States ranked by amount of active female physicians 

California has the largest amount of active female physicians of all U.S. states, according to a ranking from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The ranking is based on 2019 data on active state licensed physicians from Redi-Data. Figures account for both allopathic and osteopathic physicians.

In total, there are 359,409 active female physicians practicing in the U.S.

Here's how each state stacks up:

  • California — 41,450
  • New York — 35,546
  • Texas — 22,550
  • Pennsylvania — 18,656
  • Florida — 17,363
  • Illinois — 16,946
  • Massachusetts — 15,400
  • Ohio — 15,008
  • Michigan — 14,074
  • New Jersey — 11,456
  • North Carolina — 10,092
  • Maryland — 9,855
  • Georgia — 8,732
  • Virginia — 8,466
  • Washington — 8,082
  • Missouri — 6,882
  • Minnesota — 6,471
  • Connecticut — 6,175
  • Arizona — 5,982
  • Wisconsin — 5,954
  • Tennessee — 5,947
  • Colorado — 5,426
  • Indiana — 5,207
  • Oregon — 4,475
  • Louisiana — 4,404
  • South Carolina — 4,111
  • Kentucky — 3,747
  • Alabama — 3,571
  • Oklahoma — 2,909
  • Iowa — 2,730
  • Kansas — 2,691
  • New Mexico — 2,223
  • Arkansas — 2,115
  • Rhode Island — 2,093
  • Nebraska — 1,894
  • Utah — 1,788
  • Mississippi — 1,762
  • West Virginia — 1,747
  • Nevada — 1,735
  • Maine — 1,722
  • New Hampshire — 1,462
  • Delaware — 1,305
  • Hawaii — 1,178
  • Vermont — 916
  • Idaho — 729
  • Alaska — 719
  • Montana — 658
  • North Dakota — 594
  • South Dakota — 592
  • Wyoming — 315

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