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Seniors at Risk of Hunger: State by State

Senior Hunger in the United States: Differences across States and Rural and Urban Areas is a follow-up to the groundbreaking 2008 report entitled The Causes, Consequences and Future of Senior Hunger in America that updates the findings on the extent and distribution of senior hunger across the nation using data from 2001-2007.

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Ranking of States by Rates of Food Insecurity among Senior Americans
2001-2007 – Order from Highest to Lowest

Select any state to download a two-page fact sheet.

State Rank Rate           State Rank Rate
Mississippi 1 12.29   Kansas 27 5.03
South Carolina 2 9.83   New York 28 5.03
Arkansas 3 9.7   Oregon 29 5.01
Texas 4 8.9   Alaska 30 4.96
New Mexico 5 8.82   Washington 31 4.83
Georgia 6 8.58   Montana 32 4.79
Alabama 7 7.39   West Virginia 33 4.71
Louisiana 8 7.36   Utah 34 4.65
North Carolina 9 7.3   New Jersey 35 4.64
Oklahoma 10 7.12   Vermont 36 4.52
Arizona 11 6.41   Nevada 37 4.36
Indiana 12 6   Pennsylvania 38 4.31
Missouri 13 5.88   Massachusetts 39 4.29
Maryland 14 5.76   Colorado 40 4.15
Idaho 15 5.69   Iowa 41 3.95
Tennessee 16 5.62   South Dakota 42 3.9
Maine 17 5.46   Wyoming 43 3.9
California 18 5.44   Illinois 44 3.88
Rhode Island 19 5.41   Delaware 45 3.76
Kentucky 20 5.4   Connecticut 46 3.64
District of Columbia 21 5.37   Wisconsin 47 3.6
Virginia 22 5.27   Nebraska 48 3.32
Hawaii 23 5.24   Minnesota 49 3.08
Florida 24 5.14   New Hampshire 50 3.01
Michigan 25 5.09   North Dakota 51 1.53
Ohio 26 5.06    

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