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 2012 to 2014, 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 8.4%1st
Massachusetts 9.6%2nd
New Hampshire 10.0%3rd
Virginia 10.1%4th
Minnesota 10.4%5th
Pennsylvania 11.3%6th
Wisconsin 11.4%7th
Iowa 11.4%7th
Montana 11.5%9th
New Jersey 11.7%10th
Illinois 11.7%10th
South Dakota 11.9%12th
Alaska 12.0%13th
Delaware 12.1%14th
New Mexico 12.3%15th
Hawaii 12.3%15th
Maryland 12.5%17th
Vermont 12.6%18th
Rhode Island 12.7%19th
District of Columbia 13.2%20th
Utah 13.3%21st
California 13.5%22nd
Colorado 13.6%23rd
Washington 13.7%24th
Florida 13.8%25th
South Carolina 13.9%26th
Nebraska 13.9%26th
Connecticut 13.9%26th
Wyoming 14.0%29th
Idaho 14.1%30th
New York 14.4%31st
Indiana 14.6%32nd
Michigan 14.7%33rd
Nevada 15.2%34th
West Virginia 15.3%35th
Arizona 15.4%36th
Georgia 15.7%37th
Kansas 15.9%38th
Oregon 16.1%39th
Maine 16.2%40th
Tennessee 16.3%41st
Oklahoma 16.5%42nd
North Carolina 16.7%43rd
Alabama 16.8%44th
Missouri 16.8%44th
Ohio 16.9%46th
Texas 17.2%47th
Kentucky 17.5%48th
Louisiana 17.6%49th
Arkansas 19.9%50th
Mississippi 22.0%51st