Number of active physicians, by state

California has the highest number of active physicians in the country, while Wyoming has the fewest, according to Kaiser Family Foundation data published April 20.

The ranking is based on information from Redi-Data on the amount of professionally active allopathic physicians (MDs) and osteopathic physicians (DOs). Population data is from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

In all, there are 1,042,049 active physicians in the U.S. 

Here are the number of active physicians in each state and the District of  Columbia, starting with the highest: 

California — 115,347
Population: 39.5 million

New York — 94,152
Population: 19.4 million

Texas — 66,916
Population: 30 million

Florida — 59,065
Population: 21.5 million

Pennsylvania — 53,532
Population: 12.8 million

Illinois — 45,039
Population: 12.7 million

Ohio — 44,178
Population: 11.7 million

Michigan — 40,807
Population: 10 million

Massachusetts — 37,494
Population: 6.9 million

New Jersey — 31,545
Population: 8.9 million

North Carolina — 29,357
Population: 10.5 million

Georgia — 26,035
Population: 10.6 million

Maryland — 25,443
Population: 6 million

Virginia — 24,875
Population: 8.5 million

Washington — 22,515
Population: 7.6 million

Missouri — 21,292
Population: 6.1 million

Tennessee — 19,457
Population: 6.8 million

Minnesota — 18,684
Population: 5.6 million

Arizona — 18,376
Population: 7.3 million

Wisconsin — 18,176
Population: 5.8 million

Indiana — 17,154
Population: 6.7 million

Connecticut — 16,164
Population: 3.6 million

Colorado — 14,927
Population: 5.8 million

Louisiana — 14,926
Population: 4.6 million

South Carolina — 13,468
Population: 5.1 million

Alabama — 12,401
Population: 4.9 million

Oregon — 12,365
Population: 4.2 million

Kentucky — 12,221
Population: 4.5 million

Oklahoma — 9,740
Population: 4 million

Iowa — 9,088
Population: 3.2 million

Kansas — 8,142
Population: 2.9 million

District of Columbia — 7,691
Population: 705,749

Arkansas — 7,484
Population: 3 million

Utah — 7,091
Population: 3.2 million

Mississippi — 6,810
Population: 3 million

Nevada — 6,343
Population: 3.1 million

New Mexico — 5,993
Population: 2.1 million

West Virginia — 5,920
Population: 1.8 million

Nebraska — 5,574
Population: 1.9 million

Rhode Island — 5,500
Population: 1.1 million

Maine — 4,851
Population: 1.3 million

New Hampshire — 4,370
Population: 1.4 million

Hawaii — 3,737
Population: 1.4 million

Delaware — 3,242
Population: 973,764

Idaho — 3,090
Population: 1.8 million

Vermont — 2,413
Population: 623,989

Montana — 2,338
Population: 1.1 million

North Dakota — 2,147
Population: 762,062

South Dakota — 2,095
Population: 884,659

Alaska — 1,886
Population: 731,545

Wyoming — 1,223
Population: 578,759

 

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