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Elizabethtown College study chronicles Amish population boom

An Elizabethtown College study chronicles the economic and community trade-offs to Amish communities that have grown by 84 percent nationally since 1992, the Huffington Post reports.

While more Amish residents move out of Pennsylvania than those who move in, the state's Amish population nonetheless leapt by nearly 82 percent in that same period, according to revised figures from the Young Center.

The study estimates that Pennsylvania now has 59,500 Amish residents, up from 56,500 two years ago and only 32,700 in 1992. That works out to a 4.3 percent increase in the last year. The center estimates the national Amish population to total 240,000.

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