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Key Contact for Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
Works to improve the health of rural communities and their residents by compiling, analyzing, and disseminating information to policy makers. Also works to encourage partnerships and identify opportunities for collaboration and cooperation.
Pennsylvania Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate
Pennsylvania 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
5.9% of Pennsylvania residents lack health insurance
(Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic Research
Service, the average per capita income for Pennsylvania
residents in 2020 was $61,700, with the rural per capita
income at $47,202. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS
data, that the poverty rate in rural Pennsylvania is
12.2%, compared with 10.7% in urban areas of the state.
10.5% of the rural population has not completed high
school, while 8.8% of the urban population lacks a high
school diploma according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported
by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Pennsylvania
is 6.6%, while in urban Pennsylvania it is 6.3% (USDA-ERS
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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Last Reviewed: 12/30/2021