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Missouri

Key Contact for Missouri

Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Phone: 573.751.6441
Email: ORHPCinfo@health.mo.gov

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

6,124,160
Estimated population
1,535,132 (25.1%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Missouri Rural Healthcare Facilities

35
Critical Access Hospitals
335
Rural Health Clinics
162
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
29
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov. July 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Missouri

7.5% of Missouri residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2021). 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).

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

Contacts

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


Last Reviewed: 7/6/2022