TABLE 1.

Prevalence Estimates of Adults With Household Firearms, Loaded Household Firearms, and Loaded and Unlocked Household Firearms, 2002

StateAny Household Firearm, % (95% CI)Loaded Household Firearm, % (95% CI)Loaded and Unlocked Household Firearm, % (95% CI)
Alabama57.2 (55.1–59.4)19.2 (17.4–20.9)12.7 (11.2–14.1)
Alaska60.6 (57.7–63.4)15.0 (12.9–17.1)10.8 (8.9–12.6)
Arizona36.2 (33.4–39.0)11.3 (9.4–13.2)7.6 (6.2–9.0)
Arkansas58.3 (56.4–60.2)15.9 (14.5–17.3)10.4 (9.2–11.6)
California*19.5 (18.0–21.0)NA2.2 (1.7–2.7)
Colorado34.5 (32.8–36.2)6.9 (6.0–7.8)4.2 (3.5–4.9)
Connecticut16.2 (15.0–17.4)2.1 (1.6–2.6)1.0 (0.7–1.3)
Delaware26.7 (24.8–28.7)6.5 (5.3–7.7)3.4 (2.5–4.3)
District of Columbia5.2 (3.8–6.6)1.9 (1.1–2.6)0.8 (0.4–1.2)
Florida26.0 (24.7–27.4)8.8 (7.9–9.7)4.9 (4.3–5.5)
Georgia41.0 (39.1–42.9)13.4 (12.2–14.7)7.5 (6.6–8.5)
Hawaii9.7 ( 8.7–10.6)1.6 (1.2–2.1)1.0 (0.6–1.3)
Idaho56.8 (55.0–58.6)11.8 (10.7–12.9)7.9 (6.9–8.8)
Illinois19.7 (18.0–21.4)2.7 (2.0–3.3)1.4 (0.9–1.9)
Indiana39.0 (37.6–40.5)9.3 (8.4–10.2)5.7 (5.0–6.4)
Iowa44.0 (42.1–46.0)3.9 (3.1–4.7)2.5 (1.9–3.1)
Kansas43.7 (42.0–45.4)6.8 (6.0–7.7)4.1 (3.4–4.8)
Kentucky48.0 (46.0–50.0)12.2 (10.9–13.5)6.6 (5.6–7.6)
Louisiana45.6 (43.9–47.3)13.1 (12.0–14.3)7.2 (6.3–8.1)
Maine41.1 (38.8–43.3)3.2 (2.4–4.0)2.0 (1.4–2.6)
Maryland22.1 (20.6–23.6)3.9 (3.1–4.6)2.3 (1.7–2.9)
Massachusetts12.8 (11.7–13.8)1.6 (1.2–2.0)0.4 (0.2–0.6)
Michigan40.3 (38.7–41.9)5.6 (4.8–6.4)3.2 (2.7–3.8)
Minnesota44.7 (43.0–46.4)3.4 (2.7–4.0)2.3 (1.8–2.8)
Mississippi54.3 (52.4–56.3)15.9 (14.5–17.3)8.9 (7.8–9.9)
Missouri45.4 (43.4–47.4)9.9 (8.7–11.1)5.5 (4.6–6.4)
Montana61.4 (59.2–63.7)12.8 (11.3–14.2)8.6 (7.4–9.8)
Nebraska42.1 (40.3–43.8)4.0 (3.3–4.7)2.3 (1.7–2.8)
Nevada31.5 (29.2–33.8)9.1 (7.7–10.5)5.6 (4.5–6.6)
New Hampshire30.5 (29.0–32.1)3.9 (3.3–4.6)2.1 (1.7–2.6)
New Jersey11.3 ( 9.6–13.1)1.6 (1.1–2.1)0.9 (0.5–1.3)
New Mexico39.6 (37.8–41.3)10.0 (9.0–10.9)6.6 (5.8–7.4)
New York18.1 (16.7–19.4)2.3 (1.7–2.8)1.3 (0.9–1.7)
North Carolina40.8 (38.9–42.7)11.5 (10.3–12.6)6.8 (5.9–7.7)
North Dakota54.3 (52.2–56.3)3.3 (2.6–4.0)2.0 (1.5–2.5)
Ohio32.1 (30.3–33.9)5.4 (4.6–6.3)3.6 (2.9–4.3)
Oklahoma44.6 (43.1–46.1)13.0 (12.0–13.9)7.7 (6.9–8.5)
Oregon39.8 (37.7–41.8)10.3 (9.1–11.5)7.1 (6.1–8.1)
Pennsylvania36.5 (35.3–37.6)5.4 (4.9–6.0)3.5 (3.1–3.9)
Rhode Island13.3 (11.9–14.7)2.1 (1.4–2.8)1.5 (0.8–2.1)
South Carolina45.0 (43.0–47.1)13.5 (12.0–14.9)8.1 (7.0–9.1)
South Dakota59.9 (58.3–61.6)6.0 (5.2–6.8)4.1 (3.5–4.8)
Tennessee46.4 (44.3–48.4)12.0 (10.7–13.3)6.6 (5.6–7.5)
Texas35.9 (34.5–37.4)12.2 (11.3–13.2)7.9 (7.1–8.7)
Utah45.3 (43.1–47.5)5.4 (4.5–6.3)3.3 (2.6–3.9)
Vermont45.5 (43.8–47.2)3.7 (3.0–4.5)2.4 (1.9–2.9)
Virginia35.9 (33.9–38.0)8.6 (7.4–9.8)5.0 (4.1–5.9)
Washington36.2 (34.4–38.0)7.1 (6.2–8.0)4.3 (3.6–5.0)
West Virginia57.9 (55.9–59.8)9.4 (8.2–10.5)5.5 (4.6–6.3)
Wisconsin44.3 (42.5–46.2)3.4 (2.7–4.1)2.2 (1.6–2.8)
Wyoming62.8 (60.8–64.7)12.8 (11.4–14.1)8.3 (7.3–9.4)
Median40.87.04.2
Range5.2–62.81.6–19.20.4–12.7
  • Data are based on self-reports. NA indicates not available.

  • * California's firearm questions differed from those of other states.