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New York County, New York - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 87 360,463 212.76
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 308 76,456 45.13
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 57 64,000 37.77
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 20 62,536 36.91
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 73 57,104 33.70
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 40,000 23.61
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 29 25,899 15.29
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 10 24,943 14.72
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 46 19,544 11.54
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 39 17,389 10.26
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 13 11,592 6.84
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 9 10,441 6.16
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 29 8,743 5.16
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 13 8,670 5.12
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 14 7,277 4.30
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 27 7,229 4.27
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 23 6,082 3.59
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 5,660 3.34
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 16 5,122 3.02
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 15 4,994 2.95
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 4,651 2.75
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 30 4,265 2.52
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 4,143 2.45
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 30 3,521 2.08
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 12 3,520 2.08
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 17 3,467 2.05
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 2,969 1.75
Independent Judaism Judaism 17 2,810 1.66
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 2,500 1.48
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 2,105 1.24
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 2,040 1.20
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 6 2,000 1.18
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 10 1,987 1.17
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 1,872 1.10
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 1,829 1.08
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 1,729 1.02
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,680 0.99
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,500 0.89
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,470 0.87
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 1,239 0.73
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 1,164 0.69
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 868 0.51
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 850 0.50
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 720 0.42
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 700 0.41
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 700 0.41
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 525 0.31
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 2 513 0.30
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 488 0.29
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 484 0.29
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 484 0.29
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 2 420 0.25
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 400 0.24
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 360 0.21
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 289 0.17
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 285 0.17
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 250 0.15
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 236 0.14
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 216 0.13
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 200 0.12
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 200 0.12
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 170 0.10
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 110 0.06
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 104 0.06
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 103 0.06
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.06
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 96 0.06
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5 74 0.04
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 66 0.04
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 28 0.02
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 26 0.02
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 25 0.01
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 20 0.01
Georgian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 15 0.01
Bruderhof Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 1 12 0.01
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1 3 0.00
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 30
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 1
North American Old Roman Catholic Church (Archdiocese of New York) Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 2
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Catholic Apostolic Church in North America Mainline Protestant 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 5
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 3
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 1,694,251 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (886,745) included 52.3% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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