Special Report

Cities With the Fewest Nurses

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50. Homosassa Springs, Florida
> Registered nurses: 6.4 per 1,000 people (total: 940)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $62,150
> All health care workers: 33.7 per 1,000 people (total: 4,990)
> Total population: 147,929
> 65 and older population: 36.3% (total: 53,705)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 43
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 2

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49. Santa Fe, New Mexico
> Registered nurses: 6.3 per 1,000 people (total: 950)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $75,270
> All health care workers: 39.4 per 1,000 people (total: 5,910)
> Total population: 150,056
> 65 and older population: 24.3% (total: 36,485)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 62
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 0

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48. Farmington, New Mexico
> Registered nurses: 6.3 per 1,000 people (total: 790)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $70,830
> All health care workers: 42.2 per 1,000 people (total: 5,280)
> Total population: 125,043
> 65 and older population: 14.9% (total: 18,685)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 58
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 0

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47. Decatur, Alabama
> Registered nurses: 6.3 per 1,000 people (total: 960)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $48,260
> All health care workers: 31.5 per 1,000 people (total: 4,790)
> Total population: 152,046
> 65 and older population: 17.7% (total: 26,954)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 33
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 0

46. Salinas, California
> Registered nurses: 6.3 per 1,000 people (total: 2,740)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $137,950
> All health care workers: 34.6 per 1,000 people (total: 15,050)
> Total population: 435,594
> 65 and older population: 13.6% (total: 59,201)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 62
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 2