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Cumberland County, New Jersey - County Membership Report (1990)

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 16 34,944 253.12
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 38 8,420 60.99
Black Baptists Estimate Black Protestant Baptist Family 0 5,666 41.04
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 8 2,988 21.64
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 5 2,960 21.44
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 2,227 16.13
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 2,063 14.94
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 1,705 12.35
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 1,414 10.24
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4 1,372 9.94
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,053 7.63
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 794 5.75
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1 690 5.00
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 507 3.67
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 469 3.40
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 464 3.36
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 416 3.01
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 332 2.40
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 245 1.77
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 232 1.68
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 188 1.36
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 137 0.99
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 93 0.67
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 71 0.51
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 69 0.50
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 60 0.43
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 55 0.40
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 46 0.33
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 39 0.28
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 38 0.28
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 138,053 in 1990. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (69,757) included 50.5% of the total population in 1990. 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

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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