Emergency and medical workers are vital for the health, security, and productivity of a city or town. They often make huge sacrifices and put themselves at risk to protect citizens from distress and danger. This infographic breaks down where in America the most emergency and medical workers are located. Emergency and medical workers include registered nurses, EMTS, primary care doctors, paramedics, firefighters, and police officers. All of these professionals are an important part of a safe and family-friendly city.
It should come as no surprise that the most primary care physicians per capita are located in Jacksonville, Florida – Florida is known for having a large population of elderly residents. Some of the statistics are less obvious, for example, Birmingham, Alabama is home to the most registered nurses and police officers per 100,000 people. There are 2,982,280 registered nurses, 109,370 primary care physicians, 665,280 police officers, 324,620 firefighters, and 260,600 EMTs and paramedics in the United States.