Population

Census papers from the period 1801 to 1930 indicate as follows:
(Figures according to an article written by Ranveig Fidje.)

Year: ...... Number of people:

1801 ........245
1825........ 259
1835 ........317
1845 ........349
1855........ 391
1865........ 480
1875 ........561
1890 ........568
1900 ........694
1910 ........906
1920 .....1.030
1930 ........985 ...........

The following estimated figures are drawn from a graphic survey of the population of Flekkerøy in 1965:

1940 .....1,080
1950 .....1,150
1960 .....1,260
1964 .....1,300

A stagnation and also a slight reduction in the population in the period 1920 to 1930 can to a great extent be ascribed to a large number of people who emigrated to America during this period.

Initially, there were only six major farms on Flekkerøy, i.e. Berge, Andås, Kjære, Mæbø, Lindebø and Skålevik. The most favourable harbours were those in Lindebøkilen, Kjærskilen and Mæbøfjorden. Mæbø expanded gradually and finally a store, a school and a church were built. In recent years Mæbø has had the largest increase of people, but also Lindebø-Skålevik is now expanding rapidly.

In 1965 the municipalities of Oddernes (including Flekkerøy) and Kristiansand were amalgamated.
Since then the population of Flekkerøy has developed as follows:
Information according to Kristiansand registration office:

Population figures in 1875 and 1997 distributed on the various farms: