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Nevada covers 110,567 square miles, with a 2019 estimated population of 3,080,156 people – 281,883 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 2019 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 73.9% of the state's population is white, 10.3% is African-American, 8.7% is Asian, 1.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.8% is Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 29.2% is of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Nevada Rural Healthcare Facilities

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According to, as of April 2021 Nevada had:

  • 13 Critical Access Hospitals
  • 17 Rural Health Clinics
  • 16 Federally Qualified Health Center sites located outside of Urbanized Areas
  • 2 short term hospitals located outside of Urbanized Areas

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Nevada

11.5% of Nevadans lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2019). According to the Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Nevadans in 2019 was $51,161, with the rural per capita income at $49,311. The ERS reports, based on 2019 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Nevada is 11.6%, compared with 12.8% in urban areas of the state. 12.0% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 13.4% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2015-2019 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Nevada is 3.9%, while in urban Nevada it is 3.9% (USDA-ERS, 2019).

For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.

Data Sources
Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts; U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts; USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets


Nevada State Office of Rural Health
Phone: 775.738.3828
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.
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