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State Office of Rural Health

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
2,131,864 (18.1%)
People living in nonmetro areas

Ohio Rural Healthcare Facilities

Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites according to (January 2024), showing only locations outside of U.S Census Bureau Urban Areas with a population of 50,000 or more

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Ohio

5.8% of the Ohio residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Ohioans in 2021 was $56,879, with the rural per capita income at $49,255. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Ohio is 13.4%, compared with 13.3% in urban areas of the state. 10.9% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 8.3% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Ohio is 4.1%, while in urban Ohio it is at 4.0% (USDA-ERS, 2022).

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


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Last Reviewed: 8/31/2023