The Mennonite/Amish family includes groups that trace their heritage to the 16th century Anabaptist movement in present-day Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. They take their name from Menno Simmons (1496-1561) an early Dutch leader in the movement. Led by Jacob Amman (1644-1711) and supporting stricter disciplines for their members, including the shunning of excommunicated members, the Amish became a separate branch within the Anabaptist movement in the 17th century. The Mennonites and the Amish were early immigrants to the Pennsylvania colony, arriving in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
Maps: Mennonite/Amish Family1
Adherence Rate per 1,000 (2020)
Top 5 Mennonite/Amish Family States (2020)1 [View all states]
Top 5 Mennonite/Amish Family Counties (2020)1 [View all counties]
Top 5 Mennonite/Amish Family Metro Areas (2020)1 [View all Metro Areas]
Mennonite/Amish Family: Adherence Rates (1980 - 2020)1
1 The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155. [More information on the data sources]