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Atlantic County (New Jersey)

Religious Traditions, 2010

13,661 6,321 13,250 65,867 1,520 16,570 157,360
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 23 65,867 239.91
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 9,422 34.32
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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32 7,570 27.57
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 5,768 21.01
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 3,999 14.57
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 3,175 11.56
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 2,615 9.52
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 2,217 8.08
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 6.34
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,420 5.17
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,274 4.64
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,212 4.41
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,174 4.28
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 1,062 3.87
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,037 3.78
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 767 2.79
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 757 2.76
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 754 2.75
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 667 2.43
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 601 2.19
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 550 2.00
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 4 430 1.57
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 371 1.35
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 302 1.10
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 268 0.98
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 261 0.95
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 236 0.86
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 230 0.84
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 182 0.66
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 150 0.55
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 148 0.54
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 144 0.52
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 135 0.49
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 105 0.38
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 86 0.31
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 85 0.31
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 78 0.28
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 60 0.22
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 48 0.17
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 47 0.17
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 45 0.16
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 41 0.15
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 40 0.15
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 28 0.10
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 19 0.07
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 0 0.00
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 0 0.00
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Totals: 231 117,189  

The population of Atlantic County, New Jersey was 274,549 in 2010; in 2000 it was 252,552. The total population changed 8.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (117,189) included 42.7% 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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