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


State of Arkansas



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


Population
Urbanization
Housing Units


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


734,417
Population With Poor Acccess
577,176
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
157,241
Rural Population With Poor Acccess




2.02%
Population With No Vehicular Acccess
3.35%
Urban Population With No Vehicular Acccess
.7%
Rural Population With No Vehicular Acccess


Kids (Age 0-17)



659,916

Estimated Total Number of Kids In Arkansas (2010)

387,337

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

272,579

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


27.12%
Rate of Kids With Low Access
37.17%
Rate of Urban Kids With Low Access
12.82%
Rate of Rural Kids With Low Access


178,940
Population With Poor Acccess
143,984
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
34,957
Rural Population With Poor Acccess


Seniors (Age 65+)



408,687

Estimated Total Number of Seniors In Arkansas (2010)

206,278

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

202,409

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


25.17%
Rate of Seniors With Low Access
36.7%
Rate of Urban Seniors With Low Access
13.41%
Rate of Rural Seniors With Low Access


102,855
Population With Poor Acccess
75,714
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
27,141
Rural Population With Poor Acccess


Worst 20 Arkansas Neighborhoods For Healthy Food Access



20 Scott, Arkansas

11,233
Total Population
4,271
Urban Population
6,962
Rural Population

31.95%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
31.12%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
32.78%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

19 Arkansas, Arkansas

19,019
Total Population
12,770
Urban Population
6,249
Rural Population

32.02%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
23.65%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
40.38%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

18 Ashley, Arkansas

21,853
Total Population
8,537
Urban Population
13,316
Rural Population

32.09%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
36.7%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
27.48%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

17 Ouachita, Arkansas

26,120
Total Population
12,125
Urban Population
13,995
Rural Population

32.17%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
30.34%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
34.01%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

16 Faulkner, Arkansas

113,237
Total Population
70,157
Urban Population
43,080
Rural Population

32.2%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
63%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
1.41%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

15 Crawford, Arkansas

61,948
Total Population
32,503
Urban Population
29,445
Rural Population

33.09%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
49.65%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
16.53%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

14 Stone, Arkansas

12,394
Total Population
0
Urban Population
12,394
Rural Population

34.72%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
34.72%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

13 Newton, Arkansas

8,330
Total Population
0
Urban Population
8,330
Rural Population

35.25%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
35.25%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

12 Dallas, Arkansas

8,116
Total Population
4,665
Urban Population
3,451
Rural Population

36%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
41.18%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
30.82%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

11 Searcy, Arkansas

8,195
Total Population
0
Urban Population
8,195
Rural Population

37.61%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
37.61%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

10 St. Francis, Arkansas

28,258
Total Population
12,841
Urban Population
15,417
Rural Population

38.63%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
69.9%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
7.35%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

9 Independence, Arkansas

36,647
Total Population
2,830
Urban Population
33,817
Rural Population

39.99%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
70.28%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
9.7%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

8 Grant, Arkansas

17,853
Total Population
8,851
Urban Population
9,002
Rural Population

40.25%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
58.77%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
21.74%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

7 Lee, Arkansas

10,424
Total Population
4,303
Urban Population
6,121
Rural Population

40.61%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
53.31%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
27.9%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

6 Polk, Arkansas

20,662
Total Population
0
Urban Population
20,662
Rural Population

43.48%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
43.48%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

5 Sharp, Arkansas

17,264
Total Population
5,505
Urban Population
11,759
Rural Population

43.75%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
75.35%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
12.14%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

4 Sevier, Arkansas

17,058
Total Population
6,445
Urban Population
10,613
Rural Population

45.47%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
67.86%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
23.08%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

3 Desha, Arkansas

13,008
Total Population
3,804
Urban Population
9,204
Rural Population

49.55%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
74.78%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
24.32%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

2 Nevada, Arkansas

8,997
Total Population
4,963
Urban Population
4,034
Rural Population

52.7%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
50.93%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
54.48%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

1 Calhoun, Arkansas

5,368
Total Population
0
Urban Population
5,368
Rural Population

65.79%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
65.79%
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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