50 states ranked by most active physicians per 100,000 population

In 2018, Massachusetts had the most active physicians per 100,000 population among U.S. states, according to the 2019 State Physician Workforce Data Report.

The report — published by the Association of American Medical Colleges — showed the number of active physicians per 100,000 population in the U.S. increased to 277.8 in 2018, compared to 271.6 two years prior. Among states, Massachusetts had the highest number of active physicians per 100,000 population in 2018 (449.5), while Mississippi had the least (191.3).

Here is a state-by-state breakdown, from most to least active physicians per 100,000 population in 2018:

Massachusetts: 449.5

Maryland: 386

New York: 375.1

Rhode Island: 370

Vermont: 367.1

Connecticut: 352.1

Maine: 330.2

Pennsylvania: 320.5

New Hampshire: 315.1

Hawaii: 314.1

New Jersey: 306.5

Oregon: 303.4

Minnesota: 302.7

Ohio: 292.7

Michigan: 287

Colorado: 285.7

Delaware: 284.6

Illinois: 284.4

California: 279.6

Washington: 278.8

Alaska: 276.9

Missouri: 273.1

Florida: 265.2

Wisconsin: 264.9

West Virginia: 263.4

Virginia: 263.2

Louisiana: 260.3

North Carolina: 255

Tennessee: 253.1

Montana: 247.1

New Mexico: 244.8

Arizona: 242

South Dakota: 240.4

Nebraska: 239.2

North Dakota: 237.6

Kentucky: 230.9

Indiana: 230.8

South Carolina: 229.5

Georgia: 228.7

Kansas: 227.6

Texas: 224.8

Iowa: 218.2

Alabama: 217.1

Utah: 216.2

Nevada: 213.5

Wyoming: 207.9

Arkansas: 207.6

Oklahoma: 206.7

Idaho: 192.6

Mississippi: 191.3

 

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