- Poverty puts households at much greater risk for food insecurity.
- Unemployment Rate in Fond du Lac County: 2.3% (2018)
- Poverty Rate in Fond du Lac County: 8.6% (2012-2016)
- Child Poverty Rate in Fond du Lac County: 10.7% (2012-2016)
- Median Household Income: $58,376 (2012-2016)
- Median Rent: $709 (2012-2016)
- Renters Paying >30% income: 32.6% (2012-2016)
- Increased costs in housing/rent and other living expenses often means that families cut their food expenses.
- Predicted Food Insecurity Rates in Fond du Lac County: 9.5% (2015)
- Children Predicted Food Insecurity Rates in Fond du Lac County: 16.4% (2015)
- Also at greater risk for food insecurity:
- Single headed households with children
- Black/African American households
- Hispanic households
- 2 identified food desert locations
- Households without a vehicle: 5.6% (2016)
- Free/Reduced Lunch eligibility rates in Fond du Lac County: 41.3% (2015)
- FoodShare participation rates: 14.6% (2015)
- Child FoodShare participation rates: 27.4% (2015)
- WIC participation rates: 2,906 (2014)
Fond du Lac Area Food Resources List (English)
Fond du Lac Area Food Resources List (Spanish)
- Applied Population Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Applied Population Lab - https://apl.wisc.edu/resources - provides public facing tools and resources, including interactive maps & reports, to facilitate local and statewide demographics knowledge. This includes county ‘Poverty & Food Insecurity Profiles’ and the ‘Wisconsin Food Security Project.’ https://foodsecurity.wisc.edu/
- United States Census Bureau –
- American Fact Finder - https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml - find popular facts (poverty, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community.
- Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates Program - https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/saipe.html - The U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program produces single-year estimates of income and poverty for all U.S. states and counties as well as estimates of school-age children in poverty for all 13,000+ school districts.
- University of Wisconsin –Madison Institute for Research on Poverty - https://www.irp.wisc.edu/ - IRP is a nonpartisan research institution dedicated to producing and disseminating rigorous evidence to inform policies and programs to combat poverty, inequality, and their effects in the United States.
- United Way of Wisconsin ALICE Reports - https://unitedwaywi.site-ym.com/general/custom.asp?page=ALICEbyCounty&DGPCrSrt=&DGPCrPg=1 – The following links present a snapshot of ALICE in each of Wisconsin's 72 counties, including the number and percent of households by income, Economic Viability Dashboard scores, Household Survival Budget, key economic indicators, and data for each municipality in the county (where available).
- USDA Household Food Security in the U.S. (annual report) - https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/food-nutrition-assistance/food-security-in-the-us/