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State Office of Rural Health
South Carolina Office of Rural Health
Dedicated to ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare for all rural South Carolinians. Also functions as the South Carolina State Rural Health Association.
South Carolina Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
South Carolina Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural South
8.3% of South Carolina residents lack health insurance
(Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic Research
Service, the average per capita income for South Carolina
residents in 2020 was $48,021, with the rural per capita
income at $40,315. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS
data, that the poverty rate in rural South Carolina is
18.1%, compared with 13.1% in urban areas of the state.
16.2% of the rural population has not completed high
school, while 10.4% of the urban population lacks a high
school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported
by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural South Carolina is
5.1%, while in urban South Carolina, it is 3.8%
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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