Luckily for bobcat fans, populations are stable, and international organizations have labelled them "least concern," meaning they're not endangered, and overall, they seem to be doing just fine.
It's tough to estimate how many of any animal exists, but scientists estimate between 700,000 and 1,500,000 bobcats live in the wild. This is despite the fact that, for many years, the bobcat was hunted for its fur, for sport, or to defend farm animals from getting attacked. Because it can adapt to so many environments, and can live near cities and other human settlements, the bobcat has managed to avoid the kind of trouble that threatens many wild cats, especially the big ones.
However, conservation efforts are still important, especially in areas where hunting and trapping is allowed. Some states have lost their bobcat populations completely, and continuing human development is always going to pose challenges to any wild animal.