Special Report

Cities With the Fewest Nurses

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30. Ocala, Florida
> Registered nurses: 5.6 per 1,000 people (total: 2,020)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $62,480
> All health care workers: 34.1 per 1,000 people (total: 12,280)
> Total population: 359,977
> 65 and older population: 28.9% (total: 104,178)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 50
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 2

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29. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, South Carolina
> Registered nurses: 5.6 per 1,000 people (total: 1,220)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $66,860
> All health care workers: 35.2 per 1,000 people (total: 7,670)
> Total population: 217,686
> 65 and older population: 26.2% (total: 57,052)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 165
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 4

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28. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
> Registered nurses: 5.6 per 1,000 people (total: 4,730)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $95,310
> All health care workers: 36.9 per 1,000 people (total: 31,400)
> Total population: 850,967
> 65 and older population: 15.6% (total: 132,387)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 221
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 6

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27. Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
> Registered nurses: 5.5 per 1,000 people (total: 3,860)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $60,760
> All health care workers: 27.4 per 1,000 people (total: 19,400)
> Total population: 708,009
> 65 and older population: 20.2% (total: 143,142)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 157
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 4

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26. Provo-Orem, Utah
> Registered nurses: 5.4 per 1,000 people (total: 3,430)
> Registered nurse, annual median wage: $63,510
> All health care workers: 31.5 per 1,000 people (total: 19,960)
> Total population: 632,705
> 65 and older population: 7.8% (total: 49,447)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 4/5/2020: 217
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 4/5/2020: 0