Nevada covers 110,567 square miles, with a 2018 estimated population of 3,034,392 people – 277,567 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 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 74.6% of the state’s population is white, 9.8% is African-American, 8.8% is Asian, 1.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.8% is Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 28.8% is of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Nevada Rural Healthcare Facilities
According to data.HRSA.gov, as of January 2019 Nevada had:
- 13 Critical Access Hospitals
- 12 Rural Health Clinics
- 15 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% of Nevadans lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2017). According to the Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Nevadans in 2017 was $46,159, although rural per capita income is $45,446. The ERS reports, based on 2017 ACS data, that the poverty rate in rural Nevada is 11.0%, compared with 13.2% in urban areas of the state. 13.2% of the rural population has not completed high school, while 14.3% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma according to 2013-2017 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in rural Nevada is 4.3%, while in urban Nevada it is 4.6% (USDA-ERS, 2018).For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.
Provides technical assistance activities to rural communities through workshops, dissemination of information, and recruitment and retention of health care practitioners. A division of the Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.
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Last Reviewed: 11/2/2018