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Bergen County, New Jersey - County Membership Report (2020)

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 77 378,457 395.99
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 10 25,925 27.13
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 40 18,500 19.36
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 40 15,248 15.95
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 6 10,272 10.75
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 11 8,451 8.84
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 41 7,707 8.06
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 35 7,307 7.65
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 29 6,961 7.28
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 28 6,410 6.71
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 7 6,016 6.29
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 33 5,983 6.26
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 21 5,953 6.23
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 4 5,000 5.23
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 22 4,909 5.14
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 39 4,734 4.95
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 4,100 4.29
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 3,200 3.35
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 2,925 3.06
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5 2,745 2.87
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 6 2,450 2.56
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 12 2,170 2.27
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 11 2,094 2.19
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 1,920 2.01
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,750 1.83
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 20 1,573 1.65
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 17 1,249 1.31
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 7 1,213 1.27
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,200 1.26
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 6 1,107 1.16
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 1,106 1.16
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 8 1,071 1.12
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 963 1.01
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 958 1.00
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 638 0.67
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 550 0.58
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 531 0.56
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 445 0.47
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 400 0.42
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 335 0.35
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 334 0.35
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 330 0.35
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 222 0.23
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 200 0.21
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 185 0.19
Malankara Mar Thoma Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 1 182 0.19
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 180 0.19
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 180 0.19
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 160 0.17
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 125 0.13
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 74 0.08
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 68 0.07
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 67 0.07
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 48 0.05
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - East Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 41 0.04
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 30 0.03
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 19 0.02
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 17 0.02
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 0 0.00
Independent Judaism Judaism 4 0 0.00
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 7
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 955,732 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (556,988) included 58.3% of the total population in 2020. 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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