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Florida

State Office of Rural Health

Florida Office of Rural Health

Phone: 850.245.4446

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

Florida Rural Healthcare Facilities

10
Critical Access Hospitals
150
Rural Health Clinics
95
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
21
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites according to data.HRSA.gov (July 2023), showing only locations outside of U.S Census Bureau Urban Areas with a population of 50,000 or more

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Florida

11.2% of Florida residents are uninsured (Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), the average per capita income for Florida residents in 2021 was $62,270, with the rural per capita income at $46,463. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Florida is 20.0%, compared with 13.0% in urban areas of the state. 17.9% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 10.7% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Florida is at 3.2%, while in urban Florida it is at 2.9% (USDA-ERS, 2022).

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: 6/27/2023