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List Rules Vote UP the U.S. states (no cities) where you would hate to live

Let's face it: some places are less desirable to live than others, especially in the United States. With a lot of people migrating towards major metropolitan cities, it makes states that don't have either a big city or are rural not desirable places to live. Weather also plays a big part in figuring out where the worst place to live is. Would you rather be living in the freezing cold with snow potentially coming down as late as April or would you rather be living it up on the beach all year round. All of these important factors go into deciding which of these places is the worst place to live in America.

There are some US states on this list that are noticeable punching bags. For example, New Jersey, Ohio and Mississippi on here. Likewise with cold weather states like Minnesota and overly hot desert land like in Nevada. If the weather is too extreme in one direction or another, the state is likely to be on this list. The same goes for lesser populated states like North Dakota, South Dakota and Idaho.

Ultimately, it's up to you to decide where is the worst place to live in the U.S. and which states in the USA are the most horrible. Each place may have its merits and demerits, but one place has to be the worst place to live and it's on you to decide. Make your voice heard on this list of the worst states to live in.
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1,512 324
New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
New Jersey 1787-12-18

2
726 196
Florida is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Florida 1845-03-03 - Tallahassee

3
855 251
New York is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
New York 1788-07-26

4
518 161
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Illinois 1818-08-26

5
393 202
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Oregon 1859-02-14

6
439 178
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Massachusetts 1788-02-06

7
430 161
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Indiana 1816-12-11

8
453 260
California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
California 1850-09-09

9
391 115
District of Columbia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added District of Columbia

10
376 164
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Connecticut 1788-01-09

11
362 219
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Mississippi 1817-12-10

12
262 117
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added Delaware 1787-12-07

13
336 192
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Alabama 1819-12-14

14
358 251
Texas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Texas 1845-12-29

15
350 222
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Arkansas 1836-06-15

16
321 235
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Ohio 1803-03-01

17
237 126
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Vermont 1791-03-04

18
193 109
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Maryland 1788-04-25

19
227 139
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
MikeTrujillo added Arizona

20
222 133
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Louisiana 1812-04-30

21
258 159
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Tennessee 1796-06-01

22
156 97
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Puerto Rico

23
141 102
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Iowa 1846-12-28

24
167 185
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
South Dakota 1889-11-02

25
204 134
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Oklahoma 1907-11-16

26
156 176
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
North Dakota 1889-11-02

27
170 121
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Nevada 1864-10-31

28
141 170
Washington is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Washington 1889-11-11

29
154 165
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Idaho 1890-07-03

30
159 138
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Kentucky 1792-06-01

31
180 149
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Georgia 1788-01-02

32
147 77
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Kansas 1861-01-29

33
120 86
Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Nebraska 1867-03-01

34
167 136
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Missouri 1821-08-10

35
125 81
Guam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Guam

36
125 124
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gzouck65 added Pennsylvania 1787-12-12

37
153 139
Michigan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Michigan 1837-01-26

38
133 103
Utah is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Utah 1896-01-04

39
125 95
New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
nebojsa.milosevic.cacak added New Mexico 1912-01-06

40
144 140
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Minnesota 1817-12-10

41
130 117
North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added North Carolina 1789-11-21

42
121 117
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Virginia 1788-06-25

43
136 103
South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added South Carolina 1788-04-23

44
162 147
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Alaska 1959-01-03

45
115 110
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
JenLangfeld added Wisconsin 1848-05-29

46
56 57
Hawai'i is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gaeul added Hawai'i

47
116 124
New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
wiabux added New Hampshire 1788-06-21

48
37 45
Rhode Island is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Rhode Island 1790-05-29

49
89 99
Montana is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Montana 1889-11-08

50
17 17
Portland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.