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Cumberland County (New Jersey)

Religious Traditions, 2010

13,350 1,856 10,744 23,944 440 4,578 101,986
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 995 6.34
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 369 2.35
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 2,158 13.75
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 2,700 17.21
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 21 0.13
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 1,250 7.97
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 23,944 152.61
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 765 4.88
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 92 0.59
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 372 2.37
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 369 2.35
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 15 0.10
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,042 6.64
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,302 8.30
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 510 3.25
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 330 2.10
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,088 6.93
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 66 0.42
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 235 1.50
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 253 1.61
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 80 0.51
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,474 9.39
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 98 0.62
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 123 0.78
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
21 4,228 26.95
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.38
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 216 1.38
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,214 7.74
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 148 0.94
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 221 1.41
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 120 0.76
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 273 1.74
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 471 3.00
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 1,669 10.64
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 321 2.05
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 85 0.54
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 35 5,888 37.53
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 347 2.21
Totals: 184 54,912  

The population of Cumberland County, New Jersey was 156,898 in 2010; in 2000 it was 146,438. The total population changed 7.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (54,912) included 35.0% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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