Population by State/Prov. in 2016

Alphabetical order


State

Settlements

Districts
Estimated population
Arkansas 2 2 270
Colorado 4 5 675
Delaware 1 10 1,500
Florida 1 2 150
Idaho 1 1 75
Illinois 19 55 7,095
Indiana 22 369 51,660
Iowa 23 63 9,070
Kansas 7 15 2,025
Kentucky 41 83 10,375
Maine 5 6 810
Maryland 3 11 1,485
Michigan 45 109 14,495
Minnesota 21 36 4,535
Mississippi 1 2 150
Missouri 43 98 11,465
Montana 4 5 675
Nebraska 4 5 675
New Brunswick 1 1 25
New York 51 136 18,360
North Carolina 2 2 170
Ohio 58 537 72,495
Oklahoma 4 7 945
Ontario 16 40 5,400
Pennsylvania 55 479 70,890
Prince Edward Island 2 2 30
South Dakota 1 1 75
Tennessee 9 22 2,750
Texas 1 1 75
Vermont 1 1 20
Virginia 6 8 1,080
West Virginia 3 3 405
Wisconsin 51 141 18,050
Wyoming 1 1 75
TOTAL  509 2,259 308,030

 

Ordered by estimated population


State

Settlements

Districts
Estimated
population
Ohio 58 537 72,495
Pennsylvania 55 479 70,890
Indiana 22 369 51,660
New York 51 136 18,360
Wisconsin 51 141 18,050
Michigan 45 109 14,495
Missouri 43 98 11,465
Kentucky 41 83 10,375
Iowa 23 63 9,070
Illinois 19 55 7,095
Ontario 16 40 5,400
Minnesota 21 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
Oklahoma 4 7 945
Maine 5 6 810
Colorado 4 5 675
Montana 4 5 675
Nebraska 4 5 675
West Virginia 3 3 405
Arkansas 2 2 270
North Carolina 2 2 170
Florida 1 2 150
Mississippi 1 2 150
Idaho 1 1 75
South Dakota 1 1 75
Texas 1 1 75
Wyoming 1 1 75
Prince Edward Island 2 2 30
New Brunswick 1 1 25
Vermont 1 1 20
TOTAL 509 2,259 308,030

Note: Settlement and district statistics were updated as of June 2016. 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 this table. The national composite average per district is 136. 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 by correspondents in Die Botschaft, The Budget, and The Diary; migration reports in The Diary; state and regional settlement directories; regional newsletters; and informants in various settlements.

To cite this page: “Amish Population by State/Province, 2016.” 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 June or July. Other information will be revised and added on a periodic basis.

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