A state-by-state breakdown of primary care doctors

A look at the number of active primary care physicians by state, the rate per capita and each state's ranking nationally, according to a 2011 report by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The doctors represent those who self-reported dealing directly with patients, as opposed to primary care physicians who are teaching, involved in research or doing mostly administrative work.
Total # of Rate per
Population Doctors 100,000 Rank
United States 309,050,816 245,367 79.4 N.R.
Alabama 4,729,656 3,120 66.0 44
Alaska 708,862 667 94.1 8
Arizona 6,676,627 4,544 68.1 43
Arkansas 2,910,236 2,026 69.6 40
California 37,266,600 29,968 80.4 26
Colorado 5,095,309 4,229 83.0 21
Connecticut 3,526,937 3,172 89.9 12
Delaware 891,464 755 84.7 20
D.C. 610,589 1,110 181.8 N.R.
Florida 18,678,049 14,582 78.1 29
Georgia 9,908,357 6,516 65.8 45
Hawaii 1,300,086 1,358 104.5 4
Idaho 1,559,796 987 63.3 47
Illinois 12,944,410 10,591 81.8 22
Indiana 6,445,295 4,588 71.2 36
Iowa 3,023,081 2,288 75.7 31
Kansas 2,841,121 2,128 74.9 32
Kentucky 4,339,435 3,028 69.8 39
Louisiana 4,529,426 3,094 68.3 42
Maine 1,312,939 1,459 111.1 2
Maryland 5,737,274 5,427 94.6 7
Massachusetts 6,631,280 7,144 107.7 3
Michigan 9,931,235 8,487 85.5 18
Minnesota 5,290,447 4,938 93.3 9
Mississippi 2,960,467 1,732 58.5 49
Missouri 6,011,741 4,441 73.9 35
Montana 980,152 792 80.8 24
Nebraska 1,811,072 1,356 74.9 33
Nevada 2,654,751 1,691 63.7 46
New Hampshire 1,323,531 1,308 98.8 5
New Jersey 8,732,811 7,506 86.0 15
New Mexico 2,033,875 1,626 79.9 28
New York 19,577,730 17,989 91.9 11
North Carolina 9,458,888 7,011 74.1 34
North Dakota 653,778 561 85.8 17
Ohio 11,532,111 9,227 80.0 27
Oklahoma 3,724,447 2,571 69.0 41
Oregon 3,855,536 3,589 93.1 10
Pennsylvania 12,632,780 10,749 85.1 19
Rhode Island 1,056,870 1,009 95.5 6
South Carolina 4,596,958 3,231 70.3 38
South Dakota 820,077 660 80.5 25
Tennessee 6,338,112 4,872 76.9 30
Texas 25,213,445 15,633 62.0 48
Utah 2,830,753 1,654 58.4 50
Vermont 622,433 694 111.5 1
Virginia 7,952,119 6,446 81.1 23
Washington 6,746,199 5,971 88.5 13
West Virginia 1,825,513 1,568 85.9 16
Wisconsin 5,668,519 4,887 86.2 14
Wyoming 547,637 387 70.7 37

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