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Rural Health Information Hub

Oregon

State Office of Rural Health

Oregon Office of Rural Health

Phone: 503.494.4450
Email: ruralweb@ohsu.edu

Works to improve the quality, availability, and accessibility of healthcare for rural Oregon residents. Offers assistance to hospitals, clinics, and communities to strengthen the rural healthcare delivery system. Provides technical assistance to rural communities, recruits healthcare providers, and serves as a clearinghouse for information and data on rural health issues.
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Oregon Nonmetro Population

4,176,346
Estimated population
674,196 (16.1%)
People living in nonmetro areas

Oregon Rural Healthcare Facilities

25
Critical Access Hospitals
117
Rural Health Clinics
84
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
9
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites according to data.HRSA.gov (October 2023), 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 Oregon

6.0% of Oregonians lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Oregonians in 2021 was $61,596, with the rural per capita income at $50,694. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Oregon is 15.6%, compared with 11.5% in urban areas of the state. 11.1% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 8.0% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Oregon is 5.0%, while in urban Oregon it is 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

Contacts

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


Last Reviewed: 5/7/2021