Catholic schools are growing in Atlanta area

May 26, 2009
North Georgia has seen Catholic population climb steadily

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: More and more Catholic schools across the nation close their doors, the Archdiocese of Atlanta faces a decidedly different problem: more students than it can accommodate. That is largely a result of the sizable number of Catholics, especially those of Hispanic descent and from the Northeast, who have migrated to Atlanta in recent decades. The archdiocese says the number of Catholics in the 69 counties it covers in North Georgia went from 100,000 in 1980 to 750,000 in 2008. Archdiocese estimates for 2006 placed the number of Catholics in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties at 457,000, almost half of them Hispanic.

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