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Cheapest Metros to Get Groceries

50. Longview, TX
> Est. annual food costs for single adult: $2,951
> Median household income: $53,524 — 106th lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 14.3% — 109th highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 8.9% — 119th highest of 376 metros

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49. Columbus, IN
> Est. annual food costs for single adult: $2,947
> Median household income: $66,978 — 88th highest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 8.8% — 66th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 9.2% — 108th highest of 376 metros

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48. Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
> Est. annual food costs for single adult: $2,947
> Median household income: $54,726 — 123rd lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 17.7% — 44th highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 6.4% — 153rd lowest of 376 metros

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47. Charleston, WV
> Est. annual food costs for single adult: $2,946
> Median household income: $46,099 — 15th lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 18.0% — 33rd highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 7.2% — 185th lowest of 376 metros

46. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH
> Est. annual food costs for single adult: $2,941
> Median household income: $47,525 — 26th lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 16.3% — 66th highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 9.2% — 106th highest of 376 metros

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