Number of NPs, by state

Florida has the highest number of nurse practitioners in the country, while Wyoming has the fewest, according to Kaiser Family Foundation data published April 20.

The ranking is based on information from Redi-Data on the amount of active state-licensed nurse practitioners. Population data is from the U.S. Census Bureau.

In total, there are 259,921 active nurse practitioners in the U.S.

Here are the number of nurse practitioners in each state and the District of Columbia, starting with the highest:

Florida: 26,735
Population: 21.5 million

California: 23,752
Population: 39.5 million

Texas: 20,307
Population: 30 million

Ohio: 12,211
Population: 11.7 million

New York: 10,807
Population: 19.4 million

Georgia: 10,585
Population: 10.6 million

Massachusetts: 9,297
Population: 6.9 million

Virginia: 9,208
Population: 8.5 million

Tennessee: 9,095
Population: 6.8 million

Illinois: 8,696
Population: 12.7 million

New Jersey: 8,406
Population: 8.9 million residents

Michigan: 8,340
Population: 10 million

Pennsylvania: 7,609
Population: 12.8 million

Missouri: 6,626
Population: 6.1 million

Kentucky: 5,963
Population: 4.5 million

Maryland: 5,680
Population: 6 million

Minnesota: 4,734
Population: 5.6 million

Alabama: 4,655
Population: 4.9 million

Connecticut: 4,649
Population: 3.6 million

Colorado: 4,549
Population: 5.8 million

North Carolina: 4,468
Population: 10.5 million

Mississippi: 3,941
Population: 3 million

Arizona: 3,530
Population: 7.3 million

Indiana: 3,442
Population: 6.7 million

Arkansas: 2,987
Population: 3 million

Iowa: 2,953
Population: 3.2 million

Washington: 2,938
Population: 7.6 million

Oregon: 2,745
Population: 4.2 million

Wisconsin: 2,726
Population: 5.8 million

Oklahoma: 2,448
Population: 4 million

Louisiana: 2,093
Population: 4.6 million

Nevada: 2,035
Population: 3.1 million

Nebraska: 1,971
Population: 1.9 million

Kansas: 1,938
Population: 2.9 million

West Virginia: 1,926
Population: 1.8 million

Maine: 1,778
Population: 1.3 million

New Mexico: 1,755
Population: 2.1 million

South Carolina: 1,748
Population: 5.1 million

Idaho: 1,322
Population: 1.8 million

Utah: 1,205
Population: 3.2 million

New Hampshire: 1,174
Population: 1.4 million

Montana: 1,044
Population: 1.1 million

South Dakota: 1,008
Population: 884,659

Rhode Island: 929
Population: 1.1 million

Alaska: 861
Population: 731,545

Delaware: 683
Population: 973,764

North Dakota: 613
Population: 762,062

Vermont: 598
Population: 623,989

District of Columbia: 509
Population: 705,749

Hawaii: 359
Population: 1.4 million

Wyoming: 290
Population: 578,759

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