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 2014 to 2016, 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
Hawaii 8.7%1st
North Dakota 8.8%2nd
New Hampshire 9.6%3rd
Minnesota 9.7%4th
Virginia 9.9%5th
Vermont 10.1%6th
Maryland 10.1%6th
Colorado 10.3%8th
Massachusetts 10.3%8th
South Dakota 10.6%10th
Iowa 10.7%11th
Wisconsin 10.7%11th
Delaware 10.8%13th
Illinois 11.1%14th
New Jersey 11.1%14th
District of Columbia 11.4%16th
Utah 11.5%17th
Washington 11.6%18th
California 11.8%19th
Florida 12.0%20th
Idaho 12.1%21st
Nevada 12.1%21st
Connecticut 12.3%23rd
New York 12.5%24th
Pennsylvania 12.5%24th
Alaska 12.7%26th
Wyoming 12.7%26th
Rhode Island 12.8%28th
Montana 12.9%29th
South Carolina 13.0%30th
Tennessee 13.4%31st
Georgia 14.0%32nd
Missouri 14.2%33rd
Texas 14.3%34th
Michigan 14.3%34th
Kansas 14.5%36th
Arizona 14.6%37th
Oregon 14.6%37th
Nebraska 14.7%39th
Ohio 14.8%40th
West Virginia 14.9%41st
North Carolina 15.1%42nd
Indiana 15.2%43rd
Oklahoma 15.2%43rd
Maine 16.4%45th
Kentucky 17.3%46th
Arkansas 17.5%47th
New Mexico 17.6%48th
Alabama 18.1%49th
Louisiana 18.3%50th
Mississippi 18.7%51st