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Bergen County (New Jersey)

Religious Traditions, 2010

33,419 6,286 45,613 430,007 14,373 53,728 321,690
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 17 3,594 4.07
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 872 0.99
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 101 0.11
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,100 2.38
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 7,000 7.92
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 3,885 4.39
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 188 0.21
Buddhists Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 82 478,735 541.48
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,040 1.18
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 3,017 3.41
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 60 0.07
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 139 0.16
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 56 0.06
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 855 0.97
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 906 1.02
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 175 0.20
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 103 0.12
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 130 0.15
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 39 10,586 11.97
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 995 1.13
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 30 8,505 9.62
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 61 0.07
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 956 1.08
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 5,682 6.43
Hindus Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 500 0.57
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 322 0.36
Jewish Other Judaism 66 83,700 94.67
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 4,478 5.06
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,200 1.36
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.34
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 6,473 7.32
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 634 0.72
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 349 0.39
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 76 0.09
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 39 9,152 10.35
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 109 0.12
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 27 0.03
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 9,131 10.33
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 219 0.25
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 473 0.53
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 937 1.06
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 3,250 3.68
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 653 0.74
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,058 2.33
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 35 10,057 11.38
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 324 0.37
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 28 0.03
Totals: 502 664,191  

The population of Bergen County, New Jersey was 884,118 in 2000; in 1990 it was 825,380. The total population changed 7.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (664,191) included 75.1% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.


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