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Key Contact for Florida
Florida Office of Rural Health
Works to improve access to high quality health care services in Florida's rural communities. A division of the Florida Department of Health.
Florida Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate
Florida 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 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).
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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Last Reviewed: 12/30/2021