- 12:10 pm - Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012
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Here’s a baby boom you may not have predicted: North American Amish numbers are doubling every 22 years.
And, despite its reputation, Pennsylvania is not home to the most Amish community members — Ohio tops them at 60,233.
"For the past 10 years, I have told myself that they can’t keep growing at the pace they are," said Joseph Donnermeyer, a rural sociology professor at OSU who led the Amish census project as part of a larger study on religions. "I’ve been wrong every single year."