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Number of Licensed Architects (US)

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Licensed architects in each state are divided into two categories: resident and reciprocal, or non-resident, registrants. Based on current population levels, the chart below also calculates the per capita number of resident architects in each state. The following information is from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ 2010 survey.

State Resident Architects Reciprocal Registrations Total Population Per Capita # of Resident
Architects per 100,000
Alabama 901 1,853 2,754 4,833,722 19
Alaska 257 365 622 735,132 35
Arizona 2,164 3,897 6,061 6,626,624 33
Arkansas 495 850 1,345 2,959,373 17
California 16,191 3,708 19,899 38,332,521 42
Colorado 3,256 3,225 6,481 5,268,367 62
Connecticut 1,514 2,794 4,308 3,596,080 42
Delaware 118 1,538 1,656 925,749 13
D.C. 699 2,426 3,125 646,449 108
Florida 4,491 4,427 8,918 19,552,860 23
Georgia 2,404 2,952 5,356 9,992,167 24
Hawaii 1,027 1,345 2,372 1,404,054 73
Idaho 491 1,173 1,664 1,612,136 30
Illinois 5,306 3,740 9,046 12,882,135 41
Indiana 1,056 1,836 2,892 6,570,902 16
Iowa 1,106 2,482 3,588 3,090,416 36
Kansas 936 1,838 2,774 2,893,957 32
Kentucky 718 1,641 2,359 4,395,295 16
Louisiana 1,213 2,038 3,251 4,625,470 26
Maine 425 1,094 1,519 1,328,302 32
Maryland 1,995 3,745 5,740 5,928,814 34
Massachusetts 3,715 2,912 6,627 6,692,824 56
Michigan 2,570 3,132 5,702 9,895,622 26
Minnesota 1,947 1,534 3,481 5,420,380 36
Mississippi 364 1,512 1,876 2,991,207 12
Missouri 2,055 3,015 5,070 6,044,171 34
Montana 441 957 1,398 1,015,165 43
Nebraska 546 1,234 1,780 1,868,516 29
Nevada 530 2,240 2,770 2,790,136 19
New Hampshire 311 1,487 1,798 1,323,459 23
New Jersey 3,096 4,896 7,992 8,899,339 35
New Mexico 712 1,493 2,205 2,085,287 34
New York 9,707 6,808 16,515 19,651,127 49
Noth Carolina 2,248 2,921 5,169 9,848,060 23
North Dakota 154 856 1,010 723,393 21
Ohio 2,650 3,929 6,579 11,570,808 23
Oklahoma 763 1,281 2,044 3,850,568 20
Oregon 1,654 1,284 2,938 3,930,065 42
Pennsylvania 3,653 4,326 7,979 12,773,801 29
Rhode Island 310 1,266 1,576 1,051,511 29
South Carolina 1,066 2,698 3,764 4,774,839 22
South Dakota 111 697 808 844,877 13
Tennessee 1,514 2,206 3,720 6,495,978 23
Texas 8,427 4,374 12,801 26,448,193 32
Utah 827 1,697 2,524 2,900,872 29
Vermont 289 729 1,018 626,630 46
Virginia 2,790 4,221 7,011 8,260,405 34
Washington 3,866 2,314 6,180 6,971,406 55
West Virginia 100 1,037 1,137 1,854,304 5
Wisconsin 1,727 3,361 5,088 5,742,713 30
Wyoming 136 1,003 1,139 582,658 23
Totals 105,042 120,387 225,429 316,128,839 33

Source: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and DesignIntelligence