12 responses to 2015 Amish Population Numbers
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    Verity Pink
    Comment on Influence out of proportion to numbers (October 16th, 2015 at 09:51)

    Influence out of proportion to numbers

    I was surprised to see how relatively small the Amish movement is – they seem to wield an influence worthy of a numerically bigger grouping. Is this paradoxical, given that they are probably about the last people to be interested in public relations – or is there a lesson here for the rest of the church?

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on 2015 Amish Population Numbers (October 16th, 2015 at 10:11)

    It’s always interesting to see the numbers from the Young Center. It’s good to know the Amish continue to increase. But I can’t help but wonder how long their growth can continue. There’s just so much land (not necessarily farm land, either) where it seems likely they’d settle and thrive. I guess all I can do is continue “following” them (via this blog, the Young Center info., their publications, etc.).

    Whether they know it or not, they’ve had a big influence on me. 🙂

    Alice Mary

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      Monty
      Comment on I'm not so sure... (October 23rd, 2015 at 19:34)

      I'm not so sure...

      …they’ll be running out of land too soon. Take a look at a map of global population density and compare the middle US with Europe. Apart from the coasts we really arent that densely populated a country.

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    gena
    Comment on help (October 17th, 2015 at 14:46)

    help

    I’m trying to find Amish communities in Utah. are there any?

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      Comment on 2015 Amish Population Numbers (October 18th, 2015 at 16:48)

      There are no Old Order Amish in Utah, Gena. The closest are in Colorado. http://amishamerica.com/colorado-amish/

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        Mary
        Comment on Idaho? (October 20th, 2015 at 07:14)

        Idaho?

        Somewhere I heard that Old Order Amish have settled in Idaho. Is that so, and where?

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          Comment on 2015 Amish Population Numbers (October 20th, 2015 at 09:58)

          Mary, a settlement was founded in the area of Salmon in Lemhi County in 2012.

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            Mary
            Comment on Thanks (October 20th, 2015 at 14:17)

            Thanks

            Thanks, Erik! My son lives in Boise and we’d been wondering where they are.

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    tom the backroads traveller
    Comment on 2015 Amish Population Numbers (October 19th, 2015 at 08:47)

    I just spoke with Amish friends who have family members looking at land on PEI.

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      Comment on 2015 Amish Population Numbers (October 20th, 2015 at 10:02)

      Interesting Tom, if you hear about any settlement officially starting feel free to let us know. I imagine there might also be news coverage since there have already been a couple articles about the potential Amish interest.

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on 2015 Amish Population Numbers (October 19th, 2015 at 20:23)

    Thanks for this information. I always enjoy this type of postings on Amish America and have several Amish friends with whom I will share these updated statistics.

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Amish in Bolivia (October 29th, 2015 at 20:51)

    Amish in Bolivia

    In the Oct. 21 issue of The Budget, a scribe from an Amish community in Holmes County, Ohio, writes that now there is an officially established Amish church in Bolivia, South America. Several Amish ministers from the U. S. went to Bolivia this month (Oct. 2015) and helped the group there establish church guidelines, have a council meeting, and communion services. It seems like this new Amish group might have developed from former Old Colony Mennonites in Bolivia. Does any Amish America reader have more information about this development?

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