Table II.4: The Number of Licensed or Registered Resident (In-State) and Nonresident (Out-of-State) Pharmacies, by Reporting State
  Total number Data are as of
State Resident pharmacies Nonresident pharmacies  
Alabama 914 2,125 01/01/2016
Arizona 1,283 926 01/01/2016
Arkansas 787 582 02/01/2016
California 7,274 470 01/01/2016
Colorado 974 999 01/01/2016
Connecticut 91a 117a 01/01/2016
Delaware 230 760 01/01/2016
District of Columbia 161 -b 02/24/2016
Florida 9,421 1,217 06/30/2015
Georgia 3,327 813 02/15/2016
Guam 33c 0c 09/30/2015
Hawaii -d -b, e  
Idaho 441 623f 01/01/2016
Illinois 2,672 1,181 05/03/2016
Iowa 933 899 01/01/2016
Kansas 924 960 01/01/2016
Kentucky 1,357 697 01/01/2016
Louisiana 1,477 505 11/03/2015
Maine 317 485f 01/01/2016
Maryland 6,792 4,115 12/30/2015
Massachusetts 1,175g 0h 01/01/2016
Michigan 2,750 -i 02/01/2016
Minnesota 1,532 530 07/01/2014
Mississippi 1,099 661 02/19/2016
Missouri 1,533j 1,069 02/22/2016
Montana 401 636 01/01/2016
Nebraska 616 1,213f 01/01/2016
Nevada 598 800 06/30/2014
New Hampshire 320 700 02/15/2016
New Jersey 2,002 980 01/01/2016
New Mexico 423 812 02/24/2016
New York 5,402 1,180 01/01/2016
North Carolina 2,776 634 09/30/2015
North Dakota 258 638 01/01/2016
Ohio 16,633 1,156 02/18/2016
Oklahoma 1,200 937 07/01/2015
Oregonk 1,500 - 01/01/2016
Pennsylvania 3,437 105 01/01/2016
Rhode Island 205 782 01/01/2016
South Carolina 1,363 713 01/01/2016
South Dakota 320 741 01/01/2016
Tennesseek 2,632 - 02/08/2016
Texas 7,108 806 09/01/2015
Utah -d -b  
Vermont 412 2,923 01/01/2016
Virginia 1,839 689 01/01/2016
Washington 1,508 892 01/01/2016
West Virginia 649 591 09/01/2015
Wisconsin 1,296 1,102 01/01/2016
Wyoming 174 808 01/01/2016

Source: GAO survey of state pharmacy regulatory bodies, survey question 6. | GAO-17-363SP
Notes: GAO surveyed the state pharmacy regulatory bodies in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all but 4 completed the survey.
aThis state reported that these numbers are approximate. bThese states reported having a category for nonresident pharmacies but did not report data. cThis state reported that rules and regulations to include separate license categories had been proposed but had not been enacted or finalized. dThese states reported having a category for resident pharmacies but did not report data. eThis state reported that nonresident pharmacies who wish to dispense prescription drugs or devices into this state directly to the patient must apply for a miscellaneous permit. fThese states reported this number includes mail-order pharmacies. gThis state reported that the board of pharmacy only licenses resident (in-state) retail pharmacies, and the state's Department of Public Health licenses institutional pharmacies (i.e., hospitals and clinics). hThis state reported that pharmacy reform legislation in the state created this new license category that will be implemented once regulations are promulgated. iThis state reported the number of nonresident pharmacies was unknown. jThis state reported that this number includes seven temporary pharmacies. kThese states reported they do not differentiate resident and nonresident pharmacies.