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
132,205

Total Population
1,492,335

Catholic Population Percentage
9%

Diocesan Priests
157

Religious Order Priests
20

Total Priests in Diocese
177

Permanent Deacons
144

Sisters
148

Catholic Parishes
157

Catholic Hospitals
13

Catholic High Schools
2,017 students

Catholic Elementary Schools
7,360 Students

Total Students in Catholic Schools
9,337

Total Students in Parish Religous Ed. Programs
5,645

Total Students Under Catholic Instruction
15,022

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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