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Vermont covers 9,250 square miles, with a 2020 estimated
population of 643,077 people – with 417,515 people living
in rural Vermont (USDA-ERS). Montpelier is the state
capital. The state's largest cities are Burlington, Essex
and Colchester. According to 2021 data from the U.S.
Census Bureau, an estimated 94.2% of the state's population is white,
1.4% is African-American, 1.9% is Asian, 0.4% is American
Indian or Alaska Native, and 2.0% is of Hispanic or
Vermont 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 Vermont
2.6% of Vermont residents lack health insurance (Kaiser,
2020). According to the USDA Economic Research Service,
the average per capita income for Vermont residents in
2020 was $59,187, with the rural per capita income at
$57,750. The ERS reports, based on 2019 ACS data, that
the poverty rate in rural Vermont is 10.1%, compared with
10.2% in urban areas of the state. 7.7% of the rural
population has not completed high school, while 6.6% of
the urban population lacks a high school diploma
according to 2015-2019 ACS data reported by ERS. The
unemployment rate in rural Vermont is 6.0% and the rate
is 4.9% in urban Vermont (USDA-ERS, 2020).
Foundation State Health Facts;
U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
Vermont Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Works to improve quality and performance of Vermont's Critical Access Hospitals and rural hospitals. Focuses on access to primary, dental, and mental health services and recruitment and retention of primary care, oral health, and mental health workforce. Supports outreach to farm owners and workers and training for health care professionals. Part of the Vermont Department of Health.
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