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State Office of Rural Health
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
Florida Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
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).
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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