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Cumberland County (Maine)

Religious Traditions, 2010

12,007 285 22,030 38,243 500 7,187 201,422
Evangelical Protestant Black 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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 19 38,243 135.77
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 8,336 29.59
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 4,870 17.29
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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23 4,388 15.58
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 4,180 14.84
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 1,979 7.03
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,834 6.51
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 1,595 5.66
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,264 4.49
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,249 4.43
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,015 3.60
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 999 3.55
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 946 3.36
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 924 3.28
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 868 3.08
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 837 2.97
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 614 2.18
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 537 1.91
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 1.78
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 474 1.68
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 437 1.55
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 6 408 1.45
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 395 1.40
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 360 1.28
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 310 1.10
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 304 1.08
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 299 1.06
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 250 0.89
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 239 0.85
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 223 0.79
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 189 0.67
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 178 0.63
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 170 0.60
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 138 0.49
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 132 0.47
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 116 0.41
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 107 0.38
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 102 0.36
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 88 0.31
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 64 0.23
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 49 0.17
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 31 0.11
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 7 0.02
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 4 0.01
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
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 8 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 247 80,252  

The population of Cumberland County, Maine was 281,674 in 2010; in 2000 it was 265,612. The total population changed 6.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (80,252) included 28.5% 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 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.


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