Amish Population by State (2008)

Alphabetical order
State/Province # of Settlements # of Church Districts Est. Population
Arkansas 1 1 135
Colorado 3 3 405
Delaware 1 9 1,215
Florida 1 1 135
Illinois 18 49 6,615
Indiana 21 286 38,610
Iowa 17 46 6,210
Kansas 7 12 1,620
Kentucky 32 63 8,505
Maine 2 2 270
Maryland 3 10 1,350
Michigan 34 78 10,530
Minnesota 13 23 3,105
Mississippi 1 1 135
Missouri 35 74 9,990
Montana 4 4 540
Nebraska 3 3 405
New York 29 75 10,125
North Carolina 1 1 135
Ohio 52 412 55,620
Oklahoma 2 5 675
Ontario 14 33 4,455
Pennsylvania 53 382 51,570
Tennessee 4 13 1,755
Texas 1 1 135
Virginia 5 5 675
West Virginia 3 3 405
Wisconsin 50 115 15,525
TOTAL: 410 1,710 230,850


Amish Population by State (2008)

Ranked by size
State/Province # of Settlements # of Church Districts Est. Population
Ohio 52 412 55, 620
Pennsylvania 53 382 51,570
Indiana 21 286 38,610
Wisconsin 50 115 15,525
Michigan 34 78 10,530
New York 29 75 10,125
Missouri 35 74 9,990
Kentucky 32 63 8,505
Illinois 18 49 6,615
Iowa 17 46 6,210
Ontario 14 33 4,455
Minnesota 13 23 3,105
Tennessee 4 13 1,755
Kansas 7 12 1,620
Maryland 3 10 1,350
Delaware 1 9 1,215
Virginia 5 5 675
Oklahoma 2 5 675
Montana 4 4 540
West Virginia 3 3 405
Nebraska 3 3 405
Colorado 3 3 405
Maine 2 2 270
Arkansas 1 1 135
Florida 1 1 135
Mississippi 1 1 135
North Carolina 1 1 135
Texas 1 1 135
Total: 410 1,710 230,850

Note: Settlement and district statistics were updated in August 2008. Population figures (which include adults and children) are estimates calculated by using a conservative average of 135 people per church district. The number of people per district varies by region, community, affiliation, and age of the district; therefore, the actual number of people in a specific district may be higher or lower than the average used in these tables. The data includes all Amish groups (Old Order and New Order) that use horse-and-buggy transportation, but excludes car-driving groups such as the Beachy Amish and Amish Mennonites.

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

To cite this page: “Amish Population by State (2008).” Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College. http://www2.etown.edu/amishstudies/Population_by_State_2008.asp.

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