Population of the town:

1564 - about 4,500, 1808 – 1,370, 1827 – 3,580, 1857 – 3,766, 1880 – 7,074, 1897 – 7,771, 1910 -10,431, 1921 – 6,001, 1931 – 7,838, 1939 – 7,856, 1946 - about 6,800, 1961 – 8,614, 1997 – 17,552, 2007 – 16,993

Number and percentage of Jewish residents:

1808 - 308 (22.5%), 1827 – 1,162 (32.5%), 1857 – 1,830 (48.6%), 1867 – 6,447, 1889 – 4,480 (52.5%), 1897 – 3,554 (45.7%), 1921 – 2,158 (36%), 1931 – 2,207 (28.4%), mid-1939 – 3,000, autumn 1939 – 2,600

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