Significant Digits For Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 | FiveThirtyEight

A few interesting numbers here, bug the last item (below) is certainly true in the local area (food deserts).

"Food deserts — areas without supermarkets where fresh, healthy food is scarce — were a major target of first lady Michelle Obama’s nutrition initiatives. Still, in the past four years, only 1.4 million of the 18 million people living in a food desert got a new supermarket."