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Key Contact for Kentucky
Kentucky Office of Rural Health
Partners with hospitals, community organizations, and nonprofit groups, in promoting healthcare in rural Kentucky. Located in the Center of Excellence in Rural Health at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Kentucky Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate
Kentucky 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 Kentucky
7.1% of Kentucky residents lack health insurance (Kaiser,
2021). According to the USDA Economic Research Service,
the average per capita income for Kentucky residents in
2020 was $47,339, with the rural per capita income at $39,917. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that
the poverty rate in rural Kentucky is 19.2%, compared
with 12.0% in urban areas of the state. 17.2% of the
rural population has not completed high school, while
9.8% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma
according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The
unemployment rate in rural Kentucky is 5.1%, while in
urban Kentucky, it is 4.4% (USDA-ERS, 2020).
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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