Special Report

Metro Areas Where Families Pay the Most for Food

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10. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
> Est. annual food costs: $12,133
> Median family income: $116,181 — 6th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 10.6% — 137th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 3.4% — 31st lowest of 376 metros

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9. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
> Est. annual food costs: $12,173
> Median family income: $120,156 — 4th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 9.1% — 78th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 3.2% — 26th lowest of 376 metros

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8. Portland-South Portland, ME
> Est. annual food costs: $12,245
> Median family income: $89,988 — 56th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 9.4% — 91st lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 3.9% — 47th lowest of 376 metros

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7. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
> Est. annual food costs: $12,293
> Median family income: $109,931 — 8th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 9.2% — 81st lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 3.8% — 43rd lowest of 376 metros

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6. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
> Est. annual food costs: $12,418
> Median family income: $99,148 — 24th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 13.6% — 139th highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 1.6% — 4th lowest of 376 metros

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