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States In The U.S. Ranked By Accessibility Of Healthy Food By Its Residents

by Liam Johnson
Saturday, August 8, 2015



As part of our series on Access to Healthy Food in the United States, we have ranked the states according to the rating of its residents access to healthy food.


50 South Dakota

814,180
Total Population
424,163
Urban Population
390,017
Rural Population

38.31%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
31.45%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
45.17%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

49 North Dakota

672,591
Total Population
387,978
Urban Population
284,613
Rural Population

36.64%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
22.73%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
50.55%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

48 Alaska

710,231
Total Population
431,982
Urban Population
278,249
Rural Population

36.47%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
39.13%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
33.8%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

47 New Mexico

2,059,179
Total Population
1,475,509
Urban Population
583,670
Rural Population

32.61%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
35.14%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
30.09%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

46 Montana

989,415
Total Population
455,240
Urban Population
534,175
Rural Population

31.88%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
26.74%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
37.03%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

45 Nebraska

1,826,341
Total Population
1,287,027
Urban Population
539,314
Rural Population

31.72%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
22.7%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
40.74%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

44 Kansas

2,853,118
Total Population
2,006,947
Urban Population
846,171
Rural Population

29.06%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
30.72%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
27.39%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

43 Wyoming

563,626
Total Population
294,843
Urban Population
268,783
Rural Population

28.2%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
31.85%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
24.54%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

42 Oklahoma

3,751,351
Total Population
2,394,757
Urban Population
1,356,594
Rural Population

27.11%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
33.19%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
21.03%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

41 Minnesota

5,303,925
Total Population
3,731,200
Urban Population
1,572,725
Rural Population

27.06%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
34.94%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
19.19%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

40 Idaho

1,567,582
Total Population
991,306
Urban Population
576,276
Rural Population

26.4%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
30.48%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
22.31%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

39 Mississippi

2,967,297
Total Population
1,356,005
Urban Population
1,611,292
Rural Population

26.2%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
40.31%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
12.08%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

38 Arkansas

2,915,918
Total Population
1,457,230
Urban Population
1,458,688
Rural Population

25.45%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
37.88%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
13.03%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

37 Arizona

6,392,017
Total Population
5,484,804
Urban Population
907,213
Rural Population

25.27%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
26.35%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
24.19%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

36 Alabama

4,779,736
Total Population
2,569,178
Urban Population
2,210,558
Rural Population

24.25%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
39.9%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
8.6%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

35 New Hampshire

1,316,470
Total Population
722,181
Urban Population
594,289
Rural Population

24.21%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
46.88%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
1.55%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

34 Texas

25,145,561
Total Population
20,039,481
Urban Population
5,106,080
Rural Population

23.67%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
32.28%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
15.06%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

33 Colorado

5,029,196
Total Population
4,057,776
Urban Population
971,420
Rural Population

22.99%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
27.85%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
18.13%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

32 South Carolina

4,625,364
Total Population
2,806,577
Urban Population
1,818,787
Rural Population

22.72%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
40.68%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
4.77%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

31 Iowa

3,046,355
Total Population
1,845,775
Urban Population
1,200,580
Rural Population

22.72%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
26.37%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
19.07%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

30 Utah

2,763,885
Total Population
2,406,467
Urban Population
357,418
Rural Population

22.56%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
25.77%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
19.35%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

29 Georgia

9,687,653
Total Population
6,815,195
Urban Population
2,872,458
Rural Population

22.26%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
38.68%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
5.85%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

28 Louisiana

4,533,372
Total Population
3,103,403
Urban Population
1,429,969
Rural Population

22.24%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
31.5%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
12.98%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

27 West Virginia

1,852,994
Total Population
779,059
Urban Population
1,073,935
Rural Population

22.06%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
37.86%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
6.26%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

26 Nevada

2,700,551
Total Population
2,466,310
Urban Population
234,241
Rural Population

21.66%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
20.31%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
23.02%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

25 Tennessee

6,346,105
Total Population
3,924,941
Urban Population
2,421,164
Rural Population

21.59%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
38.72%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
4.45%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

24 Missouri

5,988,927
Total Population
4,060,772
Urban Population
1,928,155
Rural Population

20.76%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
29.37%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
12.16%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

23 North Carolina

9,535,483
Total Population
5,802,220
Urban Population
3,733,263
Rural Population

19.93%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
37.57%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
2.28%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

22 Maine

1,328,361
Total Population
445,009
Urban Population
883,352
Rural Population

19.15%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
32.04%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
6.25%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

21 Washington

6,724,540
Total Population
5,355,125
Urban Population
1,369,415
Rural Population

18.98%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
27.56%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
10.41%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

20 Delaware

897,934
Total Population
696,033
Urban Population
201,901
Rural Population

18.96%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
37.91%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

19 Wisconsin

5,686,986
Total Population
3,752,819
Urban Population
1,934,167
Rural Population

18.65%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
28.27%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
9.04%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

18 Indiana

6,483,802
Total Population
4,437,690
Urban Population
2,046,112
Rural Population

17.45%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
31.42%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
3.48%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

17 Florida

18,801,310
Total Population
16,411,373
Urban Population
2,389,937
Rural Population

16.8%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
28.34%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
5.27%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

16 Oregon

3,831,074
Total Population
2,901,161
Urban Population
929,913
Rural Population

16.65%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
19.78%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
13.53%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

15 Hawaii

1,360,301
Total Population
1,138,780
Urban Population
221,521
Rural Population

16.48%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
26.65%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
6.31%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

14 Rhode Island

1,052,567
Total Population
942,494
Urban Population
110,073
Rural Population

16.44%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
28.87%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
4%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

13 Vermont

625,741
Total Population
206,820
Urban Population
418,921
Rural Population

16.25%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
28.13%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
4.37%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

12 Michigan

9,883,640
Total Population
7,104,264
Urban Population
2,779,376
Rural Population

16.24%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
28.04%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
4.43%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

11 Connecticut

3,574,097
Total Population
3,040,314
Urban Population
533,783
Rural Population

16.23%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
32.43%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
.03%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

10 Kentucky

4,339,367
Total Population
2,253,898
Urban Population
2,085,469
Rural Population

16%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
27.52%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
4.47%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

9 Massachusetts

6,547,629
Total Population
5,900,493
Urban Population
647,136
Rural Population

15.89%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
29.76%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
2.02%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

8 Ohio

11,536,504
Total Population
8,627,924
Urban Population
2,908,580
Rural Population

15.28%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
28.74%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
1.82%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

7 Virginia

8,001,024
Total Population
5,840,482
Urban Population
2,160,542
Rural Population

14.98%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
24.43%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
5.53%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

6 Illinois

12,830,632
Total Population
10,886,519
Urban Population
1,944,113
Rural Population

14.77%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
20.29%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
9.25%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

5 Pennsylvania

12,702,379
Total Population
9,479,539
Urban Population
3,222,840
Rural Population

14.3%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
26.6%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
2%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

4 New Jersey

8,791,894
Total Population
8,132,151
Urban Population
659,743
Rural Population

14.05%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
27.03%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
1.07%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

3 Maryland

5,773,552
Total Population
4,907,087
Urban Population
866,465
Rural Population

12.46%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
23.88%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
1.04%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

2 California

37,253,956
Total Population
34,477,115
Urban Population
2,776,841
Rural Population

11.37%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
14.1%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
8.64%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

1 New York

19,378,102
Total Population
16,673,059
Urban Population
2,705,043
Rural Population

8.4%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
13.5%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
3.3%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units


Source: Economic Research Service (ERS) of the United States Department of Agriculture

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