Short Definition: % residents living in low food access tracts
This distance-based measure is assessed at the census tract level. Census tracts are identified as low access if one-third of its population or 500 residents live at least one mile from the nearest supermarket, supercenter, or large grocery store for urban tracts or 10 miles for rural tracts. Data come from the US Department of Agriculture Food Access Research Atlas.
Agency Source: Health USDA
Geographies: RI Municipalities
Data Type: Numeric
This indicator allows us to assess the percentage of residents that live within a food desert as part of the Rhode Island Healthy Communities Plan Performance Measures.
Universe: All Rhode Island census tracts (2010)
Tags: Healthy Communities, Health
Related Datastories: No related datastories.