Top 20 Religious Groups in Queens, NY

Queens County is recognized by many demographers as the most diverse county in America. As a result, there are hundreds of languages, peoples, and religious groups represented.

The following list of the top 20 religious groups in Queens reflects the diversity of Queens County (according to the 2010 ARDA report).

Top 20 Religious Groups in Queens, NY

  1. Catholic – 677,520
  2. Muslim – 81,456
  3. Orthodox Judaism – 80,000
  4. Non-denominational – 33,325
  5. African Methodist Episcopal Church – 28,085
  6. Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America – 24,250
  7. Traditional Hindu – 16,775
  8. Assemblies of God – 13,989
  9. Seventh Day Adventist – 13,507
  10. Buddhism, Mahayana – 12,957
  11. American Baptist Churches in the USA – 12,003
  12. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – 10,463
  13. Episcopal Church – 9,241
  14. National Baptist Convention, USA – 7,261
  15. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – 7,210
  16. The United Methodist Church – 6,932
  17. Conservative Judaism – 6,235
  18. Presbyterian Church (USA) – 5,092
  19. Southern Baptist Convention – 4,694
  20. The Christian and Missionary Alliance – 3,585

Notes

  • The top 20 religious groups account for 47% of the population in Queens or 1,054,580 adherents.
  • Only 5 of the top 20 religious groups are evangelical protestant.
  • Evangelicals account for 3.8% of the population in Queens.

What are the implications for evangelism and church planting in Queens? What are the challenges and opportunities that this information presents? 

Nathan is the pastor of City Life Church in Ridgewood, NY. He and his family are committed to making and multiplying disciples in the most diverse county in the US. Read more about Nathan here. Visit the City Life Church website here.

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  • Mike Kennedy

    seems odd that there are only orthodox jews?

    • nathancreitz

      Mike, that’s just in the top 20. There are hundreds of other religious groups in Queens.