Special Report

Metro Areas Where Families Pay the Most for Food

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15. Burlington-South Burlington, VT
> Est. annual food costs: $11,376
> Median family income: $95,011 — 37th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 8.9% — 69th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 2.5% — 8th lowest of 376 metros

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14. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
> Est. annual food costs: $11,513
> Median family income: $145,548 — the highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 5.4% — 3rd lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 1.1% — the lowest of 376 metros

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13. Boulder, CO
> Est. annual food costs: $11,843
> Median family income: $118,307 — 5th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 5.5% — 5th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 3.1% — 19th lowest of 376 metros

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12. Madera, CA
> Est. annual food costs: $11,903
> Median family income: $65,627 — 88th lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 19.3% — 20th highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 9.4% — 100th highest of 376 metros

11. Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA
> Est. annual food costs: $11,993
> Median family income: $102,411 — 18th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 6.8% — 21st lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 4.0% — 49th lowest of 376 metros

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