What year was the highest popululation at each of the missions?

The highest popualtion at each mission appears on our California Mission Collector Cards. The peak population at each mission, summarized from these reference cards, is shown below.

POPULATION OF THE CALIFORNIA MISSIONS
Data shows Neophyte Population

Mission(Listed by date of founding) Year of Highest Population Peak Neophyte Population 1832 Neophyte Population
San Diego de Alcala 1824 1,828 1,455
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo 1795 876 185
San Antonio de Padua 1806 1,217 640
San Gabriel Arcangel 1817 1,701 1,320
San Luis Obispo de Tolosa 1804 832 231
San Francisco de Asis 1821 1,801 204
San Juan Capistrano 1812 1,361 900
Santa Clara de Asis 1795 1,514 1,125
San Buenaventura 1816 1,328 668
Santa Barbara 1803 1,792 628
La Purisima Concepcion 1804 1,520 372
Santa Cruz 1796 523 284
Nuestra Senora de la Soledad 1804 687 339
San Jose 1831 1,886 1,800
San Juan Bautista 1823 1,248 916
San Miguel Arcangel 1814 1,076 658
San Fernando Rey de Espana 1811 1,081 782
San Luis Rey de Francia 1825 2,869 2,788
Santa Ines Virgen y Martir 1815 768 360
San Rafael Arcangel 1826 1,051 300
San Francisco Solano 1832 996 996
       

Data derived from Annual Reports submitted to Father President. © Pentacle Press 2005