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


State of Florida



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


Population
Urbanization
Housing Units


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


5,051,051
Population With Poor Acccess
4,933,009
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
118,042
Rural Population With Poor Acccess




.83%
Population With No Vehicular Acccess
1.47%
Urban Population With No Vehicular Acccess
.19%
Rural Population With No Vehicular Acccess


Kids (Age 0-17)



4,278,691

Estimated Total Number of Kids In Florida (2010)

3,811,714

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

466,977

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


25.88%
Rate of Kids With Low Access
28.42%
Rate of Urban Kids With Low Access
5.12%
Rate of Rural Kids With Low Access


1,107,217
Population With Poor Acccess
1,083,319
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
23,898
Rural Population With Poor Acccess


Seniors (Age 65+)



3,552,135

Estimated Total Number of Seniors In Florida (2010)

3,188,064

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

364,072

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


25.76%
Rate of Seniors With Low Access
28.11%
Rate of Urban Seniors With Low Access
5.16%
Rate of Rural Seniors With Low Access


914,901
Population With Poor Acccess
896,105
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
18,796
Rural Population With Poor Acccess


Worst 20 Florida Neighborhoods For Healthy Food Access



20 Putnam, Florida

74,364
Total Population
19,610
Urban Population
54,754
Rural Population

28.3%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
53.78%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
2.83%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

19 Monroe, Florida

73,090
Total Population
54,984
Urban Population
18,106
Rural Population

28.94%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
39.8%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
18.07%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

18 Santa Rosa, Florida

151,372
Total Population
104,881
Urban Population
46,491
Rural Population

29.58%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
55.12%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
4.04%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

17 Taylor, Florida

22,570
Total Population
6,040
Urban Population
16,530
Rural Population

30.8%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
48.92%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
12.67%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

16 Lake, Florida

297,052
Total Population
178,736
Urban Population
118,316
Rural Population

30.92%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
61.05%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
.79%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

15 Flagler, Florida

95,696
Total Population
72,505
Urban Population
23,191
Rural Population

34.62%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
68.03%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
1.22%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

14 Highlands, Florida

98,786
Total Population
61,963
Urban Population
36,823
Rural Population

35.08%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
63.62%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
6.54%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

13 Citrus, Florida

141,236
Total Population
87,249
Urban Population
53,987
Rural Population

35.14%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
69.9%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
.39%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

12 Nassau, Florida

73,314
Total Population
45,276
Urban Population
28,038
Rural Population

35.16%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
67.06%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
3.25%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

11 Washington, Florida

24,896
Total Population
0
Urban Population
24,896
Rural Population

37.45%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
37.45%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

10 Hamilton, Florida

14,799
Total Population
0
Urban Population
14,799
Rural Population

37.81%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
37.81%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

9 Glades, Florida

12,884
Total Population
3,748
Urban Population
9,136
Rural Population

41.1%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
68.38%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
13.83%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

8 Holmes, Florida

19,927
Total Population
7,251
Urban Population
12,676
Rural Population

42.11%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
61.2%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
23.01%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

7 Union, Florida

15,535
Total Population
7,319
Urban Population
8,216
Rural Population

43.27%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
71.83%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
14.72%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

6 Liberty, Florida

8,365
Total Population
0
Urban Population
8,365
Rural Population

43.83%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
43.83%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

5 Walton, Florida

55,043
Total Population
21,528
Urban Population
33,515
Rural Population

44.42%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
64.79%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
24.04%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

4 Okeechobee, Florida

39,996
Total Population
24,204
Urban Population
15,792
Rural Population

48.66%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
72.47%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
24.85%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

3 Calhoun, Florida

14,625
Total Population
8,196
Urban Population
6,429
Rural Population

50.01%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
68.99%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
31.02%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

2 Baker, Florida

27,115
Total Population
14,215
Urban Population
12,900
Rural Population

52.16%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
74.89%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
29.43%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

1 Hardee, Florida

27,731
Total Population
4,110
Urban Population
23,621
Rural Population

54.34%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
99.13%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
9.54%
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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