Erie County, Pennsylvania - Food Environment Statistics



Access and Proximity to Grocery Stores

Households without a car more than one mile from a supermarket or large grocery store: 2,201
Erie County:

2.07%
Pennsylvania:

3.40%

Low income households more than one mile from a supermarket or large grocery store: 25,549
This county:

9.09%
Pennsylvania:

17.31%

Availability of Food Stores

Number of grocery stores in 2007: 46
Here:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores in 2007: 3
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas) in 2007: 26
This county:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas) in 2007: 81
Erie County:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)-authorized stores in 2008: 215
Erie County:

7.70 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

6.85 / 10,000 pop.

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

$218,100
Pennsylvania:

$165,708

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

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

1.53 / 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:

$37,427
Pennsylvania:

$29,405

Availability of Restaurants

Number of fast-food restaurants in 2007: 181
Here:

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants in 2007: 195
Here:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Expenditures on Food at Restaurants

Fast-food expenditures per capita in Pennsylvania: $353
Restaurant expenditures per capita in Pennsylvania: $456

Food Assistance

Number of monthly SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participants in Pennsylvania in 2009: 1,337,803

Total SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits in Erie County in 2007: $41,604

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

$88.00
Pennsylvania:

$84.78

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participation rate in Pennsylvania: 75.00%

Percentage of low-income residents reciving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program):
This county:

44.30%
State:

28.74%

Average monthly number of total participants in the National School Lunch Program in Pennsylvania in 2009: 1,148,005

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

34.60%
Pennsylvania:

23.40%

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

9.20%
Pennsylvania:

8.12%

Average monthly number of total participants in the School Breakfast Program in Pennsylvania in 2009: 290,300
Average daily number of total participants in the Summer Food Program in Pennsylvania in 2009: 97,104

Number of Summer Food Program sites in Erie County: 49
Average daily meals at Summer-Food sites:
Erie County:

2,241
Pennsylvania:

3,432

Average monthly number of WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) participants in Pennsylvania: 260,873

WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) redemptions in Erie County: $1,459,653

Average daily attendance for all child care centers participating in the Child-&-Adult-Care Feeding Program in Pennsylvania: 122,286

Food Taxes in Pennsylvania in 2008

Soda sales tax in retail stores: 6.00%

Health

Adult diabetes rate in 2007:
Here:

9.20%
Pennsylvania:

9.07%

Adult obesity rate in 207:
This county:

29.80%
Pennsylvania:

27.20%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Erie County:

12.70%
State:

11.53%

Local Foods

Farms with direct sales in 2007: 188
Erie County:

11.70%
State:

12.56%

Percent of the total value of farm sales in the county sold directly to final consumers in 2007:
Erie County:

2.00%
Pennsylvania:

2.25%

Direct farm sales in 2007: 1,392
Erie County:

$4.98 per capita
Pennsylvania:

$6.00 per capita

Number of farmers' markets in 2009: 3
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of vegetable acres harvested in 2008: 2,250
Erie County:

80.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

46.92 / 10,000 pop.

Physical Activity Levels and Outlets

Adults meeting activity guidelines in 2007: 66.10%
Number of fitness and recreation centers in 2007: 0.11%

Economic Research Service natural amenity index:
This county:

3.00
Pennsylvania:

3.40



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