Nevada’s low-income communities of color are most likely to live and work in polluted, health-damaging areas

Hover over the map to find out specific demographic indicators, such as income, racial minority, linguistically isolated, elderly and young populations. 

Communities that live near major roadways – mostly communities of color – are exposed to high concentrations of health-damaging pollutants every day.

Across rural and urban areas, low-income communities of color pay a disproportionate share of their income for energy bills and transportation costs.

Access to public electric vehicle infrastructure currently does not match with where people live, especially for low-income communities of color.

Nevada has excellent solar potential throughout much of the state. Distributed energy resources can provide health and bill-saving benefits in low-income communities and communities of color.

Much of Nevada will continue to grow hotter and more fire-prone. Investing in resilience-enhancing infrastructure in the most impacted communities can make Nevada stronger in the face of a changing climate.

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