Aug 09, 2016

Demographic and Workforce Facts

To improve population health, well-being, and equity within a community, it is important to know the population you are serving. These one-page fact sheets provide state-level data on four key demographic and workforce indicators:

  • Distribution of population by race/ethnicity
  • Percentage of population living in rural versus urban areas
  • Distribution of population by federal poverty level
  • Areas in which there is a shortage of primary health professionals

These statistics can guide your Action Coalition’s work in shaping a nursing workforce to better meet local needs and overcoming health disparities in your state. As you integrate other Culture of Health aspects into your work, consider how demographics play a role in health equity and fostering cross-sector collaboration.


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Arizona Maine  Oklahoma
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California Massachusetts  Pennsylvania
Colorado Michigan Rhode Island
Connecticut  Minnesota South Carolina
Delaware Mississippi South Dakota
District of Columbia Missouri Tennessee
Florida  Montana Texas
Georgia Nebraska Utah
Hawaii Nevada Vermont
Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
Illinois  New Jersey Washington
Indiana New Mexico  West Virginia
Iowa  New York  Wisconsin
Kansas  North Carolina Wyoming