20 states with the most hospitals per capita

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Here are the 20 states with the most hospitals per capita, based on the number of nonfederal, short-term general and specialty hospitals within their borders.

The list is based on data from the 2010 U.S. Census and the Kaiser Family Foundation's 2013 list of hospitals in each state.

States are listed in descending order based on the number of hospitals per 100,000 people.

1. South Dakota — 6.632
2. North Dakota — 5.947
3. Montana — 5.503
4. Nebraska — 4.764
5. Kansas — 4.556
6. Wyoming — 4.258
7. Iowa — 3.873
8. Mississippi — 3.336
9. Alaska — 3.098
10. Oklahoma — 3.092
11. West Virginia — 2.968
12. Arkansas — 2.881
13. Louisiana — 2.691
14. Maine — 2.635
15. Idaho — 2.552
16. Kentucky — 2.443
17. Wisconsin — 2.268
18. Vermont — 2.237
19. Missouri — 2.054
20. Tennessee — 2.049

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