Catholic Population

The Basics

  • Apr. Count 1999 = 162,000
  • Oct. Count 1999 = 140,000
  • Hope Appeal Households = 114,440

Basic Projections :

  • Diocesan Projection of Catholic Population = 370,000 (est.)
  • Diocesan Projection based on HA List = 286,000 (est.)

Ratio of Priests to Members of the Laity in 2000

  • 201 priests / dio laity (April): 1-806
  • 201 priests / dio laity (Oct.); 1 to 697
  • 201 to Dio, projections : 1 to 1840
  • 201 priests / dio laity HA projection ; 1 to 1423
  • 201 based on Dio. Pop. Or 345,736 in chart below : 1 to 1720

Projected Ratio of Priests to members of the Laity in 2005

  • 159 priests / dio laity (April) : 1 to 1019
  • 159 priests / dio laity (October) : 1 to 881
  • 159 to Dio projection of 370K : 1 to 2327
  • 159 projection based on HA list : 1- 1800
  • 159 based on Dio. Population of 345,736 in diagram below : 1 to 2175

Traditional Method to estimate Diocesan Population by Percentage of Catholics per County

Please make note of column 6: “1998 est. Catholic Pop.”

County1987 Total Pop.Est. '87 Catholic Pop.Est. '98 Gen. Pop.Est % Catholic'98 est. Cath. Pop.HA HomesHA Pop. Est.
Broome 213,648 69,983 196,545 32.70% 64,270 22,261 55,653
Chenango 49,344 7,658 51,052 15.50% 7,913 2,034 5,085
Cortland 48,820 6,727 48,033 13.80% 6,629 2,767 6,918
Madison 65,150 11,886 71,069 18.20% 12,935 3,966 9,915
Oneida 253,466 88,600 230,628 35.00% 80,720 27,285 68,212
Onondaga 463,324 147,517 458,301 31.80% 145,740 48,010 120,025
Oswego 113,811 25,226 124,006 22.20% 27,529 8,098 20,245
Total1,207,563357,5971,179,63429.60%345,738
          cty unknown 243 608
          HA total114,440286,000

 

County1970 Census1980 Census1990 Census2000 Estimate
Broome 222,050 213,085 212,160 200,420
Chenango 46,420 48,420 51,578 52,750
Cortland 45,870 48,880 48,963 49,550
Madison 63,000 65,310 69,120 72,700
Oneida 273,420 253,720 250,836 235,190
Onondaga 472,720 463,910 468,973 471,400
Oswego 101,510 112,750 121,771 128,470
Total1,224,9901,207,0751,223,5911,210,460
  • Oct. Ct. 99: 1/685
  • HA Population: 1/1400
  • 201 Diocese Priests: 1/1720 {345,736}
  • 159 Diocese Priests: 1/2175 {345,736}