Active physicians per 100,000 people, ranked by state

Among U.S. states, Idaho has the lowest number of active physicians per 100,000 people, while Massachusetts has the highest, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges' recently launched interactive online dashboard

The U.S. Physician Workforce Data Dashboard, launched Nov. 17, combines data previously published in two separate AAMC publications: the Physician Specialty Data Report and the State Physician Workforce Data Report. It includes data about the physician workforce across specialties and geographies. 

Here is each state, plus the District of Columbia, ranked from lowest to highest number of active physicians per 100,000 people, per the dashboard: 

1. Idaho: 192.0

2. Mississippi: 203.7

3. Oklahoma: 210.4

4. Wyoming: 217.6

5. Nevada: 217.8

6. Alabama: 224.4

7. Arkansas: 224.6

8. Iowa: 227.5

9. Utah: 231.1

10. Texas: 235.1

11. Indiana: 240.1

12. Kansas: 240.8

13. Georgia: 241.1

14. Kentucky: 242.6

15. South Carolina: 244.5

16. North Dakota: 246.5

17. South Dakota: 251.5

18. Nebraska: 253.8

19. New Mexico: 257.0

20. Arizona: 257.4

21. Tennessee: 261.1

22. Montana: 262.5

23. North Carolina: 271.4

24. Virginia: 275.4

25. Florida: 279.6

26. Louisiana: 284.0
27. Wisconsin: 284.4

28. West Virginia: 286.7

29. Washington: 292.5

30. Alaska: 293.4

31. Delaware: 299.4

32. California: 303.6

33. Illinois: 304.0

34. New Jersey: 305.5

35. Colorado: 306.4

36. Michigan: 307.8

37. Missouri: 311.2

38. Ohio: 312.7

39. Oregon: 316.5

40. Hawaii: 318.8

41. Minnesota: 323.2

42. New Hampshire: 324.1

43. Maine: 330.7

44. Pennsylvania: 337.2

45. Rhode Island: 375.1

46. Connecticut: 378.6

47. Vermont: 389.9

48. Maryland: 397.7

49. New York: 398.2

50. Massachusetts: 480.2

51. District of Columbia: 925.7

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