New Hampshire covers 8,968 square miles, with a 2017 estimated population of 1,342,795 people – 498,122 of which live in rural areas (USDA-ERS). Concord is the state capital. The state’s largest cities are Manchester, Nashua and Concord. According to 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 93.6% of the state’s population is white, 1.6% is African-American, 2.8% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, and 3.7% is of Hispanic or Latino origin.
New Hampshire Rural Healthcare Facilities
According to data.HRSA.gov, as of July 2018 New Hampshire had:
- 13 Critical Access Hospitals
- 14 Rural Health Clinics
- 18 Federally Qualified Health Centers located outside of Urbanized Areas
- 4 short term hospitals located outside of Urbanized Areas
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural New Hampshire
6% of New Hampshire residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2017). According to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), the average per capita income for New Hampshire residents in 2016 was $55,954, although rural per capita income lagged at $52,080. Based on 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) data, the ERS reports that the poverty rate in rural New Hampshire is 8.5%, compared with 7.2% in urban areas of the state. 7.9% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 7.1% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma (ERS report using 2012-2016 ACS data). The unemployment rate of rural areas in New Hampshire is 2.5%, while the rate in urban areas is 2.8% (USDA-ERS, 2017).For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.
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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Last Reviewed: 1/3/2019