New Hampshire

New Hampshire covers 8,968 square miles, with a 2014 estimated population of 1,326,813 people – with 495,404 people living in rural New Hampshire (USDA-ERS). Concord is that state capital. The state’s largest cities are Manchester, Nashua and Concord. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 94.2% of the state’s population is white, 1.5% is Black/African-American, and 3.2% is of Hispanic/Latino origin (2013).

New Hampshire Rural Healthcare Facilities

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The state has 13 hospitals identified as Critical Access Hospitals (Flex Team, 9/2015). There are 14 Rural Health Clinics in New Hampshire (CMS, 2015), and 10 Federally Qualified Health Centers provide services at 51 sites in the state (NACHC, 2013).

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural New Hampshire

11.0% of New Hampshire residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2013). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per-capita income for New Hampshire residents in 2013 was $51,013, although rural per-capita income lagged at $47,366. Estimates from 2013 indicate a poverty rate of 10.4% exists in rural New Hampshire, compared to 8.1% in urban areas of the state. The ERS, based on 2009-2013 ACS data, that 8.9% of the rural population has not completed high school, compared to 7.7% of urban populations. The unemployment rate in rural areas is 4.0%, while the rate in urban New Hampshire is 4.5% (USDA-ERS, 2014).

For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.

Data Sources
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Rural Health Clinic List; Flex Monitoring Team: Critical Access Hospital List; Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts; National Association of Community Health Centers: Key Health Center Data By State; U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts; USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets


New Hampshire Rural Health and Primary Care Section
Phone: 603.271.4741
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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