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Connecticut covers 4,842 square miles, with a 2020
estimated population of 3,605,944 people – 185,186 living
in rural areas (USDA-ERS). According to 2021 data from
the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 79.7% of the state's population
is white, 12.2% is African-American, 5.0% is Asian, 0.6%
is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native
Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 16.9% is of
Hispanic or Latino origin.
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 data.HRSA.gov
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural
4.8% of Connecticut residents lack health insurance
(Kaiser, 2020). 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 2019
ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Connecticut is
7.1%, compared with 10.1% in urban areas of the state.
7.0% of the rural population has not completed high
school, while 9.5% of the urban population lacks a high
school diploma according to 2015-2019 ACS data reported
by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Connecticut is at
6.9%, while in urban Connecticut it is at 8.0% (USDA-ERS,
Foundation State Health Facts;
U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
Connecticut State Office of Rural Health
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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