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State Office of Rural Health

Wisconsin Office of Rural Health

Phone: 608.261.1884

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.
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Wisconsin Nonmetro Population

Estimated population
1,499,838 (25.5%)
People living in nonmetro areas

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

5.4% of Wisconsin residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Wisconsinites in 2021 was $59,626, with the rural per capita income at $52,732. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Wisconsin is 10.8%, compared with 10.8% in urban areas of the state. 7.9% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 6.8% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Wisconsin is at 3.1%, while in urban Wisconsin it is at 2.9% (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: 5/22/2024