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
240,680

Total Population
1,447,418

Catholic Population Percentage
16%

Diocesan Priests
250

Religious Order Priests
48

Total Priests in Diocese
298

Permanent Deacons
94

Sisters
292

Catholic Parishes
162

Catholic Missions
36

Catholic Hospitals
8

Catholic High Schools
2,116 students

Catholic Academies (PK-12)
912 Students

Catholic Elementary Schools
7,955 Students

Total Students in Catholic Schools
10,983

Total Students in Parish Religous Ed. Programs
8,546

Total Students Under Catholic Instruction
19,529

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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