New York covers 47,214 square miles, with a 2019 estimated population of 19,453,561 people – with 1,358,973 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 2019 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 69.6% of the state's population is white, 17.6% is African-American, 9.0% is Asian, 1.0% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 19.3% is of Hispanic or Latino origin.
New York Rural Healthcare Facilities
According to data.HRSA.gov, as of January 2021 New York had:
- 18 Critical Access Hospitals
- 31 Rural Health Clinics
- 96 Federally Qualified Health Center sites located outside of Urbanized Areas
- 38 short term hospitals located outside of Urbanized Areas
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural New York
5.3% percent of New York residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2019). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for New York residents in 2019 was $71,717, with the rural per capita income at $44,518. The ERS reports, based on 2019 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural New York is 14.9%, compared with 12.9% in urban areas of the state. 11.1% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 13.3% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2015-2019 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural New York is 4.6%, and in urban New York it is 3.9% (USDA-ERS, 2019).
A division of the New York State Department of Health focused on rural health issues for the state.
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