States With the Most Drug Overdose Deaths in 2020

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10. New Mexico
> 2020 overdose fatality: 38 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 788)
> 2019 overdose fatality: 29 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 609)
> 2015 overdose fatality: 24 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 496)
> Average deaths a year, 2015-2019: 25 per 10,000 people — 14th most (total average overdose deaths: 524 a year)
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2019-2020: 29.4% — 23rd smallest increase
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2015-2020: 58.9% — 21st smallest increase
> Population: 2,096,829

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9. Connecticut
> 2020 overdose fatality: 39 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 1,385)
> 2019 overdose fatality: 35 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 1,231)
> 2015 overdose fatality: 22 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 799)
> Average deaths a year, 2015-2019: 29 per 10,000 people — 10th most (total average overdose deaths: 1,031 a year)
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2019-2020: 12.5% — 8th smallest increase
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2015-2020: 73.3% — 22nd largest increase
> Population: 3,565,287

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8. Pennsylvania
> 2020 overdose fatality: 40 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 5,172)
> 2019 overdose fatality: 35 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 4,444)
> 2015 overdose fatality: 25 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 3,263)
> Average deaths a year, 2015-2019: 35 per 10,000 people — 3rd most (total average overdose deaths: 4,441 a year)
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2019-2020: 16.4% — 11th smallest increase
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2015-2020: 58.5% — 20th smallest increase
> Population: 12,801,989

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7. Louisiana
> 2020 overdose fatality: 41 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 1,925)
> 2019 overdose fatality: 28 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 1,304)
> 2015 overdose fatality: 19 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 875)
> Average deaths a year, 2015-2019: 23 per 10,000 people — 16th most (total average overdose deaths: 1,090 a year)
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2019-2020: 47.6% — 5th largest increase
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2015-2020: 120.0% — 4th largest increase
> Population: 4,648,794

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6. Ohio
> 2020 overdose fatality: 45 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 5,215)
> 2019 overdose fatality: 37 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 4,279)
> 2015 overdose fatality: 29 deaths for every 100,000 people (total: 3,336)
> Average deaths a year, 2015-2019: 36 per 10,000 people — 2nd most (total average overdose deaths: 4,217 a year)
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2019-2020: 21.9% — 16th smallest increase
> Pct. change in overdose deaths, 2015-2020: 56.3% — 18th smallest increase
> Population: 11,689,100