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Amish Population 2021

We live in a technologically advanced world. Think about it – we have smartphones that we carry around with us that could double as computers, and you can use the internet for nearly everything – from finding old classmates to paying your utility bills. While many of us are immersed in this technology, one group has shunned this modern technology and lives a much simpler lifestyle. That group is the Amish.

The Amish first made their way to the United States during the 18th century when faced with religious persecution in Europe. However, this religious sect was first established in the 17th century based on the teaching of Jakob Amman, for whom the Amish are named.

This religious sect lives a very simple life away from urban areas. Most Amish people are farmers, although some delve into other industries such as carpentry and housing construction. Most Amish people do not drive cars, do not use TV, electricity, radios, or computers, and don't go to college or join the military. The sect's children typically only go to school through the eighth grade, with about 90% attending public schools. Amish people also dress quite plainly in clothes in neutral colors with no Velcro or zippers.

Amish Population by State

As of 2020, 31 U.S. states have significant Amish populations. Estimates show that there are about 344,670 Amish people in the U.S.

The largest Amish population is found in the state of Pennsylvania, which has about 81,500 Amish people. Ohio follows with 78,200 people, and Indiana with 59,305.

Other states with an Amish population of at least 10,000 include:

The following states have an Amish population of at least 1,000 but less than 10,000:

The remaining states have very small populations of Amish people:

Here are the 10 states with the highest Amish Population:

  1. Pennsylvania (81,500)
  2. Ohio (78,280)
  3. Indiana (59,305)
  4. Wisconsin (22,235)
  5. New York (21,230)
  6. Michigan (16,525)
  7. Missouri (14,520)
  8. Kentucky (13,595)
  9. Iowa (9,780)
  10. Illinois (7,240)

Amish Population 2021

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Amish Population 2021

State Amish Population 2018 Amish Population 2010 Amish % 2021 Pop.
Pennsylvania81,50059,3500.64%12,804,123
Ohio78,28058,5900.67%11,714,618
Indiana59,30543,7100.87%6,805,663
Wisconsin22,23515,3600.38%5,852,490
New York21,23012,0150.11%19,299,981
Michigan16,52511,3500.17%9,992,427
Missouri14,5209,4750.24%6,169,038
Kentucky13,5957,7500.30%4,480,713
Iowa9,7807,1900.31%3,167,974
Illinois7,2406,8600.06%12,569,321
Minnesota4,7403,1500.08%5,706,398
Tennessee3,3252,1250.05%6,944,260
Kansas2,0251,4850.07%2,917,224
Delaware1,7501,3500.18%990,334
Maryland1,6501,3500.03%6,065,436
Virginia1,5903000.02%8,603,985
Maine9552250.07%1,354,522
Montana9356750.09%1,085,004
Oklahoma6756750.02%3,990,443
Colorado6508100.01%5,893,634
West Virginia3902250.02%1,767,859
Nebraska3551500.02%1,951,996
Mississippi290750.01%2,966,407
North Carolina270750.00%10,701,022
Arkansas2652250.01%3,033,946
Wyoming2200.04%581,075
Florida100750.00%21,944,577
Vermont950.02%623,251
Texas65750.00%29,730,311
South Dakota60750.01%896,581
Idaho550.00%1,860,123
Washington0.00%7,796,941
Utah0.00%3,310,774
South Carolina0.00%5,277,830
Rhode Island0.00%1,061,509
Oregon0.00%4,289,439
North Dakota0.00%770,026
New Mexico0.00%2,105,005
New Jersey0.00%8,874,520
New Hampshire0.00%1,372,203
Nevada0.00%3,185,786
Massachusetts0.00%6,912,239
Louisiana0.00%4,627,002
Hawaii0.00%1,406,430
Georgia0.00%10,830,007
Connecticut0.00%3,552,821
California0.00%39,613,493
Arizona0.00%7,520,103
Alaska0.00%724,357
Alabama0.00%4,934,193

Amish Population 2021