Food Insecurity by Socioeconomic Status

New York Finger Lakes Region

As the following charts show, there are clear patterns behind the food insecurity rates. Not surprisingly, there is a strong correlation with an area’s socioeconomic status. The food insecurity rate is 23 percent for ZIP codes in the lowest socioeconomic status segment. It is also noteworthy that even in highest socioeconomic ZIPs, food insecurity is estimated to be 7 percent.

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