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New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area - Metro Area 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 1,151 6,548,253 325.13
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 382 906,604 45.01
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 417 661,150 32.83
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 967 466,202 23.15
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 72 166,996 8.29
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 691 165,600 8.22
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 403 144,343 7.17
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 437 119,134 5.92
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 464 115,390 5.73
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 394 108,247 5.37
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 101 108,079 5.37
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 170 107,317 5.33
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 577 105,220 5.22
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 133 98,590 4.90
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 106 84,723 4.21
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 432 79,195 3.93
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 275 75,889 3.77
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 107 62,194 3.09
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 58 57,397 2.85
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 76 44,533 2.21
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 37 41,619 2.07
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 113 39,321 1.95
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 341 37,393 1.86
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 116 30,640 1.52
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 133 29,819 1.48
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 214 29,795 1.48
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 123 29,045 1.44
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 82 25,388 1.26
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 75 25,288 1.26
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 122 23,050 1.14
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 246 22,731 1.13
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 22 16,384 0.81
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 98 14,520 0.72
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 9 11,037 0.55
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 55 10,637 0.53
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 19 9,918 0.49
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 52 9,198 0.46
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 43 9,030 0.45
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 38 8,287 0.41
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 27 7,972 0.40
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 20 7,430 0.37
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 65 7,323 0.36
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 30 6,611 0.33
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 7 6,320 0.31
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 24 6,140 0.30
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 11 5,499 0.27
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 39 5,485 0.27
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 15 4,242 0.21
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 42 3,996 0.20
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 7 3,930 0.20
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 25 3,857 0.19
Independent Judaism Judaism 39 3,668 0.18
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 25 3,436 0.17
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 3,406 0.17
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 34 3,381 0.17
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 15 3,150 0.16
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 22 2,827 0.14
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 2,810 0.14
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 2,778 0.14
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 11 2,715 0.13
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 2,700 0.13
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 13 2,484 0.12
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 27 2,456 0.12
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 57 2,374 0.12
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 11 2,295 0.11
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 8 2,165 0.11
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 2,146 0.11
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 2,098 0.10
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 7 2,010 0.10
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,900 0.09
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 1,892 0.09
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 14 1,843 0.09
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 13 1,829 0.09
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 27 1,636 0.08
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,500 0.07
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 10 1,434 0.07
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 13 1,389 0.07
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 10 1,308 0.06
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 6 1,260 0.06
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 19 1,228 0.06
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 1,021 0.05
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 23 925 0.05
North American and Europe Region of the Knanaya Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 812 0.04
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 696 0.03
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 595 0.03
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 576 0.03
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 485 0.02
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 480 0.02
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 470 0.02
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 347 0.02
Georgian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 345 0.02
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 341 0.02
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 302 0.01
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 292 0.01
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 207 0.01
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 200 0.01
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 177 0.01
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 129 0.01
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 108 0.01
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 100 0.00
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 80 0.00
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - East Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 2 75 0.00
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 75 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 50 0.00
Pilgrim Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 45 0.00
Independent Lutheran Diocese Evangelical Protestant 1 40 0.00
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 38 0.00
Reformed Congregations of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 26 0.00
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 25 0.00
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 2 23 0.00
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 22 0.00
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 19 0.00
Bruderhof Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 1 12 0.00
Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 9
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
North American Old Roman Catholic Church (Archdiocese of New York) Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 4
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 2
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 10
Church of God and Saints of Christ Other Christians Judaism Family 4
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
Full Gospel Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 3
Syriac-Greek Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 2
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 20
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 3
Catholic Apostolic Church in North America Mainline Protestant 1
Orthodox Old Roman Catholic Communion Catholic Other Groups Family 1
Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
American Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 3
Reformed Bible Church Evangelical Protestant 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 2
Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 4
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 3
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 5
Chabad Judaism Judaism 60
Union American Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 6
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 15
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 16
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 15
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 19
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 63
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 10
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 77
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 22
Evangelical Congregational Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 42
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10
Free Reformed Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 10
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 2
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 3
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 18
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 10
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 74
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 8
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 18
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 23
Tao Other Other Groups Family 1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 79
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 20,140,470 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (10,792,217) included 53.6% 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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