Skip to main content
RSS

Georgia

Georgia covers 57,906 square miles, with a 2017 estimated population of 10,429,379 people – with 1,786,539 people living in rural Georgia (USDA-ERS). Atlanta is the state capital, and the state’s largest cities are Atlanta, Augusta, and Columbus. According to 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 60.8% of the state’s population is white, 32.2% is African-American, 4.2% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 9.6% is of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Georgia Rural Healthcare Facilities

Georgia Rural Healthcare Facilities map

View full-size map

According to data.HRSA.gov, as of July 2018 Georgia had:

  • 30 Critical Access Hospitals
  • 88 Rural Health Clinics
  • 139 Federally Qualified Health Centers located outside of Urbanized Areas
  • 56 short term hospitals located outside of Urbanized Areas

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Georgia

13% of Georgia residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2017). According to the Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Georgia residents in 2016 was $42,159, although rural per capita income lagged at $31,841. The ERS reports, based on 2017 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Georgia is 20.3%, compared with 13.9% in urban areas of the state. 20.1% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 12.9% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2012-2016 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Georgia is 5.2%, while in urban Georgia it is 4.7% (USDA-ERS, 2017).

For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.

Data Sources
Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts; U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts; USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets

Contacts

Georgia State Office of Rural Health
Phone: 299.401.3090
Works to improve access to health care in rural areas and reduce health status disparities. A division of the Georgia Department of Community Health.
view details

There are more organizations related to Georgia in the organizations section.


Last Reviewed: 1/4/2018