Population by State/Province

Alphabetical order


State

Settlements

Districts
Estimated population
Arkansas 2 2 270
Colorado 3 5 675
Delaware 1 10 1,500
Florida 1 1 75
Idaho 1 1 75
Illinois 18 52 7,280
Indiana 22 364 50,955
Iowa 23 61 8,785
Kansas 7 15 2,025
Kentucky 43 86 11,010
Maine 5 5 675
Maryland 3 11 1,485
Michigan 43 109 14,495
Minnesota 23 36 4,535
Mississippi 1 2 150
Missouri 43 96 11,230
Montana 4 4 540
Nebraska 5 6 810
New Brunswick 1 1 20
New York 52 128 17,280
North Carolina 1 1 135
Ohio 54 513 69,255
Oklahoma 3 6 810
Ontario 16 38 5,130
Pennsylvania 54 465 68,820
South Dakota 1 1 95
Tennessee 9 22 2,750
Texas 1 1 75
Vermont 1 1 15
Virginia 6 8 1,080
West Virginia 3 3 225
Wisconsin 50 138 17,665
Wyoming 1 1 75
TOTAL  501 2,193 300,000

 

Ordered by estimated population


State

Settlements

Districts
Estimated
population
Ohio 54 513 69,255
Pennsylvania 54 465 68,820
Indiana 22 364 50,955
Wisconsin 50 138 17,665
New York 52 128 17,280
Michigan 43 109 14,495
Missouri 43 96 11,230
Kentucky 43 86 11,010
Iowa 23 61 8,785
Illinois 18 52 7,280
Ontario 16 38 5,130
Minnesota 23 36 4,535
Tennessee 9 22 2,750
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
Mississippi 1 2 150
North Carolina 1 1 135
South Dakota 1 1 95
Florida 1 1 75
Idaho 1 1 75
Texas 1 1 75
Wyoming 1 1 75
New Brunswick 1 1 20
Vermont 1 1 15
TOTAL 501 2,193 300,000

Note: Settlement and district statistics were updated as of May 2015, except for Vermont, where a new settlement began in June. 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 people 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 137. 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 by correspondents in Amish publications, the annual migration report in the Diary, state and regional settlement directories, regional newsletters, and informants in various settlements.

To cite this page: “Amish Population by State/Province, 2015.” Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College. http://groups.etown.edu/amishstudies/statistics/population-by-state/

About the site

Amish Studies is an academic website developed by the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College to provide reliable information on Amish life and culture.

Designed to assist scholars, students and the general public, the site was developed with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of a collaborative research grant on Amish diversity and identity in the 20th century. The research team included principal investigator Donald B. Kraybill of Elizabethtown College (Pa.) and two co-investigators, Steven M. Nolt of Goshen College (Ind.) and Karen M. Johnson-Weiner of SUNY Potsdam (New York).

The Amish population statistics are updated annually in July. Other information will be revised and added on a periodic basis.

Recent books

The Amish book cover

Authors: Donald Kraybill, Karen Johnson-Weiner, and Steven Nolt (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013)

Renegade Amish book cover


Author: Donald Kraybill (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014)