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Georgia

State Office of Rural Health

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

Georgia Rural Healthcare Facilities

30
Critical Access Hospitals
95
Rural Health Clinics
179
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
47
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites according to data.HRSA.gov (October 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 Georgia

11.7% of Georgia residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2022). According to the Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Georgia residents in 2021 was $55,786, with the rural per capita income at $42,273. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Georgia is 19.4%, compared with 13.2% 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 3.2%, and in urban Georgia it is 3.0% (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

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Last Reviewed: 9/21/2023