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State Office of Rural Health
Virginia State Office of Rural Health
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.
Virginia Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
Virginia Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
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. 15.6% of the rural
population has not completed high school, while 8.2% of
the urban population lacks a high school diploma
according to 2017-2021 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).
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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