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State Office of Rural Health

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

Estimated population
1,070,219 (12.4%)
People living in nonmetro areas

Virginia Rural Healthcare Facilities

Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites according to (January 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 Virginia

6.6% of Virginia residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Virginia residents in 2021 was $66,305, with the rural per capita income at $47,360. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Virginia is 15.8%, compared with 9.5% 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 3.4%, while in urban Virginia, it is 2.8% (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


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Last Reviewed: 6/27/2023