US states ranked by suicide rate

Montana has the highest rate of suicides among U.S. states, with nearly 29 per 100,000 individuals, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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

Here are the suicide rates for each state and the District of Columbia in 2017 (the most recent data available):

1. Montana — 28.9 suicides per 100,000 individuals

2. Alaska — 27.1

3. Wyoming — 26.7

4. New Mexico — 23.3

5. Idaho — 23.2

6. Utah — 22.7

7. South Dakota — 22.4

8. West Virginia — 21.2

9. Arkansas — 20.7

10. North Dakota — 20.5

11. Colorado — 20.4

12. Nevada — 20.3

13. Oklahoma — 19.1

14. Kansas — 19

14. Oregon — 19

16, Maine — 18.8

16. New Hampshire — 18.8

18. Missouri — 18.5

19. Vermont — 18.4

20. Arizona — 18.1

21. Kentucky — 17

22. Tennessee — 16.9

22. Washington — 16.9

24. Alabama — 16.6

25. Indiana — 16.4

26. South Carolina — 16.2

27. Wisconsin — 15.5

28. Louisiana — 15.2

29. Iowa — 15.1

30. Hawaii — 15

30. Mississippi — 15

30. Pennsylvania — 15

33. Ohio — 14.8

34. Nebraska — 14.7

35. North Carolina — 14.3

36. Michigan — 14.1

37. Florida — 13.9

37. Minnesota — 13.9

39. Georgia — 13.6

40. Texas — 13.3

40. Virginia — 13.3

42. Rhode Island — 11.8

43. Delaware — 11.6

44. Illinois — 11.2

45. Connecticut — 10.5

46. California — 10.4

47. Maryland — 9.9

48. Massachusetts — 9.4

49. New Jersey — 8.4

50. New York — 8.1

51. District of Columbia — 6.4

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