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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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+ - 1,490 321
New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
New Jersey 1787-12-18

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2
+ - 711 191
Florida is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Florida 1845-03-03 - Tallahassee

3
+ - 841 246
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
+ - 509 158
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Illinois 1818-08-26

5
+ - 389 198
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Oregon 1859-02-14

6
+ - 439 175
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Massachusetts 1788-02-06

7
+ - 430 158
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Indiana 1816-12-11

8
+ - 451 257
California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
California 1850-09-09

9
+ - 391 112
District of Columbia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
District of Columbia

10
+ - 373 161
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Connecticut 1788-01-09

11
+ - 362 214
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Mississippi 1817-12-10

12
+ - 259 114
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Delaware 1787-12-07

13
+ - 334 190
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Alabama 1819-12-14

14
+ - 355 250
Texas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Texas 1845-12-29

15
+ - 350 220
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Arkansas 1836-06-15

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+ - 321 233
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Ohio 1803-03-01

17
+ - 232 125
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Vermont 1791-03-04

18
+ - 185 108
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Maryland 1788-04-25

19
+ - 225 137
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Arizona

20
+ - 220 132
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Louisiana 1812-04-30

21
+ - 252 157
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Tennessee 1796-06-01

22
+ - 155 94
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Puerto Rico

23
+ - 141 100
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Iowa 1846-12-28

24
+ - 167 183
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
+ - 203 133
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Oklahoma 1907-11-16

26
+ - 156 174
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
+ - 169 119
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Nevada 1864-10-31

28
+ - 140 168
Washington is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Washington 1889-11-11

29
+ - 154 162
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Idaho 1890-07-03

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+ - 159 136
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Kentucky 1792-06-01

31
+ - 147 75
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Kansas 1861-01-29

32
+ - 178 148
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Georgia 1788-01-02

33
+ - 120 84
Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Nebraska 1867-03-01

34
+ - 166 134
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Missouri 1821-08-10

35
+ - 123 79
Guam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Guam

36
+ - 125 122
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Pennsylvania 1787-12-12

37
+ - 153 137
Michigan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Michigan 1837-01-26

38
+ - 133 101
Utah is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Utah 1896-01-04

39
+ - 124 93
New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
New Mexico 1912-01-06

40
+ - 143 139
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Minnesota 1817-12-10

41
+ - 130 115
North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
North Carolina 1789-11-21

42
+ - 121 115
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Virginia 1788-06-25

43
+ - 135 102
South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
South Carolina 1788-04-23

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+ - 161 145
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Alaska 1959-01-03

45
+ - 114 109
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Wisconsin 1848-05-29

46
+ - 56 54
Hawai'i is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Hawai'i

47
+ - 37 42
Rhode Island is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Rhode Island 1790-05-29

48
+ - 116 122
New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
New Hampshire 1788-06-21

49
+ - 89 97
Montana is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Montana 1889-11-08

50
+ - 16 15
Portland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.