US primary care physician workforce per 100,000 capita

The District of Columbia has the most physicians per 100,000 capita in the country, while Utah has the fewest, according to Kaiser Family Foundation data published Feb. 7.

The ranking is based on information from Redi-Data on the number of active state-licensed primary care physicians. Population data is from the U.S. Census Bureau.

In total, there are 496,065 professionally active primary care physicians in the U.S.

Here are the number of primary care physicians per 100,000 people in each state and the District of Columbia and the number of those physicians in each state and the District of Columbia who are active:

 

District of Columbia

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 461.69

Total active primary care physicians: 3,291

Population: 712,816

 

Rhode Island

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 267.23

Total active primary care physicians: 2,825

Population: 1,057,125

 

Massachusetts

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 232.72

Total active primary care physicians: 16,043

Population: 6,893,574

 

New York

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 215.57

Total active primary care physicians: 41,685

Population: 19,336,776

 

Connecticut

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 200.59

Total active primary care physicians: 7,135

Population: 3,557,006

 

Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 200.5

Total active primary care physicians: 25,631

Population: 12,783,254

 

Michigan

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 194.31

Total active primary care physicians: 19,366

Population: 9,966,555

 

Maine

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 190.05

Total active primary care physicians: 2,566

Population: 1,350,141

 

Vermont

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 188.34

Total active primary care physicians: 1,174

Population: 623,347

 

Maryland

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 186.25

Total active primary care physicians: 11,279

Population: 6,055,802

 

Illinois

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 182.94

Total active primary care physicians: 23,028

Population: 12,587,530

 

Ohio

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 174.88

Total active primary care physicians: 20,449 

Population: 11,693,217

 

New Jersey

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 170.53

Total active primary care physicians: 15,147

Population: 8,882,371

 

West Virginia

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 167.25

Total active primary care physicians: 2,895

Population: 1,784,787

 

Delaware

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 162.44

Total active primary care physicians: 1,603

Population: 986,809

 

Missouri

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 162.14

Total active primary care physicians: 9,974

Population: 6,151,548

 

Minnesota

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 160.08

Total active primary care physicians: 9,056

Population: 5,657,342

 

North Dakota

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 159.67

Total active primary care physicians: 1,222

Population: 765,309

 

New Hampshire

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 153.63

Total active primary care physicians: 2,099

Population: 1,366,275

 

Iowa

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 153.28

Total active primary care physicians: 4,849

Population: 3,163,561

 

Nebraska

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 151.38

Total active primary care physicians: 2,933

Population: 1,937,552

 

Wisconsin

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 150.1

Total active primary care physicians: 8,755

Population: 5,832,655

 

Washington

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 147.4

Total active primary care physicians: 11,340

Population: 7,693,612

 

Alaska

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 147.16

Total active primary care physicians: 1,076

Population: 731,158

 

Oregon

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 145.47

Total active primary care physicians: 6,170

Population: 4,241,507

 

Kansas

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 144.45

Total active primary care physicians: 4,209

Population: 2,913,805

 

New Mexico

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 143.9

Total active primary care physicians: 3,031

Population: 2,106,319

 

Virginia

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 141

Total active primary care physicians: 12,113

Population: 8,590,563

 

Louisiana

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 139.78

Total active primary care physicians: 6,493

Population: 4,645,318

 

California

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 139.72

Total active primary care physicians: 55,005

Population: 39,368,078

 

Hawaii

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 136.67

Total active primary care physicians: 1,923

Population: 1,407,006

 

North Carolina

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 131.09

Total active primary care physicians: 13,897

Population: 10,600,823

 

Tennessee

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 130.8

Total active primary care physicians: 9,008

Population: 6,886,834

 

Florida

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 129.89

Total active primary care physicians: 28,230

Population: 21,733,312

 

Colorado

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 129.6

Total active primary care physicians: 7,527

Population: 5,807,719

 

South Dakota

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 126.69

Total active primary care physicians: 1,131

Population: 892,717

 

South Carolina

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 124.17

Total active primary care physicians: 6,479

Population: 5,218,040

 

Oklahoma

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 124.12

Total active primary care physicians: 4,941

Population: 3,980,783

 

Kentucky

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 123.76

Total active primary care physicians: 5,541

Population: 4,477,251

 

Indiana

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 123.14

Total active primary care physicians: 8,318

Population: 6,754,953

 

Arkansas

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 120.87

Total active primary care physicians: 3,663

Population: 3,030,522

 

Alabama

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 120.53

Total active primary care physicians: 5,932

Population: 4,921,532

 

Georgia

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 120.38

Total active primary care physicians: 12,893

Population: 10,710,017

 

Arizona

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 117.96

Total active primary care physicians: 8,754

Population: 7,421,401

 

Wyoming

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 115.57

Total active primary care physicians: 673

Population: 582,328

 

Mississippi

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 113.25

Total active primary care physicians: 3,360

Population: 2,966,786

 

Montana

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 109.85

Total active primary care physicians: 1,187

Population: 1,080,577

 

Texas

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 106.48

Total active primary care physicians: 31,264

Population: 29,360,759

 

Idaho

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 99.84

Total active primary care physicians: 1,824

Population: 1,826,913

 

Nevada

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 99.77

Total active primary care physicians: 3,131

Population: 3,138,259

 

Utah

Primary care physicians per 100,000: 99.3

Total active primary care physicians: 3,227

Population: 3,249,879

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