Amish Population by State (2013)

Alphabetical order

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

Est. Population
Arkansas 2 2 270
Colorado 3 5 675
Delaware 1 10 1,500
Florida 1 1 75
Idaho 1 1 75
Illinois 18 50 7,000
Indiana 23 348 49,070
Iowa 23 59 8,320
Kansas 7 13 1,755
Kentucky 35 75 9,375
Maine 5 5 675
Maryland 3 11 1,485
Michigan 39 98 12,935
Minnesota 21 33 4,160
Mississippi 1 1 75
Missouri 41 92 10,765
Montana 4 4 540
Nebraska 4 6 810
New York 49 118 15,930
North Carolina 1 1 75
Ohio 55 485 65,475
Oklahoma 3 6 810
Ontario 14 35 4,725
Pennsylvania 52 441 65,270
South Dakota 1 1 75
Tennessee 6 17 2,125
Texas 1 1 75
Virginia 5 7 945
West Virginia 3 3 405
Wisconsin 45 126 16,130
Wyoming 1 1 75
TOTAL: 469 2,056 281,675


Amish Population by State (2013)

Ranked by est. population

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

Est. Population
Ohio 55 485 65,475
Pennsylvania 52 441 65,270
Indiana 23 348 49,070
Wisconsin 45 126 16,130
New York 49 118 15,930
Michigan 39 98 12,935
Missouri 41 92 10,765
Kentucky 35 75 9,375
Iowa 23 59 8,320
Illinois 18 50 7,000
Ontario 14 35 4,725
Minnesota 21 33 4,160
Tennessee 6 17 2,125
Kansas 7 13 1,755
Delaware 1 10 1,500
Maryland 3 11 1,485
Virginia 5 7 945
Nebraska 5 6 810
Oklahoma 3 6 810
Colorado 3 5 675
Maine 5 5 675
Montana 4 4 540
West Virginia 3 3 405
Arkansas 2 2 270
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: 469 2,056 281,675

Note: Settlement and district statistics were updated as of May 2013. 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 (2013).” Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College. http://www2.etown.edu/amishstudies/Population_by_State_2013.asp.

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