"District 9 is Panem's bread bowl, giving us the fertile harvest we need to keep rising as a nation. Its amber waves of grain are an inspiration to us all."
―Description from The Hunger Games: Tribute Guide[src]

District 9 is one of the thirteen districts of Panem, and its primary industry is grain production. It is mentioned that the district has many factories, most likely for processing the harvested grain.

Known tributes


District 9 Tributes

District 9 Tributes, 74th Hunger Games

  • District 9 is the least-mentioned district in the Hunger Games series.
    • No named person from the district appears in either books or the films.
    • District 9's industry is never specifically identified in the books- Katniss and Peeta encounter "fields of wheat"[1] in one district on their Victory Tour, and since grain is such a significant part of Panem's food supply, it makes sense that an entire district would produce the crop, which would then be rationed throughout the country.
      • During the bloodbath of the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss grabbed a loaf of bread just before getting into a struggle over a backpack with the boy from District 9 (perhaps a subtle indicator of the district's industry?)
      • In the film Mockingjay: Part 1, Peeta mentioned a district that set granaries on fire. If he was referring to District 9, this may have been a method of rebellion by cutting food supplies. 
  • It's unknown, but unlikely, that the District 9 victors were part of the alliance to free Katniss from the arena of the 75th Hunger Games. as they weren't mentioned as one of the districts that took part.[2]
  • District 9 was the 5th - 10th district to pry from Capitol rule.
  • District 9 is the only district where all tributes of the two most recent games have been killed in the bloodbath.
  • According to the Capitol.PN, District 9 has 12 mills in operation with a population of 15,346, making it the eleventh largest district, in terms of population.
  • According to the Capitol.PN, District 9 claims 70,532 in tesserae, making it the fourth most impoverished district. 
    • It is a very poor district, though slightly better than District 11.
    • If the population is 15,346 and they claim 70,532 tesserae, it would equal to 4.593 tesserae per person, making it the 9th richest District.
  • Before District 9's industry was known, fans believed it to be food treatment from Katniss's encounter of stinking factories during the Victory Tour even though it mentions fields of wheat. [3]
  • No official arena wear for District 9 was produced in the first movie, apart from the District 9 female's hiking boots.
  • In the Catching Fire film adaptation, District 9 is seen to be located in the Great Plains which makes sense since they are currently known for their fields of wheat.


  1. Catching Fire, Chapter 5
  2. Catching Fire, Chapter 27
  3. Catching Fire, Chapter 5
The Hunger Games trilogy
Novels The Hunger GamesCatching FireMockingjay
Main Characters Katniss EverdeenPeeta MellarkGale HawthorneHaymitch AbernathyEffie Trinket
Supporting Characters Primrose EverdeenPresident SnowCinnaMrs. EverdeenMr. EverdeenPresident CoinClaudius TemplesmithMadge UnderseePaylorPlutarch HeavensbeeSeneca Crane
Tributes MarvelGlimmerCatoCloveFoxfaceThreshRueMaysilee DonnerTitus
Past Victors Annie CrestaBeetee LatierBlightBrutusCashmereCeceliaChaffEnobariaFinnick OdairGlossJohanna MasonLymeMags FlanaganMorphlingsSeederWiressWoof
Groups RebellionGamemakersPrep teamTributesVictors
Locations PanemThe CapitolDistrict 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13
Behind the Scenes Suzanne CollinsGary RossFrancis Lawrence
Films The Hunger Games (film)Catching Fire (film)Mockingjay - Part 1Mockingjay - Part 2