Archdiocesan Statistics

Created as a diocese on April 25, 1792 and as an archdiocese on July 19, 1850, the Archdiocese of New Orleans consists of 4,208 square miles including the eight civil parishes of Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Washington. The total population of the area is estimated to be 1.2 million people with an estimated total Catholic population of 510,599.

Clergy in the Archdiocese of New Orleans
Archdiocesan priests
211
Religious priests
141
Total Priests
352
Permanent Deacons
237
Seminarians
35
Religious in the Archdiocese of New Orleans
Brothers
65
Sisters
404
Parishes
111
Missions
8
Campus Ministry Centers
2
Institutions of Higher Learning
Seminaries, archdiocesan
2
Seminaries, religious
1
Colleges and Universities
3
Student population
9,194
Catholic Schools
Catholic elementary schools
61
Students
23,446
Catholic high schools
13,398
Schools for persons with special needs
1
Students
210
Other facilities
Homes for Adults
1
Independent Elderly Housing
20
Nursing Homes
4