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State Office of Rural Health
Maine Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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.
Maine Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
Maine Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Maine
3.7% of Maine residents lack health insurance (Kaiser,
2021). According to the USDA Economic Research Service,
the average per capita income for Maine residents in 2020
was $54,211, with the rural per capita income at $48,457.
The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty
rate in rural Maine is 12.2%, compared with 9.6% 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 5.1%, while in urban Maine it is 4.4% (USDA-ERS,
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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