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New Hampshire

New Hampshire covers 8,968 square miles, with a 2021 estimated population of 1,388,992 people – 515,550 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 92.8% of the state's population is White, 1.9% is African-American, 3.1% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 4.4% is of Hispanic or Latino origin.

New Hampshire Rural Healthcare Facilities

13
Critical Access Hospitals
14
Rural Health Clinics
22
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
4
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov. April 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural New Hampshire

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 2020 American Community Survey (ACS) data, the ERS reports that the poverty rate in rural New Hampshire is 8.1%, compared with 6.3% in urban areas of the state. 7.3% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 6.4% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma (ERS report using 2016-2020 ACS data). The unemployment rate of rural areas in New Hampshire is 3.5, and the rate in urban areas is 3.5% (USDA-ERS, 2021).

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


Data Sources
Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts; U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts; USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets

Contacts

New Hampshire Rural Health & Primary Care
Phone: 603.271.5934
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: 9/20/2022