Douglas County, NV

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Population
47,828
0.411% 1-year growth
US Senator
Catherine Cortez Masto
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jacky Rosen
Democratic Party
Median Age
51.5

Poverty Rate
9.33%

Median Household Income
$62,503
2.17% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$346,500
11.3% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
20,933
0.911% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Douglas County, NV had a population of 47.8k people with a median age of 51.5 and a median household income of $62,503. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Douglas County, NV grew from 47,632 to 47,828, a 0.411% increase and its median household income grew from $61,176 to $62,503, a 2.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, NV are White (Non-Hispanic) (81%), White (Hispanic) (8.3%), Other (Hispanic) (3.17%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.38%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.89%). NaNk% of the people in Douglas County, NV speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Douglas County, NV is $346,500, and the homeownership rate is 69.9%. Most people in Douglas County, NV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Douglas County, NV is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Nevada, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Nevada (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Nevada across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Nevada went to Donald J. Trump with 62.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (30.3%), followed by Other (7.23%). The most partisan county was Eureka County, NV with 84.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing the state of Nevada. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Douglas County, NV is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Nevada
62.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Nevada
  1. 84.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Nevada was Eureka County, NV with 84.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Nevada colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Nevada

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Catherine Cortez Masto
Senator from Nevada3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Jacky Rosen
Senator from Nevada1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing Nevada.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Nevada over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Nevada

Nevada is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Douglas County, NV have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Douglas County, NV is home to a population of 47.8k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 7.58% of Douglas County, NV residents were born outside of the country (3.62k people).

In 2018, there were 9.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.7k people) in Douglas County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.97k White (Hispanic) and 1.51k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, NV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38.7k ± 24
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.97k ± 419
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.51k ± 390
12.5%
Hispanic Population
5.98k people

In 2018, there were 9.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.7k people) in Douglas County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.97k White (Hispanic) and 1.51k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.5% of the people in Douglas County, NV are hispanic (5.98k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Douglas County, NV as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.58%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.62k people
7.58%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
3.61k people

As of 2018, 7.58% of Douglas County, NV residents (3.62k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Douglas County, NV was 7.58%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

52
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
49
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Douglas County, NV was 51.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Douglas County, NV are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Douglas County, NV residents was 51.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    227,319 ± 11,235 people
  2. Philippines
    82,777 ± 6,962 people
  3. El Salvador
    25,589 ± 3,910 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nevada was Mexico, the natal country of 227,319 Nevada residents, followed by Philippines with 82,777 and El Salvador with 25,589.

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Citizenship

96.4%
2018 Citizenship
96.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.4% of Douglas County, NV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Douglas County, NV was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,307 ± 220
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    591 ± 205
  3. Korea
    519 ± 109

Douglas County, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Douglas County, NV is $62,503. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Douglas County, NV was Census Tract 19 with a value of $114,000, followed by Census Tract 13 and Census Tract 16, with respective values of $96,250 and $87,917.

Males in Nevada have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,567. The income inequality in Nevada (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Douglas County, NV employs 20.9k people. The largest industries in Douglas County, NV are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,338 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,244 people), and Public Administration (2,044 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($120,893), Public Administration ($61,472), and Wholesale Trade ($51,058).

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,503
2018 value
± $1,960
2.17%
1 Year Growth
± 4.08%

Households in Douglas County, NV have a median annual income of $62,503, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,176 in 2017, which represents a 2.17% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Douglas County, NV compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,432
Average Male Salary in Nevada
± $1,853
$44,567
Average Female Salary in Nevada
± $1,392

In 2017, full-time male employees in Nevada made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Nevada by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Nevada
  1. White
    $49,115 ± $1,406
  2. Asian
    $44,438 ± $3,305
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $39,307 ± $16,398

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nevada workers was White. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Nevada.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Nevada by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Douglas County, NV is from Nevada.
0.444
2017 Wage GINI in Nevada
0.441
2016 Wage GINI in Nevada

In 2017, the income inequality in Nevada was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.688% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nevada was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nevada in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nevada across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 19
  2. Census Tract 13
  3. Census Tract 16

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Douglas County, NV was Census Tract 19 with a value of $114,000, followed by Census Tract 13 and Census Tract 16, with respective values of $96,250 and $87,917.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Douglas County, NV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.33% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Douglas County, NV (4.43k out of 47.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    3,458 ± 423
  2. Hispanic
    916 ± 209
  3. Other
    426 ± 162

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Douglas County, NV is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

20.9k
2018 Value
± 941
0.911%
1 Year growth
± 6.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Douglas County, NV grew at a rate of 0.911%, from 20.7k employees to 20.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Douglas County, NV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,638 people), Management Occupations (2,461 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,763 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Douglas County, NV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Douglas County, NV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,638 people), Management Occupations (2,461 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,763 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, NV has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.76 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.54 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Douglas County, NV, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($93,906), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,917), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,718).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.9k
2018 Value
± 941
0.911%
1 Year growth
± 6.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Douglas County, NV grew at a rate of 0.911%, from 20.7k employees to 20.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Douglas County, NV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,338 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,244 people), and Public Administration (2,044 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Douglas County, NV, though some of these residents may live in Douglas County, NV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Douglas County, NV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,338 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,244 people), and Public Administration (2,044 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, NV has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.68 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.1 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Douglas County, NV, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($120,893), Public Administration ($61,472), and Wholesale Trade ($51,058).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nevada to other states, or from other states to Nevada.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $16B
  2. $8.39B
  3. $6.48B

In 2015, the top outbound Nevada product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $16B, followed by Mixed freight ($8.39B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($6.48B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nevada products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$75B
2015 Value in Nevada
$113B
Projected 2045 Value in Nevada
51.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Nevada trade was $75B. This is expected to increase 51.3% to $113B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nevada trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nevada to other states, or from other states to Nevada.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $19.2B
  2. $6.44B
  3. $3.88B

In 2015, the top outbound Nevada domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $19.2B, followed by Utah with $6.44B and Arizona and $3.88B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nevada shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Douglas County, NV was $346,500 in 2018, which is 1.51 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $311,400 to $346,500, a 11.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Douglas County, NV is 69.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Douglas County, NV have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Douglas County, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$346,500
2018 Median
± $9,358
$311,400
2017 Median
± $10,750

In 2018, the median property value in Douglas County, NV grew to to $346,500 from the previous year's value of $311,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Douglas County, NV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Douglas County, NV the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$62,503
Median Household Income
± $1,960
20.6k
Number of Households
± 881

In 2018, the median household income of the 20.6k households in Douglas County, NV grew to $62,503 from the previous year's value of $61,176.

The following chart displays the households in Douglas County, NV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Douglas County, NV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Douglas County, NV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.9%
2018 Homeownership
69.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.9% of the housing units in Douglas County, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Douglas County, NV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Douglas County, NV have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.35% of the workforce in Douglas County, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    77.9%
  2. Carpooled
    11.2%
  3. Worked At Home
    8.08%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Douglas County, NV was Drove Alone (77.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.2%) and those who Worked At Home (8.08%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Douglas County, NV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Douglas County, NV have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

90.3% of the population of Douglas County, NV has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 9.9% on Medicaid, 19.3% on Medicare, 18.4% on non-group plans, and 2.13% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Nevada was $6,714 in 2014. This is a 7% increase from the previous year ($6,275).

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, NV see 1645 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.7% increase from the previous year (1486 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1412 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 889 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nye County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Lyon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,645 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Douglas County, NV

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, NV see an average of 1,645 patients per year. This represents a 10.7% increase from the previous year (1,486 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Douglas County, NV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,714
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Nevada
$3,417
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,484
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,796
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Nevada (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7%, from $6,275 to $6,714.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.74%
Uninsured
40.5%
Employer Coverage
9.9%
Medicaid
19.3%
Medicare
18.4%
Non-Group
2.13%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Douglas County, NV declined by 9.68% from 10.8% to 9.74%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Douglas County, NV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 13.1% prevalence
  2. 12.4% prevalence
  3. 12.1% prevalence

Nye County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nevada, at 13.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Nevada by county over multiple years.

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