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Somerset 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 28 98,232 284.43
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 4 14,500 41.99
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 6 11,085 32.10
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 8,000 23.16
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 12 7,460 21.60
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 15 4,419 12.80
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 17 3,539 10.25
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 9 2,751 7.97
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 12 2,670 7.73
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 13 2,639 7.64
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 6 2,328 6.74
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 2,192 6.35
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 1,656 4.79
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 1,635 4.73
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 1,218 3.53
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 1,042 3.02
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,006 2.91
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7 793 2.30
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 700 2.03
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 607 1.76
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 549 1.59
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 4 510 1.48
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 500 1.45
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 430 1.25
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 327 0.95
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 319 0.92
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 300 0.87
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 270 0.78
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 258 0.75
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 192 0.56
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 174 0.50
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.43
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 125 0.36
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 125 0.36
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 120 0.35
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 117 0.34
Georgian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 110 0.32
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 69 0.20
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 65 0.19
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 60 0.17
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 34 0.10
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 345,361 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (173,276) included 50.2% 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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