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Key Contact for Connecticut

Connecticut State Office of Rural Health

Phone: 860.738.6378

Offers a services and activities to improve healthcare access for rural residents in Connecticut. Provides technical assistance for local and regional rural health initiatives. Works to build collaboration and networks between community members, healthcare providers, and other organizations to leverage resources and improve rural health in the state.
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Connecticut Nonmetro Population

Estimated population
181,143 (5.1%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Connecticut Rural Healthcare Facilities

Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to July 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Connecticut

5.7% of Connecticut residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for residents of Connecticut in 2020 was $78,609, with the rural per capita income at $67,118. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Connecticut is 7.4%, compared with 9.8% in urban areas of the state. 6.2% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 9.2% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Connecticut is at 5.5%, while in urban Connecticut it is at 6.3% (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


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

Last Reviewed: 3/17/2021