Statistics

Peoria is the central city of the Diocese.  The Diocese of Peoria serves nearly 200,000 Catholics living in 26 counties, from Ottawa to Lincoln, Danville to the Quad Cities.

Diocese Established
1877

Square Miles
16,933

Counties
26

Total Number of Catholics
144,669

Total Population
1,492,335

Catholic Population Percentage
10%

Diocesan Priests
179

Religious Order Priests
27

Total Priests in Diocese
298

Permanent Deacons
141

Sisters
181

Catholic Parishes
162

Catholic Hospitals
13

Catholic High Schools
2,458 students

Catholic Academies (PK-12)
770 Students

Catholic Elementary Schools
8,644 Students

Total Students in Catholic Schools
11,872

Total Students in Parish Religous Ed. Programs
9,906

Total Students Under Catholic Instruction
21,778

Percentage of Catholics in Each County of the Diocese

Bureau — 27%
Champaign — 11%
DeWitt — 9%
Fulton — 8%
Hancock — 9%
Henderson — 5%
Henry — 22%
Knox — 10%
LaSalle — 39%

Livingston — 16%
Logan — 18%
Marshall — 23%
Mason — 7%
McDonough — 7%
McLean — 14%
Mercer — 8%
Peoria — 19%
Piatt — 8%

Putnam — 24%
Rock Island — 21%
Schuyler — 4%
Stark — 15%
Tazewell — 10%
Vermillion — 9%
Warren — 8%
Woodford — 15%

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