Plain Anabaptist Population Trends and Patterns

Twenty-five Largest Amish Settlements (2010)*

Name of Settlement Location Year Founded Number of Baptized Members Number of Non-Members Total Number of Persons Number of Church Districts
1. Greater Holmes County Northeast Ohio 1808 14,423 15,439 29,862 229
2. Lancaster / Chester Counties Southeast Pennsylvania 1760 12,607 16,289 28,356 180
3. Elkhart / LaGrange / Noble Counties Northern Indiana 1848 8,711 11,283 19,994 132
4. Geauga / Trumbull Counties Northeast Ohio 1886 5,796 8,243 14,219 88
5. Berne / Monroe / Geneva West-central Indiana and western Ohio 1850 2,826 4,676 7,502 47
6. Nappanee North-central Indiana 1841 2,309 2,776 5,085 37
7.Montgomery / Oden Southwest Indiana 1868 1,996 2,126 4,122 27
8. Arthur / Arcola East-central Illinois 1864 1,810 2,028 3,838 27
9. Grabill / New Haven Northwest Indiana 1852 1,513 1,953 3,466 19
10. Belleville /Reedsville Central Pennsylvania 1791 1,389 1,634 3,023 22
11. New Wilmington West-central Pennsylvania 1847 1,265 1,542 2,807 18
12. Smicksburg Northwest Pennsylvania 1962 1,025 1,621 2,646 19
13. Seymour / Fordland Southern Missouri 1968 758 1,494 2,252 13
14. Lodi / Homerville Northeast Ohio 1952 788 1,360 2,148 14
15. Cashton Southwest Wisconsin 1966 692 1,233 1,925 12
17. Conewango Valley Southwest New York 1949 846 998 1,844 15
16. Heuvelton Northern New York 1975 619 1,052 1,671 11
18. Munfordville / Horse Cave Southern Kentucky 1989 653 914 1,567 13
19. Centreville South-central Michigan 1910 693 835 1,528 11
20. Ethridge South-central Tennessee 1944 563 957 1,520 10
21. Spartansburg Northwest Pennsylvania 1966 589 908 1,497 10
22. Kingston / Dalton Central Wisconsin 1977 540 926 1,466 12
23.Fredicktown / Bellville Central Ohio 1972 536 915 1,451 11
24. Dover / Hartly Next to the Dover, Delaware metropolitan area 1915 610 814 1,424 10
25. Kalona East-Central Iowa 1846 634 787 1,421 9

*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.

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