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Missouri covers 68,886 square miles, with a 2021
estimated population of 6,168,187 people – 1,514,327
living in rural areas (USDA-ERS). Jefferson City, the
capital, is located in the central region of the state.
The state's largest cities are Jefferson City, Kansas
City, St. Louis, and Springfield. According to 2021 data
from the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 82.6% of the state's
population is White, 11.8% is African-American, 2.2% is
Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 4.7% is of
Hispanic or Latino origin.
Missouri Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Missouri
9.7% of Missouri residents lack health insurance
(Kaiser, 2020). According to the USDA Economic Research
Service, the average per capita income for Missourians in
2020 was $51,697 with the rural per capita income at
$40,018. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that
the poverty rate in rural Missouri is 15.9%, compared
with 10.9% in urban areas of the state. 13.5% of the
rural population has not completed high school, while
8.0% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma
according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The
unemployment rate in rural Missouri is at 4.4%, and in
urban Missouri it is at 4.4% (USDA-ERS, 2021).
Foundation State Health Facts;
U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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