The Twelve Largest Amish Settlements (2012)


Estimated Number of Church Districts
Estimated Population
Holmes County Area Ohio 246 31,980
Lancaster County Area Pennsylvania 188 31,020
Elkhart/LaGrange Area Indiana 154 21,560
Geauga County Area Ohio 94 13,255
Adams County Area Indiana 50 7,200
Nappanee Area Indiana 41 5,455
Arthur Area Illinois 29 4,060
Daviess County Area Indiana 27 3,805
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

Settlement and district statistics were updated as of July 1, 2012. The number of people in a church district varies by settlement. For example, there are approximately 165 people per district in in the Lancaster County settlement versus approximately 130 per district in the Holmes County settlement.

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 (2012).” Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College.

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