#7, Las Vegas, Nev.
Tea Party protesters, April 15, 2009: 500
Occupy Wall Street protesters, October 15, 2011: 1,650
Total protesters per million: 3,856
Shiny Las Vegas could barely tear itself away from the slot machines and poker tables to attend Tea Party protests in April 2009, but when Occupy Wall Street came to town last week they showed up en masse. “We’re all standing together now,” one Las Vegas man, who since 2007 lost his job, car, and home, said on Oct. 15. “It’s not every man for himself anymore, or at least that’s what I hope to try and make happen here.”