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Rural Health Information Hub

New Hampshire

Key Contact for New Hampshire

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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New Hampshire Nonmetro Population

1,355,244
Estimated population
501,567 (37.0%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

New Hampshire Rural Healthcare Facilities

13
Critical Access Hospitals
15
Rural Health Clinics
22
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
4
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov. July 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural New Hampshire

5.3% of New Hampshire residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2021). 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; USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets

Contacts

There are more organizations related to New Hampshire in the organizations section.


Last Reviewed: 9/20/2022