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State Office of Rural Health
North Dakota State Office of Rural Health
Helps the rural communities in North Dakota build
healthcare services through collaboration. Works with
hospitals and other healthcare related facilities.
Administers the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program
(FLEX), Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP),
and provides grant development assistance.
North Dakota Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
North Dakota Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural North
Most North Dakotans have some form of health insurance
coverage, although 6.1% of its residents lack health
insurance (Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic
Research Service, the average per capita income for North
Dakotans in 2020 was $61,530, with the rural per capita
income at $62,412. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS
data, that the poverty rate in rural North Dakota is
10.4%, compared with 10.1% in urban areas of the state.
8.2% of the rural population has not completed high
school, while 5.2% of the urban population lacks a high
school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported
by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural North Dakota is
4.3%, while in urban North Dakota it is 3.1% (USDA-ERS,
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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