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Access and Proximity to Grocery Stores

Households without a car more than one mile from a supermarket or large grocery store: 9,677
Erie County:

2.54%
New York:

3.41%
Low income households more than one mile from a supermarket or large grocery store: 63,231
Erie County:

6.65%
State:

15.50%

Availability of Food Stores

Number of grocery stores in 2007: 236
This county:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores in 2007: 5
Erie County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas) in 2007: 125
Erie County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas) in 2007: 228
Erie County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)-authorized stores in 2008: 744
Erie County:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.24 / 10,000 pop.
Average SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) redemption per one SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)-authorized store in 2008:
Erie County:

$170,130
New York:

$158,812
Number of WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)-authorized stores in 2008: 158
Erie County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

2.39 / 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:
Erie County:

$85,315
New York:

$88,458

Availability of Restaurants

Number of fast-food restaurants in 2007: 676
This county:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants in 2007: 740
This county:

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Expenditures on Food at Restaurants

Fast-food expenditures per capita in New York: $348
Restaurant expenditures per capita in New York: $530

Food Assistance

Number of monthly SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participants in New York in 2009: 2,322,742

Total SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits in Erie County in 2007: $96,674

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

$80.00
State:

$92.99
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participation rate in New York: 63.00%

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

37.20%
New York:

26.90%
Average monthly number of total participants in the National School Lunch Program in New York in 2009: 1,809,834

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

30.50%
State:

26.63%
Percentage of students eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program under the Reduced-price Lunch Program:
Erie County:

8.00%
State:

9.24%
Average monthly number of total participants in the School Breakfast Program in New York in 2009: 574,767
Average daily number of total participants in the Summer Food Program in New York in 2009: 436,048

Number of Summer Food Program sites in Erie County: 225
Average daily meals at Summer-Food sites:
This county:

3,263
State:

7,139
Average monthly number of WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) participants in New York: 518,649

WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) redemptions in Erie County: $13,479,818

Average daily attendance for all child care centers participating in the Child-&-Adult-Care Feeding Program in New York: 256,806

Food Taxes in New York in 2008

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

Health

Adult diabetes rate in 2007:
This county:

9.80%
State:

8.18%
Adult obesity rate in 207:
This county:

26.90%
New York:

23.79%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Erie County:

13.40%
New York:

15.60%

Local Foods

Farms with direct sales in 2007: 164
Here:

13.50%
State:

15.35%
Percent of the total value of farm sales in the county sold directly to final consumers in 2007:
This county:

1.50%
State:

2.20%
Direct farm sales in 2007: 1,703
Erie County:

$1.87 per capita
State:

$8.07 per capita
Number of farmers' markets in 2009: 14
Erie County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of vegetable acres harvested in 2008: 4,591
Erie County:

50.30 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

173.91 / 10,000 pop.

Physical Activity Levels and Outlets

Adults meeting activity guidelines in 2007: 63.90%
Highschoolers physically active in 2008: 38.00%
Number of fitness and recreation centers in 2007: 0.11%

Economic Research Service natural amenity index:
Erie County:

3.00
State:

3.16

Presented above are food environment statistics for Erie County, New York: Buffalo, Amherst, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda, Hamburg and others.

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