Connecticut covers 4,842 square miles, with a 2019 estimated population of 3,565,287 people – 180,333 living in rural areas (USDA-ERS). According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 80.0% of the state's population is white, 12.0% is African-American, 4.9% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 16.5% is of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Connecticut Rural Healthcare Facilities
According to data.HRSA.gov, as of July 2020 Connecticut had:
- No Critical Access Hospitals
- No Rural Health Clinics
- 12 Federally Qualified Health Center sites located outside of Urbanized Areas
- 3 short term hospitals located outside of Urbanized Areas
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Connecticut
6% of Connecticut residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2017). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for residents of Connecticut in 2018 was $76,456, although rural per capita income lagged at $64,949. The ERS reports, based on 2018 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Connecticut is 6.9%, compared with 10.5% in urban areas of the state. 7.4% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 9.6% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2014-2018 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Connecticut is at 3.5%, while in urban Connecticut it is at 3.7% (USDA-ERS, 2019).For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.
Is located at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted, CT. The Office works closely with the Department of Public Health, Community Health Center Association of Connecticut, AHEC, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, CT Hospital Association and community organizations promoting quality healthcare for rural residents.
There are more organizations related to Connecticut in the organizations section.
Last Reviewed: 7/8/2020