Historic

Demographics

Archdiocese of Chicago

ARCHDIOCESAN OVERVIEW
Established as a diocese in 1843 and as an Archdiocese in 1880, The Archdiocese of Chicago serves more than 2.3 million Catholics in Cook and Lake counties in Northeastern Illinois, a geographic area of 1,411 square miles. The Archdiocese is divided into six vicariates and 25 deaneries. This local church is pastored by Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., assisted by six Episcopal Vicars, each responsible for a vicariate (region).

CATHOLIC POPULATION:

2,342,000
Catholic Population as percentage of total
population of Cook and Lake counties: 39%

Racial/Ethnic composition of Catholic
Population of Archdiocese:


White: 1,194,000 51%
Hispanic: 938,000 40.1%
African American: 92,000 - 3.9%
Asian/other: 104,000 - 4.4%
Multi Racial: 14,000 0.6%


PARISHES:

Number of Parishes: 364
Baptisms: 40,100
First Communions: 28,300
Confirmations: 21,700
Weddings: 7,800
Funerals: 15,300

Scheduled Masses
Weekend Masses Scheduled in Parishes and Missions: 1,741
English: 1,348
Spanish: 261
Polish: 90
Other Languages (17) 42

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