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New Hampshire covers 8,968 square miles, with a 2020
estimated population of 1,377,529 people – 509,527 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 2021 data from the U.S.
Census Bureau, an estimated 93.1% of the state's population is white,
1.8% is African-American, 3.0% is Asian, 0.3% is American
Indian or Alaska Native, and 4.0% is of Hispanic or
New Hampshire Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural New
4.2% of New Hampshire residents lack health insurance
(Kaiser, 2020). According to the USDA Economic Research
Service (ERS), the average per capita income for New
Hampshire residents in 2020 was $67,097, with the rural
per capita income at $62,323. Based on 2019 American
Community Survey (ACS) data, the ERS reports that the
poverty rate in rural New Hampshire is 8.7%, compared
with 6.8% in urban areas of the state. 7.3% of the rural
population has not completed high school, while 6.7% of
the urban population lacks a high school diploma (ERS
report using 2015-2019 ACS data). The unemployment rate
of rural areas in New Hampshire is 6.2%, while the rate
in urban areas is 6.9% (USDA-ERS, 2020).
Foundation State Health Facts;
U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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.
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