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State Office of Rural Health
Maryland State Office of Rural Health
Collects and disseminates information within the state, coordinates rural health interests and activities across the state, and provides technical assistance to attract more federal, state, and foundation funding for rural communities.
Maryland Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
Maryland Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Maryland
6.0% of Maryland residents lack health insurance (Kaiser,
2022). According to the Economic Research Service, the
average per capita income for Maryland residents in 2021
was $69,817, with the rural per capita income at $63,089.
The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty
rate in rural Maryland is 12.1%, compared with 10.3% in
urban areas of the state. 11.0% of the rural population
has not completed high school, while 9.2% of the urban
population lacks a high school diploma according to
2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate
in rural Maryland is 3.4%, and in urban Maryland, it is
3.2% (USDA-ERS, 2022).
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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