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Monmouth County (New Jersey)

Religious Traditions, 2010

16,025 6,507 37,657 262,031 6,377 31,794 269,989
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 50 289,183 469.99
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 47 12,992 21.11
Jewish Other Judaism 42 65,000 105.64
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 22 6,858 11.15
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 8,264 13.43
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 20 5,358 8.71
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 2,620 4.26
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 8,028 13.05
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,750 4.47
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 485 0.79
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 9,455 15.37
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,428 2.32
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 645 1.05
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,234 2.01
Hindus Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,203 1.96
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,980 3.22
Buddhists Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 48 0.08
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 116 0.19
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 289 0.47
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 225 0.37
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 126 0.20
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,232 3.63
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 233 0.38
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 828 1.35
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 220 0.36
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 398 0.65
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.04
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 207 0.34
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 97 0.16
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 157 0.26
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 55 0.09
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 45 0.07
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,400 2.28
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 90 0.15
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 37 0.06
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 452 0.73
Totals: 305 424,763  

The population of Monmouth County, New Jersey was 615,301 in 2000; in 1990 it was 553,124. The total population changed 11.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (424,763) included 69.0% 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 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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