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Nebraska

Key Contact for Nebraska

Nebraska Office of Rural Health

Phone: 402.471.2337

Works to assure quality healthcare services to those living in rural Nebraska. Promotes programs and activities including student loan repayment programs, recruitment and retention, healthcare facilities serving underserved areas, and State 30 J1 Visa Waiver. Serves as the Nebraska Office of Primary Care.
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Nebraska Nonmetro Population

1,923,826
Estimated population
671,616 (34.9%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Nebraska Rural Healthcare Facilities

63
Critical Access Hospitals
134
Rural Health Clinics
11
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
10
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov. July 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Nebraska

5.8% of its residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Nebraskans in 2020 was $57,570, with the rural per capita income at $54,766. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Nebraska is 9.9%, compared with 8.8% in urban areas of the state. 9.1% 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 Nebraska is at 2.1%, while in urban Nebraska it is at 2.7% (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 Nebraska in the organizations section.


Last Reviewed: 7/12/2022