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Rural Health Information Hub

Wyoming

Key Contact for Wyoming

Wyoming Office of Rural Health

Phone: 307.777.7293

Seeks to enhance access to healthcare services, support the development of an adequate healthcare workforce, and promote collaboration in expanding comprehensive, community-based healthcare in rural Wyoming.
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Wyoming Nonmetro Population

581,348
Estimated population
402,009 (69.2%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

Wyoming Rural Healthcare Facilities

16
Critical Access Hospitals
25
Rural Health Clinics
17
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
8
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov. July 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Wyoming

8.5% of Wyoming residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Wyomingites in 2020 was $61,855, with the rural per capita income at $62,222. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Wyoming is 9.7%, compared with 8.3% in urban areas of the state. 6.6% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 6.1% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Wyoming is 4.3%, and in urban Wyoming it is 4.9% (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 Wyoming in the organizations section.


Last Reviewed: 12/9/2021