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Most States Saw an Increase in Women ODs in 2023

The percentage of women ODs climbed to 48.3% of the profession, according to an analysis that Women In Optometry conducts early each year.

See related analysis here.

Here is a state-by-state analysis.

State 2024 Men 2024 Women Total % Women
Puerto Rico 189 296 485 61.0%
Washington, DC 41 54 95 56.8%
Massachusetts 606 792 1,398 56.7%
California 3,502 4,445 7,947 55.9%
Delaware 65 81 146 55.5%
Maryland 390 454 844 53.8%
New York 1,552 1,796 3,348 53.6%
Texas 2,245 2,575 4,820 53.4%
New Jersey 708 796 1,504 52.9%
Illinois 1,211 1,345 2,556 52.6%
Hawaii 157 171 328 52.1%
Virginia 857 913 1,770 51.6%
New Hampshire 132 131 263 49.8%
Florida 1,670 1,630 3,300 49.4%
Rhode Island 124 118 242 48.8%
Connecticut 324 307 631 48.7%
Indiana 739 683 1422 48.0%
Georgia 724 660 1384 47.7%
Oregon 497 453 950 47.7%
Pennsylvania 1,356 1,225 2,581 47.5%
Alabama 427 373 800 46.6%
Colorado 654 564 1,218 46.3%
Nevada 284 239 523 45.7%
Minnesota 604 507 1,111 45.6%
Tennessee 677 560 1,237 45.3%
Missouri 662 541 1,203 45.0%
Michigan 1,027 839 1,866 45.0%
Ohio 1,271 1,023 2,294 44.6%
North Carolina 756 598 1,354 44.2%
North Dakota 124 97 221 43.9%
Arizona 680 528 1,208 43.7%
Washington 910 706 1,616 43.7%
Louisiana 293 216 509 42.4%
Kentucky 435 318 753 42.2%
Alaska 113 81 194 41.8%
Wisconsin 627 448 1,075 41.7%
Nebraska 259 179 438 40.9%
Mississippi 222 153 375 40.8%
Vermont 81 54 135 40.0%
South Carolina 425 281 706 39.8%
Maine 172 112 284 39.4%
New Mexico 192 124 316 39.2%
Oklahoma 534 337 871 38.7%
Kansas 437 269 706 38.1%
Iowa 424 230 654 35.2%
Arkansas 325 176 501 35.1%
South Dakota 157 84 241 34.9%
West Virginia 179 93 272 34.2%
Montana 155 79 234 33.8%
Wyoming 110 41 151 27.2%
Idaho 297 64 361 17.7%
Utah 388 68 456 14.9%
U.S. 30,990 28,907 59,897 48.4%

 

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