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