The 2018 Women’s Marches by the Numbers

This post is excerpted from—and expands on—a feature that appears in the Spring 2018 issue of Ms. Become a Ms. member today to get a copy before it hits newsstands.

“The naysayers tried to dismiss the Jan. 21, 2017, Women’s Marches as a one-time event,” Eleanor Smeal, president of Feminist Majority (and publisher of Ms.), told the crowds at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. this January, at the city’s anniversary Women’s March. “But they know now what we knew then: that we will not go away and are determined to change the direction of this nation.”

One year after the historic Women’s Marches following Donald Trump’s inauguration, we were at it again. Out came the pink pussy hats and nearly 2.7 million people joined at least 419 Women’s Marches in the U.S. and its territories, in red states and blue states, in all 50 states, and at least 131 marches in 33 other countries around the world.

And, as we did last year, Ms. recorded the crowd counts from every city in the U.S.

Total Marches

  • U.S. Women’s March Events: 407
  • Global Women’s March Events: 133
  • Women’s March Events Worldwide: 540

Total Participants

  • U.S. Women’s March Participants: 2,637,214
  • Global Women’s March Participants: 46,193
  • Total Women’s March Participants Worldwide: 2,683,407

U.S. March Participant Counts by State

Alaska

Anchorage 784
Bethel 25
Cordova 87
Fairbanks 400
Gustavus 90
Homer 650
Juneau 1000
Ketchikan 150
Kodiak 140
Nome 40
Petersburg 100
Sitka 300
Soldotna 75
Unalaska 55
Valdez 24
Wrangell 15

Alabama

Birmingham 2700
Huntsville 1200
Mentone 60
Mobile 200
Montgomery 2000
Arkansas
Fayetteville 3000
Little Rock 200

Arizona

Ajo 11
Casa Grande 83
Flagstaff 1200
Green Valley 54
Nogales 100
Payson 2
Phoenix 25000
Prescott 1400
Sedona 500
Tucson 200

California

Alameda
Avalon (Catalina Island) 47
Bakersfield 3000
Bishop 173
Burbank 296
Carpinteria 400
Chico 5000
Crescent City 300
Del Norte 135
Eureka 5000
Fairfax 100
Fort Bragg 1100
Fresno 2000
Gualala
Jenner
Kings Beach 750
Los Angeles 600000
Modesto 1200
Napa 2000
Nevada City 65
Oakhurst 200
Oakland 50000
Pacifica 1000
Palm Springs 1000
Quincy 11
Redding 600
Redding 1000
Ridgecrest 100
Riverside 3000
Sacramento 30000
Saipan 62
San Diego 100000
San Francisco 60000
San Jose 20000
San Luis Obispo 1400
San Marcos 4000
Santa Ana 24000
Santa Barbara 2000
Santa Cruz 30000
Santa Rosa 2000
Seaside 3000
Sebastopol 200
Sonoma 2000
Susanville
Ukiah 200
Vallejo 140
Ventura 1500
Visalia 200
Walnut Creek 10000

Colorado

Aspen
Broomfield 400
Canon City 4
Carbondale 500
Colorado Springs 1000
Colorado Springs 1000
Cortez 300
Creede 1
Crested Butte 300
Denver 100000
Durango 856
Grand Junction 2000
Greeley 150
Gunnison 11
Pueblo 200
Salida 108
Steamboat Springs 500
Trinidad 18
Vail

Connecticut

East Haddam 77
Hartford 12000
Mystic 75
Salisbury 200

District of Columbia

Washington 75000
Delaware
Lewes 200
Newark 356

Florida

Bokeelia
Gainesville
Jacksonville 2000
Melbourne 2200
Melbourne 767
Miami 1000
Naples 1300
Orlando 2000
Palm Beach 200
Palm Beach 300
Panama City 24
Pensacola 200
Sebring
St. Petersburg 5000
Tallahassee 450
Vero Beach

Georgia

Atlanta 2000
Savannah 500
Statesboro 200

Hawaii

Hilo 500
Honolulu 2000
Kahului 5000
Kailua Kona 2000

Iowa

Bettendorf
Decorah 700
Des Moines 7000
Dubuque 147
Iowa City 1000
Lamoni 18
Idaho
Boise 3000
Idaho Falls 200
Ketchum 1200
Sandpoint 951
Stanley 20

Illinois

Bloomington 24
Carbondale 1000
Chicago 300000
East Peoria 500
Galesburg 35
Kankakee 200
Rock Island 300
Rockford 2000
Springfield 500

Indiana

Bloomington 200
Evansville 200
Fort Wayne 500
Indianapolis 4000
Madison

Kansas

Lawrence 2500
Topeka 2000
Wichita 500

Kentucky

Lexington 2000
Louisville 2000
Paducah 30
Pikeville 76
Pittsburg 200

Louisiana

New Orleans 15000
Shreveport 800

Massachusetts

Andover 200
Ayer 500
Cambridge 10000
Greenfield 500
Hyannis 200
Lowell 120
Nantucket 83
New Bedford 161
Northampton 2000
Pittsfield 200
Shrewsbury 12
Topsfield 141
Vineyard Haven 40

Maryland

Annapolis 200
Baltimore 2000
Frederick 200
Ocean City 200
Takoma Park 12
Westminster 300

Maine

Augusta 4500
Bangor 1000
Bar Harbor
Brunswick 200
Gouldsboro 25

Michigan

Adrian 250
Ann Arbor 4000
Bay City 100
Douglas 1000
Farmington 177
Grand Rapids 200
Hancock
Holland 350
Houghton 500
Kalamazoo 3000
Lansing 7300
Marquette 2000
Midland 425
Saugatuck 680
St. Joseph 2500
Traverse City 4500

Minnesota

Bemidji 200
Duluth 200
Grand Marais 185
Mankato 50
Morris 170
Rochester 200
St. Paul 2500
Thief River Falls

Missouri

Columbia 2000
Kansas City 300
St. Louis 5000

Missippi

Jackson 231
Montana
Billings 200
Bozeman 1300
Browning
Butte
Gallatin 422
Great Falls 1000
Helena 2000
Kalispell 700
Miles City 50
Missoula 3000

North Carolina

Asheville 3000
Black Mountain 117
Charlotte 5000
Hillsborough 500
Raleigh 6500
Wilmington 2000
Winston-Salem 2000
Fargo 700

Nebraska

Lincoln 1000
Loup City 60
Omaha 8000
Wayne 22

New Hampshire

Concord 1000
Francestown 134
Jackson 500
Lancaster 44
Manchester 24
Peterborough 200
Portsmouth 1800
Wilton 5

New Jersey

Glen Rock 77
Leonia 300
Monroe
Morristown 20000
Ocean City 600
Westfield 1000

New Mexico

Alamogordo 61
Albuquerque 2000
Fort Sumner
Las Cruces 1500
Portales 40
Santa Fe 5000
Soccoro 140
Socorro
Taos 200
Truth or Consequences 13

Nevada

Las Vegas 8000
Reno 12000
Stateline 400

New York

Albany 2000
Binghampton 521
Buffalo 2000
Canton 150
Cobleskill 400
Glens Falls 191
Hudson 5000
Lewis 28
New Paltz 16
New York 400000
New York 200
North Creek
Pleasantville 250
Port Jefferson 389
Port Jervis 300
Sag Harbor 400
Seneca Falls 15000
Syracuse 200
Utica 200
Watertown 200
Woodstock 5000

Ohio

Athens 200
Cincinnati 12000
Cleveland 7000
Columbus 3000
Dayton 3000
Lima 17
Toledo 600
Wooster 200

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City 2000
Tulsa 3500

Oregon

Albany 200
Bend 3000
Brookings-Harbor 32
Coos Bay 138
Corvallis 4000
Eugene 7000
Grants Pass 900
Klamath Falls 200
La Grande 300
Medford 10000
Newport 148
Pendleton 400
Port Orford 12
Portland 637
Portland 200
Roseburg 200
Salem 1900
The Dalles 400
Tillamook 100

Pennsylvania

Bethlehem 500
Bloomsburg 150
Carlisle 10
Doylestown 1000
Erie 200
Gettysburg 200
Hollidaysburg 90
Indiana 150
Millheim
Philidelphia 50000
Pittsburgh 50000
Pottsville 40
Sharon 200
State College 500

Rhode Island

Providence 1000

South Carolina

Charleston 3500
Greenville 1200
Marion
Myrtle Beach 353

South Dakota

Custer 7
Pierre 130
Rapid City 421
Sioux Falls 2500

Tennessee

Buchanan
Chattanooga 3000
Johnson City 2000
Knoxville 14000
Loudon 6
Memphis 1000
Nashville 15000

Texas

Alpine 200
Amarillo 250
Austin 2000
Beaumont 24
Brownsville 200
Dallas 7000
Dallas 7000
Denton 800
El Paso 500
Fort Worth 5000
Houston 20000
Huntsville 65
Lubbock 350
Midland 100
Nacogdoches 150
Palestine
San Antonio 500
Waco 350
Wichita Falls 24

Utah

Logan 200
Ogden 200
Park City 1000

Virginia

Bristol 100
Fairfax
Hillsville 6
Norfolk 649
Richmond 3500
Roanoke 4000
Williamsburg 1000

Vermont

Brattleboro
Manchester 24
Montpelier 3000

Washington

Anacortes 165
Bellingham 2500
Eastsound 100
Ellensburg 300
Friday Harbor 1000
Longview 162
Moses Lake
Ocean Shores 200
Olympia 8000
Olympia 20
Omak 400
Port Townsend 3000
Richland 1000
Seattle 175000
Sedro-Woolley 1
Shoreline 158
Spokane 6500
Yakima 800

Wisconsin

Eau Claire 200
Green Bay 400
Janesville 89
Milwaukee 3000
Minocqua 200
Walworth 100
Wausau 300

West Virginia

Beckley 75
Charleston 100
Morgantown 200
Wyoming
Casper 350
Cheyenne 1000
Cody 300
Jackson Hole 300
Laramie 93
Pinedale 60

This piece wouldn’t be possible without the research of Professors Erica Chenoweth of University of Denver, Jeremy Pressman of University of Connecticut and their associates Fizza Alam, Camille Chill, Kevin Fitzgerald and Abbey Vogel. To see more of their research, go to crowdcounting.org.

1Katherine Spillar is the Executive Editor of Ms., where she oversees editorial content and the Ms. in the Classroom program. Kathy also speaks to diverse audiences nationwide on a broad range of domestic and international feminist topics and appears frequently on television and radio. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies from TCU and an Interdisciplinary Master’s of Science degree from Trinity University.

Comments

  1. Diane Ellsworth says:

    Where did these stats come from for Valdez, AK?
    I was there and there were more like 50.

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