Food Access Research Atlas

The Food Access Research Atlas:

  • Presents a spatial overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility;
  • Provides food access data for populations within census tracts; and
  • Offers census-tract-level data on food access that can be downloaded for community planning or research purposes.

What can you do with the Atlas?

  • Create maps showing food access indicators by census tract using different measures and indicators of supermarket accessibility;
  • Compare food access measures based on 2015 data with the previous 2010 measures;
  • View indicators of food access for selected subpopulations; and
  • Download census-tract-level data on food access measures.

Note: For information about data sources and updates/revisions to the data and mapping application, see Documentation and Download the Data.

Users may also be interested in the Food Environment Atlas which provides a wide set of statistics on food choices, health and well-being, and community characteristics for all communities in the United States.

Food Access Research Atlas

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Last updated: Thursday, May 18, 2017

For more information contact: Michele Ver Ploeg, Vince Breneman, and Alana Rhone

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