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Priest Shortage at a Glance - US Statistics

 

Northeast

Region and dioceseYear% difference
1966-2005
196619852005

New England
  Burlington VT18113168-62
  Fall River MA236174101-57
  Hartford CT564450245-57
  Boston MA1,330961569-57
  Portland ME250178124-50
  Worcester MA308279190-38
  Norwich CT138121101-27

Middle Atlantic
  Brooklyn NY1,039701428-59
  Albany NY463306196-58
  Rochester NY396259166-58
  New York NY1,221831560-54
  Buffalo NY629497318-49
  Philadelphia PA1,04281590-43
  Newark NJ876710528-40
  Scranton PA467372285-39
  Camden NJ356345222-38
  Ogdensburg NY187166122-35
  Pittsburg PA566537432-24
  Altoona-Johnstown PA159165123-23
  Rockville Centre NY449418358-20
  Allentown PA286258238-17

Northcentral

Region and dioceseYear% difference
1966-2005
196619852005
East Northcentral    
  LaCrosse WI318193101-68
  Indianapolis IN26416497-63
  Marquette MI14710057-61
  Milwaukee WI665478268-60
  Rockford IL17814273-59
  Detroit MI734462310-58
  Grand Rapids MI17211481-53
  Chicago IL1,340925657-51
  Youngstown OH256193126-51
  Belleville IL18013995-47
  Columbus OH1237185136-43
  Cincinnati OH458368266-42
  Gaylord MI665541-38
  Cleveland OH618530460-26
  Saginaw MI1351141108-20
      
West Northcentral    
  Dubuque IA427286117-73
  New Ulm MN1288856-56
  Fargo ND15410669-55
  Salina KS866443-50
  Sioux City IA209174107-49
  St. Cloud MN17414094-46
  Des Moines IA13110073-44
  Wichita KS16512197-41
  Rapid City SD774049-36
  St. Paul - Minneapolis MN430333280-35
  Kansas City - St. Jos, MO173136115-34
  Dodge City KS655443-34
  St. Louis MO555508390-30
  Springfield - C. Girard MO7268766

 

South

Region and dioceseYear
% difference
1966-2005
196619852005
East South    
  Baltimore MD332286189-43
  Covington KY210164130-38
  Wilmington DE112110104-7
  Orlando FL72959025
  St. Petersburg FL839415283
  Atlanta GA4993109122
      
West Southcentral    
  Alexandria - Shreveport LA1349242-69
  Little Rock AK1289159-54
  Victoria TX474834-28
  Austin TX949470-23
  Galveston - Houston TX154157127-18
  Lafayette LA141138117-17
  San Antonio TX149154126-15
  Baton Rouge LA727964-11
  Fort Worth TX495946-6
  Beaumont TX444943-2
  Corpus Christi TX687067-1
  El Paso TX5358566
  Dallas TX9810412831
  Lake Charles LA33415361

 

West

Region and dioceseYear
% difference
1966-2005
196619852005
Mountain    
  Las Cruces NM272615-44
  Pueblo CO857656-34
  Santa Fe NM14111698-30
  Cheyenne WY594545-24
  Boise ID778160-22
  Gallup NM155353253
      
Pacific    
  Stockton CA483724-50
  San Diego CA208177140-33
  Monterey CA696650-28
  Baker OR453933-27
  San Jose CA1108982-25
  San Bernardino CA135110113-16
  San Francisco CA244198206-16
  Los Angeles CA572528495-13
  Oakland CA147135129-12
  Orange CA10212516158