Number of Registered Nonprofit Organizations by State, 2008

Please note: Nonprofit measures per capita should be interpreted with caution since some nonprofits conduct activities outside of the area in which they register and file. For example: Washington D.C. has a high concentration of registered nonprofits with a national or global focus but that provide little if any direct program service in the District; in Missoula Montana, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation registered more than 600 affiliate organizations, such as its Jacksonville (FL) chapter, active in locations across the U.S.
Number of Registered Nonprofit Organizations by State, 2008
StateTotal
Number of
Nonprofit
Organizations
Number of
501(c)(3)1
Nonprofit
Organizations
Number of
Other
Nonprofit
Organizations
Estimated
2008
Population
Total
Nonprofits
per 10,000
Persons
501(c)(3)1
Nonprofits
per 10,000
Persons
Other
Nonprofits
per 10,000
Persons
United States 1,515,679 1,071,851 443,828 304,059,724.000 49.8 35.3 14.6
AK 5,090 3,589 1,501 686,293.000 74.2 52.3 21.9
AL 19,786 13,571 6,215 4,661,900.000 42.4 29.1 13.3
AR 13,644 9,210 4,434 2,855,390.000 47.8 32.3 15.5
AZ 20,714 15,596 5,118 6,500,180.000 31.9 24.0 7.9
CA 156,937 120,507 36,430 36,756,666.000 42.7 32.8 9.9
CO 27,985 20,333 7,652 4,939,456.000 56.7 41.2 15.5
CT 20,138 14,180 5,958 3,501,252.000 57.5 40.5 17.0
DC 14,811 9,350 5,461 591,833.000 250.3 158.0 92.3
DE 5,588 4,106 1,482 873,092.000 64.0 47.0 17.0
FL 70,693 55,125 15,568 18,328,340.000 38.6 30.1 8.5
GA 36,724 27,973 8,751 9,685,744.000 37.9 28.9 9.0
HI 7,465 5,778 1,687 1,288,198.000 57.9 44.9 13.1
IA 28,800 14,046 14,754 3,002,555.000 95.9 46.8 49.1
ID 7,510 4,973 2,537 1,523,816.000 49.3 32.6 16.6
IL 66,477 42,827 23,650 12,901,563.000 51.5 33.2 18.3
IN 36,108 22,802 13,306 6,376,792.000 56.6 35.8 20.9
KS 18,057 11,844 6,213 2,802,134.000 64.4 42.3 22.2
KY 18,871 12,452 6,419 4,269,245.000 44.2 29.2 15.0
LA 19,397 12,844 6,553 4,410,796.000 44.0 29.1 14.9
MA 36,818 27,431 9,387 6,497,967.000 56.7 42.2 14.4
MD 31,647 23,915 7,732 5,633,597.000 56.2 42.5 13.7
ME 9,205 6,114 3,091 1,316,456.000 69.9 46.4 23.5
MI 48,351 33,025 15,326 10,003,422.000 48.3 33.0 15.3
MN 33,083 22,742 10,341 5,220,393.000 63.4 43.6 19.8
MO 36,477 23,850 12,627 5,911,605.000 61.7 40.3 21.4
MS 12,284 8,221 4,063 2,938,618.000 41.8 28.0 13.8
MT 9,730 6,599 3,131 967,440.000 100.6 68.2 32.4
NC 42,185 30,673 11,512 9,222,414.000 45.7 33.3 12.5
ND 5,834 3,361 2,473 641,481.000 90.9 52.4 38.6
NE 12,991 7,956 5,035 1,783,432.000 72.8 44.6 28.2
NH 7,841 5,488 2,353 1,315,809.000 59.6 41.7 17.9
NJ 42,067 30,126 11,941 8,682,661.000 48.4 34.7 13.8
NM 10,291 7,349 2,942 1,984,356.000 51.9 37.0 14.8
NV 7,738 5,778 1,960 2,600,167.000 29.8 22.2 7.5
NY 98,566 75,829 22,737 19,490,297.000 50.6 38.9 11.7
OH 64,674 43,239 21,435 11,485,910.000 56.3 37.6 18.7
OK 19,171 13,891 5,280 3,642,361.000 52.6 38.1 14.5
OR 21,944 15,686 6,258 3,790,060.000 57.9 41.4 16.5
PA 66,335 43,973 22,362 12,448,279.000 53.3 35.3 18.0
RI 7,200 4,959 2,241 1,050,788.000 68.5 47.2 21.3
SC 21,489 16,292 5,197 4,479,800.000 48.0 36.4 11.6
SD 6,802 4,053 2,749 804,194.000 84.6 50.4 34.2
TN 29,551 22,261 7,290 6,214,888.000 47.5 35.8 11.7
TX 99,228 71,834 27,394 24,326,974.000 40.8 29.5 11.3
UT 8,712 6,426 2,286 2,736,424.000 31.8 23.5 8.4
VA 39,656 28,088 11,568 7,769,089.000 51.0 36.2 14.9
VT 5,970 4,233 1,737 621,270.000 96.1 68.1 28.0
WA 35,092 24,931 10,161 6,549,224.000 53.6 38.1 15.5
WI 34,186 22,578 11,608 5,627,967.000 60.7 40.1 20.6
WV 11,228 6,936 4,292 1,814,468.000 61.9 38.2 23.7
WY 4,538 2,908 1,630 532,668.000 85.2 54.6 30.6


Notes:
1 501(c)(3) includes both public charities and private foundations.