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State Office of Rural Health
New Hampshire Rural Health & Primary Care
Offers technical assistance to rural health care providers and organizations, supports clinician recruitment and retention efforts, and disseminates healthcare related information to rural healthcare stakeholders. A division of the Department of Health and Human Services.
New Hampshire Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
New Hampshire Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural New
4.5% of New Hampshire residents lack health insurance
(Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research
Service (ERS), the average per capita income for New
Hampshire residents in 2021 was $73,200, with the rural
per capita income at $68,125. Based on 2021 American
Community Survey (ACS) data, the ERS reports that the
poverty rate in rural New Hampshire is 8.9%, compared
with 6.5% in urban areas of the state. 7.0% of the rural
population has not completed high school, while 6.0% of
the urban population lacks a high school diploma (ERS
report using 2017-2021 ACS data). The unemployment rate
of rural areas in New Hampshire is 2.5%, and the rate
in urban areas is 2.5% (USDA-ERS, 2022).
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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