Overview

From the United States Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, the dataset contains information about US county's ability to access supermarkets, supercenters, grocery stores, or other sources of healthy and affordable food. Most measures of how individuals and neighborhoods are able to access food are based on the following indicators: - Accessibility to sources of healthy food, as measured by distance to a store or by the number of stores in an area. - Individual-level resources that may affect accessibility, such as family income or vehicle availability. - Neighborhood-level indicators of resources, such as the average income of the neighborhood and the availability of public transportation.

http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-access-research-atlas.aspx

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Field Descriptions

Key List of... Comment Example Value
1 Mile Real number 604.389670134
1/2 Mile Real number 708.347212727
10 Miles Real number 167.470885381
20 Miles Real number 0.0
Children.1 Mile Real number 4961.14084519
Children.1/2 Mile Real number 5558.40555915
Children.10 Miles Real number 1114.80423993
Children.20 Miles Real number 0.0
County String "Abbeville"
Low Access Only.1 and 20 Miles Real number 0.166666666667
Low Access Only.1/2 and 10 Miles Real number 0.5
Low Income People.1 Mile Real number 9451.794654
Low Income People.1/2 Mile Real number 10638.2083161
Low Income People.10 Miles Real number 2422.05604577
Low Income People.20 Miles Real number 0.0
Low Income and Low Access.1 and 20 Miles Real number 0.166666666667
Low Income and Low Access.1/2 and 10 Miles Real number 0.5
People.1 Mile Real number 21510.194817
People.1/2 Mile Real number 24360.3322494
People.10 Miles Real number 5176.76934843
People.20 Miles Real number 0.0
Population Integer number 25417
Residing in Group Quarters Real number Group Quarters are dormitories, military bases, assisted living or skilled nursing facilities, and other large institutions. 901.0
Rural Housing Percentage Real number Percentage is number of Census Tracts classified as rural divided by total tracts for the county 0.833333333333
Seniors.1 Mile Real number 3409.21234164
Seniors.1/2 Mile Real number 3960.8077309
Seniors.10 Miles Real number 984.86043463
Seniors.20 Miles Real number 0.0
State String "SC"
Total Housing Units Integer number 9990
Urban Housing Percentage Real number Percentage is number of Census Tracts classified as urban divided by total tracts for the county 0.166666666667