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This table lists each Shaker community with total populations for their whole history.
The numbers are based the larger of the total populations estimated by Andrews (*) vs actual counts in databases on or known to this site.
CommunityEDA *Online CommunityEDA *Online
Alfred, ME
(1793-1931)
241320 Canterbury, NH
(1792-1992)
746485
Enfield, CT
(1792-1917)
7391070 Enfield, NH
(1793-1923)
5111778
Groveland, NY
(1836-1892)
119 Hancock, MA
(1790-1960)
5481838
Harvard, MA
(1792-1918)
2001395 New Lebanon, NY 32022557
North Union, OH 4074 Philadelphia, PA 15
Pleasant Hill, KY
(1806-1910)
5001687 Sabbathday Lake, ME 15081
Savoy, NY 6 Shirley, MA
(1793-1908)
150275
Sodus Bay, NY
(1826-1836)
7932 South Union, KY
(1806-1910)
676439
Tyringham, MA
(1792-1875)
241545 Union Village, OH
(1805-1912)
87342
Union village, OH 157 Watervliet, NY 26681202
Watervliet, OH 127649 West Union, IN 300
White Water Village, OH 49170
Total 13,563 14,736
Unique Names13,135
Known Names16,816 Identified from WHRS records (reel 123)

The records of Shakers come from a wide number of sources, some of which are copyrighted, or other restricted for online access. The list below shows the sources and coding. The individual personal records indicate the source via the code listed here. Records from restricted souces are marked Details limited.
CodeRecord
Count

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Source
* References: Edward Deming Andrews:
The People Called Shakers, Appendix, "Statistical View of Shaker Communities"
bioinfo 1563

limited
Enfield Biographic project by MaryAnn Hagen of Enfield Shaker Singers and Carolyn Smith of Shaker Workshops
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bios 336

limited
Shaker Image by Pearson and Neal, Biographical notes by Dr. Magda Gabor-Hotchkiss
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findgrave 1567

open
Cemetery records collected at findagrave.com
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harvard 1075

open
Harvard Name index by Roben Campbell
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sni_work 2162

limited
Shaker Name Index by Glendyne Wergland
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References from Richmond
sunionky 317

limited
South Union,KY
wvltcem 443

open
Watervliet, NY Cemetery Records

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