The Twelve Largest Amish Settlements (2013)


Estimated Number of Church Districts
Estimated Population
Lancaster County Area Pennsylvania 195 32,565
Holmes County Area Ohio 250 32,500
Elkhart/LaGrange Area Indiana 156 21,840
Geauga County Area Ohio 99 13,960
Adams County Area Indiana 56 8,065
Nappanee Area Indiana 41 5,455
Daviess County Area Indiana 29 4,090
Arthur Area Illinois 29 4,060
Mifflin County Area Pennsylvania 27 3,240
Allen County Area Indiana 20 2,880
Indiana County Area Pennsylvania 20 2,660
New Wilmington Area Pennsylvania 19 2,415

Settlement and district statistics were updated as of May 2013. The number of people in a church district varies by settlement. For example, there are approximately 167 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 (2013).” Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College.

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