Special Report

States With the Most Drug Overdose Deaths in 2020

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40. Georgia
> 2020 overdose fatality: 17 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 1,848)
> 2019 overdose fatality: 13 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 1,378)
> 2015 overdose fatality: 12 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 1,308)
> Average deaths a year, 2015-2019: 13 per 10,000 people — 11th fewest (total average overdose deaths: 1,389 a year)
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2019-2020: 34.1% — 21st largest increase
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2015-2020: 41.3% — 14th smallest increase
> Population: 10,617,423

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39. Wyoming
> 2020 overdose fatality: 17 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 101)
> 2019 overdose fatality: 12 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 72)
> 2015 overdose fatality: 16 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 92)
> Average deaths a year, 2015-2019: 13 per 10,000 people — 14th fewest (total average overdose deaths: 77 a year)
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2019-2020: 40.3% — 11th largest increase
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2015-2020: 9.8% — 2nd smallest increase
> Population: 578,759

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38. Oklahoma
> 2020 overdose fatality: 19 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 746)
> 2019 overdose fatality: 16 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 618)
> 2015 overdose fatality: 18 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 722)
> Average deaths a year, 2015-2019: 18 per 10,000 people — 23rd fewest (total average overdose deaths: 723 a year)
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2019-2020: 20.7% — 15th smallest increase
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2015-2020: 3.3% — the smallest increase
> Population: 3,956,971

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37. Minnesota
> 2020 overdose fatality: 19 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 1,066)
> 2019 overdose fatality: 14 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 788)
> 2015 overdose fatality: 10 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 592)
> Average deaths a year, 2015-2019: 12 per 10,000 people — 9th fewest (total average overdose deaths: 682 a year)
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2019-2020: 35.3% — 19th largest increase
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2015-2020: 80.1% — 19th largest increase
> Population: 5,639,632

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36. Oregon
> 2020 overdose fatality: 19 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 798)
> 2019 overdose fatality: 14 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 610)
> 2015 overdose fatality: 12 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 497)
> Average deaths a year, 2015-2019: 13 per 10,000 people — 10th fewest (total average overdose deaths: 539 a year)
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2019-2020: 30.8% — 24th smallest increase
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2015-2020: 60.6% — 23rd smallest increase
> Population: 4,217,737

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