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Kennebec County, Maine

Religious Traditions, 2010

5,829   8,999   21,758 2,466 83,099
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 23 2,917 24.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 305 2.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 53 0.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 15 25,291 216.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 56 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 298 2.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,003 8.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 662 5.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 88 0.8
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 22 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 608 5.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 51 0.4
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 2,305 19.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 275 2.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 697 6.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 270 2.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 53 0.5
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 209 1.8
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 78 0.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 109 0.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 12 0.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 1 340 2.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 131 1.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.4
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 17 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 247 2.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 133 1.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 178 1.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 416 3.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,592 13.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 3,973 33.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: 112 42,439  

The population of Kennebec County, Maine was 117,114 in 2000; in 1990 it was 115,904. The total population changed 1.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (42,439) included 36.2% of the total population in 2000.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.