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Ocean 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 34 168,885 389.85
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 28 10,260 23.68
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 10 9,500 21.93
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 7,170 16.55
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 10 6,861 15.84
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 12 5,759 13.29
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 3,471 8.01
Black Baptists Estimate Black Protestant Baptist Family 0 2,839 6.55
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 1,699 3.92
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 1,245 2.87
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 5 821 1.90
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3 545 1.26
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1 500 1.15
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 467 1.08
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 319 0.74
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 279 0.64
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 270 0.62
Evangelical Congregational Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 266 0.61
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 229 0.53
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 195 0.45
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 174 0.40
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 159 0.37
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 145 0.33
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 136 0.31
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 100 0.23
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 50 0.12
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 44 0.10
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 28 0.06
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 27 0.06
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 2
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 433,203 in 1990. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (222,443) included 51.3% 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 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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