Special Report

Metro Areas Where Families Pay the Most for Food

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40. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT
> Est. annual food costs: $10,614
> Median family income: $101,543 — 19th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 13.7% — 131st highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 4.6% — 70th lowest of 376 metros

39. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
> Est. annual food costs: $10,632
> Median family income: $95,438 — 34th highest of 376 metros (tied)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 10.6% — 138th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 4.7% — 79th lowest of 376 metros

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38. Norwich-New London, CT
> Est. annual food costs: $10,644
> Median family income: $94,894 — 38th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 10.9% — 146th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 7.1% — 183rd lowest of 376 metros

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37. Bend, OR
> Est. annual food costs: $10,674
> Median family income: $81,822 — 109th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 11.3% — 165th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 5.3% — 104th lowest of 376 metros

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36. Bangor, ME
> Est. annual food costs: $10,674
> Median family income: $67,988 — 115th lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 16.9% — 54th highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 5.5% — 114th lowest of 376 metros

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