Where are food deserts in the U.S.?
The Food Desert Locator provides a spatial overview of low-income neighborhoods with high concentrations of people who are far from a supermarket or large grocery store. This mapping tool will allow users to map food deserts-areas with limited access to affordable and nutritious foods-and view census tract-level statistics on population groups with low access to healthy and affordable food. An estimated total of 13.5 million people in these identified census tracts have low access to a supermarket or large grocery store-that is, they live more than 1 or 10 miles from a supermarket or large grocery store. Of these 13.5 million people, 82.1 percent are in urban areas. This map is from the Food Desert Locator, released May 2, 2011.
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