Vocation Statistics

Priests
There are 40,203 diocesan and religious-order priests in the
United States:

27,125 diocesan priests
12,593 religious-order priests (Jesuits, Dominicans, Franciscans, etc.)
485 new priests ordained in 2011
39,718 total number of priests in dioceses

Seminarians
There are 5,015 seminarians enrolled in the United States:

3,346 enrolled in diocesan seminaries
1,669 enrolled in religious-order seminaries

Permanent Deacons
There are 17,816 men who have been ordained as permanent deacons in the United States.