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Cumberland County, Maine

Denominational Groups, 2000

10,156 25,838 966 61,495 8,841 158,316
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic 31 61,495 231.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 33 10,160 38.3
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 4 6,000 22.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 26 5,590 21.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 11 4,577 17.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 15 2,446 9.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 6 1,716 6.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 6 1,509 5.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 9 1,275 4.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 4 1,192 4.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 5 1,145 4.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 6 1,063 4.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 3 891 3.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 3 835 3.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 3 778 2.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 666 2.5
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 625 2.4
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 1 622 2.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 4 609 2.3
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 1 609 2.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 550 2.1
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 395 1.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 304 1.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 300 1.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 2 286 1.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 4 282 1.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 209 0.8
Bahá'í Other Theology 2 196 0.7
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 159 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 159 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 153 0.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 115 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 2 105 0.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 100 0.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 46 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 46 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 37 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 31 0.1
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 13 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 7 0.0
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Buddhism Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 208 107,296  
Total (Adjusted)**:   118,889  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 243,135; in 2000 it was 265,612. The total population changed 9.2%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (107,296) include 40.4% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (118,889) include 44.8% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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