This interactive map provides household food insecurity rates, by state, on average over 2014-2016. Scroll over a state to view the percent of households struggling with food insecurity or very low food security. Margins of error are shown in parentheses; an asterisk indicates a state's rate is statistically significantly different from the national rate.
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Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Matthew P. Rabbitt, Christian A. Gregory, and Anita Singh. 2017. Household Food Security in the United States in 2016, ERR-237, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
Note: Food insecurity = low food security + very low food security
Low food security: Reports of reduced quality, variety, or desirability of diet with little or no indication of reduced food intake.
Very low food security: Reports of multiple indications of disrupted eating patterns and reduced food intake.
Definitions from USDA