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State Office of Rural Health

Vermont Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Phone: 802.951.1259

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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Vermont Nonmetro Population

Estimated population
418,071 (64.9%)
People living in nonmetro areas

Vermont Rural Healthcare Facilities

Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites according to (April 2024), 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 Vermont

3.9% of Vermont residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Vermont residents in 2021 was $61,882, with the rural per capita income at $60,151. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Vermont is 10.4%, compared with 9.8% in urban areas of the state. 6.3% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 5.8% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Vermont is 2.9% and the rate is 2.2% in urban Vermont (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


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

Last Reviewed: 3/24/2023