Special Report

Cities With the Fewest Nurses

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45. Lawrence, Kansas
> Registered nurses: 6.3 per 1,000 people (total: 760)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $60,290
> All health care workers: 32.6 per 1,000 people (total: 3,960)
> Total population: 121,436
> 65 and older population: 12.3% (total: 14,954)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 33
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 0

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44. College Station-Bryan, Texas
> Registered nurses: 6.0 per 1,000 people (total: 1,600)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $69,440
> All health care workers: 28.4 per 1,000 people (total: 7,530)
> Total population: 265,024
> 65 and older population: 10.6% (total: 27,853)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 79
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 5

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43. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama
> Registered nurses: 6.0 per 1,000 people (total: 1,310)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $59,110
> All health care workers: 31.7 per 1,000 people (total: 6,910)
> Total population: 218,022
> 65 and older population: 20.4% (total: 44,571)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 34
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 1

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42. Sheboygan, Wisconsin
> Registered nurses: 6.0 per 1,000 people (total: 690)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $68,780
> All health care workers: 42.8 per 1,000 people (total: 4,940)
> Total population: 115,456
> 65 and older population: 18.0% (total: 20,789)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 21
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 1

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41. Prescott, Arizona
> Registered nurses: 5.9 per 1,000 people (total: 1,380)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $78,230
> All health care workers: 35.5 per 1,000 people (total: 8,240)
> Total population: 231,993
> 65 and older population: 31.6% (total: 73,278)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 45
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 0