Map of Amish Counties 2020

Each year I look forward to the release of new statistics on Amish Population from the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies.

This year they included a document that showed Amish settlements by county in each state. Back in November I started to create a map of the counties to better visualize where Amish settlements are in the US.

I started with Iowa since it is where I was born and my great grandparents had lived in the Amish settlement in Kalona.

amish settlements, iowa, iowa amishHere is the map I created of the counties in Iowa where the Amish have settlements.

Note: Washington County is not in the data set, but is the center of the Kalona settlement and has been included.

Amish counties, iowa, kansas, nebraska, South DakotaI also included Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota at that time.

Late last year I worked on filling in the rest of the map and I also looked for a good base map to use.

amish counties, amish settlements, US Map, Where do the Amish live

I believe that this map gives a great visual of where the Amish currently live.

It is interesting to see the patterns of where the settlements are.

I have some ideas for some other maps, as maps from different time periods would be beneficial for Genealogy research.

Steven

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3 Responses to Map of Amish Counties 2020

  1. Map of Amish Counties 2020

    On Saturday, January 23, 2021, Braman’s Wanderings wrote:

    > vanbraman posted: “Each year I look forward to the release of new > statistics on Amish Population from the Young Center for Anabaptist and > Pietist Studies. This year they included a document that showed Amish > settlements by county in each state. Back in November I started” >

  2. Econogal says:

    I found this map very interesting. Not many settlements west of the 98th Meridian.

  3. Don Garber says:

    Decade-by-decade maps would be fascinating – but a huge undertaking. I’ve enjoyed the visualization that the Family Atlas program provides for my own genealogical database.

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