Am I Rural? – Report

Report produced by the Rural Health Information Hub on 06/16/21.

Report Address:
Bethel Census Area *

Latitude: 60.8103
Longitude: -159.8038

Census Tract: 02050000100
(Based on 2019 boundaries)

Bethel Census Area, AK

* Report is for a specific point in Bethel Census Area. Results may not be the same for all points in Bethel Census Area.

The information provided by this service addresses only the rural aspect of a program's requirements. Your Am I Rural? report is not a guarantee of your rural status. Please check with the program contacts directly to verify your eligibility for specific federal programs.

Program Eligibility
Program Rural?
CMS - Rural Health Clinics (RHC) Program YES The Rural Health Clinics Program requires that your location be outside an Urbanized Area as defined by the U.S. Census. (Please note there are additional location requirements for RHCs.)

This location is not in an Urbanized Area.
FORHP - Grant Programs YES This location is eligible for Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grant programs.

Bethel Census Area, AK has been designated by FORHP as rural.
Common Rural Definitions
How Your Location is Defined
Census 2010, Percent Rural Information for Bethel Census Area
  • Percent of County Population that is Rural: 73.94
Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) Nonmetropolitan - not located in a metropolitan or micropolitan area.
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) defined rural areas Bethel Census Area, AK has been designated by FORHP as rural.
Frontier and Remote Area (FAR) 2010
  • FAR Level: 4
  • FAR Description: Areas where the majority of the population lives 60 minutes or more from Urbanized Areas (50,000 or more population); and 45 minutes or more from Urban Clusters (25,000-49,999 population); and 30 minutes or more Urban Clusters (10,000-24,999 population); and 15 minutes or more from Urban Clusters (2,500-9,999 population). Note: Urbanized Areas and Urban Clusters are defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Rural Urban Commuting Areas (RUCAs) by census tract
  • RUCA Code: 10.0
  • Primary Description: Rural areas: primary flow to a tract outside a UA or UC (including self)
Rural Urban Continuum Codes (RUCCs) RUCCs are assigned at the county level.

Information for Bethel Census Area

  • RUCC Code: 7
  • RUCC Description: Nonmetro - Urban population of 2,500 to 19,999, not adjacent to a metro area
Urban Influence Codes (UICs) 2013 Information for Bethel Census Area
  • Urban Influence Code: 11
  • UIC Description: Noncore not adjacent to a metro/micro area and contains a town of 2,500or more residents
Urbanized Areas / Urban Clusters Not located in an Urbanized Area or Urban Cluster.
Shortage Designations

For data sources and definitions, see the Rural Classifications help section.