1900Census records showed that 653 Finnish immigrants lived in Lanesville.People and Communities, Finnish History, Immigration

W.R. Cheves, “Dick” the horse, & carriage in front of 31 High Street in Lanesville, c. 1900. Alexander R. Cheves, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 00052
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The census figures may not be reliable due to the population fluctuating with available work, crowded housing conditions, and the language barrier. Some estimates put the total number of Finnish immigrants between 1,200 to 2,000. At the time, 40% of the total population of Gloucester was recorded as being “foreign-born,” which included Canadian and Portuguese immigrants.

Hayes, David F. “The Role of the Finnish Immigrant in the History of Lanesville, Massachusetts.” Essex Institute Historical Collections XVC (1959): 313–47. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89067299222&view=1up&seq=8.
Gloucester census data, 1900. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch: 5 August 2014, Massachusetts > Essex > ED 272 Congressional District 6 Gloucester city Ward 1 > image 1 of 25; citing NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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