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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
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 56 15,332 31.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 55 117,055 240.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 44 9,391 19.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 39 7,371 15.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 1,679 3.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 6,751 13.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,385 4.9
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,922 3.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 1,547 3.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 2,140 4.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 2,046 4.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,092 2.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 5 428 0.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 300 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 350 0.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 265 0.5
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 695 1.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,165 2.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,389 2.8
Jewish Other Judaism 4 6,150 12.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 778 1.6
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 935 1.9
Buddhists Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 69 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 286 0.6
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 159 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,623 3.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 263 0.5
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 7 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 100 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 0 ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 115 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 71 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 31 0.1
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 625 1.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 550 1.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 46 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 304 0.6
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 13 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 609 1.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 210 0.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.6
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 159 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 153 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 37 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 365 186,942  

The population of the Portland-South Portland, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 487,568 in 2000; in 1990 it was 441,257. The total population changed 10.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (186,942) included 38.3% of the total population in 2000.

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.