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Georgia

Key Contact for Georgia

Georgia State Office of Rural Health

Phone: 299.401.3090

Works to improve access to healthcare in rural areas and reduce health status disparities. A division of the Georgia Department of Community Health.
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Georgia Nonmetro Population

10,516,579
Estimated population
1,796,897 (17.1%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Georgia Rural Healthcare Facilities

30
Critical Access Hospitals
101
Rural Health Clinics
161
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
46
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov. July 2022.

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. 17.7% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 10.9% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2016-2020 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).

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 Georgia in the organizations section.


Last Reviewed: 11/19/2021