States ranked by suicide rate

Wyoming had the highest suicide rate of all U.S. states in 2020, according to a ranking Kaiser Family Foundation released April 12.

To calculate age-adjusted suicide rates, Kaiser Family Foundation used data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

The national age-adjusted suicide rate was 13.5 per 100,000 people in 2020. 

Here's how each state and the District of Columbia stack up: 

Note: The list includes ties and results in a numerical listing of 44.

  1. Wyoming — 30.5 suicides per 100,000
  2. Alaska — 27.2
  3. Montana — 25.9
  4. New Mexico — 24.2
  5. Idaho — 23.2
  6. Oklahoma — 21.9
  7. Colorado — 21.5
  8. South Dakota — 21.1
  9. Utah — 20.8
  10. West Virginia — 19.5
  11. Arkansas — 19.2
  12. Kansas — 18.4
  13. Oregon — 18.3
  14. Nevada — 18.2
  15. Iowa — 18.1
    Missouri — 18.1
    North Dakota — 18.1
  16. Vermont — 17.9
  17. Kentucky — 17.7
  18. Arizona — 17.6
  19. Tennessee — 17.1
  20. New Hampshire — 16.4
  21. Maine — 16.3
    South Carolina — 16.3
  22. Alabama — 15.9
  23. Washington — 15.2
  24. Indiana — 15
  25. Nebraska — 14.9
  26. Wisconsin — 14.5
  27. Michigan — 13.9
    Mississippi — 13.9
  28. Louisiana — 13.8
    Ohio — 13.8
  29. Georgia — 13.7
  30. Virginia — 13.4
  31. Texas — 13.3
  32. North Carolina — 13.2
  33. Florida — 13.1
    Minnesota — 13.1
  34. Hawaii — 12.9
  35. Pennsylvania — 12.6
  36. Delaware — 12.1
  37. Illinois — 10.5
  38. California — 10
  39. Connecticut — 9.3
  40. Maryland — 9.2
  41. Massachusetts — 8.4
    Rhode Island — 8.4
  42. New York — 8
  43. New Jersey — 7.1
  44. District of Columbia — 5.4

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