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Utah

State Office of Rural Health

Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

Phone: 801.231.3044
Email: opcrh@utah.gov

Collects and disseminates information, provides technical assistance, coordinates rural health efforts, and supports efforts to improve recruitment and retention of health professionals.
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Utah Nonmetro Population

3,151,239
Estimated population
330,744 (10.5%)
People living in nonmetro areas

Utah Rural Healthcare Facilities

13
Critical Access Hospitals
17
Rural Health Clinics
27
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
10
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 Utah

8.1% of Utah residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Utahns in 2021 was $56,019, with the rural per capita income at $62,738. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Utah is 11.1%, compared with 8.4% in urban areas of the state. 7.8% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 6.8% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Utah is 2.8%, while in urban Utah it is 2.3% (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 Utah in the organizations section.


Last Reviewed: 12/29/2023