The Twelve Largest Amish Settlements (2011)


# of Church Districts*
Est. Population
Holmes County Area Ohio 232 30,160
Lancaster County Area Pennsylvania 184 30,360
Elkhart/LaGrange Area Indiana 147 20,580
Geauga County Area Ohio 94 13,255
Adams County Area Indiana 50 7,200
Nappanee Area Indiana 39 5,185
Arthur Area Illinois 29 4,060
Daviess County Area Indiana 26 3,665
Mifflin County Area Pennsylvania 26 3,120
Allen County Area Indiana 19 2,735
New Wilmington Area Pennsylvania 19 2,415
Indiana County Area Pennsylvania 18 2,395

*Approximate number, as of July 2011

Notes: The number of people in a church district varies by settlement.  Therefore, one settlement may have more districts than another, while at the same time containing fewer people. For example, although the Holmes County settlement has more church districts, the Lancaster area has a larger population, because there are approximately 165 people per district in Lancaster versus 130 per district in Holmes County.

Sources: Raber’s Almanac, correspondents in Amish publications, the annual migration report in The Diary, state and regional settlement directories, and informants in various settlements.

To cite this page: “The Twelve Largest Amish Settlements (2011).” Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College.

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