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
According to data.HRSA.gov, as of January 2019 New York had:
- 18 Critical Access Hospitals
- 8 Rural Health Clinics
- 89 Federally Qualified Health Center sites located outside of Urbanized Areas
- 41 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 2017 was $64,540, although rural per capita income lagged at $41,138. 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. 11.7% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 14.0% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2013-2017 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.
A division of the New York State Department of Health focused on rural health issues for the state.
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Last Reviewed: 3/1/2019