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Cape May 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 13 43,355 455.11
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 11 5,070 53.22
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 22 4,147 43.53
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 2,590 27.19
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 6 1,460 15.33
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 6 802 8.42
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 578 6.07
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 554 5.82
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 503 5.28
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 464 4.87
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 4 436 4.58
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 415 4.36
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 410 4.30
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 400 4.20
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 316 3.32
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 300 3.15
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 214 2.25
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 66 0.69
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 53 0.56
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 44 0.46
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 27 0.28
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 25 0.26
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 13 0.14
Independent Judaism Judaism 1 0 0.00
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 95,263 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (62,242) included 65.3% 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

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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