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State Office of Rural Health

Maine Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Phone: 207.287.5524

Manages health personnel recruitment and retention programs and provides technical assistance for communities to receive grants that benefit health care and rural areas; facilitates communication on rural health issues among providers, consumers and government programs.
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Maine Nonmetro Population

Estimated population
549,861 (40.2%)
People living in nonmetro areas

Maine Rural Healthcare Facilities

Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites according to (April 2024), 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 Maine

6.5% of Maine residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Maine residents in 2021 was $58,484, with the rural per capita income at $52,287. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Maine is 12.9%, compared with 10.0% in urban areas of the state. 7.2% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 5.6% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Maine is 3.4%, while in urban Maine it is 2.7% (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


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Last Reviewed: 2/7/2024