Top 10 States By Drug Poisoning Deaths and Death Rates, 2019 (1)

 

  By number of deaths   By deaths per 100,000 people
Rank State Number of deaths Deaths per 100,000 people Rank State Number of deaths Deaths per 100,000 people
1 California 6,198 15.0 1 West Virginia 870 52.8
2 Florida 5,268 25.5 2 Delaware 435 48.0
3 Pennsylvania 4,377 35.6 3 District of Columbia 311 43.2
4 Ohio 4,251 38.3 4 Ohio 4,251 38.3
5 New York 3,617 18.2 5 Maryland 2,369 38.2
6 Texas 3,136 10.8 6 Pennsylvania 4,377 35.6
7 New Jersey 2,805 31.7 7 Connecticut 1,214 34.7
8 Illinois 2,790 21.9 8 Kentucky 1,380 32.5
9 Michigan 2,385 24.4 9 Massachusetts 2,210 32.1
10 Maryland 2,369 38.2 10 New Hampshire 407 32.0
(1) Drug overdose caused by prescription and illegal drugs. Source: National Center for Health Statistics.