The Amish Population: County Estimates and Settlement Patterns

Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies

Donnermeyer, Joseph, Cory Anderson, and Elizabeth Cooksey. 2013.

1(1):72-109.

Research Points
  • Presents findings from an effort to tally the Amish population across 28 U.S. states and Ontario for the Religious Congregational Membership Survey (U.S. Religion Census 2010)

  • Estimates 105,482 baptized members, 145,289 non-baptized members, and 251,000 total adherents within 1,873 church districts across 461 settlements.

  • The top 3 states by Amish population are Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana; Holmes County, OH and Lancaster County, PA have the largest Amish settlements

  • Projects Amish population to grow to over 900,000 adherents in 927 settlements by 2050

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