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The 20 Toughest Neighborhoods in the State of Alaska 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 Alaska rank for gaining access to healthy food.


State of Alaska



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


Population
Urbanization
Housing Units


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


242,751
Population With Poor Acccess
176,687
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
66,064
Rural Population With Poor Acccess




9.13%
Population With No Vehicular Acccess
7.62%
Urban Population With No Vehicular Acccess
10.63%
Rural Population With No Vehicular Acccess


Kids (Age 0-17)



179,295

Estimated Total Number of Kids In Alaska (2010)

121,031

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

58,265

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


36.88%
Rate of Kids With Low Access
39.26%
Rate of Urban Kids With Low Access
31.94%
Rate of Rural Kids With Low Access


66,131
Population With Poor Acccess
47,522
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
18,609
Rural Population With Poor Acccess


Seniors (Age 65+)



47,309

Estimated Total Number of Seniors In Alaska (2010)

30,603

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

16,707

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


37.52%
Rate of Seniors With Low Access
39.3%
Rate of Urban Seniors With Low Access
34.28%
Rate of Rural Seniors With Low Access


17,753
Population With Poor Acccess
12,026
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
5,726
Rural Population With Poor Acccess


Worst 20 Alaska Neighborhoods For Healthy Food Access



20 Valdez-Cordova, Alaska

9,636
Total Population
0
Urban Population
9,636
Rural Population

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

19 Aleutians West, Alaska

5,561
Total Population
0
Urban Population
5,561
Rural Population

29.93%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
29.93%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

18 Fairbanks North Star, Alaska

97,581
Total Population
61,571
Urban Population
36,010
Rural Population

31.96%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
55.49%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
8.42%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

17 Dillingham, Alaska

4,847
Total Population
0
Urban Population
4,847
Rural Population

32.01%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
32.01%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

16 Southeast Fairbanks, Alaska

7,029
Total Population
0
Urban Population
7,029
Rural Population

32.82%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
32.82%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

15 North Slope, Alaska

9,430
Total Population
4,213
Urban Population
5,217
Rural Population

38.28%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
7%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
69.57%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

14 Aleutians East, Alaska

3,141
Total Population
0
Urban Population
3,141
Rural Population

39.03%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
39.03%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

13 Bristol Bay, Alaska

997
Total Population
0
Urban Population
997
Rural Population

43.54%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
43.54%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

12 Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska

88,995
Total Population
29,570
Urban Population
59,425
Rural Population

43.57%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
68.54%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
18.6%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

11 Prince of Wales-Hyder, Alaska

5,559
Total Population
0
Urban Population
5,559
Rural Population

44.33%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
44.33%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

10 Nome, Alaska

9,492
Total Population
0
Urban Population
9,492
Rural Population

44.35%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
44.35%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

9 Sitka, Alaska

8,881
Total Population
8,881
Urban Population
0
Rural Population

44.69%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
44.69%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

8 Northwest Arctic, Alaska

7,523
Total Population
3,201
Urban Population
4,322
Rural Population

50.2%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
.39%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
100%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

7 Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

55,400
Total Population
7,100
Urban Population
48,300
Rural Population

50.78%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
65.35%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
36.2%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

6 Wade Hampton, Alaska

7,459
Total Population
0
Urban Population
7,459
Rural Population

66.43%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
66.43%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

5 Bethel, Alaska

17,013
Total Population
6,080
Urban Population
10,933
Rural Population

87.92%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
99.34%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
76.5%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

4 Hoonah-Angoon, Alaska

2,150
Total Population
0
Urban Population
2,150
Rural Population

88.93%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
88.93%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

3 Lake and Peninsula, Alaska

1,631
Total Population
0
Urban Population
1,631
Rural Population

100%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
100%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

2 Yukon-Koyukuk, Alaska

5,588
Total Population
0
Urban Population
5,588
Rural Population

100%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
100%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

1 Denali, Alaska

1,826
Total Population
0
Urban Population
1,826
Rural Population

100%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
100%
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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