Democratic National Convention Statistics and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers



Democratic National Convention Statistics and Facts

While not likely to be as event-filled as its GOP counterpart, the 2020 Democratic National Convention will still has its share of memorable moments.

So how much do you actually know about party conventions? Here are the more interesting Democratic National Convention Statistics and Facts I was able to dig up. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official party tallies. All stats are linked to their source. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don't guarantee anything.

Democratic National Convention Statistics & Facts

Number of delegates to the National Convention:

4,765 delegates


Number of superdelegates at the Democratic National Convention:

approx 719 superdelegates in 2016


Number of delegates a candidate need to win the Democratic Presidential nomination:

2,383 delegates


Location of the 2020 National Convention:

Milwaukee, WI


Year of first National Convention:

1832


Location of first National Convention:

Baltimore, MD


Presidential nominee at the first National Convention:

Martin Van Buren


Number of multi-ballot National Conventions that have taken place since 1936:

1 (1952)


Short term economic impact that Tampa experienced in 2012 from hosting the Democratic National Convention:

$200 million


Number of people who watched day 1 on the 2016 Democratic National Convention:

25.9 million


Number of people who watched day 1 on the 2012 Democratic National Convention:

26.2 million


Number of people who watched day 2 on the 2016 Democratic National Convention:

24.7 million


Number of people who watched day 2 on the 2012 Democratic National Convention:

25.1 million


Number of people who watched day 3 on the 2016 Democratic National Convention:

24.4 million


Number of people who watched day 3 on the 2012 Democratic National Convention:

35.7 million

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