The Twelve Largest Amish Settlements (2014)


Estimated Number of Church Districts
Estimated Population
Lancaster County Area Pennsylvania 197 32,900
Holmes County Area Ohio 251 32,630
Elkhart/LaGrange Area Indiana 163 22,820
Geauga County Area Ohio 108 15,230
Adams County Area Indiana 57 8,210
Nappanee Area Indiana 42 5,590
Arthur Area Illinois 30 4,200
Daviess County Area Indiana 29 4,090
Mifflin County Area Pennsylvania 28 3,360
Allen County Area Indiana 21 3,025
Indiana County Area Pennsylvania 21 2,795
New Wilmington Area Pennsylvania 19 2,415

Settlement and district statistics were updated as of May 1, 2014. 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 (2014).” Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College.

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