Food deserts, as defined by the USDA, are urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. These areas are more than one mile from a grocery store or healthy, affordable food retail outlet in an urban neighborhood, and more than 10 miles in a rural neighborhood. Often these deserts are served only by fast food restaurants and convenience stores that offer few fresh food options.

Find out if you are located within a food desert with this interactive map. Click the "Locate Me" to find your location within the one-mile service range of supermarkets and convenience stores in the Madison area.

Food Deserts


Locate Me

The Capital Times visual editor since 2009, specializing in databases, maps and visualizations.