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Tax Day Tea Party Headcounts

April 15, 2009 was an historical day. On this day, tens of thousands of Americans took to the streets to express their anger at the government’s financial policies (and many other things.)

Here are the reported headcounts and videos as reported by the people.  If you have more accurate info, let us know.  Send us links to videos!

Alabama

Montgomery, AL: 1000

Alaska

Anchorage, AK: 1,500
Fairbanks, AK: 300

Arizona

Phoenix, AZ: 10,000
Tucson, AZ: 3,800
Yuma, AZ: – 1,500

Arkansas

Little Rock, AR: 8,000 Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3 | Video 4Video 5

California

Van Nuys, CA: 2,000
Sacramento, CA:
20,000-25,000
Chico, CA:
300+
Santa Monica, CA:
400
Santa Ana, CA:
4,000-5,000
Fresno, CA:
7,500
San Jose, CA: 2,000

Colorado

Denver, CO: Photo Essay | Video
Grand Junction, CO:
2,700

Connecticut

Delaware

Dover, DE: 150

Florida: 20,000+

Orlando, FL: 3,000+
Tampa, FL:
750 (noon) + 2500 (5 p.m.)  Video 1 | Video 2 | Photo Esssay | Video 3
Pensacola, FL:
1,000
Tallahassee, FL:
1,000
Gainesville, FL
100s
Jacksonville, FL:
2500
St. Augustine, FL:
1000+
Melbourne, FL:
1100
Vero Beach, FL:
3500
Port St. Lucie, FL:
2000
Stuart, FL:
2000
West Palm Beach, FL:
1000
Ft. Lauderdale, FL:
2500
Miami, FL:
800

Georgia

Atlanta, GA: 15,000-20,000
St. Simons Island, GA:
500
Warner Robins, GA: 500

Hawaii

Idaho

Boise, ID: 2,000+
Coeur d’Alene, ID:
1,000+

Moscow, ID: 100
Sandpoint ID: 200

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Wichita, KS: 5,000
Salina, KS: 700

Kentucky

Louisville, KY: 4,000

Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA: 3,500
Covington, LA: 1,000
Lake Charles, LA: 1,000
Mandeville, LA: 500
Metairie, LA: 1,200
Shreveport, LA: 6,000

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Lansing, MI: 4,000-5,000
Plymouth, MI: 400
Grand Rapids, MI: 3600

Minnesota

Rochester, MN: 1,500
Bemidji, MN: 350

Mississippi

Jackson, MS: 3,500
Laurel, MS
: 700
Gulfport, MS:
1,000

Tupelo, MS
: 800

Missouri

St. Louis, MO: 10,000+
Joplin, MO:
1,000

Montana

Nebraska

Gering, NE: 300+

Nevada

Las Vegas, NV: 2,000+

New Hampshire

New Jersey

Cape May, NJ: 100

New Mexico

Ruidoso, NM: 300-350
Albuquerque, NM: 10,000
Las Cruces, NM: 100s
Alamogotdo, NM: 80

New York

Albany, NY: 3,000
New York, NY:
12,500
Rochester, NY:
1,000+

North Carolina

Greensboro, NC: ~1,000
Raleigh, NC:
1,500

North Dakota

Ohio

Columbus, OH: 5,000-7,000
Cincy, OH: 4,000-5,000

Medina,OH:
6,000

Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK: 7,000 (3 locations)
Oklahoma City, OK:
4,000

Oregon

Albany, OR: 140

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Nashville, TN: 10,000
Murfreesboro
, TN:
3,000
Franklin, TN:
2,500-3,000

Texas

Dallas, TX: 9,000-10,000
San Antonio, TX:
16,000

Tyler, TX:
1,500
Sealy, TX:
175+
Conroe, TX:
734+
Weatherford, TX: 3,000+
Woodland, TX: 7,000
Burleson, TX: 800-900
El Paso, TX: 1,500

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Richmond, VA: 5,000
Lynchburg, VA: 1,500

Washington

Bellevue, WA: 200+
Bellingham, WA:
2,000
Everett, WA:
750-1,000

Colville
, WA: 150
Spokane, WA:
5,000
Olympia, WA:
5,000

Seattle’s Westlake Plaza:
1,000-1,200

West Virginia

Morgantown, WV: 400

Wisconsin

Wausau, WI: 1,000

Wyoming

———

Kansas City, ?: 4,000

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 16, 2009 7:21 am

    What are the sources for the counts? Tea party organizers? Police? Media? The Raleigh number is 1500, but I heard an attendee say there were around 2,000 there and another attendee who posted lots of pictures from the event on his blog estimated 2,500 – 3,000.

    • April 16, 2009 4:14 pm

      RE Sources: These numbers are being collected mostly from those who attended. Some have come from media sources, police depts., etc. In most cases they are merely estimates, which can be admittedly inaccurate. We’ll never know exactly how many, but on balance, we can safely conclude that the totals are somewhat close to reality. If people have official sources, we’ll lean towards those numbers.

      Thank you for submitting your numbers. Keep them coming, and send us those video links!

  2. Sean permalink
    April 16, 2009 7:20 pm

    The link to this tally page (https://teaparties.wordpress.com/tax-day-tea-party-results/) needs to be prominent on the frontpage/landingpage.

    Good job though! Real good!

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