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Sheriff Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 680,000 Sheriffs in the United States. The Sheriff job market is expected to grow by 5.0% between 2014 and 2024.

Sheriff Employability Rating

C Sokanu rates Sheriffs with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 258,399 Sheriffs. That number is based on 34,200 additional Sheriffs, and the retirement of 224,200 existing Sheriffs.

Supply of Sheriffs

The Sheriff industry is concentrated in California, Texas, and New York.

Sheriff Job Market by State

State name Employed Sheriffs
California 70,930
Texas 60,790
New York 49,020
Florida 40,370
Illinois 31,710
Pennsylvania 26,490
Georgia 24,670
Ohio 24,210
New Jersey 22,810
North Carolina 20,900
Virginia 17,920
Massachusetts 17,000
Michigan 16,220
Puerto Rico 16,040
Maryland 13,790
Missouri 13,030
Tennessee 12,860
Wisconsin 12,040
Arizona 11,580
South Carolina 11,260
Indiana 11,210
Louisiana 10,530
Alabama 10,440
Colorado 9,380
Minnesota 8,790
Washington 8,770
Mississippi 7,320
Oklahoma 7,050
Kentucky 6,930
Connecticut 6,820
Kansas 6,030
Arkansas 5,710
Iowa 5,280
District of Columbia 5,230
Oregon 4,800
Utah 4,490
Nevada 4,420
New Mexico 3,950
West Virginia 3,750
Nebraska 3,460
New Hampshire 2,880
Hawaii 2,720
Maine 2,200
Rhode Island 2,040
Delaware 1,780
South Dakota 1,740
Montana 1,520
North Dakota 1,280
Vermont 1,250
Alaska 1,090
Wyoming 1,070

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