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Passaic 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 49 183,098 349.34
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 23 61,580 117.49
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 25 12,390 23.64
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 5 8,000 15.26
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 23 7,845 14.97
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 18 4,764 9.09
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 22 3,392 6.47
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 14 3,147 6.00
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 9 2,416 4.61
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 2,331 4.45
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,700 3.24
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 16 1,696 3.24
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 8 1,555 2.97
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 1,523 2.91
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,509 2.88
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 1,397 2.67
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 1,219 2.33
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 1,052 2.01
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 983 1.88
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10 897 1.71
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 800 1.53
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 783 1.49
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 780 1.49
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 700 1.34
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 670 1.28
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 648 1.24
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 636 1.21
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 555 1.06
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 540 1.03
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 520 0.99
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.95
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 453 0.86
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 426 0.81
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 420 0.80
North American and Europe Region of the Knanaya Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 400 0.76
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 400 0.76
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 328 0.63
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 267 0.51
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 220 0.42
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 220 0.42
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 210 0.40
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 180 0.34
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 156 0.30
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 122 0.23
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 102 0.19
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 98 0.19
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 72 0.14
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 34 0.06
Reformed Congregations of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 26 0.05
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 21 0.04
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 524,118 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (313,781) included 59.9% 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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