Lubbock County, Texas - Food Environment Statistics



Access and Proximity to Grocery Stores

Households without a car more than one mile from a supermarket or large grocery store: 1,866
Here:

2.02%
Texas:

3.70%

Low income households more than one mile from a supermarket or large grocery store: 36,972
Lubbock County:

15.27%
Texas:

24.26%

Availability of Food Stores

Number of grocery stores in 2007: 25
Lubbock County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores in 2007: 4
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas) in 2007: 12
This county:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas) in 2007: 85
Lubbock County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)-authorized stores in 2008: 127
Lubbock County:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.

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

$307,794
Texas:

$223,371

Number of WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)-authorized stores in 2008: 18
Lubbock County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.98 / 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:
Lubbock County:

$344,797
State:

$273,414

Availability of Restaurants

Number of fast-food restaurants in 2007: 251
Lubbock County:

9.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants in 2007: 148
This county:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Expenditures on Food at Restaurants

Fast-food expenditures per capita in Texas: $541
Restaurant expenditures per capita in Texas: $460

Food Assistance

Number of monthly SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participants in Texas in 2009: 3,003,156

Total SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits in Lubbock County in 2007: $34,662

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

$96.00
Texas:

$89.73

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participation rate in Texas: 63.00%

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

30.90%
Texas:

27.71%

Average monthly number of total participants in the National School Lunch Program in Texas in 2009: 3,216,109

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

45.30%
Texas:

42.00%

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

9.00%
Texas:

9.66%

Average monthly number of total participants in the School Breakfast Program in Texas in 2009: 1,506,872
Average daily number of total participants in the Summer Food Program in Texas in 2009: 181,605

Number of Summer Food Program sites in Lubbock County: 13
Average daily meals at Summer-Food sites:
Lubbock County:

2,863
Texas:

4,670

Average monthly number of WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) participants in Texas: 992,454

WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) redemptions in Lubbock County: $6,206,341

Average daily attendance for all child care centers participating in the Child-&-Adult-Care Feeding Program in Texas: 303,945

Food Taxes in Texas in 2008

Soda sales tax in retail stores: 6.25%
Chip and pretzel sales tax in vending machines: 6.25%

Health

Adult diabetes rate in 2007:
Lubbock County:

7.90%
State:

8.89%

Adult obesity rate in 207:
Lubbock County:

26.00%
State:

26.62%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lubbock County:

13.30%
Texas:

15.68%

Local Foods

Farms with direct sales in 2007: 36
This county:

3.00%
Texas:

4.09%

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

0.10%
Texas:

0.67%

Direct farm sales in 2007: 116
Lubbock County:

$0.44 per capita
Texas:

$1.61 per capita

Number of farmers' markets in 2009: 2
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of vegetable acres harvested in 2008: 961
This county:

36.70 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

55.93 / 10,000 pop.

Physical Activity Levels and Outlets

Adults meeting activity guidelines in 2007: 63.70%
Highschoolers physically active in 2008: 45.20%
Number of fitness and recreation centers in 2007: 0.08%

Economic Research Service natural amenity index:
Lubbock County:

4.00
Texas:

4.08



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