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Hudson County (New Jersey)

Religious Traditions, 2010

19,890 12,308 12,853 280,930 6,318 38,322 263,645
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 64 335,641 602.62
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 5,000 8.98
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 4,834 8.68
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 19 4,544 8.16
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 3,111 5.59
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 2,918 5.24
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 2,579 4.63
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,993 3.58
Jewish Other Judaism 5 1,735 3.12
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,476 2.65
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 1,421 2.55
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,092 1.96
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 685 1.23
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 564 1.01
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 531 0.95
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 478 0.86
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 408 0.73
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 350 0.63
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 306 0.55
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 190 0.34
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 188 0.34
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 155 0.28
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 148 0.27
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 126 0.23
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 116 0.21
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 67 0.12
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 60 0.11
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 36 0.06
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 223 370,752  

The population of Hudson County, New Jersey was 556,972 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (370,752) included 66.6% of the total population in 1980.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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