The movement lays claim to a small slice of the nation, with its more than 450,000 members accounting for a 0.14 percent share of the population. The South is far and away home to the most tea party members, with nearly 190,000. Nearly 110,000 live in the West, and nearly 93,000 live in the Midwest. Slightly more than 64,000 live in the Northeast.
In Alaska, tea partiers account for 3.57 of every 1,000 residents. Wyoming was home to the second highest share at 2.29 tea partiers, per capita, followed by Montana at 2.25. In absolute terms, Alaska was home to more than 2,600 tea partiers, Montana had nearly 2,300 and Wyoming was home to 1,333.
New York was home to the fewest tea partiers, per capita: just 0.95 of every 1,000 state residents. New Jersey and North Dakota were home to 0.95 per capita members. In absolute terms, 18,592 tea partiers call New York home, 8,666 live in New Jersey and 705 live in North Dakota.
Here’s a state-by-state map: