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Key Contact for Michigan

Michigan Center for Rural Health

Phone: 517.355.7979

Serves as the State Office of Rural Health (SORH) in Michigan. Supports the development of partnerships among nonprofits, health departments, hospitals, government, and academia to create new opportunities in quality of care, recruitment and retention of healthcare providers, distance education, and emergency medical services (EMS).
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Michigan Nonmetro Population

Estimated population
1,800,241 (18.0%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Michigan 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 Michigan

3.0% of the Michigan residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Michiganians in 2020 was $53,259, with the per capita income at $45,401. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Michigan is 12.1%, compared with 12.8% in urban areas of the state. 8.6% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 8.4% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Michigan is at 5.9%, and in urban Michigan it is at 5.9% (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 Michigan in the organizations section.

Last Reviewed: 4/20/2022