In 1801 there was a 100 people living here. In 1867, because of the good money people made in the herringfisheries in the 19th century, it had increased to 1357 inhabitants. In 1.1.2013 there was 3327 inhabitants in Skudeneshavn. If you look at the houses they are all whitepainted. That is a sign of a bit of wealth. Those with the least money only painted the facade white and the back of their house orange or red to save a little bit of money. It's a similar story with the roof. On the facade side: expensive tiles and cheaper ones on the backside.