Cities / Towns The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit  

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List Rules U.S. cities that have high crime rates, poor city planning or are otherwise unfavorable places to live or visit

The worst US cities to live in or visit, ranked by hundreds of voters who have had the misfortune to actually go to these places. Anyone can vote on this list of the worst cities in the US, making it a trustworthy way to find out which US cities to avoid. You can even add your own list of the worst cities in the USA to these rankings. Whether you're traveling or looking to move somewhere permanently, these are the US cities to avoid at all costs.
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1
606 18
Brighton Beach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
alztsvet added South Carolina, USA

2
1,990 154
Hackensack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

3
1,976 130
Englewood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

4
1,408 80
Tenafly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

5
1,286 74
Cherry Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jJarret added Cherry Hill New Jersey, USA

6
1,247 75
Cresskill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

7
1,103 61
Woodcrest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jJarret added New Jersey, USA

8
533 10
Trenton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

9
518 20
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, USA

10
676 50
Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
emm4 added Ferguson Missouri

11
873 169
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dani Porter added Florida, USA

12
808 24
Chappaqua is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
beym added Chappaqua New York

13
968 391
New York City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York

14
657 104
San Bernardino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kings909 added California

15
826 19
Purchase is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
canterm added Purchase New York

16
708 39
Roseland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

17
736 181
Portland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
karenKlien1820 added Portland Oregon

18
493 42
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jjkr2009 added New Jersey, USA

19
667 146
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
kjj40 added Chicago Illinois

20
659 55
Bergenfield is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

21
657 42
Teaneck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

22
588 40
Bloomfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
james99 added New Jersey, USA - cheap, dangerous.

23
578 191
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kscura added California, USA

24
615 37
Newark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

25
375 8
Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Ameet added New Jersey, USA

26
593 36
Dumont is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

27
293 8
Weehawken is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
peteru added Weehawken New Jersey

28
533 37
Montvale is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

29
281 12
Wykoff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Wykoff New Jersey

30
238 15
Newport News is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
ig771 added Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA

31
240 10
Laurel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Laurel Maryland

32
565 23
Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Florida, USA

33
361 30
Paterson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

34
436 46
Paramus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

35
462 11
Tarrytown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
pattir added New York, USA

36
190 20
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
garner added Nebraska, USA

37
243 9
Carlstadt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Carlstadt New Jersey

38
549 18
Stamford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Connecticut, USA

39
460 32
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Tennessee, USA

40
287 10
Frederick-Fort Detrick is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jefferson added Frederick-Fort Detrick Maryland

41
211 11
Saint Moritz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jjkravits added Saint Moritz New Jersey

42
249 8
Aberdeen Proving Ground is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
willSs added Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland

43
394 148
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
California

44
738 273
Miami is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Florida

45
456 15
White Plains is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York, USA

46
386 18
Silver Spring is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Maryland, USA

47
469 142
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dismalhead added Oklahoma

48
799 547
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Texas

49
933 500
Compton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
California

50
133 26
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
janJ added Colorado, USA