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New York

State Office of Rural Health

New York State Office of Rural Health (Charles D. Cook Office of Rural Health)

Phone: 518.402.0102

Provides a variety of services for New York residents in need, including help with food and healthcare.
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New York Nonmetro Population

Estimated population
1,390,571 (7.0%)
People living in nonmetro areas

New York 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 New York

4.9% percent of New York residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for New York residents in 2021 was $76,837, with the rural per capita income at $50,737. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural New York is 14.1%, compared with 14.0% in urban areas of the state. 10.7% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 12.7% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural New York is 3.6%, and in urban New York it is 4.3% (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: 3/24/2023