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Arizona

Key Contact for Arizona

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

7,174,064
Estimated population
351,229 (4.9%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Arizona Rural Healthcare Facilities

16
Critical Access Hospitals
44
Rural Health Clinics
70
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
18
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov. July 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Arizona

Most Arizonans have some form of health insurance coverage, although 10.0% of the state's residents remain uninsured (Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Arizonans in 2020 was $49,648, with the rural per capita income at $39,035. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Arizona is 21.9%, compared with 12.4% in urban areas of the state. 16.9% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 11.9% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Arizona is 6.5%, while in urban Arizona, it is 4.8% (USDA-ERS, 2021).

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

Contacts

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


Last Reviewed: 10/28/2021