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Rural Health Information Hub

Colorado

Key Contact for Colorado

Colorado Rural Health Center

Phone: 303.832.7493
Email: info@coruralhealth.org

Serves as the State Office of Rural Health (SORH) for Colorado. Offers members programs and services to ensure that rural communities have access to adequate healthcare.
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Colorado Nonmetro Population

5,684,926
Estimated population
710,041 (12.5%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Colorado Rural Healthcare Facilities

32
Critical Access Hospitals
62
Rural Health Clinics
82
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
13
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov. July 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Colorado

While most Coloradans have health insurance coverage, 7.0% remain uninsured (Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Coloradans in 2020 was $63,776, with the rural per capita income at $57,605. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Colorado is 10.9%, compared with 8.7% in urban areas of the state. 9.1% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 7.7% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Colorado is 4.8%, while in urban Colorado, it is 5.4% (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 Colorado in the organizations section.


Last Reviewed: 11/13/2020