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