Are there any rough numbers as to the population of Faithful Númenoreans (vs the King's Men) during the island's final years?

In addition, how many of them survived the Downfall (vs those who were sacrificed by Sauron)?

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    Possibly not many. The Akallabêth mentions only 9 ships that escaped the ruin. There are also various references in Unfinished Tales to the Faithful relocating to the shores of Middle Earth long before the Downfall, who I suspect made up the bulk of the Númenorean population of Gondor and Arnor after the Downfall. – chepner Mar 7 at 15:40
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    One thing Tolkien never really does is give even rough estimates of any population size. – chepner Mar 7 at 15:42

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