Chatham County, Georgia - Food Environment Statistics



Access and Proximity to Grocery Stores

Households without a car more than one mile from a supermarket or large grocery store: 3,018
Chatham County:

3.36%
Georgia:

5.83%

Low income households more than one mile from a supermarket or large grocery store: 26,876
This county:

11.58%
Georgia:

27.29%

Availability of Food Stores

Number of grocery stores in 2007: 53
Chatham County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores in 2007: 4
Chatham County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas) in 2007: 39
Here:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas) in 2007: 108
Here:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)-authorized stores in 2008: 171
Here:

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Average SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) redemption per one SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)-authorized store in 2008:
Chatham County:

$211,281
State:

$200,790

Number of WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)-authorized stores in 2008: 39
Here:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.

Average WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) redemption per one WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)-authorized store in 2008:
Chatham County:

$150,293
Georgia:

$168,628

Availability of Restaurants

Number of fast-food restaurants in 2007: 243
Chatham County:

9.78 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants in 2007: 266
Chatham County:

10.70 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Expenditures on Food at Restaurants

Fast-food expenditures per capita in Georgia: $538
Restaurant expenditures per capita in Georgia: $510

Food Assistance

Number of monthly SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participants in Georgia in 2009: 1,286,078

Total SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits in Chatham County in 2007: $32,697

Average monthly SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits per participant:
This county:

$97.00
Georgia:

$90.67

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participation rate in Georgia: 68.00%

Percentage of low-income residents reciving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program):
Chatham County:

35.50%
State:

37.84%

Average monthly number of total participants in the National School Lunch Program in Georgia in 2009: 1,290,877

Percentage of students eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program under the Free Lunch Program:
Here:

51.00%
Georgia:

49.06%

Percentage of students eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program under the Reduced-price Lunch Program:
Chatham County:

9.10%
Georgia:

10.12%

Average monthly number of total participants in the School Breakfast Program in Georgia in 2009: 564,560
Average daily number of total participants in the Summer Food Program in Georgia in 2009: 68,477

Number of Summer Food Program sites in Chatham County: 123
Average daily meals at Summer-Food sites:
Here:

1,501
State:

2,291

Average monthly number of WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) participants in Georgia: 500,244

WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) redemptions in Chatham County: $5,861,428

Average daily attendance for all child care centers participating in the Child-&-Adult-Care Feeding Program in Georgia: 139,207

Food Taxes in Georgia in 2008

Soda sales tax in vending machines: 4.00%
Chip and pretzel sales tax in vending machines: 4.00%

Health

Adult diabetes rate in 2007:
Chatham County:

11.70%
Georgia:

10.37%

Adult obesity rate in 207:
Chatham County:

28.70%
State:

27.85%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Chatham County:

11.10%
Georgia:

14.59%

Local Foods




Number of farmers' markets in 2009: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.


Physical Activity Levels and Outlets

Adults meeting activity guidelines in 2007: 66.80%
Highschoolers physically active in 2008: 43.80%
Number of fitness and recreation centers in 2007: 0.12%

Economic Research Service natural amenity index:
This county:

4.00
Georgia:

3.58



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