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Knox County, Maine - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 4,897 120.59
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 13 2,156 53.09
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 10 1,437 35.39
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 768 18.91
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 658 16.20
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 466 11.48
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 4 389 9.58
Independent Judaism Judaism 1 270 6.65
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 259 6.38
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 246 6.06
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 176 4.33
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 122 3.00
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 121 2.98
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 83 2.04
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 80 1.97
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 78 1.92
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 70 1.72
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 61 1.50
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 31 0.76
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 29 0.71
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 17 0.42
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 15 0.37
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 40,607 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (12,429) included 30.6% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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