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Rural Health Information Hub

Virginia

Key Contact for Virginia

Virginia State Office of Rural Health

Phone: 804.864.7426

Collects and disseminates information, provides technical assistance, helps coordinate rural health interests state-wide, and supports efforts to improve recruitment and retention of health professionals.
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Virginia Nonmetro Population

8,509,358
Estimated population
1,056,931 (12.4%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Virginia Rural Healthcare Facilities

8
Critical Access Hospitals
67
Rural Health Clinics
94
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
29
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov. July 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Virginia

6.2% of Virginia residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Virginia residents in 2020 was $61,958, with the rural per capita income at $43,359. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Virginia is 14.9%, compared with 8.5% in urban areas of the state. 16.1% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 8.7% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Virginia is 4.4%, while in urban Virginia, it is 3.9% (USDA-ERS, 2021).

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 Virginia in the organizations section.


Last Reviewed: 5/2/2022