Map Key
  • Less than 10 %
  • 10.1 - 13 %
  • 13.1 - 16 %
  • 16.1 - 19 %
  • More than 19 %
Percentage of households who were food insecure on average from 2011 to 2013, meaning that at some point during the year, they experienced difficulty providing enough food due to a lack of money or resources.
State Hunger and Food Insecurity Rate Rank
North Dakota 8.7%1st
Virginia 9.5%2nd
New Hampshire 10.2%3rd
Massachusetts 10.6%4th
Minnesota 10.8%5th
New Jersey 11.4%6th
Wisconsin 11.6%7th
Alaska 11.8%8th
Montana 11.8%8th
Pennsylvania 11.9%10th
Iowa 11.9%10th
Illinois 12.5%12th
South Dakota 12.6%13th
Delaware 12.9%14th
Hawaii 12.9%14th
New Mexico 13.2%16th
Vermont 13.2%16th
Maryland 13.3%18th
District of Columbia 13.4%19th
Connecticut 13.4%19th
Nebraska 13.8%21st
Michigan 13.9%22nd
Colorado 13.9%22nd
New York 14.0%24th
Florida 14.1%25th
Indiana 14.1%25th
South Carolina 14.1%25th
Utah 14.3%28th
Washington 14.3%28th
West Virginia 14.4%30th
Rhode Island 14.4%30th
Wyoming 14.6%32nd
California 15.0%33rd
Maine 15.1%34th
Idaho 15.1%34th
Kansas 15.2%36th
Oregon 15.2%36th
Oklahoma 15.5%38th
Arizona 15.6%39th
Ohio 16.0%40th
Nevada 16.2%41st
Kentucky 16.4%42nd
Louisiana 16.5%43rd
Georgia 16.6%44th
Alabama 16.7%45th
Missouri 16.9%46th
North Carolina 17.3%47th
Tennessee 17.4%48th
Texas 18.0%49th
Mississippi 21.1%50th
Arkansas 21.2%51st