Amish Population by State (2012)

Alphabetical order

State/Province
Number of Settlements Est. Number of
Church Districts

Est. Population
Arkansas 2 2 150
Colorado 4 6 810
Delaware 1 10 1,500
Florida 1 1 75
Idaho 1 1 75
Illinois 18 50 7,000
Indiana 22 335 47,235
Iowa 22 58 8,175
Kansas 7 12 1,620
Kentucky 35 72 9,000
Maine 5 5 375
Maryland 3 12 1,620
Michigan 38 98 12,935
Minnesota 15 28 3,520
Mississippi 1 1 75
Missouri 41 91 10,645
Montana 4 5 675
Nebraska 4 4 300
New York 46 109 14,715
North Carolina 1 1 75
Ohio 54 474 63,990
Oklahoma 4 7 945
Ontario 15 38 5,130
Pennsylvania 55 431 63,785
South Dakota 1 1 75
Tennessee 6 17 2,120
Texas 1 1 75
Virginia 4 6 450
West Virginia 3 3 225
Wisconsin 48 127 16,255
Wyoming 1 1 75
TOTAL: 463 2,007 273,700


Amish Population by State (2012)

Ranked by est. population

State/Province
Number of Settlements Est. Number of
Church Districts

Est. Population
Ohio 54 474 63,990
Pennsylvania 55 431 63,785
Indiana 22 335 47,235
Wisconsin 48 127 16,255
New York 46 109 14,715
Michigan 38 98 12,935
Missouri 41 91 10,645
Kentucky 35 72 9,000
Iowa 22 58 8,175
Illinois 18 50 7,000
Ontario 15 38 5,130
Minnesota 15 28 3,520
Tennessee 6 17 2,120
Kansas 7 12 1,620
Maryland 3 12 1,620
Delaware 1 10 1,500
Oklahoma 4 7 945
Colorado 4 6 810
Montana 4 5 675
Virginia 4 6 450
Maine 5 5 375
Nebraska 4 4 300
West Virginia 3 3 225
Arkansas 2 2 150
Florida 1 1 75
Idaho 1 1 75
Mississippi 1 1 75
North Carolina 1 1 75
South Dakota 1 1 75
Texas 1 1 75
Wyoming 1 1 75
Total: 463 2,007 273,700

Note: Settlement and district statistics were updated as of July 1, 2012. 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 that use horse-and-buggy transportation, but excludes car-driving groups such as the Beachy Amish and Amish Mennonites.

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 (2012).” Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College. http://www2.etown.edu/amishstudies/Population_by_State_2012.asp.

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