Plain Anabaptist Population Trends and Patterns

Twenty-Five Most Amish Counties -- Percent of County Population (2010)*

County, State Year Founded/Settlement Name Amish Population (adherents) Percent of County Population
1. Holmes, Ohio 1808 - Greater Holmes County (partial) 17,042 42.18
1962 - Lakeville/Big Prairie 405
1990 - Brinkhaven/Danville (partial) 50
1991 - Loudonville/McKay (partial) 10
1994 - Glenmont/Brinkhaven (partial) 147
Total 17,654
2. LaGrange, Indiana 1841 - Elkhart/LaGrange/Noble Counties (partial) 14,005 37.64
3. Adams, Indiana 1850 - Berne/Monroe/Geneva (partial) 6,343 18.52
4. Davis, Iowa 1969 - Milton/Pulaski (partial) 146 16.05
1971 - Bloomfield/Drakesville 1,201
Total 1,374
5. Douglas, Illinois 1864 - Arthur/Arcola (partial) 2,361 12.32
6. Daviess, Indiana 1868 - Montgomery/Oden (partial) 3,709 12.12
7. Vernon, Wisconsin 1966 - Cashtom (partial) 1,377 9.35
1985 - Hillsboro (partial) 772
1988 - LaValle (partial) 10
1990 - Readstown (partial) 121
1992 - Viroqua/Dach Ridge 90
1994 - Viroqua/Chaseburg 371
Total 2,741
8.Hart, Kentucky 1989 - Munfordville/Horse Cave 1,558 9.25
1991 - Hardyville/Three Springs (partial) 143
Total 1,701
9. Moultrie, Illinois 1864 - Arthur/Arcola (partial) 1,260 8.75
10. Geauga, Ohio 1886 - Geauga/Trumbull (partial) 8,537 8.62
11. Wayne, Ohio 1808 - Greater Holmes County (partial) 8,367 8.13
1952 - Lodi/Homerville (partial) 646
Total 9,283
12. Daviess, Missouri 1953 - Jamesport (partial) 596 7.38
13. Ringgold, Iowa 1994 - Redding 274 7.56
1997 - Lamoni/Davis City (partial) 27
2002 - Diagonal 73
Total 374
14. Van Buren, Iowa 1969 - Milton/Pulaski (partial) 390 7.34
2005 - Bonaparte 174
Total 564
15. Crittenden, Kentucky 1977 - Marion 556 6.72
1993 - Salem (partial) 56
Total 612
16. Schuyler, Missouri 2003 - Greentop/Queen City (partial) 188 6.68
2008 - Downing (partial) 89
Total 277
17. Parke, Indiana 1991 - Rockville 1,077 6.37
18. Mifflin, Pennsylvania 1791 - Belleville/Reedsville (partial) 2,899 6.31
19. Clarke, Wisconsin 1970 - Spencer (partial) 68 6.26
1975 - Greenwood/Willard 338
1981 - Granton 886
1989 - Loyal 505
1991 - Owen 193
2005 - Neillsville 103
Total 2,093
20. Webster, Missouri 1968 - Seymour/Fordland 2,252 6.16
21. Buchanan, Iowa 1914 - Hazelton/Fairbank 1,135 5.43
22. Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1760 - Lancaster/Chester Counties (partial) 26,270 5.17
23. Coshocton, Ohio 1808 - Greater Holmes County (partial) 1,562 4.92
1990 - Walhonding/Warsaw (partial) 37
1994 - Glenmont/Brinkhaven (partial) 89
2000 - Howard/“East Knox” (partial) 19
Total 1,760
24. Oscoda, Michigan 1970 - Mio 424 4.87
25. Fillmore, Minnesota 1974 - Canton/Harmony 859 4.69
1993 - Granger (MN)/Cresco (IA) (partial) 119
Total 978
*Latest census estimates were used, which in most cases was the estimated county population for 2009.
**subject to periodic update, as appropriate information is available

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