The Young Center at Elizabethtown College now has estimates available for the Amish population in 2017.

Amish are currently found in 31 states, three Canadian provinces, and two South American countries (Argentina and Bolivia).

amish population sizeYou’ll find the population overview here. You can view state/province/country figures here.

One new addition this year: interactive maps showing the population in each state and province.

You’ll also find a list of the 12 largest settlements.

The only change I noticed there is that Seymour, MO is now listed in spot #12 rather than the New Wilmington, PA community.

A few interesting figures:

  1. Over the past year, 21 new settlements were created, while 3 failed, for a net gain of 18 communities.
  2. There are an estimated 2,365 church districts.
  3. Over 60% of the Amish population lives in either Pennsylvania, Ohio, or Indiana.
  4. The total estimated Amish population as of June 2017 is 318,390.
  5. Amish are found in well over 500 distinct settlements (532 at the time of this tally).

This compares with an estimated population of 218,025 just 10 years ago (2007), an increase of about 100,000 people. Keeping with long term trends, the Amish continue to grow rapidly.



Post updated Feb 12, 2018