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Archdiocese of Atlanta

Archidioecesis Atlantensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 10 February 1962
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Georgia
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 55,521 (21,445 Square Miles)
  • Description: Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chatooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Elbert, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Hart, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Lamar, Lincoln, Lumpkin, Madison, McDuffie, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Murray, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Putnam, Rabun, Rockdale, Spalding, Stephens, Taliaferro, Towns, Troup, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Warren, White, Whitfield, and Wilkes Counties.
  • Conference Region: XIV (FL, GA, NC, SC)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: ATL
  • Official Web Site: http://www.archatl.com/
  • Mailing Address: 2401 Lake Park Dr., SE, Smyrna, GA 30080-8862, USA
  • Telephone: (404)920-7315
  • Fax: 920-7316

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Atlanta
2 July 1956SplitDiocese of Savannah-Atlanta Diocese of Atlanta
Diocese of Savannah
Archdiocese of Atlanta
10 February 1962ElevatedDiocese of Atlanta Archdiocese of Atlanta

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Atlanta
195924,4141,808,2081.4%317810922311517426ap1960
Archdiocese of Atlanta
196646,5252,344,8452.0%51971483143333ap1967
197053,3292,584,3002.1%56541104847311934ap1971
197661,1662,750,0002.2%63621254897119943ap1977
198099,7423,246,2503.1%9389182548813419152ap1981
1990159,8003,856,0004.1%81971788979511815765ap1991
1999311,0004,945,3556.3%121992201,413136112169ap2000
2000320,3305,000,0006.4%136722081,5401367312373ap2001
2001250,9995,241,3254.8%145702151,1671377211978ap2002
2002321,9785,300,0006.1%161642251,4311466811877ap2003
2003367,4725,752,8546.4%173642371,5501506611375ap2004
2004371,1395,904,6006.3%167652321,5991616510279ap2005
2006368,1005,856,9816.3%171752461,4961987510583ap2007
2009765,0006,516,00011.7%213712842,6932187610087ap2010
2010850,0006,887,67012.3%209712803,035232808187ap2011
2012863,0007,045,00012.2%219322513,438242418688ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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