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


State of Indiana



6,483,802
Total Population
4,437,690
Urban Population
2,046,112
Rural Population


Population
Urbanization
Housing Units


17.45%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
31.42%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
3.48%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access


1,690,766
Population With Poor Acccess
1,629,582
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
61,183
Rural Population With Poor Acccess




1.11%
Population With No Vehicular Acccess
2.11%
Urban Population With No Vehicular Acccess
.1%
Rural Population With No Vehicular Acccess


Kids (Age 0-17)



1,759,721

Estimated Total Number of Kids In Indiana (2010)

1,329,266

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

430,455

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


24.47%
Rate of Kids With Low Access
31.28%
Rate of Urban Kids With Low Access
3.43%
Rate of Rural Kids With Low Access


430,587
Population With Poor Acccess
415,815
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
14,772
Rural Population With Poor Acccess


Seniors (Age 65+)



874,209

Estimated Total Number of Seniors In Indiana (2010)

625,046

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

249,163

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


23.38%
Rate of Seniors With Low Access
31.28%
Rate of Urban Seniors With Low Access
3.55%
Rate of Rural Seniors With Low Access


204,366
Population With Poor Acccess
195,513
Urban Population With Poor Acccess
8,854
Rural Population With Poor Acccess


Worst 20 Indiana Neighborhoods For Healthy Food Access



20 Morgan, Indiana

68,894
Total Population
36,262
Urban Population
32,632
Rural Population

21.64%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
43.29%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

19 Warrick, Indiana

59,689
Total Population
37,917
Urban Population
21,772
Rural Population

22.03%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
43.28%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
.77%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

18 Allen, Indiana

355,329
Total Population
303,065
Urban Population
52,264
Rural Population

23.13%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
41.53%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
4.74%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

17 Adams, Indiana

34,387
Total Population
11,783
Urban Population
22,604
Rural Population

25.53%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
51.04%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
.01%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

16 Hamilton, Indiana

274,569
Total Population
247,734
Urban Population
26,835
Rural Population

25.99%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
51.99%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

15 Parke, Indiana

17,339
Total Population
5,102
Urban Population
12,237
Rural Population

27.02%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
43.59%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
10.45%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

14 Jennings, Indiana

28,525
Total Population
7,339
Urban Population
21,186
Rural Population

27.1%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
50.95%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
3.25%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

13 Huntington, Indiana

37,124
Total Population
20,352
Urban Population
16,772
Rural Population

27.14%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
34.4%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
19.87%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

12 DeKalb, Indiana

42,223
Total Population
20,957
Urban Population
21,266
Rural Population

27.5%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
55%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

11 Jay, Indiana

21,253
Total Population
8,975
Urban Population
12,278
Rural Population

27.84%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
53.11%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
2.57%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

10 Clay, Indiana

26,890
Total Population
10,054
Urban Population
16,836
Rural Population

29.71%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
58.52%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
.89%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

9 Porter, Indiana

164,343
Total Population
127,945
Urban Population
36,398
Rural Population

31.46%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
62.92%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

8 Hendricks, Indiana

145,448
Total Population
113,570
Urban Population
31,878
Rural Population

31.78%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
63.56%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

7 Kosciusko, Indiana

77,358
Total Population
29,428
Urban Population
47,930
Rural Population

32.17%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
60.01%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
4.33%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

6 Randolph, Indiana

26,171
Total Population
9,593
Urban Population
16,578
Rural Population

32.18%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
58.01%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
6.36%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

5 Hancock, Indiana

70,002
Total Population
34,738
Urban Population
35,264
Rural Population

35.9%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
71.8%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

4 Posey, Indiana

25,910
Total Population
9,703
Urban Population
16,207
Rural Population

35.96%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
40.84%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
31.08%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

3 Dearborn, Indiana

50,047
Total Population
24,825
Urban Population
25,222
Rural Population

41.75%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
83.5%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

2 Steuben, Indiana

34,185
Total Population
13,891
Urban Population
20,294
Rural Population

43.49%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
86.07%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
.91%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

1 Tipton, Indiana

15,936
Total Population
6,739
Urban Population
9,197
Rural Population

46.45%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
85.64%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
7.26%
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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