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Key Contact for Hawaii

Hawaii State Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

Phone: 808.586.4122

Coordinates federal, state, and local efforts aimed at improving the health of Hawaii's rural and medically underserved populations.
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Hawaii Nonmetro Population

Estimated population
273,735 (19.3%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Hawaii Rural Healthcare Facilities

Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites according to (January 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 Hawaii

Although most Hawaiians have some form of health insurance coverage, 4.3% of residents remain uninsured (Kaiser, 2021). According to the Economic Research Service, the average per capita income in 2020 was $58,655, with the rural per capita income at $48,320. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Hawaii is 11.6%, compared with 8.2% in urban areas of the state. 7.4% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 7.3% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Hawaii is 6.1%, while in urban Hawaii it is 5.6% (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


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

Last Reviewed: 6/28/2022