Kansas Rural Health System at a Glance
Kansas is a profoundly rural state, with one-third of the population living in two-thirds of its land mass.
- 400 miles across, Kansas population density of 34.5 persons per square mile
- 89 of the Kansas’ 105 counties are considered rural with less than 40 persons per square mile
- One-third of the 105 counties represent an enduring frontier with less than 6 persons per square mile, mostly concentrated in the western part of the state.
Map of Kansas Counties by Population Density Peer Group
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+/- Kansas Rural Hospitals
Rural Kansas is home to 83 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), more than any other state in the country. CAHs comprise two-thirds of the state’s community hospitals. Of Kansas’ 105 counties, 65 counties are served solely by a CAH or multiple CAH(s) in the county.
Learn More about Kansas CAHs go to Kansas Rural Health Options Project
+/- Local Health and Primary Care in Rural Kansas
+/- Rural Health Care Workforce in Kansas
Find Out More about Kansas Workforce Needs go to Primary Care Health Professional Underserved Areas Report