Download the Data
All data included in the Food Access Research Atlas are aggregated into an Excel spreadsheet for easy download. The Documentation section provides complete information on data sources and definitions.
"No data" fields are empty or referenced with "-9999".
The current version of the Food Access Research Atlas data file and documentation, along with the original Food Desert Locator version (archived) of the data and documentation, are available:
Food Access Research Atlas Data File Excel icon (16x16)
Note for GIS users: The Atlas is based on 2010 census tract polygons. To use the underlying Atlas data in a GIS, the data from this spreadsheet needs to be joined to a census tract boundary file. With ESRI software, users should have access to the tract layer on ESRI's "Data and Maps" data distribution. For users of other software, tract boundaries can be downloaded directly from the Census Bureau's Cartographic Boundary Files.
Food Access Research Atlas Documentation PDF icon (16x16)