Mormon studies, Nauvoo, population studies
Various estimates have been given by many historians for the population of Nauvoo from 1839 to 1846. Admittedly, demographic descriptions of that era are riddled with statistical inadequacies, yet while these difficulties have been recognized by historians, they have not been resolved to the extent possible through research.
Black, Susan Easton
"How Large Was the Population of Nauvoo?,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 35:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol35/iss2/7