Food insecurity rates are highest for households with incomes below the poverty line and single-mother households

Bar chart showing prevalence of food insecurity by selected household characteristics

In 2022, 36.7 percent of households with incomes below the Federal poverty line were food insecure. Food-insecure households include those with low food security and very low food security. Rates of food insecurity were also substantially higher than the national average for single-parent households, and for Black and Hispanic households. Food insecurity was more common in both large cities and rural areas than in suburban areas.

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