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Somerset County, New Jersey - County Membership Report (2010)

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 29 98,951 305.93
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 16 6,842 21.15
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 4 6,771 20.93
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 15 6,001 18.55
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 15 4,843 14.97
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 14 3,615 11.18
Hinduism: Traditional Hindu Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 3 3,325 10.28
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 5 3,274 10.12
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 9 3,131 9.68
Hinduism: Indian-American Hindu Temple Associations Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 2,333 7.21
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 2,241 6.93
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 1,974 6.10
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 1,503 4.65
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 1,500 4.64
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,460 4.51
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 999 3.09
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 907 2.80
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 767 2.37
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 610 1.89
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 555 1.72
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 522 1.61
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 400 1.24
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 349 1.08
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 312 0.96
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 304 0.94
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.93
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 274 0.85
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 220 0.68
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 213 0.66
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 209 0.65
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 185 0.57
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 177 0.55
Georgian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.46
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 145 0.45
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 144 0.45
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 0 133 0.41
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 132 0.41
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 125 0.39
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 125 0.39
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 123 0.38
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 123 0.38
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 120 0.37
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 103 0.32
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 98 0.30
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.25
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 71 0.22
Hinduism: Hindu Post Renaissance Hinduism Hinduism Family 3 66 0.20
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 0 61 0.19
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 36 0.11
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 21 0.06
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 12 0.04
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 2
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 323,444 in 2010. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (156,935) included 48.5% of the total population in 2010. 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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