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The Cheapest City to Get Groceries in Every State

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Oklahoma: Lawton
> Est. annual food costs: $8,695 (Oklahoma: $9,223)
> Median family income: $65,335 (Oklahoma: $67,511)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 16.1% (Oklahoma: 13.4%)
> Food insecurity rate: 15.5% (Oklahoma: 8.6%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 4

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Oregon: Albany-Lebanon
> Est. annual food costs: $9,384 (Oregon: $10,175)
> Median family income: $68,860 (Oregon: $80,630)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 19.3% (Oregon: 16.0%)
> Food insecurity rate: 8.6% (Oregon: 5.4%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 8

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Pennsylvania: Johnstown
> Est. annual food costs: $8,755 (Pennsylvania: $9,903)
> Median family income: $65,560 (Pennsylvania: $80,996)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 18.1% (Pennsylvania: 13.9%)
> Food insecurity rate: 8.9% (Pennsylvania: 4.6%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 17

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Rhode Island: Providence-Warwick
> Est. annual food costs: $10,768 (Rhode Island: $10,834)
> Median family income: $89,555 (Rhode Island: $89,330)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 16.2% (Rhode Island: 15.9%)
> Food insecurity rate: 4.6% (Rhode Island: 4.7%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 1

*Because Providence-Warwick is the only eligible metro in Rhode Island, it is the metro with the lowest highest food costs by default.

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South Carolina: Florence
> Est. annual food costs: $8,035 (South Carolina: $9,086)
> Median family income: $58,215 (South Carolina: $68,813)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 17.7% (South Carolina: 11.7%)
> Food insecurity rate: 9.4% (South Carolina: 9.1%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 7

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