Current Table

Top 10 Most Wildfire Prone States, 2017
By households By percent
of households
Rank State Households at high
or extreme risk
from wildfires (1)
Rank State Percent of households
at high or extreme
risk from wildfires
1 California  2,044,800 1 Montana 28%
2 Texas 715,300 2 Idaho 26
3 Colorado 366,200 3 Colorado 17
4 Arizona 234,600 4 California   15
5 Idaho 171,200 5 New Mexico 14
6 Washington 154,900 6 Utah 14
7 Oklahoma 152,900 7 Wyoming 14
8 Oregon 148,800 8 Oklahoma 9
9 Utah 133,100 9 Oregon 9
10 Montana 133,000 10 Arizona 8

(1) Number of households is based on data from the 2010 U.S. Census.

Source: Verisk Insurance Solutions – Underwriting and Verisk Climate units of Verisk Analytics®.

 
Top 10 Most Wildfire-Prone States, 2013
By households By percent By insured wildfire loss
Rank State Households at high or extreme risk from wildfires (1) Rank State Percent of households at high or extreme risk from wildfires Rank State Largest insured wildfire loss (year)
1 California 1,989,100 1 Idaho 24.1% 1 California $1.7 billion (1991)
2 Texas 1,299,800 2 Colorado 16.9 2 Colorado $450 million (2012)
3 Colorado 373,600 3 California 14.5 3 Texas $530 million (2011)
4 Washington 163,400 4 New Mexico 13.6 4 New Mexico $140 million (2000)
5 Idaho 160,800 5 Texas 13.0 5 Arizona $120 million (2002)
6 Oregon 159,800 6 Utah 12.8 6 Idaho NA
7 Arizona 159,100 7 Oregon 9.5 7 Nevada NA
8 Utah 125,500 8 Washington 5.7 8 Oregon NA
9 New Mexico 122,600 9 Arizona 5.6 9 Utah NA
10 Nevada 59,100 10 Nevada 5.1 10 Washington NA

(1) Number of households is based on data from the 2010 U.S. Census.

NA=Data not available.

Source: Verisk Insurance Solutions – Underwriting and Verisk Climate units of Verisk Analytics®.

 
Top 10 Most Wildfire Prone States, 2015
    By households     By percent of
households
  By insured
wildfire loss
Rank State Households at
high or extreme
risk from wildfires (1)
Rank State Percent of
households at
high or extreme
risk from wildfires
Rank State Largest
insured
wildfire
loss (year)
1 California (2) 2,054,400 1 Montana 27.0% 1 California $1.7 billion (1991)
2 Texas 706,200 2 Idaho 24.5 2 Texas $530 million (2011)
3  Colorado 363,900 3 Colorado 16.4 3 Colorado $450 million (2012)
4 Arizona 227,100 4 California (2) 15.0 4 New Mexico $140 million (2000)
5 Idaho 163,500 5 New Mexico 13.9 5 Arizona $120 million (2002)
6 Washington 157,900 6 Wyoming 13.4 6 Idaho NA
7 Oregon 153,400 7 Utah 13.2 7 Nevada NA
8 Oklahoma 148,800 8 Oregon 9.2 8 Oregon NA
9 Montana 130,200 9 Oklahoma 8.9 9 Utah NA
10 Utah 128,800 10 Arizona 8.0 10 Washington NA

(1) Number of households is based on data from the 2010 U.S. Census.
(2) Data for 2016.

NA=Data not available.

Source: Verisk Insurance Solutions – Underwriting and Verisk Climate units of Verisk Analytics®.