Black Bear Populations by State

United States Estimated Populations of Resident American Black Bears in 2011:

Alabama - 50

Alaska - 200,000

Arizona - 3,000

Arkansas - 4,000

California - 30,000

Colorado - 11,000

Connecticut - 350

Delaware - 0

Florida - 3,000

Georgia - 5,000

Hawaii - 0

Idaho - 20,000

Illinois - 0

Indiana - 0

Arizona - 3,000

Iowa - 0

Kansas - 0

Louisiana - 700

Maine - 25,000

Maryland - 600

Massachusetts - 3,000

Michigan - 18,000

Minnesota - 20,000

Mississippi - 180

Missouri - 200

Montana - 10,000

Nebraska - 0

Nevada - 225

New Hampshire - 5,000

New Jersey - 3,500

New Mexico - 6,000

New York - 6,500

North Carolina - 13,000

North Dakota - 0

Ohio - 70

Oklahoma - 800

Oregon - 27,500

Pennsylvania - 14,000

Rhode Island - 10

South Carolina - 1,200

South Dakota - 0

Tennessee - 4,500

Texas - 250

Utah - 2,000

Vermont - 4,100

Virginia - 16,000

Washington - 30,000

West Virginia - 10,000

Wisconsin - 35,000

Wyoming - unknown