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Health Insurance Coverage by Metro Area

Among the nation’s 50 most populous metros, Houston ranks last in percent of population that is covered by health insurance.
Published on 1/14/21
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Percentage of Population
With Health Insurance Coverage
by Metro Area
Rank Area With Health Insurance Coverage
1 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area 97.3%
2 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area 96.8%
3 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area 96.3%
4 Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area 96.1%
5 Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area 96.0%
6 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area 95.7%
7 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area 95.5%
8 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area 95.2%
9 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area 95.2%
10 Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area 94.7%
11 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area 94.4%
12 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 94.4%
13 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area 94.3%
14 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area 94.3%
15 Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area 94.2%
16 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area 94.1%
17 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area 94.0%
18 St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area 93.5%
19 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area 93.3%
20 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 93.1%
21 Columbus, OH Metro Area 92.9%
22 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area 92.7%
23 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 92.5%
24 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area 92.3%
25 Richmond, VA Metro Area 92.2%
26 San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area 92.0%
27 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 91.8%
28 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 91.7%
29 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area 91.2%
30 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area 91.1%
31 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area 90.8%
32 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area 90.7%
33 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area 90.7%
34 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area 90.7%
35 Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area 90.5%
36 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area 89.6%
37 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area 89.2%
38 Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 88.8%
39 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area 88.8%
40 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area 88.7%
41 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area 87.8%
42 Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area 87.8%
43 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area 87.7%
44 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 87.5%
45 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area 87.1%
46 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area 86.4%
47 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area 84.6%
48 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area 83.9%
49 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area 82.6%
50 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area 80.3%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey  
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