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Rural Health Information Hub

New Hampshire

State Office of Rural Health

New Hampshire Rural Health & Primary Care

Phone: 603.271.4412

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.
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New Hampshire Nonmetro Population

1,355,244
Estimated population
501,567 (37.0%)
People living in nonmetro areas

New Hampshire Rural Healthcare Facilities

13
Critical Access Hospitals
15
Rural Health Clinics
25
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
5
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites according to data.HRSA.gov (October 2023), showing only locations outside of U.S Census Bureau Urban Areas with a population of 50,000 or more

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural New Hampshire

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).

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 New Hampshire in the organizations section.


Last Reviewed: 6/30/2023