Special Report

Cities With the Fewest Nurses

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40. Stockton-Lodi, California
> Registered nurses: 5.9 per 1,000 people (total: 4,470)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $114,770
> All health care workers: 35.5 per 1,000 people (total: 26,720)
> Total population: 752,660
> 65 and older population: 12.7% (total: 95,916)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 203
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 11

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39. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
> Registered nurses: 5.9 per 1,000 people (total: 5,120)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $66,900
> All health care workers: 68.4 per 1,000 people (total: 59,210)
> Total population: 865,939
> 65 and older population: 11.1% (total: 96,025)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 86
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 0

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38. Dalton, Georgia
> Registered nurses: 5.9 per 1,000 people (total: 850)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $61,540
> All health care workers: 32.9 per 1,000 people (total: 4,740)
> Total population: 143,983
> 65 and older population: 14.3% (total: 20,551)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 25
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 1

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37. Bakersfield, California
> Registered nurses: 5.9 per 1,000 people (total: 5,290)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $92,570
> All health care workers: 31.5 per 1,000 people (total: 28,220)
> Total population: 896,764
> 65 and older population: 11.0% (total: 98,347)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 225
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 2

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36. Auburn-Opelika, Alabama
> Registered nurses: 5.9 per 1,000 people (total: 960)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $59,350
> All health care workers: 27.3 per 1,000 people (total: 4,470)
> Total population: 163,941
> 65 and older population: 11.9% (total: 19,481)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 110
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 3