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 45 6,732 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 6,244 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 21 5,595 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 5,023 0.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 4,566 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39 4,389 0.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 23 3,854 0.4
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 3,013 0.3
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,000 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 2,970 0.3
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 2,710 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 23 2,633 0.3
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 2,490 0.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 2,485 0.3
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 28 2,476 0.3
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,300 0.3
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 7 2,186 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 2,150 0.2
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 2,150 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 2,047 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 2,009 0.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 1,970 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 1,869 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,700 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 12 1,698 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,533 0.2
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 1,500 0.2
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,437 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,386 0.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 1,330 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 1,289 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 9 1,248 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 1,145 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,100 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 1,060 0.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 974 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 941 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 34 918 0.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 855 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 814 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 770 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 742 0.1
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 734 0.1
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 725 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 670 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 643 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 572 0.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 565 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 522 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 483 0.1
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 468 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 368 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 322 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 295 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 237 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 218 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 180 0.0
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 180 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 150 0.0
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 141 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 140 0.0
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 115 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 69 0.0
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 69 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 63 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 55 0.0
Maranatha Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 55 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 40 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 38 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 36 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 34 0.0
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 15 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 16 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 21 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 25 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 50 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Free Reformed Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 12 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 23 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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3 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 121 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 16 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 11 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 37 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Totals: 6,114 4,809,520  

The population of New Jersey was 8,791,894 in 2010; in 2000 it was 8,414,350. The total population changed 4.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,809,520) included 54.7% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.