Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

New Mexico

State Office of Rural Health

New Mexico Office of Primary Care & Rural Health

Phone: 505.699.8911

Works to improve access to quality healthcare for New Mexico by providing collaborative leadership and resources to healthcare and community organizations. A division of the Population and Community Health Bureau in the New Mexico Department of Health.
view details

New Mexico Nonmetro Population

Estimated population
687,412 (32.8%)
People living in nonmetro areas

New Mexico Rural Healthcare Facilities

Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites according to (July 2023), showing only locations outside of U.S Census Bureau Urban Areas with a population of 50,000 or more

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural New Mexico

While most New Mexicans have some form of health insurance coverage, 8.4% of its residents remain uninsured (Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for New Mexicans in 2021 was $50,311, with the rural per capita income at $46,637. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural New Mexico is 21.2%, compared with 15.9% in urban areas of the state. 16.5% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 11.6% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural New Mexico is 4.4%, while in urban New Mexico it is 3.9% (USDA-ERS, 2022).

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


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

Last Reviewed: 1/6/2023