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Nevada covers 110,567 square miles, with a 2021 estimated
population of 3,143,991 people – 294,987 living in rural
Nevada (USDA-ERS). Carson City, the capital, is located
in the western region of the state. The state's largest
cities are Las Vegas, Henderson, and Reno. According to
2021 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 72.8% of the
state's population is White, 10.6% is African-American,
9.1% is Asian, 1.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native,
0.9% is Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and
29.9% is of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Nevada Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Nevada
10.2% of Nevadans lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2020).
According to the Economic Research Service, the average
per capita income for Nevadans in 2020 was $53,720, with
the rural per capita income at $52,429. The ERS reports,
based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural
Nevada is 11.0%, compared with 12.7% in urban areas of
the state. 11.6% of the rural population has not
completed high school, while 13.2% of the urban
population lacks a high school diploma according to
2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate
in rural Nevada is 4.3%, while in urban Nevada it is 7.5%
Foundation State Health Facts;
U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
Nevada State Office of Rural Health
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.
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