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Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health – Resources

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Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2018
Provides data on computer and Internet use by household characteristics, including location in a rural or urban area, for the nation and by region. Includes information on owning a desktop or laptop computer, owning a smartphone, owning a tablet, having an Internet subscription, and having broadband access.
Author(s): Michael Martin
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Fourteenth Broadband Deployment Report
Reports on broadband deployment in the U.S., with information specific to broadband access in rural and tribal communities and the U.S. territories. Includes rural broadband deployment data by state and county.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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Health, United States, 2019
Presents an annual overview of national trends in health statistics. Covers health status and determinants, healthcare utilization, access, and expenditures. Includes rural data - see the Trend Tables Data Finder and select "Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan" under Population Subgroups.
Additional links: Trend Tables Data Finder
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Mastering Complex Geographies on data.census.gov
Webinar recording discusses how to use the data.census.gov mapping feature to identify complex geographies. Highlights tips and tricks for identifying and mapping different datasets on rural and tribal areas.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Webinar Transcript
Date: 12/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Rural America at a Glance: 2020 Edition
Provides an overview of social and economic factors affecting rural America, with a focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes data on rural COVID-19 cases and deaths, demographic and healthcare access issues that make rural counties vulnerable, unemployment during the pandemic, and COVID-19 cases in meatpacking-dependent counties.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Percentage of Population Aged 25 Years and Over With a Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 2015-2019
Interactive map showing county-level rates of attaining a bachelor's degree or higher by age 25, based on the American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Hover over a county to get data for 2005-2009, 2010-2014, and 2015-2019. Select a state to get county-level data by race and ethnicity.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Median Household Income: 2015-2019
Interactive map showing county-level median household income, based on the American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Hover over a county to get data for 2005-2009, 2010-2014, and 2015-2019. Select a state to get county-level income data by race and ethnicity.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Percentage of People in Poverty by County: 2015-2019
Interactive map showing county-level poverty rates, based on the American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Hover over a county to get poverty data for 2010-2014 and 2015-2019. Select a state to get county-level poverty data by race and ethnicity.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2019
Highlights from the 2019 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), which provides single-year median household income and poverty statistics. Includes county-level maps showing income and poverty rates in 2019 and changes from 2007 to 2019.
Author(s): Staci Bell, Sara Robinson
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Population Denominator Data Sources and Data for Use with HCUP Databases (Updated with 2019 Population Data)
Identifies sources of population data that can be used with Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) databases to calculate rates of hospital care events per population. Includes rural-urban population data sources. Appendix A, Tables A.6 and A.7 provide U.S. population figures from 2000 through 2019 for a 4-category urban-rural definition and a 6-category urban-rural definition.
Additional links: Appendix A: Population Data Tables
Author(s): Marguerite Barrett, Rosanna M. Coffey, Katharine Levit
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Last Updated: 4/22/2021