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Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - - 6
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- 1900 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980); pg. 104. "The land area occupied by the [Old Order] Amish in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1940 was 150 square miles, compared to approx. 525 square miles in 1980... The number of church districts [congregations] has increased dramatically... There were six districts in 1900, twenty-five in 1950, and sixty in 1979. "
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - - 6
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- 1900 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 750 - 6
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- 1900 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 263. Table: "Old Order Amish Population Estimates , 1880-1990, Lancaster County Settlement "; Shown: total adults and children
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - - 9
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- 1910 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 1,100 - 9
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- 1910 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 263. Table: "Old Order Amish Population Estimates , 1880-1990, Lancaster County Settlement "; Shown: total adults and children
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - - 11
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- 1920 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 1,350 - 11
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- 1920 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 263. Table: "Old Order Amish Population Estimates , 1880-1990, Lancaster County Settlement "; Shown: total adults and children
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - - 12
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- 1930 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 1,850 - 15
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- 1930 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 263. Table: "Old Order Amish Population Estimates , 1880-1990, Lancaster County Settlement "; Shown: total adults and children
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - - 18
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- 1940 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 3,950 - 18
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- 1940 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 263. Table: "Old Order Amish Population Estimates , 1880-1990, Lancaster County Settlement "; Shown: total adults and children
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - - 25
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- 1950 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980); pg. 104. "The land area occupied by the [Old Order] Amish in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1940 was 150 square miles, compared to approx. 525 square miles in 1980... The number of church districts [congregations] has increased dramatically... There were six districts in 1900, twenty-five in 1950, and sixty in 1979. "
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - - 25
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- 1950 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 4,100 - 25
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- 1950 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 263. Table: "Old Order Amish Population Estimates , 1880-1990, Lancaster County Settlement "; Shown: total adults and children
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - - 38
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- 1960 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 7,570 - 35
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- 1960 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 263. Table: "Old Order Amish Population Estimates , 1880-1990, Lancaster County Settlement "; Shown: total adults and children
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - - 47
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- 1970 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 7,500 - 46
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- 1970 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 263. Table: "Old Order Amish Population Estimates , 1880-1990, Lancaster County Settlement "; Shown: total adults and children
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - - 60
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- 1979 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980); pg. 104. "The land area occupied by the [Old Order] Amish in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1940 was 150 square miles, compared to approx. 525 square miles in 1980... The number of church districts [congregations] has increased dramatically... There were six districts in 1900, twenty-five in 1950, and sixty in 1979. "
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - - 60
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- 1979 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 10,600 - 65
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- 1980 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 263. Table: "Old Order Amish Population Estimates , 1880-1990, Lancaster County Settlement "; Shown: total adults and children
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 13,400 - 82
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- 1985 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 263. Table: "Old Order Amish Population Estimates , 1880-1990, Lancaster County Settlement "; Shown: total adults and children
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 13,400 - 82
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- 1986 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 264. Table: "Old Order Amish Population Estimates by Settlement Areas in North America ". Lancaster County: Settlements: 1; Districts: 82; Adults (18+): 6,250; Adults and Children: 13,400
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 6,300 1.58% 82
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- 1987 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 10. Table 1-1: "Plain Churches in Lancaster County "; "Inncludes groups that presently wear plain clothing, as well as those groups that wore it earlier in the 20 century. "; Members: "Membership rounded to nearest hundred. Includes only baptized members, not children. " Table lists Old Order Amish (83 congregations w/ 6,300 members) "
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - 3.00% - - 1987 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 13. Figure 1-3: "Adult Religious Affiliationin Lancaster County " [Pie chart] Old Order Amish: 3%; Other Plain Groups: 12%; No Religious Affiliation: 36%; Other Religious Groups: 49%. "Estimates for all groups include baptized members, or youth over twelve years of age. "
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 14,000 3.50% - - 1989 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 9. "...Its [Lancaster County] present population of 400,000 will likely top 450,000 by the turn of the twenty-first century... Despite its robust agricultural output, not all Lancastrians are Amish or farmers. today less than 5 percent of jobs in the county directly involve agriculture. Nearly 800 industrial establishments dot the Garden Spot... Each year Lancaster Countians host some 5 million tourists, who spend over $400 million. Tourish, which has over six hundred facilities, creates more than 8,600 jobs for local people, including some Amish. The Industrialized Garden Spot is the habitat of Lancaster's Old Order Amish community of fourteen thousand children and adults, the oldest and largest Amish group in North America with common beliefs and practices. Nearly 86 percent of the Amish in Lancaster County are affiliated with the Old Order Amish, sometimes called House Amish because worship services are held in their homes. "
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - - 90
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- 1989 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 14. "Although the Amish live in the midst of a spreading urban region, rife with temptations of all sorts, their attrition rate is surprisingly low. The majority of Amish children join the church as adults. Church members recently reported that 88 percent of their children over 25 years of age had joined the church. This 12 percent attrition rate is likely a low estimae, because young adults between 25 and 35... may still leave the Amish fold. An earlier study in Lancaster found attrition ranging from 18 to 24% over several decades. Amish leaders estimate the fallout rate at 10 percent and think it has decdlined over the past thirty years. In any event, four out of five Amish children will likely remain Amish. The combination of high birth rate and a low dropout rate has produced vigorous growth. Lancaster's settlement expanded from merely six church districts in 1878 to nearly ninety today. "
Old Order Amish Church Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 16,400 - 95
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- 1990 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 263. Table: "Old Order Amish Population Estimates , 1880-1990, Lancaster County Settlement "; Shown: total adults and children
Old Order Amish Church Tennessee - - 4
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- 1974 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992); pg. 280. Table: "The Old Order Amish, Number of Church Districts, 1974 and 1991 "; NOTE: In older, established Amish communities, each church district 125-174 people (adults & children). Newer, smaller settlements often fewer than 100 people.
Old Order Amish Church Tennessee 410 - 5
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- 1979 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: The New American Almanac, 1979 (Baltic, Ohio); Amish directories; and correspondence with Amish informants.]; pg. 100. Table 2: "Location and characteristics of the Old Order Amish by state and province "; Columns: Location; Estimated population; Number of districts [i.e., congregation]; Number of settlements. "Estimates are based on mean district size within each settlement. "
Old Order Amish Church Tennessee 900 0.02% 6
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- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Old Order Amish Church.']
Old Order Amish Church Tennessee - - 6
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- 1991 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992); pg. 280. Table: "The Old Order Amish, Number of Church Districts, 1974 and 1991 "; NOTE: In older, established Amish communities, each church district 125-174 people (adults & children). Newer, smaller settlements often fewer than 100 people.
Old Order Amish Church Texas - - - - 1974 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992); pg. 280. Table: "The Old Order Amish, Number of Church Districts, 1974 and 1991 "; NOTE: In older, established Amish communities, each church district 125-174 people (adults & children). Newer, smaller settlements often fewer than 100 people.
Old Order Amish Church Texas 400 0.00% 3
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- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Old Order Amish Church.']
Old Order Amish Church Texas 400 0.00% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from ADHERENT column ( "Adherents " defined as all members, incl. regular participants not considered as communicant.), not the more restrictive "member " column.
Old Order Amish Church Texas - - 3
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- 1991 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992); pg. 280. Table: "The Old Order Amish, Number of Church Districts, 1974 and 1991 "; NOTE: In older, established Amish communities, each church district 125-174 people (adults & children). Newer, smaller settlements often fewer than 100 people.
Old Order Amish Church USA 2,038 - 22
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- 1890 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980); pg. 98. "The number of original Amish immigrants remains unknown. The 1890 U.S. Census of Religious Bodies reported 22 Old Order Amish congregations with 2,038 baptized adult members in nine states. "
Old Order Amish Church USA 4,500 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 481. "The Old Order Amish, numbering over 4,500 members nationally, oppose all ritualism... Largest settlements are found in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Ontario. "
Old Order Amish Church USA - - 427
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- 1974 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992); pg. 280. Table: "The Old Order Amish, Number of Church Districts, 1974 and 1991 "; NOTE: In older, established Amish communities, each church district 125-174 people (adults & children). Newer, smaller settlements often fewer than 100 people.
Old Order Amish Church USA - - - - 1985 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 348. "Mennonites... One of their best-known sects is the Amish, who separated from the mainstream in Switzerland around 1690 under Jacob Ammon, who insisted on a stricter observance of rules. The strictest branch of the Amish, the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church, insists on plainness of dress, furnishings, and meals, as depicted in the 1985 film Witness. "
Old Order Amish Church USA 24,000 - - - 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 312. "In 1988 there were approximately 24,000 members in the U.S. "
Old Order Amish Church USA 121,750 - 830
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- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Old Order Amish Church.']
Old Order Amish Church USA 90,000 - - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 287. "It is very likely that our Mennonite total [derived from NSRI phone survey] does not include the estimated 90,000 Old Order Amish who do not possess telephones. "
Old Order Amish Church USA - - 881
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- 1991 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992); pg. 280. Table: "The Old Order Amish, Number of Church Districts, 1974 and 1991 "; NOTE: In older, established Amish communities, each church district 125-174 people (adults & children). Newer, smaller settlements often fewer than 100 people.
Old Order Amish Church USA 78,840 - 876
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- 1992 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Old Order Amish Churches. "
Old Order Amish Church USA 80,820 - 898
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- 1993 *LINK* web site for Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches (accessed 1998); [Orig. source: Source: Kenneth B. Bedell, editor, Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, annual.] Table: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches: U.S. Religious Bodies with more than 60,000 Members "; "...prepared for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census... for the 1997 edition of the Statistical Abstract of the U.S. "
Old Order Amish Church USA 80,820 - 898
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- 1996 World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; K-III Reference Corp.: Macwah, NJ (1997). [Orig. sources: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 651. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Membership figs. generally based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants.
Old Order Amish Church USA 80,820 - 898
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- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 692. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as Old Order Amish Ch.
Old Order Amish Church USA 68,700 - 940
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- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " Old Order Amish; Members: Canada - 1,300; USA - 68,700; Total - 70,000+/-; Congregations: Canada - 20; USA - 940; Total - 960+/-
Old Order Amish Church Virginia - - 1
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- 1974 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992); pg. 280. Table: "The Old Order Amish, Number of Church Districts, 1974 and 1991 "; NOTE: In older, established Amish communities, each church district 125-174 people (adults & children). Newer, smaller settlements often fewer than 100 people.
Old Order Amish Church Virginia 18 - 1
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- 1979 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: The New American Almanac, 1979 (Baltic, Ohio); Amish directories; and correspondence with Amish informants.]; pg. 100. Table 2: "Location and characteristics of the Old Order Amish by state and province "; Columns: Location; Estimated population; Number of districts [i.e., congregation]; Number of settlements. "Estimates are based on mean district size within each settlement. "
Old Order Amish Church Virginia 50 0.00% 1
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- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Old Order Amish Church.']
Old Order Amish Church Virginia - - 1
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- 1991 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992); pg. 280. Table: "The Old Order Amish, Number of Church Districts, 1974 and 1991 "; NOTE: In older, established Amish communities, each church district 125-174 people (adults & children). Newer, smaller settlements often fewer than 100 people.
Old Order Amish Church Wisconsin - - 11
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- 1974 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992); pg. 280. Table: "The Old Order Amish, Number of Church Districts, 1974 and 1991 "; NOTE: In older, established Amish communities, each church district 125-174 people (adults & children). Newer, smaller settlements often fewer than 100 people.
Old Order Amish Church Wisconsin 2,280 - 18
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- 1979 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: The New American Almanac, 1979 (Baltic, Ohio); Amish directories; and correspondence with Amish informants.]; pg. 100. Table 2: "Location and characteristics of the Old Order Amish by state and province "; Columns: Location; Estimated population; Number of districts [i.e., congregation]; Number of settlements. "Estimates are based on mean district size within each settlement. "
Old Order Amish Church Wisconsin 6,200 0.13% 45
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- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Old Order Amish Church.']
Old Order Amish Church Wisconsin - - 48
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- 1991 Nolt, Steven M. A History of the Amish, Good Books: Intercourse, PA (1992); pg. 280. Table: "The Old Order Amish, Number of Church Districts, 1974 and 1991 "; NOTE: In older, established Amish communities, each church district 125-174 people (adults & children). Newer, smaller settlements often fewer than 100 people.
Old Order Amish Church world 3,700 - 22
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- 1890 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church world 5,300 - 32
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- 1900 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church world 9,500 - 57
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- 1910 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church world 14,000 - 83
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- 1920 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church world 18,500 - 110
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- 1930 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church world 25,800 - 154
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- 1940 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church world 33,000 - 197
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- 1950 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980). [Original sources: Mennonite Yearbook (Scottdale, Pa.), 1905-1967; The New American Almanac (Baltic, Ohio), 1930-1979; U.S., Census of Religious Bodies, 1890; and Amish informants.]; pg. 99. Table: "Old Order Amish church districts and population by decade "; 6 columns: Year; Total number of districts; Estimated population; [Districts in vicinity of] Lancaster County; Holmes County; Elkhart County.
Old Order Amish Church world - - 240
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- 1959 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959); pg. 238. "The Yearbook of American Churches lists the following branches of the Mennonite faith:... Old Order Amish Mennonite Church (240 churches)... "


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