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Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metro Area - Metro Area 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 23 83,430 303.90
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 39 23,490 85.56
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 11,731 42.73
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 23 4,684 17.06
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 4 2,616 9.53
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 6 2,479 9.03
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 8 1,844 6.72
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 1,620 5.90
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12 1,539 5.61
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,460 5.32
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 6 1,408 5.13
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 1,345 4.90
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 929 3.38
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 7 841 3.06
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 812 2.96
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 750 2.73
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2 662 2.41
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 618 2.25
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4 608 2.21
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 591 2.15
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 549 2.00
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 430 1.57
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 332 1.21
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 320 1.17
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 3 295 1.07
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 280 1.02
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 270 0.98
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 246 0.90
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 234 0.85
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 164 0.60
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 126 0.46
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 126 0.46
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 126 0.46
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 120 0.44
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 119 0.43
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 116 0.42
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 100 0.36
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 90 0.33
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 85 0.31
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 79 0.29
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 70 0.25
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 45 0.16
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 40 0.15
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 38 0.14
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 31 0.11
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 25 0.09
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 23 0.08
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 6 0.02
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 0 0.00
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 5
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 274,534 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (147,942) included 53.9% 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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