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State Office of Rural Health

Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Phone: 573.751.6441

Serves as the Missouri State Office of Rural Health (SORH). Helps rural areas provide access to healthcare services through community-based systems. Provides information on recruitment, loan repayment programs, and Missouri's Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).
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Missouri Nonmetro Population

Estimated population
1,509,800 (24.5%)
People living in nonmetro areas

Missouri Rural Healthcare Facilities

Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites according to (April 2024), showing only locations outside of U.S. Census Bureau Urban Areas with a population of 50,000 or more

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Missouri

8.4% of Missouri residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Missourians in 2021 was $55,325 with the rural per capita income at $43,803. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Missouri is 16.3%, compared with 11.6% in urban areas of the state. 12.9% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 7.7% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Missouri is at 2.8%, and in urban Missouri it is at 2.4% (USDA-ERS, 2022).

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


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Last Reviewed: 10/9/2023