Short Definition: # fast food, take-out, bar restaurants, and convenience stores per square mile
Number of restaurants per square mile within a city or town identified as fast food service, convenience stores, take-out only, bar, lounge, or tavern. Data are from the Rhode Island food licensing data.
Agency Source: Health
Geographies: RI Municipalities
Data Type: Numeric
This indicator helps us to track the likelihood that a city or town contains a "food swamp" as part of the Rhode Island Healthy Communities Plan Performance Measures.
Geocoding yielded a 94% match rate. Some food establishments could not be geocoded due to incomplete address information. This will result in a suppression of fast food and convenience store densities in some places.
Universe: Land area in Rhode Island municipalities
Tags: Healthy Communities, Health
Related Datastories: No related datastories.