Special Report

Metro Areas Where Families Pay the Most for Food

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35. Bellingham, WA
> Est. annual food costs: $10,674
> Median family income: $83,751 — 87th highest of 376 metros (tied)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 12.4% — 182nd highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 7.5% — 176th highest of 376 metros

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34. Auburn-Opelika, AL
> Est. annual food costs: $10,674
> Median family income: $75,091 — 171st highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 9.4% — 87th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 12.2% — 37th highest of 376 metros

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33. Glens Falls, NY
> Est. annual food costs: $10,688
> Median family income: $77,435 — 147th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 13.1% — 156th highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 4.1% — 50th lowest of 376 metros

32. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL
> Est. annual food costs: $10,734
> Median family income: $79,907 — 122nd highest of 376 metros (tied)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 7.2% — 25th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 5.4% — 112th lowest of 376 metros

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31. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
> Est. annual food costs: $10,751
> Median family income: $77,172 — 149th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 8.1% — 48th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 6.7% — 166th lowest of 376 metros

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