The Amish have settled in as many as 31 US-states though about 2/3 are located in
Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana
. The greatest concentration of Amish is in Holmes and adjoining counties in northeast Ohio, about 78 miles south of Cleveland.
Where do most of the Amish live in the US?
Nineteen percent of the Amish in America live in Indiana. According to the latest U.S. Religious Census, approximately 241,000 Amish adherents
were spread across 28 states in 2010 (see Figure 1).
Ohio had the highest number of Amish (59,103), followed by Pennsylvania (58,009) and Indiana (45,144)
Can you join the Amish?
You can begin wherever you are.”
Yes, it is possible for outsiders, through conversion and convincement, to join the Amish community
, but we must quickly add that it seldom happens. First, the Amish do not evangelize and seek to add outsiders to their church.
Which US state has the most Amish?
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
, which has about 81,500 Amish people. Ohio follows with 78,200 people, and Indiana with 59,305.
Do Amish people drink alcohol?
New Order Amish prohibit alcohol and tobacco use
(seen in some Old Order groups), an important factor in the original division. Different from the Old Order, the New Order actively suppress the use of tobacco and alcohol and do not allow bed courtship (bundling), which was an important factor in the original division.
They are known for their strict rules involving dress. Old Order Amish communities often
prohibit the use of buttons and zippers
, for example. They also wear dark colors, mostly black. The communities regulate hair length, men must grow beards an acceptable length, and women are not allowed to get haircuts.
What language do Amish speak?
is the language used by the Amish population here in Lancaster County. It is considered to be their first and native language. The Amish learn to read, write and speak in English, allowing them to communicate with the ‘outside world’.
How do Amish make money?
Many are experienced tradesmen and their quality wares are in demand. Many of the Amish who choose not to farm go into skilled trades like
furniture building, construction, and metal parts manufacturing
, Wesner said. These products are often sold to those outside the Amish community.
What religion are Amish people?
The Amish are a
group in North America. The term refers primarily to the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church. The church originated in the late 17th century among followers of Jakob Ammann.
Do the Amish use birth control?
The Amish are exempted from social security and reject health insurance coverage,
do not practice birth control
, and often veto preventive practices such as immunization and prenatal care.
Do Amish have guns?
“A lot of the Amish hunt and they usually use squirrel or rabbit rifles to bring some food back home,” Douglas County Sheriff Charlie McGrew said after
a change in Illinois state law required Amish to have photo ID to buy guns in 2011
What do Amish do at night?
Following the Amish rules known as Ordnung, the young couple is to lie beside each other for the duration of the night talking and being sure not to touch. With other Amish groups, the night may be spent with the couple
sitting in a rocking chair, the young woman in the young man’s lap
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