What is typical Amish family size?  The answer can vary by community.

Seven is commonly given as an average number of children for Amish.

amish family sizeIn some settlements, however, it may be closer to six, and in others, can even reach 8 or 9.  In The Riddle of Amish Culture, Donald Kraybill notes that roughly 10% of Amish families have 10 or more children.

Amish view children as blessings from God.  At the same time, various factors may influence family size, such as openness to family planning.

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