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Kansas covers 82,227 square miles, with a 2021 estimated
population of 2,934,582 people – 914,980 living in rural
Kansas (USDA-ERS). Topeka, the capital, is located in the
north-eastern region of the state. The state's largest
cities are Wichita, Overland Park, and Kansas City.
According to 2021 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 86.0%
of the state's population is White, 6.2% is
African-American, 3.2% is Asian, 1.2% is American Indian
or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Other
Pacific Islander, and 12.7% is of Hispanic or Latino
Kansas 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 data.HRSA.gov
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Kansas
9.2% of Kansas residents lack health insurance (Kaiser,
2020). According to the USDA Economic Research Service,
the average per capita income for Kansans in 2020 was
$56,099, with the rural per capita income at $48,618. The
ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty
rate in rural Kansas is 11.9%, compared with 10.1% in
urban areas of the state. 10.7% of the rural population
has not completed high school, while 7.7% of the urban
population lacks a high school diploma according to
2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate
in rural Kansas is at 2.7%, and in urban Kansas it is at
3.5% (USDA-ERS, 2021).
Foundation State Health Facts;
U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
Serves as the State Office of Rural Health (SORH) for Kansas and aids rural and medically underserved communities in the state. Helps build sustainable access to quality, patient-centered primary healthcare services. Focuses on supporting the primary care and rural health workforce, connecting local providers and partners to resources and programs, and strengthening system-wide performance improvement capacity.
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