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Key Contact for Oklahoma
Oklahoma Office of Rural Health
Works with rural communities to ensure their healthcare infrastructure is effective and economically viable by broadening and improving the access and quality of healthcare services, stabilizing rural hospital finances, and educating the public and policymakers about rural health issues.
Oklahoma Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate
Oklahoma 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 data.HRSA.gov
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Oklahoma
Most Oklahomans have some form of health insurance
coverage, although 13.8% of its residents lack health
insurance (Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic
Research Service, the average per capita income for
Oklahomans in 2020 was $49,878, with the rural per capita
income at $42,046. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS
data, that the poverty rate in rural Oklahoma is 16.8%,
compared with 13.1% in urban areas of the state. 13.3% of
the rural population has not completed high school, while
10.5% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma
according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The
unemployment rate in rural Oklahoma is 3.8%, while in
urban Oklahoma, it is 3.9% (USDA-ERS, 2021).
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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