Special Report

Metro Areas Where Families Pay the Most for Food

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20. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
> Est. annual food costs: $11,160
> Median family income: $126,840 — 3rd highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 7.2% — 24th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 2.3% — 6th lowest of 376 metros

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19. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA
> Est. annual food costs: $11,243
> Median family income: $97,590 — 26th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 5.4% — 4th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 4.5% — 62nd lowest of 376 metros

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18. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
> Est. annual food costs: $11,293
> Median family income: $109,109 — 9th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 10.0% — 110th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 4.3% — 57th lowest of 376 metros

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17. Ocean City, NJ
> Est. annual food costs: $11,303
> Median family income: $87,716 — 65th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 7.0% — 22nd lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 8.8% — 124th highest of 376 metros

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16. Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL
> Est. annual food costs: $11,333
> Median family income: $72,001 — 170th lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 8.2% — 51st lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 13.6% — 21st highest of 376 metros

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