The food environment, including grocery store and restaurant proximity, food prices, and food and nutrition assistance programs, all influence food choices and diet quality. The USDA Food Access Research Atlas can be used to learn about food access and median family income at the local, county, and state level.
2017 North Carolina Food Access Maps
These maps show food access in North Carolina as a state, and in 5 NC cities (Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Lexington, Raleigh, Winston-Salem). Please note that the data used does not represent food deserts, but areas in which residents are low income and where there are low supermarket sales and high rates of diet-related deaths.