Amish Population by State (2011)

Alphabetical order
State/Province # of Settlements # of Church Districts Est. Population
Arkansas 3 3 225
Colorado 4 6 810
Delaware 1 9 1,350
Florida 1 1 75
Illinois 19 50 7,000
Indiana 23 325 45,825
Iowa 22 56 7,895
Kansas 7 12 1,620
Kentucky 35 69 8,625
Maine 4 4 300
Maryland 3 10 1,350
Michigan 36 90 11,880
Minnesota 13 26 3,275
Mississippi 1 1 75
Missouri 41 86 10,060
Montana 5 6 810
Nebraska 3 3 225
New York 40 98 13,230
North Carolina 1 1 75
Ohio 54 451 60,885
Oklahoma 3 6 810
Ontario 15 36 4,860
Pennsylvania 54 414 61,270
South Dakota 1 1 75
Tennessee 6 17 2,125
Texas 1 1 75
Virginia 4 5 375
West Virginia 3 3 225
Wisconsin 45 123 15,745
TOTAL: 448 1,913 261,150


Amish Population by State (2011)

Ranked by est. population
State/Province # of Settlements # of Church Districts Est. Population
Pennsylvania 54 414 61,270
Ohio 54 451 60,885
Indiana 23 325 45,825
Wisconsin 45 123 15,745
New York 40 98 13,230
Michigan 36 90 11,880
Missouri 41 86 10,060
Kentucky 35 69 8,625
Iowa 22 56 7,895
Illinois 19 50 7,000
Ontario 15 36 4,860
Minnesota 13 26 3,275
Tennessee 6 17 2,125
Kansas 7 12 1,620
Delaware 1 9 1,350
Maryland 3 10 1,350
Colorado 4 6 810
Montana 5 6 810
Oklahoma 3 6 810
Virginia 4 5 375
Maine 4 4 300
Arkansas 3 3 225
Nebraska 3 3 225
West Virginia 3 3 225
Florida 1 1 75
Mississippi 1 1 75
North Carolina 1 1 75
South Dakota 1 1 75
Texas 1 1 75
Total: 448 1,913 261,150

Note: Settlement and district statistics were updated in July 2011. Population figures (which include adults and children) are estimates calculated by using state-sensitive averages of the estimated number of people per church district. The number of adults and children per district varies by region, community, affiliation, and age of the district; therefore, the actual number of people in a specific district or state may be higher or lower than the estimates in these tables. The national composite average per district is 136.6. The table 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. Of the 1,913 church districts, 1,845 are Old Order and 68 (3.6%) are New Order.

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

To cite this page: “Amish Population by State (2011).” Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College. http://www2.etown.edu/amishstudies/Population_by_State_2011.asp.

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