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Gloucester 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 18 120,566 398.84
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 31 24,914 82.42
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 40 9,129 30.20
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 5,140 17.00
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 2,495 8.25
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 9 2,359 7.80
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 2,336 7.73
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 2,000 6.62
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 5 1,320 4.37
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 1,300 4.30
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 1,253 4.14
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,186 3.92
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 7 901 2.98
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5 625 2.07
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 576 1.91
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 549 1.82
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 422 1.40
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 350 1.16
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 299 0.99
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 296 0.98
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 287 0.95
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 270 0.89
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 210 0.69
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 145 0.48
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 120 0.40
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 106 0.35
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 75 0.25
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 73 0.24
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 60 0.20
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 55 0.18
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 49 0.16
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 47 0.16
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Union American Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Chabad Judaism Judaism 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 302,294 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (179,513) included 59.4% 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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