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


State of California



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


Population
Urbanization
Housing Units


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


5,332,130
Population With Poor Acccess
5,152,480
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
179,650
Rural Population With Poor Acccess




.56%
Population With No Vehicular Acccess
.71%
Urban Population With No Vehicular Acccess
.4%
Rural Population With No Vehicular Acccess


Kids (Age 0-17)



9,892,408

Estimated Total Number of Kids In California (2010)

9,447,390

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

445,018

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


13.62%
Rate of Kids With Low Access
13.88%
Rate of Urban Kids With Low Access
8.19%
Rate of Rural Kids With Low Access


1,347,677
Population With Poor Acccess
1,311,219
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
36,458
Rural Population With Poor Acccess


Seniors (Age 65+)



4,740,922

Estimated Total Number of Seniors In California (2010)

4,433,165

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

307,757

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


13.79%
Rate of Seniors With Low Access
14.13%
Rate of Urban Seniors With Low Access
8.96%
Rate of Rural Seniors With Low Access


653,906
Population With Poor Acccess
626,326
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
27,580
Rural Population With Poor Acccess


Worst 20 California Neighborhoods For Healthy Food Access



20 Imperial, California

174,528
Total Population
130,197
Urban Population
44,331
Rural Population

19.44%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
11.39%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
27.49%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

19 Shasta, California

177,223
Total Population
103,094
Urban Population
74,129
Rural Population

19.49%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
34.03%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
4.95%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

18 Mendocino, California

87,841
Total Population
44,008
Urban Population
43,833
Rural Population

19.67%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
19.61%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
19.74%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

17 Yolo, California

200,849
Total Population
181,992
Urban Population
18,857
Rural Population

21.56%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
17.13%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
26%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

16 Trinity, California

13,786
Total Population
0
Urban Population
13,786
Rural Population

23.78%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
23.78%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

15 Mariposa, California

18,251
Total Population
0
Urban Population
18,251
Rural Population

24.31%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
24.31%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

14 El Dorado, California

181,058
Total Population
92,436
Urban Population
88,622
Rural Population

24.64%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
46.98%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
2.3%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

13 Lassen, California

34,895
Total Population
6,085
Urban Population
28,810
Rural Population

25.76%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
15.09%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
36.43%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

12 Sutter, California

94,737
Total Population
78,499
Urban Population
16,238
Rural Population

26.47%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
40.5%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
12.44%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

11 Nevada, California

98,764
Total Population
56,627
Urban Population
42,137
Rural Population

27.73%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
54.6%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
.87%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

10 Inyo, California

18,546
Total Population
8,125
Urban Population
10,421
Rural Population

27.87%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
15.83%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
39.91%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

9 Tuolumne, California

55,365
Total Population
22,126
Urban Population
33,239
Rural Population

29.57%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
58.27%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
.86%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

8 Calaveras, California

45,578
Total Population
9,978
Urban Population
35,600
Rural Population

32.03%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
62.92%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
1.14%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

7 Glenn, California

28,122
Total Population
20,729
Urban Population
7,393
Rural Population

33.83%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
42.8%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
24.86%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

6 Siskiyou, California

44,900
Total Population
14,108
Urban Population
30,792
Rural Population

37.68%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
48.24%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
27.12%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

5 Del Norte, California

28,610
Total Population
16,556
Urban Population
12,054
Rural Population

37.85%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
40.07%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
35.63%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

4 Modoc, California

9,686
Total Population
3,518
Urban Population
6,168
Rural Population

38.4%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
12.84%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
63.96%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

3 Alpine, California

1,175
Total Population
0
Urban Population
1,175
Rural Population

55.54%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
55.54%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

2 Mono, California

14,202
Total Population
8,237
Urban Population
5,965
Rural Population

61.43%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
26.22%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
96.65%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

1 Sierra, California

3,240
Total Population
0
Urban Population
3,240
Rural Population

87.99%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
87.99%
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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