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)
1962 - Lakeville/Big Prairie
1990 - Brinkhaven/Danville (partial)
1991 - Loudonville/McKay (partial)
1994 - Glenmont/Brinkhaven (partial)

Total

17,042
405
50
10
147
17,154
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)
1975 - Kinsman (partial)

Total

3,836
28
3,864
9. Daviess, Indiana 1868 - Montgomery/Oden (partial) 3,709
10. Crawford, Pennsylvania 1924 - Atlantic (partial)
1966 - Spartansburg (partial)
1969 - Conneautville
1972 - Guys Mills
1972 - Townville
1983 - Union City (partial)
1985 - Linesville
1994 - Pierpont (Ohio) (partial)
2006 - Saegertown

Total

763
1,418
222
340
32
173
304
123
135
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)
1924 - Atlantic (partial)
1942 - Mercer
1975 - Kinsman (Ohio) (partial)
1990 - Fredonia
2006 - Greenville
2012 - Carlton

Total

1,456
139
596
44
194
79
17
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)
1969 - Peoli/Port Washington (partial)

Total

2,136
234
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
1975 - Heuvelton
2004 - Nicolville/Potsdam (partial)

Total

74
1,671
92
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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