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Maine

Key Contact for Maine

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

1,340,825
Estimated population
544,857 (40.6%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Maine Rural Healthcare Facilities

16
Critical Access Hospitals
37
Rural Health Clinics
87
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
9
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov. July 2022.

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. 7.7% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 6.1% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Maine is 5.1%, while in urban Maine it is 4.4% (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

Contacts

There are more organizations related to Maine in the organizations section.


Last Reviewed: 4/1/2022