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Diocese of Little Rock Statistics

The following information came from the 2017 Official Catholic Directory. It was compiled from data collected throughout 2016.

Diocese Established — November 28, 1843

Diocesan Boundaries  75 counties (52,068 square miles) that make up Arkansas. These fall into 8 regions that are called deaneries: Central, North Delta, North Ozark, Ouachita, South Delta, West Ozark, River Valley and West River Valley.

Bishop — Anthony B. Taylor

Abbots in Diocese — 1 (Abbot Leonard Wangler, OSB, Subiaco Abbey)

Catholic Population — 155,911 people registered in parishes (56,479 households)

Churches — 128 (parishes and missions)

Diocesan Priests — 75 (active and retired)

Religious Order Priests  35  (active and retired)

Extern Priests: 24 (from other dioceses)

Total Priests Serving in Diocese: 134

Seminarians: 31

Permanent Deacons — 102

Religious Sisters — 145

Religious Brothers  27

Catholic Schools: 27 (Elementary, Junior High and Senior High Schools)

Catholic School Students: 6,799

Hospitals and Health Care Centers: 20

Retreat and Meeting Centers: 5

Retirement Centers: 27

Social Service Ministries: 17