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Penobscot County (Maine)

Religious Traditions, 2010

7,523 9,715 16,581 300 2,936 116,868
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 1,759 11.43
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 872 5.67
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 43 0.28
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 126 0.82
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 15 16,581 107.72
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 158 1.03
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 133 0.86
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 555 3.61
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,552 10.08
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 359 2.33
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 120 0.78
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 102 0.66
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 19 0.12
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 62 0.40
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 305 1.98
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 682 4.43
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 66 0.43
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 222 1.44
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 112 0.73
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 25 0.16
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 1.95
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 28 0.18
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 100 0.65
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 606 3.94
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
27 4,188 27.21
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 50 0.32
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 172 1.12
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 427 2.77
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 265 1.72
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 260 1.69
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 229 1.49
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,717 11.15
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 4,685 30.44
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 173 1.12
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 2 0.01
Totals: 177 37,055  

The population of Penobscot County, Maine was 153,923 in 2010; in 2000 it was 144,919. The total population changed 6.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (37,055) included 24.1% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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