Amish Population by State (2014)

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 51 7,140
Indiana 21 356 50,195
Iowa 23 59 8,320
Kansas 7 15 2,025
Kentucky 35 78 9,750
Maine 5 5 675
Maryland 3 11 1,485
Michigan 40 101 13,330
Minnesota 23 36 4,535
Mississippi 1 2 150
Missouri 42 94 11,000
Montana 4 4 540
Nebraska 5 6 810
New York 50 122 16,470
North Carolina 1 1 195
Ohio 55 498 67,230
Oklahoma 3 6 810
Ontario 15 36 4,860
Pennsylvania 54 453 67,045
South Dakota 1 1 75
Tennessee 8 19 2,375
Texas 1 1 75
Virginia 6 8 1,080
West Virginia 3 3 225
Wisconsin 47 133 17,025
Wyoming 1 1 75
TOTAL: 480 2,119 290,090


Amish Population by State (2014)

Ranked by est. population

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

Est. Population
Ohio 55 498 67,230
Pennsylvania 54 453 67,045
Indiana 21 356 50,195
Wisconsin 47 133 17,025
New York 50 122 16,470
Michigan 40 101 13,330
Missouri 42 94 11,000
Kentucky 35 78 9,750
Iowa 23 59 8,320
Illinois 18 51 7,140
Ontario 15 36 4,860
Minnesota 23 36 4,535
Tennessee 8 19 2,375
Kansas 7 15 2,025
Delaware 1 10 1,500
Maryland 3 11 1,485
Virginia 6 8 1,080
Nebraska 5 6 810
Oklahoma 3 6 810
Colorado 3 5 675
Maine 5 5 675
Montana 4 4 540
Arkansas 2 2 270
West Virginia 3 3 225
North Carolina 1 1 195
Mississippi 1 2 150
Florida 1 1 75
Idaho 1 1 75
South Dakota 1 1 75
Texas 1 1 75
Wyoming 1 1 75
Total: 480 2,119 290,090

Note: Settlement and district statistics were updated as of May 1, 2014. 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 136.9. The figures include all Amish groups that use horse-and-buggy transportation, but exclude 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 (2014).” Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College. http://www2.etown.edu/amishstudies/Population_by_State_2014.asp.

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