Food Access Research Atlas

The Food Access Research Atlas:

  • Presents an 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 2019 data with the previous 2015 measures;
  • View indicators of food access for selected subpopulations; and
  • Download census-tract-level data on food access measures.

Note: Information about data sources, updates, and revisions to the data and mapping application is at Documentation and Download the Data.

The Food Environment Atlas provides users with a wide set of statistics on food choices, health and well-being, and community characteristics for all communities in the United States.