Special Report

Cities With the Fewest Nurses

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35. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
> Registered nurses: 5.8 per 1,000 people (total: 1,630)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $58,380
> All health care workers: 29.8 per 1,000 people (total: 8,300)
> Total population: 278,644
> 65 and older population: 17.2% (total: 47,866)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 84
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 1

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34. Las Cruces, New Mexico
> Registered nurses: 5.8 per 1,000 people (total: 1,270)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $69,180
> All health care workers: 47.1 per 1,000 people (total: 10,240)
> Total population: 217,522
> 65 and older population: 15.8% (total: 34,338)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 29
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 0

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33. Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
> Registered nurses: 5.8 per 1,000 people (total: 1,060)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $60,980
> All health care workers: 30.3 per 1,000 people (total: 5,510)
> Total population: 181,926
> 65 and older population: 15.9% (total: 29,246)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 08
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 0

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32. The Villages, Florida
> Registered nurses: 5.8 per 1,000 people (total: 750)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $64,680
> All health care workers: 28.0 per 1,000 people (total: 3,610)
> Total population: 128,754
> 65 and older population: 57.6% (total: 74,146)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 75
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 3

31. Logan, Utah, Idaho
> Registered nurses: 5.7 per 1,000 people (total: 810)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $61,840
> All health care workers: 29.6 per 1,000 people (total: 4,190)
> Total population: 141,476
> 65 and older population: 9.9% (total: 13,952)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 19
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 0