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State Office of Rural Health
Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Facilitates and supports activities which improve access to health care services for rural Alabamians, with special concern for children, the elderly, minorities and other medically underserved vulnerable populations. Part of the Alabama Department of Public Health.
Alabama Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
Alabama Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Alabama
8.6% of Alabama residents lack health insurance (Kaiser,
2022). According to the USDA Economic Research Service,
the average per capita income for Alabama residents in
2021 was $49,769, with the rural capita income at $42,896.
The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that
the poverty rate in rural Alabama is 19.7%, compared with
15.3% in urban areas of the state. 17.2% of the rural
population has not completed high school, while 11.2% of
the urban population lacks a high school diploma
according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The
unemployment rate in rural Alabama is 2.8%, while in
urban Alabama it is 2.5% (USDA-ERS, 2022).
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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