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Rural Health Information Hub

Florida

Key Contact for Florida

Florida Office of Rural Health

Phone: 850.245.4009

Works to improve access to high quality health care services in Florida's rural communities. A division of the Florida Department of Health.
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Florida Nonmetro Population

21,216,924
Estimated population
690,028 (3.3%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Florida Rural Healthcare Facilities

10
Critical Access Hospitals
154
Rural Health Clinics
95
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
28
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov. July 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Florida

12.7% of Florida residents are uninsured (Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), the average per capita income for Florida residents in 2020 was $55,675, with the rural per capita income at $42,188. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Florida is 18.9%, compared with 12.2% in urban areas of the state. 18.6% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 11.2% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Florida is at 4.4%, while in urban Florida it is at 4.6% (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 Florida in the organizations section.


Last Reviewed: 12/30/2021