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U.S. Regions Ranked By Accessibility Of Healthy Food By Its Residents

by Liam Johnson
Saturday, August 8, 2015



As part of our series on Access to Healthy Food in the United States, we have ranked the regions in the U.S. according to the rating of its residents access to healthy food.


8 Plains

20,505,437
Total Population
13,743,862
Urban Population
6,761,575
Rural Population

29.47%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
28.33%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
30.61%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

7 Southwest

37,348,108
Total Population
29,394,551
Urban Population
7,953,557
Rural Population

27.17%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
31.74%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
22.59%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

6 Rocky Mountains

10,913,704
Total Population
8,205,632
Urban Population
2,708,072
Rural Population

26.4%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
28.54%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
24.27%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

5 Southeast

78,385,623
Total Population
53,119,561
Urban Population
25,266,062
Rural Population

21.21%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
35.28%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
7.13%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

4 Far West

52,580,653
Total Population
46,770,473
Urban Population
5,810,180
Rural Population

20.27%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
24.59%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
15.95%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

3 New England

14,444,865
Total Population
11,257,311
Urban Population
3,187,554
Rural Population

18.03%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
33.02%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
3.04%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

2 Great Lakes

46,421,564
Total Population
34,809,216
Urban Population
11,612,348
Rural Population

16.48%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
27.35%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
5.6%
Rate of Rural Population With Low Access
Population
Urbanization
Housing Units

1 Mid East

48,145,584
Total Population
40,489,592
Urban Population
7,655,992
Rural Population

11.73%
Rate of Total Population With Low Access
21.98%
Rate of Total Urban Population With Low Access
1.48%
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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