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New York

New York covers 47,214 square miles, with a 2017 estimated population of 19,849,399 people – with 1,376,268 people living in rural New York (USDA-ERS). Albany is the state capital. The state’s largest cities are New York, Buffalo and Rochester. According to 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 69.6% of the state’s population is white, 17.7% is African-American, 9.1% is Asian, 1.0% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 19.2% is of Hispanic or Latino origin.

New York Rural Healthcare Facilities

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According to data.HRSA.gov, as of July 2018 New York had:

  • 18 Critical Access Hospitals
  • 8 Rural Health Clinics
  • 98 Federally Qualified Health Centers located outside of Urbanized Areas
  • 49 short term hospitals located outside of Urbanized Areas

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural New York

6% percent of New York residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2017). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for New York residents in 2016 was $59,563, although rural per capita income lagged at $38,963. The ERS reports, based on 2017 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural New York is 14.2%, compared with 14.1% in urban areas of the state. 12.1% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 14.2% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2012-2016 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural New York is 5.6%, and in urban New York it is 4.6% (USDA-ERS, 2017).

For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.


Data Sources
Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts; U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts; USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets

Contacts

New York State Office of Rural Health (Charles D. Cook Office of Rural Health)
Phone: 518.402.0102
Email: orh@health.ny.gov
A division of the New York State Department of Health focused on rural health issues for the state.
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Last Reviewed: 6/19/2017