Revolution

Libertarian Party Membership

The Libertarian Party experienced 245% growth in membership from 1988 through 1996. Following is a breakdown by state and year of total paid party membership. As of December 31, 1996, paid membership stood at 21,580.

31Dec88 31Dec89 31Dec90 31Dec91 31Dec92 31Dec93 31Dec94 31Dec95 31Dec96
AK 63 61 91 70 59 50 62 57 89
AL 64 71 73 73 123 91 93 117 198
AR 21 30 39 42 39 32 34 58 115
AZ 129 154 186 184 258 220 280 322 516
CA 1,711 2,111 2,142 2,140 2,312 1,843 1,857 2,238 3,326
CO 170 168 203 254 309 311 349 432 671
CT 76 92 118 109 146 110 150 173 304
DC 24 32 34 31 37 36 38 85 95
DE 12 30 26 23 38 30 44 55 73
FL 213 296 363 390 532 399 476 547 1,173
GA 81 10 124 158 230 189 229 305 607
HI 16 46 53 53 41 41 45 44 164
IA 53 64 61 57 64 44 62 85 147
ID 29 43 41 38 35 21 31 49 93
IL 265 329 366 398 473 374 403 491 747
IN 82 96 123 135 201 182 184 256 432
KS 74 88 108 104 106 98 114 125 169
KY 23 32 40 50 70 52 80 104 153
LA 47 52 64 68 76 63 65 87 166
MA 153 253 270 255 322 272 303 354 549
MD 129 164 183 202 265 253 240 368 550
ME 15 34 81 116 145 93 91 117 139
MI 264 303 299 296 461 365 523 686 1,039
MN 128 148 168 152 185 148 176 239 384
MO 62 96 115 143 172 133 159 211 352
MS 19 15 22 26 43 30 30 46 93
MT 22 23 28 25 20 19 27 39 72
NC 85 112 125 124 213 173 172 224 407
ND 2 2 5 5 9 7 11 13 31
NE 29 30 38 34 39 32 31 54 83
NH 62 101 169 187 223 169 189 221 248
NJ 169 207 284 259 436 395 414 486 723
NM 64 82 92 79 89 81 111 181
NV 35 66 92 75 86 89 105 153 243
NY 332 384 432 376 493 403 417 564 850
OH 161 226 267 258 333 292 321 451 704
OK 42 35 36 53 63 46 59 72 128
OR 142 167 193 141 138 99 128 165 298
PA 230 415 407 402 633 593 690 955 1,256
RI 9 16 20 20 20 15 22 39 48
SC 58 71 95 70 105 103 124 139 206
SD 7 10 15 11 22 14 19 30 35
TN 62 77 86 85 125 124 142 188 347
TX 350 518 515 588 723 613 640 756 1,143
UT 33 122 91 97 86 72 93 94 188
VA 156 206 260 253 286 251 284 384 716
VT 25 33 40 19 27 25 22 34 59
WA 145 245 277 255 281 248 298 492 799
WI 78 100 135 134 174 147 148 236 331
WV 15 23 18 22 26 29 27 72 85
WY 17 24 17 23 24 20 29 32 55
Total 6,253 8,211 9,130 9,162 11,416 9,539 10,641 13,658 21,580

Source: January 10, 1997, post by Joe Dehn to the LPUS mailing list.