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Rural Health Information Hub

Oregon

Key Contact for Oregon

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
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Oregon Rural Healthcare Facilities

25
Critical Access Hospitals
119
Rural Health Clinics
78
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
9
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov. July 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Oregon

6.1% of Oregonians lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2021). 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% (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

Contacts

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


Last Reviewed: 5/7/2021