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 2015 to 2017, 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 7.4%1st
New Jersey 8.6%2nd
North Dakota 9.0%3rd
Colorado 9.2%4th
New Hampshire 9.4%5th
Minnesota 9.5%6th
Vermont 9.8%7th
Wisconsin 10.0%8th
Virginia 10.1%9th
Massachusetts 10.2%10th
Maryland 10.4%11th
Iowa 10.5%12th
Utah 10.7%13th
Washington 10.8%14th
New York 10.9%15th
Idaho 11.0%16th
Delaware 11.1%17th
Illinois 11.2%18th
California 11.2%18th
District of Columbia 11.2%18th
Montana 11.4%21st
South Dakota 11.4%21st
Alaska 11.6%23rd
South Carolina 11.7%24th
Florida 11.9%25th
Pennsylvania 12.1%26th
Connecticut 12.2%27th
Nevada 12.4%28th
Rhode Island 12.4%28th
Missouri 12.8%30th
Tennessee 12.9%31st
Oregon 12.9%31st
Georgia 13.0%33rd
Arizona 13.1%34th
Wyoming 13.2%35th
Kansas 13.3%36th
Nebraska 13.5%37th
Michigan 13.6%38th
Indiana 13.6%38th
Ohio 13.7%40th
Texas 14.0%41st
North Carolina 14.4%42nd
Maine 14.4%42nd
Kentucky 14.7%44th
West Virginia 14.9%45th
Oklahoma 15.0%46th
Alabama 16.3%47th
Mississippi 17.2%48th
Louisiana 17.3%49th
Arkansas 17.4%50th
New Mexico 17.9%51st