Top 10 States By Drug Poisoning Deaths and Death Rates, 2020 (1)

 

  By number of deaths   By deaths per 100,000 people (2)
Rank State Number of  of deaths Deaths per 100,000 people (2) Rank State Number of  of deaths Deaths per 100,000 people
1 California 8,908 21.8 1 West Virginia 1,330 81.4
2 Florida 7,231 35.0 2 District of Columbia 424 58.1
3 Ohio 5,204 47.2 3 Kentucky 2,083 49.2
4 Pennsylvania 5,168 42.4 4 Delaware 444 47.3
5 New York 4,965 25.4 5 Ohio 5,204 47.2
6 Texas 4,172 14.1 6 Tennessee 3,034 45.6
7 Illinois 3,549 28.1 7 Maryland 2,771 44.6
8 North Carolina 3,146 30.9 8 Louisana 1,896 42.7
9 Tennessee 3,034 45.6 9 Pennsylvania 5,168 42.4
10 New Jersey 2,840 32.1 10 Maine 496 39.7
(1) Drug overdose caused by prescription and illegal drugs. (2) Rates are age-adjusted using the direct method and the 2000 U.S. standard population, except for age-specific crude rates. All rates are per 100,000 population. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.