Special Report

Metro Areas Where Families Pay the Most for Food

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25. Worcester, MA-CT
> Est. annual food costs: $10,884
> Median family income: $96,860 — 30th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 13.6% — 140th highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 5.0% — 93rd lowest of 376 metros

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24. Charlottesville, VA
> Est. annual food costs: $10,961
> Median family income: $95,708 — 32nd highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 6.0% — 7th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 3.2% — 24th lowest of 376 metros

23. Lewiston-Auburn, ME
> Est. annual food costs: $11,003
> Median family income: $70,817 — 150th lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 18.3% — 27th highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 3.5% — 36th lowest of 376 metros

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22. Pittsfield, MA
> Est. annual food costs: $11,033
> Median family income: $82,207 — 101st highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 14.2% — 114th highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 6.0% — 132nd lowest of 376 metros

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21. Naples-Marco Island, FL
> Est. annual food costs: $11,033
> Median family income: $84,784 — 78th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 7.6% — 39th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 9.5% — 97th highest of 376 metros

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