SHAKERPEDIA

Community populations

By name - all Villages

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
(1787-1947)
32022557
North Union, OH
(1822-1889)
4074 Philadelphia, PA
(1858-1896)
15
Pleasant Hill, KY
(1806-1910)
5001687 Sabbathday Lake, ME
(1794-PRESENT)
15081
Savoy, MA
(1817-1819)
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)
873199
Watervliet, NY
(1775-1938)
26681202 Watervliet, OH
(1806-1900)
127649
West Union, IN
(1807-1827)
300 White Water Village, OH
(1823-1916)
4912041
Total 13,563 16,707
Unique Names14,967
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

Access
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
[More info]
bios 336

limited
Shaker Image by Pearson and Neal, Biographical notes by Dr. Magda Gabor-Hotchkiss
[More info]
census 2603

open
Census: US and State records from various sources
enfieldct 115

open
Collected census records for Enfield, CT Shaker Village
findgrave 1567

open
Cemetery records collected at findagrave.com
[More info]
harvard 1075

open
Harvard Name index by Roben Campbell
[More info]
hsvcensus 1426

open
Census of Shakers who lived at Hancock Shaker Village
[More info]
phill 1451

open
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
shakerdic 90

limited
The Historical Dictionary of the Shakers by Steven J Paterwick
[More info]
sni_work 2162

limited
Shaker Name Index by Glendyne Wergland
[More info]
sofohio 160

open
The Shakers of Ohio
[More info]
sunionky 317

limited
South Union,KY
tyringham 346

open
Name list of from Tyringham, MA shaker village
wohiochurch 648

limited
A list of Shaker Names from .. Watervliet, Ohio
wvltcem 443

open
Watervliet, NY Cemetery Records
wvltscan 440

open
Detailed records from Watervliet, NY Cemetery
[More info]
wwonames 1982

open
Footprints at White Water Shaker Village

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