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April 8, 1808 Pope Pius VII subdivided the premier see of Baltimore and formed the Dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (later Louisville, Kentucky)
July 19, 1850 Holy Father Pope Pius IX established the Archdiocese of New York and appointed Bishop John Hughes as the first Archbishop of New York.
The Archdiocese of New York is comprised of the Boroughs of Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island of the City of New York and the Counties of Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester in the State of New York
Total number of parishes: 296
Registered Catholics: 2,613,420
Total Population of the Archdiocese of New York: 5,807,600
Infant Baptisms: 21,516
Catholic Elementary Schools: 144
Elementary School Enrollment: 41,748
Catholic High Schools: 48
Catholic High School Enrollment: 21,171
Catholic Colleges and Universities: 9
Catholic and University Enrollment: 33,840
Children in Religious Education: 99,793
Diocesan Priests, Deacons, Women and Men Religious, and Lay Personnel in the Archdiocese:
Diocesan Priests: 584
Religious Priests: 679
Permanent Deacons: 383