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State Office of Rural Health

Colorado Rural Health Center

Phone: 303.832.7493

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

Estimated population
712,570 (12.3%)
People living in nonmetro areas

Colorado 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 Colorado

While most Coloradans have health insurance coverage, 7.0% remain uninsured (Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Coloradans in 2021 was $70,706, with the rural per capita income at $63,508. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Colorado is 12.2%, compared with 9.4% in urban areas of the state. 8.7% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 7.5% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Colorado is 3.1%, while in urban Colorado, it is 3.0% (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


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Last Reviewed: 11/16/2023