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Unit: stores/1,000 population
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Grocery Store Density  New

Value: 0.15 stores/1,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
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Comparison: U.S. Counties
Categories: Environment / Built Environment
Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the number of supermarkets and grocery stores per 1,000 population. Convenience stores and large general merchandise stores such as supercenters and warehouse club stores are not included in this count.
Why this is important: 
There are strong correlations between the density of grocery stores in a neighborhood and the nutrition and diet of its residents. The availability and affordability of healthy and varied food options in the community increase the likelihood that residents will have a balanced and nutritious diet. A diet comprised of nutritious foods, in combination with an active lifestyle, can reduce the incidence of heart disease, cancer and diabetes and is essential to maintain a healthy body weight and prevent obesity. Low-income and under-served communities often have limited access to stores that sell healthy food, especially high-quality fruits and vegetables. Moreover, rural communities often have a high number of convenience stores, where healthy and fresh foods are less available than in larger, retail food markets.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 3,138 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Environment Atlas
URL of Source:   http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-at...
URL of Data:   http://ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-atlas/...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: February 2014

Time Series Data

2007: 0.16 2008: 0.15 2009: 0.15 2011: 0.15

stores/1,000 population

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Unit: stores/1,000 population
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Grocery Store Density  New

Value: 0.15 stores/1,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Environment / Built Environment
Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the number of supermarkets and grocery stores per 1,000 population. Convenience stores and large general merchandise stores such as supercenters and warehouse club stores are not included in this count.
Why this is important: 
There are strong correlations between the density of grocery stores in a neighborhood and the nutrition and diet of its residents. The availability and affordability of healthy and varied food options in the community increase the likelihood that residents will have a balanced and nutritious diet. A diet comprised of nutritious foods, in combination with an active lifestyle, can reduce the incidence of heart disease, cancer and diabetes and is essential to maintain a healthy body weight and prevent obesity. Low-income and under-served communities often have limited access to stores that sell healthy food, especially high-quality fruits and vegetables. Moreover, rural communities often have a high number of convenience stores, where healthy and fresh foods are less available than in larger, retail food markets.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Environment Atlas
URL of Source:   http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-at...
URL of Data:   http://ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-atlas/...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: February 2014

Time Series Data

2007: 0.16 2008: 0.15 2009: 0.15 2011: 0.15

stores/1,000 population

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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home