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)
241595 Canterbury, NH
(1792-1992)
7461251
Enfield, CT
(1792-1917)
7391779 Enfield, NH
(1793-1923)
5112256
Groveland, NY
(1836-1892)
399 Hancock, MA
(1790-1960)
5482356
Harvard, MA
(1792-1918)
2001821 New Lebanon, NY
(1787-1947)
32025360
North Union, OH
(1822-1889)
407389 Philadelphia, PA
(1858-1896)
35
Pleasant Hill, KY
(1806-1910)
500747 Sabbathday Lake, ME
(1794-PRESENT)
150294
Savoy, MA
(1817-1819)
6 See Also 41
Shirley, MA
(1793-1908)
150830 Sodus Bay, NY
(1826-1836)
793281
South Union, KY
(1807-1922)
6761089 Tyringham, MA
(1792-1875)
241765
Union Village, OH
(1805-1912)
8733881 Watervliet, NY
(1775-1938)
26683337
Watervliet, OH
(1806-1900)
127858 West Union, IN
(1807-1827)
3008
White Oak, GA
(1898-1902)
2 White Water Village, OH
(1823-1916)
491508
unknown 27
Total 13,563 28,915
Unique Names24,588
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 1562

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]
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]

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