Fernley, NV

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
54,380
2.3% 1-year growth
US Senator
Catherine Cortez Masto
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jacky Rosen
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
43.7
0.907% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
11.6%
0.123% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$56,875
2.49% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$214,900
16.9% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
22,593
2.84% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Fernley, NV had a population of 54.4k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $56,875. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Fernley, NV grew from 53,155 to 54,380, a 2.3% increase and its median household income grew from $55,493 to $56,875, a 2.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fernley, NV are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.9%), White (Hispanic) (10.2%), Other (Hispanic) (5.44%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.84%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.53%). 0% of the households in Fernley, NV speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

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

In 2019, the median property value in Fernley, NV was $214,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.7%. Most people in Fernley, NV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Fernley, NV was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Fernley, NV is home to a population of 54.4k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2019, 6.93% of Fernley, NV residents were born outside of the country (3.77k people).

In 2019, there were 7.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.7k people) in Fernley, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.54k White (Hispanic) and 2.96k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fernley, NV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    40.7k ± 157
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.54k ± 752
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    2.96k ± 698
17.1%
Hispanic Population
9.31k people

In 2019, there were 7.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.7k people) in Fernley, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.54k White (Hispanic) and 2.96k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.1% of the people in Fernley, NV are hispanic (9.31k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.93%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.77k people
6.83%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.63k people

As of 2019, 6.93% of Fernley, NV residents (3.77k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fernley, NV was 6.83%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Fernley, NV was 43.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Fernley, NV are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Fernley, NV residents was 44.

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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
96.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 96% of Fernley, NV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Fernley, NV was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,565 ± 324
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    948 ± 241
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    630 ± 197

Fernley, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Y-Axis
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 Fernley, NV is $56,875. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Fernley, NV was Washoe County, NV with a value of $71,881, followed by Clark County, NV and N/A, with respective values of $62,107 and N/A.

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 Fernley, NV employs 22.6k people. The largest industries in Fernley, NV are Retail Trade (3,078 people), Manufacturing (2,812 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,974 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($127,083), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,250), and Public Administration ($55,000).

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,875
2019 value
± $2,597
2.49%
1 Year Growth
± 7.11%

Households in Fernley, NV have a median annual income of $56,875, 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 $55,493 in 2018, which represents a 2.49% 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Nevada by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fernley, 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. N/A

In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fernley, NV was Washoe County, NV with a value of $71,881, followed by Clark County, NV and N/A, with respective values of $62,107 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fernley, NV (6.29k out of 54.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

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
    4,913 ± 555
  2. Hispanic
    1,080 ± 275
  3. Native American
    600 ± 210

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fernley, NV is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

22.6k
2019 Value
± 1,116
2.84%
1 Year growth
± 6.79%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Fernley, NV grew at a rate of 2.84%, from 22k employees to 22.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fernley, NV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,544 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,194 people), and Management Occupations (2,037 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fernley, NV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fernley, NV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,544 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,194 people), and Management Occupations (2,037 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Fernley, NV has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.03 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.99 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fernley, NV, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($83,875), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($79,213), and Management Occupations ($64,779).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22.6k
2019 Value
± 1,116
2.84%
1 Year growth
± 6.79%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Fernley, NV grew at a rate of 2.84%, from 22k employees to 22.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fernley, NV, are Retail Trade (3,078 people), Manufacturing (2,812 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,974 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fernley, NV, though some of these residents may live in Fernley, 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 Fernley, NV, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (3,078 people), Manufacturing (2,812 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,974 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Fernley, NV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.81 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.42 times), and Public Administration (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fernley, NV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($127,083), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,250), and Public Administration ($55,000).

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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

Showing data for Nevada.
$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 Nevada went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 47.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.5%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.32%). 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Nevada
47.9% for the Democratic 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 Fernley, NV was $214,900 in 2019, which is 0.894 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $183,900 to $214,900, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Fernley, NV is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Fernley, NV have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fernley, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$214,900
2019 Median
± $7,559
$183,900
2018 Median
± $9,740

In 2019, the median property value in Fernley, NV grew to to $214,900 from the previous year's value of $183,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fernley, 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 Fernley, 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.
$56,875
Median Household Income
± $2,597
21.2k
Number of Households
± 1,072

In 2019, the median household income of the 21.2k households in Fernley, NV grew to $56,875 from the previous year's value of $55,493.

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

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Rent vs Own

70.7%
2019 Homeownership
70.8%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 70.7% of the housing units in Fernley, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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

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Commute Time

27.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fernley, NV have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.64% of the workforce in Fernley, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (79.3%)
  2. Carpooled (13.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.33%)

In 2019, 79.3% of workers in Fernley, NV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.8%) and those who worked at home (3.33%).

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

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Health

91.9% of the population of Fernley, NV has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 3.55% 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 Nevada see 1712 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.17% decrease from the previous year (1768 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1585 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 456 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

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1,712 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nevada

Primary care physicians in Nevada see an average of 1,712 patients per year. This represents a 3.17% decrease from the previous year (1,768 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nevada 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

8.13%
Uninsured
42.6%
Employer Coverage
17.7%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
3.55%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fernley, NV declined by 7.75% from 8.81% to 8.13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fernley, 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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