The Catholic Church

The Catholic Church

3211 4th St NE
Washington, DC 20017
United States


38.9294069, -76.9997065


The largest single body of Christians in the United States, The Catholic Church is under the spiritual leadership of His Holiness the Pope. Its establishment in America dates back to the priests who accompanied Columbus on his second voyage to the New World. A settlement, later discontinued, was made in 1565 at St. Augustine, Florida. The continuous history of this Church in the Colonies began at St. Mary's in Maryland, in 1634.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2010
68,202,492
0
0
68,202,492
18,199
2009
68,503,456
0
0
68,503,456
18,372
2008
68,115,001
0
0
68,115,001
18,674
2007
67,117,016
0
0
67,117,016
18,479
2006
67,515,016
0
0
67,515,016
19,044
2003
67,259,768
0
0
67,259,768
19,431
2002
67,259,768
0
0
66,407,105
19,431
2001
65,270,444
0
0
65,270,444
19,496
1999
62,391,484
0
0
62,391,484
19,627
1998
0
0
0
62,018,436
19,584
1996
0
0
0
61,207,914
22,728
1995
0
0
0
60,280,454
19,726
1994
0
0
0
60,190,605
19,723
1993
59,858,042
0
0
59,858,042
19,787
1992
0
0
0
59,220,723
19,863
1991
0
0
0
58,267,424
19,971
1990
0
0
0
58,568,015
23,685
1989
0
0
0
57,019,948
23,500
1988
0
0
0
54,918,949
23,091
1987
0
0
0
53,496,862
23,552
1986
0
0
0
52,893,217
23,561
1985
0
0
0
52,654,908
24,251
1984
0
0
0
52,286,043
24,275
1983
0
0
0
52,392,934
24,260
1982
0
0
0
52,088,774
24,071
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2010
27,311
0
12,980
410,291
2009
27,614
0
0
41,361
2008
0
0
0
57,897
2007
0
0
0
57,814
2006
28,462
0
13,845
42,307
2003
29,483
0
15,273
44,212
2002
0
0
0
44,212
2001
0
0
0
45,713
1999
0
0
0
46,603
1998
0
0
0
47,199
1996
0
0
0
49,071
1995
0
0
0
49,009
1994
0
0
0
49,947
1993
0
0
0
50,320
1992
0
0
0
50,907
1991
0
0
0
52,277
1990
34,598
0
0
53,088
1989
34,553
0
0
53,111
1988
34,390
0
0
52,948
1987
34,791
0
0
53,522
1986
34,471
0
0
53,382
1985
35,155
0
0
57,183
1984
35,052
0
0
57,317
1983
35,163
0
0
57,891
1982
35,356
0
0
57,870
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2010
0
0
6,767,896
6,767,896
2009
0
0
6,576,604
6,576,604
2008
0
0
6,576,604
6,576,604
2007
0
0
6,091,966
6,091,966
2006
0
0
4,620,059
4,620,059
1996
0
0
0
4,208,295
1995
0
0
0
4,208,295
1994
0
0
0
4,199,356
1993
0
0
0
4,142,777
1990
0
0
0
7,301,930
1989
0
0
0
7,106,653
1988
0
0
0
7,025,181
1987
0
0
0
7,146,930
1986
0
0
0
7,215,948
1985
0
0
0
7,364,859
1984
0
0
0
7,578,815
1983
9,883
0
0
7,670,760
1982
10,088
0
0
7,852,311
1981
10,193
0
0
8,021,540
1980
10,302
0
0
8,082,993
1979
10,386
0
0
8,264,717
1978
10,513
0
0
8,627,253
1977
10,607
0
0
8,404,569
1976
10,720
0
0
8,751,901
1975
10,825
0
0
8,837,407
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1923
$0
$75,368,294
$0
1922
$0
$75,368,294
$0
1921
$0
$75,368,294
$0
1917
$0
$72,358,136
$0