For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.
Wisconsin covers 54,310 square miles, with a 2021
estimated population of 5,895,908 people – 1,535,691
living in rural Wisconsin (USDA-ERS). Madison, the
capital, is located in the southern region of the state.
The state's largest cities are Milwaukee, Madison, and
Green Bay. According to 2021 data from the U.S. Census
Bureau, an estimated 86.6% of the state's population is White, 6.8% is
African-American, 3.2% is Asian, 1.2% is American Indian
or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Other
Pacific Islander, and 7.5% is of Hispanic or Latino
Wisconsin 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
4.8% of Wisconsin residents lack health insurance
(Kaiser, 2020). According to the USDA Economic Research
Service, the average per capita income for Wisconsinites
in 2020 was $55,593, with the rural per capita income at
$49,842. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that
the poverty rate in rural Wisconsin is 9.5%, compared
with 10.2% in urban areas of the state. 8.3% of the rural
population has not completed high school, while 7.1% of
the urban population lacks a high school diploma
according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The
unemployment rate in rural Wisconsin is at 3.9%, while in
urban Wisconsin it is at 3.8% (USDA-ERS, 2021).
Foundation State Health Facts;
U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
Supports rural healthcare delivery in Wisconsin by
providing education, resources, events, and services. Works
closely with individual rural communities and rural
hospitals to support their rural health activities.
There are more organizations related to Wisconsin
in the organizations section.