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Key Contact for Nevada

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.
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Nevada Nonmetro Population

Estimated population
277,903 (9.2%)
People living in nonmetro areas
Source: U.S. Census ACS 2020 estimate

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 July 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Nevada

10.6% of Nevadans lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2021). 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% (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


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

Last Reviewed: 7/11/2022