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JULY 30, 2003




The Archdiocese of Boston by the numbers

Area2,465 sq. miles
No. of Catholics2,083,899
Percent of area's population53%
Parishes360
Priests715
Religious women2,763
Total K-12 students served (private, diocesan, parish)60,263
High schools (private, diocesan, parish)34
Elementary schools (private, parish)117
Colleges and universities7
Hospitals8
Social service centers43
Day care/extended day care11


Sources: Archdiocese of Boston; US Census Bureau Boston Catholic Directory


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