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 2013 to 2015, 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 8.5%1st
Hawaii 9.7%2nd
Massachusetts 9.7%2nd
Virginia 9.8%4th
Minnesota 9.9%5th
New Hampshire 10.1%6th
Iowa 10.6%7th
Maryland 10.7%8th
Illinois 11.1%9th
New Jersey 11.1%9th
Wisconsin 11.3%11th
Vermont 11.4%12th
South Dakota 11.5%13th
Rhode Island 11.8%14th
Utah 11.9%15th
Delaware 11.9%15th
Colorado 12.1%17th
Montana 12.2%18th
Pennsylvania 12.4%19th
California 12.6%20th
Florida 12.7%21st
Washington 12.9%22nd
Connecticut 13.1%23rd
Wyoming 13.2%24th
District of Columbia 13.2%24th
South Carolina 13.2%24th
Alaska 13.3%27th
Idaho 13.8%28th
New York 14.1%29th
Nevada 14.2%30th
New Mexico 14.4%31st
Kansas 14.6%32nd
Indiana 14.8%33rd
Nebraska 14.8%33rd
Michigan 14.9%35th
Arizona 14.9%35th
Georgia 14.9%35th
West Virginia 15.0%38th
Tennessee 15.1%39th
Missouri 15.2%40th
Texas 15.4%41st
Oklahoma 15.5%42nd
Maine 15.8%43rd
North Carolina 15.9%44th
Ohio 16.1%45th
Oregon 16.1%45th
Alabama 17.6%47th
Kentucky 17.6%47th
Louisiana 18.4%49th
Arkansas 19.2%50th
Mississippi 20.8%51st