Food Access Research Atlas
The Food Access Research Atlas:
- Presents an overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility;
- Provides food access data for populations within census tracts; and
- Offers census-tract-level data on food access that can be downloaded for community planning or research purposes.
What can you do with the Atlas?
- Create maps showing food access indicators by census tract using different measures and indicators of supermarket accessibility;
- Compare food access measures based on 2019 data with the previous 2015 measures;
- View indicators of food access for selected subpopulations; and
- Download census-tract-level data on food access measures.
Data Training Webinar: ERS agricultural economist Alana Rhone provides an overview of the Food Access Research Atlas and Food Environment Atlas as well as a tutorial on how to find and use the data in this ERS Data Training Webinar.
Note: Information about data sources, updates, and revisions to the data and mapping application is at Documentation and Download the Data.
The Food Environment Atlas provides users with a wide set of statistics on food choices, health and well-being, and community characteristics for all communities in the United States.