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Portland-South Portland, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

20,227 404 36,037 1,213 81,703 9,680 364,834
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 38 81,703 158.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 53 12,531 24.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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41 7,967 15.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 41 7,312 14.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 6,684 13.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 37 5,990 11.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 3,358 6.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,323 4.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 1,970 3.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 1,678 3.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 1,587 3.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,577 3.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 7 1,423 2.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,221 2.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,015 2.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 924 1.8
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 837 1.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 800 1.6
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 10 698 1.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 697 1.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 605 1.2
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 547 1.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 519 1.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 480 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 474 0.9
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 395 0.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 360 0.7
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 315 0.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 304 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 297 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 274 0.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 274 0.5
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 250 0.5
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 234 0.5
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 3 205 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 189 0.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 164 0.3
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 157 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 132 0.3
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 116 0.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 107 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 104 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 102 0.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 88 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 88 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 77 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 64 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 31 0.1
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 10 0.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 7 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 14 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 441 149,264  

The population of the Portland-South Portland, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 514,098 in 2010; in 2000 it was 487,568. The total population changed 5.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (149,264) included 29.0% of the total population in 2010.

Portland-South Portland, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Cumberland County, Maine, Sagadahoc County, Maine, York 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 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.