Special Report

Cheapest Metros to Get Groceries

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15. College Station-Bryan, TX
> Est. annual food costs for single adult: $2,812
> Median household income: $51,261 — 74th lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 10.3% — 128th lowest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 11.7% — 44th highest of 376 metros

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14. El Centro, CA
> Est. annual food costs for single adult: $2,812
> Median household income: $46,222 — 16th lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 24.9% — 3rd highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 9.2% — 107th highest of 376 metros

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13. Lima, OH
> Est. annual food costs for single adult: $2,812
> Median household income: $51,892 — 83rd lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 13.8% — 128th highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 4.6% — 71st lowest of 376 metros

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12. Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
> Est. annual food costs for single adult: $2,794
> Median household income: $48,369 — 43rd lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 16.8% — 56th highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 6.2% — 143rd lowest of 376 metros

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11. Florence, SC
> Est. annual food costs for single adult: $2,781
> Median household income: $45,037 — 9th lowest of 376 metros
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 17.7% — 43rd highest of 376 metros
> Food insecurity rate: 9.4% — 101st highest of 376 metros

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