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The 20 Toughest Neighborhoods in the State of Alabama For Gaining Access To Healthy Food

by Liam Johnson
Friday, August 7, 2015



As part of our series on Access to Healthy Food in the United States, we take a look at how neighborhoods in the State of Alabama rank for gaining access to healthy food.


State of Alabama



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


Population
Urbanization
Housing Units


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


1,232,503
Population With Poor Acccess
1,113,574
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
118,929
Rural Population With Poor Acccess




2.12%
Population With No Vehicular Acccess
3.55%
Urban Population With No Vehicular Acccess
.69%
Rural Population With No Vehicular Acccess


Kids (Age 0-17)



988,115

Estimated Total Number of Kids In Region (2010)

679,250

Estimated Total Number of Kids In Urban Residences In Region (2010)

308,865

Estimated Total Number of Kids In Rural Residences In Region (2010)


30%
Rate of Kids With Low Access
39.79%
Rate of Urban Kids With Low Access
8.47%
Rate of Rural Kids With Low Access


296,463
Population With Poor Acccess
270,298
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
26,165
Rural Population With Poor Acccess


Seniors (Age 65+)



579,382

Estimated Total Number of Seniors In America (2010)

360,660

Estimated Total Number of Seniors In Urban Residences In America (2010)

218,722

Estimated Total Number of Seniors In Rural Residences In America (2010)


27.76%
Rate of Seniors With Low Access
39.22%
Rate of Urban Seniors With Low Access
8.84%
Rate of Rural Seniors With Low Access


160,812
Population With Poor Acccess
141,467
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
19,345
Rural Population With Poor Acccess


Worst 20 Neighborhoods For Healthy Food Access



20 Lee, Alabama

140,247
Total Population
108,214
Urban Population
32,033
Rural Population

30.21%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
58.63%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
1.78%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

19 Elmore, Alabama

79,303
Total Population
16,971
Urban Population
62,332
Rural Population

31.34%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
62.11%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
.58%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

18 Randolph, Alabama

22,913
Total Population
5,078
Urban Population
17,835
Rural Population

31.61%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
59.09%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
4.13%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

17 Coffee, Alabama

49,948
Total Population
26,278
Urban Population
23,670
Rural Population

31.8%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
49.92%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
13.68%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

16 Chilton, Alabama

43,643
Total Population
6,303
Urban Population
37,340
Rural Population

32.56%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
63.03%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
2.09%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

15 Walker, Alabama

67,023
Total Population
9,355
Urban Population
57,668
Rural Population

32.96%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
65.42%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
.5%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

14 Baldwin, Alabama

182,265
Total Population
82,744
Urban Population
99,521
Rural Population

33.31%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
58.42%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
8.21%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

13 Dale, Alabama

50,251
Total Population
17,207
Urban Population
33,044
Rural Population

34.26%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
61.1%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
7.43%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

12 Macon, Alabama

21,452
Total Population
10,340
Urban Population
11,112
Rural Population

36.93%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
55.75%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
18.12%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

11 St. Clair, Alabama

83,593
Total Population
10,508
Urban Population
73,085
Rural Population

38.11%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
76.21%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

10 Marengo, Alabama

21,027
Total Population
5,235
Urban Population
15,792
Rural Population

38.15%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
29.64%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
46.66%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

9 Clarke, Alabama

25,833
Total Population
9,745
Urban Population
16,088
Rural Population

39.86%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
62.94%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
16.79%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

8 Cherokee, Alabama

25,989
Total Population
4,017
Urban Population
21,972
Rural Population

40.7%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
81.08%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
.32%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

7 Autauga, Alabama

54,571
Total Population
29,166
Urban Population
25,405
Rural Population

42.6%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
45.93%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
39.28%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

6 Lowndes, Alabama

11,299
Total Population
0
Urban Population
11,299
Rural Population

43.75%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
43.75%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

5 Monroe, Alabama

23,068
Total Population
0
Urban Population
23,068
Rural Population

44.82%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
44.82%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

4 Greene, Alabama

9,045
Total Population
0
Urban Population
9,045
Rural Population

46.67%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
46.67%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

3 Crenshaw, Alabama

13,906
Total Population
0
Urban Population
13,906
Rural Population

47.98%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
47.98%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

2 Wilcox, Alabama

11,670
Total Population
0
Urban Population
11,670
Rural Population

55.44%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
55.44%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

1 Bullock, Alabama

10,914
Total Population
7,102
Urban Population
3,812
Rural Population

59.25%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
49.99%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
68.51%
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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