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Rural Health Information Hub

New Mexico

Key Contact for New Mexico

New Mexico Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

Phone: 505.699.8911
Email: Crystal.Begay@doh.nm.gov

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.
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New Mexico Nonmetro Population

2,097,021
Estimated population
687,412 (32.8%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

New Mexico Rural Healthcare Facilities

11
Critical Access Hospitals
20
Rural Health Clinics
107
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
18
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 Mexico

While most New Mexicans have some form of health insurance coverage, 10.3% of its residents remain uninsured (Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for New Mexicans in 2020 was $46,338, with the rural per capita income at $44,568. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural New Mexico is 18.7%, compared with 15.9% in urban areas of the state. 16.8% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 11.9% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural New Mexico is 7.5%, while in urban New Mexico it is 6.5% (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 Mexico in the organizations section.


Last Reviewed: 1/6/2023