Total Percentage of Households with Very Low Food Security
: 6.8 percent Median Income
: $40,489 Percent Below Poverty Line
: 17.5 percent Unemployment
: 8.9 percent Obesity
: 31 percent
Although 15 percent of Alabama households faced food security issues between 2007 and 2009, 6.8 percent have experienced hunger due to very low food security. This is twice as many as the 3 years prior. Additionally, the state has the highest rate of very low food security in the country. In total, about 1,860,000 households require food assistance in Alabama.