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Rural Health Information Hub


Key Contact for Maryland

Maryland Office of Rural Health

Phone: 410.767.4467

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.
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Maryland Nonmetro Population

Estimated population
150,952 (2.5%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Maryland Rural Healthcare Facilities

Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located in rural areas according to January 2023.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Maryland

6.5% of Maryland residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2021). According to the Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Maryland residents in 2020 was $66,799, with the rural per capita income at $57,714. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Maryland is 12.3%, compared with 8.9% 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 5.2%, and in urban Maryland, it is 5.8% (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


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

Last Reviewed: 11/1/2022