New Hampshire covers 8,968 square miles, with a 2019 estimated population of 1,359,711 people – 502,284 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 2019 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 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 Latino origin.
New Hampshire Rural Healthcare Facilities
According to data.HRSA.gov, as of January 2021 New Hampshire had:
- 13 Critical Access Hospitals
- 14 Rural Health Clinics
- 20 Federally Qualified Health Center sites located outside of Urbanized Areas
- 4 short term hospitals located outside of Urbanized Areas
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural New Hampshire
6.4% of New Hampshire residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2019). According to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), the average per capita income for New Hampshire residents in 2019 was $63,502, with the rural per capita income at $58,365. 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 2.4%, while the rate in urban areas is 2.6% (USDA-ERS, 2019).
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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