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New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

777,643 238,222 817,579 7,216,151 185,309 1,628,119 8,704,387
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
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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11 8,325 0.44
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 234 65,666 3.47
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.00
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 396 190,451 10.05
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 30 0.00
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 27 4,735 0.25
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 46 5,206 0.27
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 70 8,069 0.43
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 93 14,117 0.75
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 2,083 0.11
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 2,565 0.14
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 7,868 0.42
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 564 0.03
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 29 0.00
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 350 0.02
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 178 23,222 1.23
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,335 8,053,756 425.12
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 2,804 0.15
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 4,902 0.26
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 760 0.04
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 4,340 0.23
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 19,462 1.03
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.03
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 66 71,469 3.77
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 7,150 0.38
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 21 0.00
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,000 0.16
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 1,370 0.07
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 24 5,825 0.31
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 34 5,967 0.31
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.02
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,080 0.06
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,575 0.08
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 21 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 5,400 0.29
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 3,600 0.19
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 16 5,205 0.27
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 535 185,349 9.78
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 151 0.01
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 6 0.00
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 35 0.00
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 264 0.01
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 539 0.03
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 36 2,375 0.13
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 19 1,087 0.06
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 44 0.00
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 24 0.00
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 125 21,166 1.12
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 34 2,496 0.13
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 123 13,285 0.70
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 1,617 0.09
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 570 0.03
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 63 16,912 0.89
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 5,034 0.27
Jewish Other Judaism 1,168 1,951,000 102.98
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 122 38,918 2.05
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 232 0.01
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 44 9,931 0.52
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 350 126,699 6.69
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 144 54,466 2.88
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 367 0.02
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 2,291 0.12
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 6,576 0.35
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 3,339 0.18
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 61 0.00
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 594 192,839 10.18
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 21 3,638 0.19
Buddhists Other Other Groups 105 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 113 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 443 0.02
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 165 293,089 15.47
Sikh Other Other Groups 13 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 457 94,102 4.97
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 172 25,131 1.33
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 50 4,171 0.22
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,481 0.08
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 23,600 1.25
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 114 0.01
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 934 0.05
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,026 0.05
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,950 0.10
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 56 0.00
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 25 7,126 0.38
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 71 0.00
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 501 0.03
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 559 0.03
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 207 0.01
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 3,850 0.20
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 2,269 0.12
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 813 0.04
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 829 0.04
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 514 147,983 7.81
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 4,248 0.22
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 27 0.00
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 242 67,586 3.57
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 142 31,592 1.67
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,092 0.06
Totals: 8,373 11,888,152  

The population of the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 18,944,519 in 2000; in 1990 it was 17,413,155. The total population changed 8.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (11,888,152) included 62.8% 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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