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The City With the Cheapest Groceries in Every State

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Kansas: Wichita
> Est. annual food costs: $3,103 (Kansas: $3,232)
> Median family income: $74,120 (Kansas: $77,620)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 10.1% (Kansas: 7.8%)
> Food insecurity rate: 9.8% (Kansas: 8.3%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 4

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Kentucky: Owensboro
> Est. annual food costs: $2,716 (Kentucky: $2,951)
> Median family income: $68,358 (Kentucky: $65,893)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 11.1% (Kentucky: 13.6%)
> Food insecurity rate: 4.1% (Kentucky: 5.6%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 5

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Louisiana: Alexandria
> Est. annual food costs: $2,978 (Louisiana: $3,373)
> Median family income: $59,394 (Louisiana: $65,427)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 17.9% (Louisiana: 15.8%)
> Food insecurity rate: 14.5% (Louisiana: 9.5%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 9

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Maine: Bangor
> Est. annual food costs: $3,694 (Maine: $3,973)
> Median family income: $67,988 (Maine: $76,192)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 16.9% (Maine: 13.5%)
> Food insecurity rate: 5.5% (Maine: 3.8%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 3

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Maryland: Cumberland
> Est. annual food costs: $2,985 (Maryland: $3,562)
> Median family income: $63,095 (Maryland: $105,790)
> Food Stamp recipiency rate: 19.1% (Maryland: 10.8%)
> Food insecurity rate: 10.9% (Maryland: 3.4%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 5

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