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State Office of Rural Health
Georgia State Office of Rural Health
Works to improve access to healthcare in rural areas and reduce health status disparities. A division of the Georgia Department of Community Health.
Georgia Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
Georgia Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Georgia
12.3% of Georgia residents lack health insurance (Kaiser,
2021). According to the Economic Research Service, the
average per capita income for Georgia residents in 2020
was $51,780, with the rural per capita income at $38,513.
The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty
rate in rural Georgia is 18.8%, compared with 13.1% in
urban areas of the state. 17.3% of the rural population
has not completed high school, while 10.6% of the urban
population lacks a high school diploma according to
2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate
in rural Georgia is 3.9%, and in urban Georgia it is
3.9% (USDA-ERS, 2021).
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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