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Rural Health Information Hub

New York

Key Contact for New York

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

Phone: 518.402.0102
Email: orh@health.ny.gov

Provides a variety of services for New York residents in need, including help with food, healthcare, and COVID-19 assistance.
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New York Nonmetro Population

19,514,849
Estimated population
1,365,252 (7.0%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

New York Rural Healthcare Facilities

18
Critical Access Hospitals
49
Rural Health Clinics
106
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
39
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov. July 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural New York

5.9% percent of New York residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for New York residents in 2020 was $74,472, with the rural per capita income at $47,934. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural New York is 12.7%, compared with 12.8% in urban areas of the state. 10.6% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 12.9% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural New York is 4.9%, and in urban New York it is 7.1% (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 New York in the organizations section.


Last Reviewed: 3/24/2021