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Key Contact for Idaho

Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care

Phone: 208.334.0669

Promotes access to quality healthcare through a variety of programs, services, and activities for residents in rural and underserved areas of Idaho.
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Idaho Nonmetro Population

Estimated population
454,544 (25.9%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Idaho Rural Healthcare Facilities

Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to July 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Idaho

While most Idahoans have some form of health insurance coverage, 9.5% of residents remain uninsured (Kaiser, 2021). According to the Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Idahoans in 2020 was $48,759, with the rural per capita income at $46,873. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Idaho is 12.0%, compared with 9.2% in urban areas of the state. 11.6% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 7.5% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Idaho is 3.7%, while in urban Idaho it is 3.5% (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 Idaho in the organizations section.

Last Reviewed: 7/19/2021