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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 April 2022.

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% (USDA-ERS, 2021).

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: 775.327.5070
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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Last Reviewed: 7/11/2022