Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

 

 

Population Statistics: Class Distribution of Urban Population of European Russia 1811

 

 

Class

Population

Percent (%)

Dvoriansto (nobility)

112,200

4.2

Clergy

 53,200

2.0

Kuptsy (merchants)

201,200

7.4

Meshchanie (townsmen)

949,900

35.1

White Collar

195,300

7.2

Military

176,300

6.5

Raznochitsy (lower classes)

1,017,700

37.6

Peasants

n.a.

 

Others

n.a.

 

Total

2,705,800

 

 

Source:

Blackwell, William L. Beginnings of Russian Industrialization, 1800-1860.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, 1968.

 

 
 
         

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