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State Office of Rural Health

Arizona Center for Rural Health

Phone: 520.626.2254

Promotes the health of rural and medically underserved individuals, families, and communities in Arizona through service, education, and research. Houses the Arizona State Office of Rural Health.
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Arizona Nonmetro Population

Estimated population
339,038 (4.7%)
People living in nonmetro areas

Arizona Rural Healthcare Facilities

Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites according to (January 2024), showing only locations outside of U.S Census Bureau Urban Areas with a population of 50,000 or more

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Arizona

Most Arizonans have some form of health insurance coverage, although 10.3% of the state's residents remain uninsured (Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Arizonans in 2021 was $55,487, with the rural per capita income at $44,532. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Arizona is 22.5%, compared with 12.4% in urban areas of the state. 16.5% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 11.5% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Arizona is 5.4%, while in urban Arizona, it is 3.8% (USDA-ERS, 2022).

For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.

Data Sources
Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts; USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets


There are more organizations related to Arizona in the organizations section.

Last Reviewed: 7/26/2023