Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

Nevada

State Office of Rural Health

Nevada State Office of Rural Health

Phone: 775.327.5070

Provides technical assistance activities to rural communities through workshops, dissemination of information, and recruitment and retention of health care practitioners. A program of the Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and home to the Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), Flex and SHIP programs.
view details

Nevada Nonmetro Population

3,104,817
Estimated population
230,438 (7.4%)
People living in nonmetro areas

Nevada Rural Healthcare Facilities

13
Critical Access Hospitals
19
Rural Health Clinics
17
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
1
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites according to data.HRSA.gov (April 2024), 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 Nevada

11.1% of Nevadans lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2022). According to the Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Nevadans in 2021 was $60,213, with the rural per capita income at $56,196. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Nevada is 10.9%, compared with 14.3% in urban areas of the state. 10.9% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 13.2% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Nevada is 4.1%, while in urban Nevada it is 5.5% (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

Contacts

There are more organizations related to Nevada in the organizations section.


Last Reviewed: 11/30/2023