For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.
Oregon covers 95,997 square miles, with a 2021 estimated
population of 4,246,155 people – 695,908 living in rural
Oregon (USDA-ERS). Salem, the capital, is located in the
northwestern region of the state. The state's largest
cities are Portland, Eugene and Salem. According to 2021
data from the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 86.7% of the state's
population is white, 2.2% is African-American, 4.9% is
Asian, 1.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.5% is
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 13.4% is
of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Oregon 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 Oregon
4.7% of Oregonians lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2020).
According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the
average per capita income for Oregonians in 2020 was
$56,312, with the rural per capita income at $47,152. The
ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty
rate in rural Oregon is 13.7%, compared with 10.5% in
urban areas of the state. 11.2% of the rural population
has not completed high school, while 8.4% of the urban
population lacks a high school diploma according to
2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate
in rural Oregon is 5.8%, while in urban Oregon it is 5.1%
Foundation State Health Facts;
U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
Oregon Office of Rural Health
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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