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Middlesex County (New Jersey)

Religious Traditions, 2010

29,296 5,879 35,693 322,340 13,491 48,717 354,442
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 72 322,340 398.02
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 9 17,723 21.88
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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41 15,782 19.49
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 17 10,953 13.52
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 7,400 9.14
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 8 7,180 8.87
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 6,090 7.52
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 12 6,000 7.41
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 5,368 6.63
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 6 5,365 6.62
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 5,010 6.19
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 4,460 5.51
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 3,552 4.39
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 4 3,550 4.38
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 4 3,510 4.33
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,380 4.17
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 5 3,041 3.75
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 2,970 3.67
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 2,290 2.83
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 2,225 2.75
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 2,182 2.69
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 2,000 2.47
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,874 2.31
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,619 2.00
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,158 1.43
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,130 1.40
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 810 1.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 800 0.99
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 704 0.87
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 485 0.60
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 424 0.52
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 325 0.40
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 307 0.38
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 264 0.33
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.31
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 243 0.30
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 242 0.30
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 233 0.29
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 216 0.27
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.25
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 182 0.22
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 165 0.20
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 164 0.20
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 161 0.20
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 120 0.15
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 7 118 0.15
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 114 0.14
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 107 0.13
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 97 0.12
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 88 0.11
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 85 0.10
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 78 0.10
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 61 0.08
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.07
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.06
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.06
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 38 0.05
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 15 0.02
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.01
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 0.00
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 421 455,416  

The population of Middlesex County, New Jersey was 809,858 in 2010; in 2000 it was 750,162. The total population changed 8.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (455,416) included 56.2% 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 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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