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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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,313 6,465,689 383.31
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 559 273,556 16.22
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 601 242,792 14.39
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 515 210,809 12.50
Jewish Other Judaism 380 199,160 11.81
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 112 179,951 10.67
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 361 170,424 10.10
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 328 166,935 9.90
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 245 94,154 5.58
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 149 71,937 4.26
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 139 48,263 2.86
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 241 42,898 2.54
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 140 33,458 1.98
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 50 15,957 0.95
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 75 14,053 0.83
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 83 13,909 0.82
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 11,693 0.69
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 44 11,327 0.67
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 10,373 0.61
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 47 10,291 0.61
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 42 9,689 0.57
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 51 9,606 0.57
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 29 8,582 0.51
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 61 7,646 0.45
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 31 7,062 0.42
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 116 7,008 0.42
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 57 5,631 0.33
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 57 5,310 0.31
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 40 4,385 0.26
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 4,383 0.26
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 3,783 0.22
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,444 0.20
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 3,425 0.20
Bible Church of Christ, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 3,238 0.19
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 3,087 0.18
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 1,805 0.11
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,503 0.09
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,449 0.09
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 1,272 0.08
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,128 0.07
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,026 0.06
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 902 0.05
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 857 0.05
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 792 0.05
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 768 0.05
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 721 0.04
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 4 690 0.04
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 493 0.03
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 428 0.03
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 414 0.02
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 334 0.02
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 7 282 0.02
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 262 0.02
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 257 0.02
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 246 0.01
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 188 0.01
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 2 185 0.01
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 175 0.01
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 170 0.01
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 140 0.01
Holiness Church of God, Inc., The Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 115 0.01
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 80 0.00
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 77 0.00
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 68 0.00
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.00
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 39 0.00
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Spiritualist 1 24 0.00
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 18 0.00
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 0 0.00
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses 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
Byelorussion Council Of Orthodox Churches In North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 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
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 6,102 8,390,868  

The population of the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 16,868,198 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (8,390,868) included 49.7% 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 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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