Nye County, NV

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2019 Population
44,380
1.54% 1-year growth
US Senator
Catherine Cortez Masto
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jacky Rosen
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
53.1
0.759% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
16.4%
1.29% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$47,300
3.48% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$163,300
17.4% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
14,619
0.969% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Nye County, NV had a population of 44.4k people with a median age of 53.1 and a median household income of $47,300. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Nye County, NV grew from 43,705 to 44,380, a 1.54% increase and its median household income grew from $45,711 to $47,300, a 3.48% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Nye County, NV are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.3%), Other (Hispanic) (7.5%), White (Hispanic) (6.75%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.45%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.86%). 0% of the households in Nye County, NV speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

96% of the residents in Nye County, NV are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Nye County, NV was $163,300, and the homeownership rate was 70.8%. Most people in Nye County, NV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Nye County, NV was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

Nye County, NV is home to a population of 44.4k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2019, 20.5% of Nye County, NV residents were born outside of the country (9.1k people).

In 2019, there were 10.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.9k people) in Nye County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.33k Other (Hispanic) and 3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Nye County, NV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    33.9k ± 28
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    3.33k ± 707
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3k ± 674
14.7%
Hispanic Population
6.51k people

In 2019, there were 10.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.9k people) in Nye County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.33k Other (Hispanic) and 3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.7% of the people in Nye County, NV are hispanic (6.51k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Nye County, NV as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
9.1k people
7.26%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.17k people

As of 2019, 20.5% of Nye County, NV residents (9.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Nye County, NV was 7.26%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

53
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
51
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.6

In 2019, the median age of all people in Nye County, NV was 53.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 53, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Nye County, NV are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Nye County, NV residents was 53.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    225,147 ± 11,200 people
  2. Philippines
    87,702 ± 7,163 people
  3. El Salvador
    26,538 ± 3,982 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nevada was Mexico, the natal country of 225,147 Nevada residents, followed by Philippines with 87,702 and El Salvador with 26,538.

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Citizenship

96%
2019 Citizenship
95.9%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 96% of Nye County, NV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Nye County, NV was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,807 ± 309
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    503 ± 175
  3. Korea
    489 ± 150

Nye County, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Nevada, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Nevada (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Nevada. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nevada.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Nevada across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Nye County, NV is $47,300. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Nye County, NV was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $63,000, followed by Census Tract 9604.06 and Census Tract 9604.01, with respective values of $56,244 and $50,320.

Males in Nevada have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,024. The income inequality in Nevada (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Nye County, NV employs 14.6k people. The largest industries in Nye County, NV are Retail Trade (1,738 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,596 people), and Construction (1,317 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,803), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,195), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,778).

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,300
2019 value
± $3,233
3.48%
1 Year Growth
± 9.51%

Households in Nye County, NV have a median annual income of $47,300, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,711 in 2018, which represents a 3.48% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,636
Average Male Salary in Nevada
± $2,040
$48,024
Average Female Salary in Nevada
± $1,554

In 2019, full-time male employees in Nevada made 1.28 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Nevada by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Nevada
  1. White
    $53,994 ± $1,609
  2. Asian
    $47,565 ± $3,669
  3. Two or More Races
    $40,897 ± $4,644

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nevada workers was White. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Nevada.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Nye County, NV is from Nevada.
0.448
2019 Wage GINI in Nevada
0.446
2018 Wage GINI in Nevada

In 2019, the income inequality in Nevada was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.412% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nevada was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nevada in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nevada across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9601
  2. Census Tract 9604.06
  3. Census Tract 9604.01

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nye County, NV was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $63,000, followed by Census Tract 9604.06 and Census Tract 9604.01, with respective values of $56,244 and $50,320.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Nye County, NV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nye County, NV (7.16k out of 43.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    6,009 ± 646
  2. Hispanic
    1,208 ± 302
  3. Other
    619 ± 236

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Nye County, NV is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

14.6k
2019 Value
± 1,057
−0.969%
1 Year decline
± 10.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Nye County, NV declined at a rate of −0.969%, from 14.8k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nye County, NV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,530 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,398 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,328 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nye County, NV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Nye County, NV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,530 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,398 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,328 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nye County, NV has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.53 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (3.2 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Nye County, NV, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($90,598), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,027), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,844).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.6k
2019 Value
± 1,057
−0.969%
1 Year decline
± 10.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Nye County, NV declined at a rate of −0.969%, from 14.8k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nye County, NV, are Retail Trade (1,738 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,596 people), and Construction (1,317 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nye County, NV, though some of these residents may live in Nye County, NV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Nye County, NV, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,738 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,596 people), and Construction (1,317 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nye County, NV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (15.3 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.97 times), and Utilities (2.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Nye County, NV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,803), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,195), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,778).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nevada to other states, or from other states to Nevada.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $14.5B
  2. $13.3B
  3. $8.26B

In 2018, the top outbound Nevada product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $14.5B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($13.3B) and Mixed freight ($8.26B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nevada products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$82.8B
2018 Value in Nevada
$156B
Projected 2045 Value in Nevada
88.2% growth

In 2018, total outbound Nevada trade was $82.8B. This is expected to increase 88.2% to $156B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nevada trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nevada to other states, or from other states to Nevada.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.8B
  2. $8.61B
  3. $3.89B

In 2018, the top outbound Nevada domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.8B, followed by Utah with $8.61B and Arizona and $3.89B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nevada shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Nye County, NV went to Donald J. Trump with 68% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (26%), followed by Other (6.01%). The most partisan county was Eureka County, NV with 84.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing the state of Nevada. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nevada is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Nye County, NV
68% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Nevada
  1. 84.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Nevada was Eureka County, NV with 84.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Nevada colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Nevada

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Catherine Cortez Masto
Senator from Nevada3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Jacky Rosen
Senator from Nevada1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing Nevada.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Nevada over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Nevada

Nevada is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nevada have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nye County, NV was $163,300 in 2019, which is 0.679 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $139,100 to $163,300, a 17.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Nye County, NV is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Nye County, NV have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Nye County, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$163,300
2019 Median
± $7,716
$139,100
2018 Median
± $9,814

In 2019, the median property value in Nye County, NV grew to to $163,300 from the previous year's value of $139,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Nye County, NV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nye County, NV the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,300
Median Household Income
± $3,233
19.1k
Number of Households
± 1,073

In 2019, the median household income of the 19.1k households in Nye County, NV grew to $47,300 from the previous year's value of $45,711.

The following chart displays the households in Nye County, NV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Nye County, NV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nye County, NV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.8%
2019 Homeownership
71%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 70.8% of the housing units in Nye County, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Nye County, NV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nye County, NV have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 5.72% of the workforce in Nye County, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (76.7%)
  2. Carpooled (12.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.24%)

In 2019, 76.7% of workers in Nye County, NV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.5%) and those who worked at home (4.24%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Nye County, NV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Nye County, NV have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

90.2% of the population of Nye County, NV has health coverage, with 29.7% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 21.2% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 4.26% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Nevada was $6,714 in 2014. This is a 7% increase from the previous year ($6,275).

Primary care physicians in Nye County, NV see 3023 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.1% decrease from the previous year (3400 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5169 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 574 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mineral County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.8%). Additionally, Pershing County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,023 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nye County, NV

Primary care physicians in Nye County, NV see an average of 3,023 patients per year. This represents a 11.1% decrease from the previous year (3,400 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nye County, NV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,714
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Nevada
$3,417
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,484
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,796
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Nevada (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7%, from $6,275 to $6,714.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.81%
Uninsured
29.7%
Employer Coverage
22%
Medicaid
21.2%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
4.26%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nye County, NV declined by 10.2% from 10.9% to 9.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Nye County, NV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 17.8% prevalence
  2. 15.5% prevalence
  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mineral County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nevada, at 17.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Nevada by county over multiple years.

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