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 2016 to 2018, 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
New Hampshire 7.8%1st
Hawaii 8.0%2nd
New Jersey 8.5%3rd
Minnesota 8.6%4th
North Dakota 8.8%5th
Wisconsin 8.9%6th
Colorado 9.1%7th
Iowa 9.2%8th
Massachusetts 9.3%9th
Vermont 9.6%10th
Idaho 9.8%11th
Utah 9.8%11th
Virginia 10.1%13th
Washington 10.3%14th
Montana 10.3%14th
New York 10.5%16th
Delaware 10.5%16th
California 10.6%18th
District of Columbia 10.6%18th
Illinois 10.7%20th
Alaska 10.8%21st
South Dakota 10.9%22nd
Rhode Island 11.0%23rd
South Carolina 11.0%23rd
Maryland 11.1%25th
Oregon 11.1%25th
Pennsylvania 11.1%25th
Georgia 11.3%28th
Nebraska 11.4%29th
Florida 11.7%30th
Missouri 12.0%31st
Tennessee 12.4%32nd
Arizona 12.4%32nd
Connecticut 12.4%32nd
Wyoming 12.6%35th
Michigan 12.9%36th
Nevada 12.9%36th
Ohio 13.2%38th
Indiana 13.5%39th
Maine 13.6%40th
Kansas 13.8%41st
North Carolina 13.9%42nd
Texas 14.0%43rd
Alabama 14.7%44th
Kentucky 14.7%44th
Arkansas 15.1%46th
Oklahoma 15.6%47th
West Virginia 15.7%48th
Louisiana 15.8%49th
Mississippi 15.9%50th
New Mexico 16.8%51st