Food insecurity rates are highest for single-mother households and households with incomes below the poverty line

Bar chart showing prevalence of food insecurity by selected household characteristics

In 2021, 32.1 percent of households with incomes below the Federal poverty line were food insecure. Food-insecure households include those with low food security and very low food security. Rates of food insecurity were substantially higher than the national average for single-parent households, and for Black and Hispanic households. Food insecurity was more common in both large cities and rural areas than in suburban areas.

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