By the Numbers: Trump Inauguration


The percentage of Americans who approve of Trump’s transition performance, making him the most unpopular new president in at least four decades.


Number of groups that planned pro-Trump and anti-Trump protest activities to coincide with the inauguration in the nation’s capital.


The number of square blocks (2.7 square miles) that were closed to traffic to create a protective bubble for the event.


The average hotel rate in Washington, D.C.


Cost to stay in Trump’s International Hotel.


The number of free marijuana joints a group called DCMJ planned to hand out at the inauguration. They asked people to light them up four minutes and 20 seconds into Trump’s speech. The District of Columbia approved the recreational use of marijuana in 2015, but it is not legal to consume it in public.


The number of security people assigned to the event, including personnel from the U.S. Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration, FBI, U.S. Park Police, U.S. Capitol Police, U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard and local police. The cost for all that security is estimated to be near $100 million.


Estimated number of people who gathered in Washington, D.C., for the inauguration and related activities. An estimated 1.8 million attended Obama’s first inauguration.

$5 million

The cost of the inaugural platform, built with taxpayer money.

$90 million

The amount of money Trump’s inaugural committee raised.

Source: CNN, Fortune, The Washington Post