Plain Anabaptist Population Trends and Patterns

Twenty-Five Counties with the Largest Amish Populations (2010)*

County, State Year Founded/Settlement Name Amish Population
1. Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1760 - Lancaster/Chester Counties (partial) 26,270
2. Holmes, Ohio 1809 - Greater Holmes County (partial) 17,042
1962 - Lakeville/Big Prairie 405
1990 - Brinkhaven/Danville (partial) 50
1991 - Loudonville/McKay (partial) 10
1994 - Glenmont/Brinkhaven (partial) 147
Total 17,654
3. LaGrange, Indiana 1841 - Elkhart/LaGrange/Noble Counties (partial) 14,005
4. Geauga, Ohio 1886 - Geauga/Trumbull Counties (partial) 8, 537
5. Wayne, Ohio 1808 - Greater Holmes County (partial) 8,367
1952 - Lodi/Homerville (partial) 646
Total 9,283
6. Adams, Indiana 1850 - Berne/Monroe/Geneva (partial) 6,343
7. Elkhart, Indiana 1841 - Nappanee (partial) 1,273
1841 - Elkhart/LaGrange/Noble Counties 4,971
Total 6,244
8. Trumbull, Ohio 1886 - Geauga/Trumbull Counties (partial) 3,836
1975 - Kinsman (partial) 28
Total 3,864
9. Daviess, Indiana 1868 - Montgomery/Oden (partial) 3,709
10. Crawford, Pennsylvania 1924 - Atlantic (partial) 763
1966 - Spartansburg (partial) 1,418
1969 - Conneautville 222
1972 - Guys Mills 340
1972 - Townville 32
1983 - Union City (partial) 173
1985 - Linesville 304
1994 - Pierpont (Ohio) (partial) 123
2006 - Saegertown 135
Total 3,510
11. Allen, Indiana 1852 - Grabill/New Haven 3,466
12. Mifflin, Pennsylvania 1791 - Belleville/Reedsville (partial) 2,899
13. Vernon, Wisconsin 1966 - Cashton (partial) 1,377
1985 - Hillsboro (partial) 772
1988 - LaValle (partial) 10
1990 - Readstown (partial) 121
1992 - Viroqua/Dach Ridge 90
1994 - Viroqua/Chaseburg 371
Total 2,741
14. Chester, Pennsylvania 1760 - Lancaster/Chester Counties 2,580
15. Indiana, Pennsylvania 1962 - Smicksburg (partial) 2,415
1997 - Homer City (partial) 162
Total 2,577
16. Mercer, Pennsylvania 1847 - New Wilmington (partial) 1,456
1924 - Atlantic (partial) 139
1942 - Mercer 596
1975 - Kinsman (Ohio) (partial) 44
1990 - Fredonia 194
2006 - Greenville 79
2012 - Carlton 17
Total 2,514
17. Ashtabula, Ohio 1886 - Geauga/Trumbull Counties (partial) 1,459
1991 - Dorset/Cherry Valley 71
1992 - Andover 168
1994 - Pierpont (partial) 570
1997 - Williamsfield 139
2010 - Cherry Valley 65
Total 2,472
18.Tuscarawas, Ohio 1808 - Greater Holmes County (partial) 2,136
1969 - Peoli/Port Washington (partial) 234
Total 2,370
19. Douglas, Illinois 1864 - Arthur/Arcola (partial) 2,361
20. Kosciusko, Indiana 1841 - Nappanee (partial) 2,277
21. Knox, Ohio 1964 - Danville/Butler (partial) 420
1972 - Fredericktown/Belleville (partial) 427
1987 - Utica/Gambier (partial) 533
1990 - Brinkhaven/Danville (partial) 515
1990 - Walhonding/Warsaw (partial) 55
2000 - Howard/“East Knox” 307
Total 2,257
22. Webster, Missouri 1968 - Seymour/Fordland 2,252
23. Clark, Wisconsin 1970 - Spencer (partial) 68
1975 - Greenwood/Willard 338
1981 - Granton 886
1989 - Loyal 505
1991 - Owen 193
2005 - Neillsville 103
Total 2,093
24. St. Lawrence, New York 1974 - Norfolk 74
1975 - Heuvelton 1,671
2004 - Nicolville/Potsdam (partial) 92
Total 1,837
25. Centre, Pennsylvania 1950 - Aaronsburg 321
1967 - Rebersburg/Brush Valley 787
1973 - Howard/Mill Hall (partial) 362
1979 - Spring Mills/Penns Valley 366
Total 1,836
Data derived from the Religious Congregations and Membership Survey 2010, a decennial tally utilizing the most rigorous methods available for surveying religious populations, including the Amish. To cite these data, refer to the following article:

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