United States of America

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    Religious Affiliation
    Chart source: Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project, 2010
    Total Population
    326,766,748 1
    Urban
    82.3% 1
    Rural
    17.7% 1
    Immigrants as % of Population
    15.3% 2
    Homicides
    6.81 per 100,000 people (global median: 5.8) 3
    Level of Public Corruption
    69 (100 is very clean, 0 is highly corrupt) 4
    Gender Gap Ranking based on economy, health, education, and politics
    43 (146 is the lowest ranked country; 1 is the highest ranked country) 5
    Fertility Rate
    1.70 live births per woman 6
    Under-Five Mortality Rate
    6.00 deaths per 1,000 live births 6
    Life Expectancy at Birth
    77 years 6
    Internet Users
    92% 6
    GDP per Capita
    US$65,298 6
    Population Living Below US$2.15 per Day
    0.2% 6
    Religious Freedom: Government Restrictions Index (GRI)
    2.4 - Moderate
    Religious Freedom: Social Hostilities Index (SHI)
    1.2 - Low

    These statistics are derived from the Vatican's official publication, Statistical Yearbook of the Church 2020 (Vatican City: Librera Editrice Vaticana, 2022). The numbers may differ from data reported by other sources on this site.

    Baptized Catholics
    74,217,000
    Baptized Catholics as % of Total Population
    22.54
    Baptisms per Year (Under age 7)
    515,555
    Baptisms per Year (Over age 7)
    59,004
    First Communions per Year
    529,872
    Confirmations per Year
    485,523
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Primary Schools
    987,267
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Secondary Schools
    535,258
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Higher Education
    1,207,629
    Church Marriages per Year
    110,619
    Church Marriages in Which Both Spouses are Catholics
    89,321
    Priests
    37,434
    Women Religious (Nuns & Sisters)
    39,912
    Catholics per Priest
    1,983
    Parishes
    16,722
    Mission Stations (no resident priests)
    1,115
    Catholic Hospitals
    543
    Homes for Aged, Handicapped, Invalids
    996