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Key Contact for Ohio

Ohio State Office of Rural Health

Phone: 614.644.8508

Works to strengthen rural healthcare delivery systems across Ohio. Coordinates rural health initiatives statewide by collecting rural health information, coordinating resources, providing technical assistance, and encouraging recruitment and retention.
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Ohio Nonmetro Population

Estimated population
2,310,238 (19.8%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Ohio Rural Healthcare Facilities

Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to July 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Ohio

5.4% of the Ohio residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Ohioans in 2020 was $53,641, with the rural per capita income at $46,140. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Ohio is 12.4%, compared with 12.6% in urban areas of the state. 11.3% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 8.7% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Ohio is 4.9%, while in urban Ohio it is at 5.2% (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


There are more organizations related to Ohio in the organizations section.

Last Reviewed: 10/14/2022