A Mid-Decade Update on Amish Settlement Growth

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Title: A Mid-Decade Update on Amish Settlement Growth
Creators: Donnermeyer, Joseph F.; Anderson, Cory
Keywords: Amish density
Amish regions
Amish demography
Amish population growth
GIS mapping
Heritage Historical Library, Aylmer, ON
Family Life
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Ohio State University. Libraries
Citation: Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies v. 3, no. 2 (2015), p. 222-235.
Abstract: The rapid growth of the Amish population brings a concomitant growth of new settlements. This research note provides a mid-century report on new Amish settlement growth in North America, emphasizing that the vast percentage of today's extant settlements have been established in the very recent past. As settlements in-fill around decades-old settlements, spatially distinctive Amish regions are taking shape, both in states of historic settlement and neighboring states. The apparent recent success of geographically outlying settlements is also of note, given the unequivocal failure of such settlements in the more distant past.
URI: https://doi.org/10.18061/1811/75348
ISSN: 2471-6383
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