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Lewiston-Auburn, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

6,383 182 5,082 225 24,480 1,097 70,253
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 24,480 227.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 2,198 20.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
11 2,107 19.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,779 16.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,733 16.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 592 5.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 572 5.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 565 5.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 542 5.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 451 4.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 377 3.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 2.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 225 2.1
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 203 1.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 199 1.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 197 1.8
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 182 1.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 175 1.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 167 1.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 112 1.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 94 0.9
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 87 0.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 49 0.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 28 0.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.2
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 2 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Totals: 80 37,449  

The population of the Lewiston-Auburn, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 107,702 in 2010; in 2000 it was 103,793. The total population changed 3.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (37,449) included 34.8% of the total population in 2010.

Lewiston-Auburn, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Androscoggin County, Maine.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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