Special Report

Cheapest Metros to Get Groceries

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40. Bay City, MI
> Est. annual food costs for single adult: $2,926
> Median household income: $48,290 — 41st lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 15.3% — 85th highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 7.7% — 167th highest of 376 metros

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39. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
> Est. annual food costs for single adult: $2,924
> Median household income: $49,706 — 54th lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 12.6% — 173rd highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 10.9% — 55th highest of 376 metros

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38. Spartanburg, SC
> Est. annual food costs for single adult: $2,915
> Median household income: $53,757 — 112th lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 10.4% — 131st lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 12.9% — 26th highest of 376 metros

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37. Sumter, SC
> Est. annual food costs for single adult: $2,915
> Median household income: $45,854 — 11th lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 18.2% — 29th highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 11.3% — 49th highest of 376 metros

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36. Saginaw, MI
> Est. annual food costs for single adult: $2,915
> Median household income: $49,565 — 53rd lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 19.0% — 22nd highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 10.4% — 67th highest of 376 metros

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