Best states for physicians in 2021: 5 states with the highest physician density

Drew Boxler
Drew Boxler

Editor of Physicians Practice

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Logan Lutton
Logan Lutton

Associate Editor, Medical Economics and Physician's Practice

These states have the greatest number of physicians working, meaning greater competition for you.

These five states are home to the largest number of physicians.

While on the surface this means a richer peer community, it also means far greater competition for patients.

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, Total Professional Active Physicians, March 2021; U.S. Census Bureau Annual estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico for 2021.