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Food Access Research Atlas

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".

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.

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:

Data Set   
DownloadsLast UpdatedNext Update
Current VersionBack to top
Food Access Research Atlas Data DownloadDownload as Excel5/7/2013
Food Access Research Atlas DocumentationDownload as PDF1/3/2014
Archived VersionBack to top
Archived Food Desert Locator Data FileDownload as Excel12/21/2011
Archived Food Desert Locator DocumentationDownload as PDF2/27/2013

Last updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

For more information contact: Michele Ver Ploeg