America 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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1,852 152
Hackensack is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added Hackensack New Jersey, USA

2
1,846 126
Englewood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added Englewood New Jersey, USA

3
390 13
Brighton Beach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
alztsvet added Brighton Beach South Carolina, USA

4
1,256 72
Cherry Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jJarret added Cherry Hill New Jersey, USA

5
1,220 71
Cresskill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added Cresskill New Jersey, USA

6
1,359 78
Tenafly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added Tenafly New Jersey, USA

7
1,079 59
Woodcrest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jJarret added Woodcrest New Jersey, USA

8
664 47
Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
emm4 added Ferguson Missouri

9
804 16
Chappaqua is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
beym added Chappaqua New York

10
857 163
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dani Porter added Jacksonville Florida, USA

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960 377
New York City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York City New York

12
823 13
Purchase is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
canterm added Purchase New York

13
652 101
San Bernardino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kings909 added San Bernardino California

14
318 10
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Brooklyn New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, USA

15
705 35
Roseland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Roseland New Jersey, USA

16
723 169
Portland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
karenKlien1820 added Portland Oregon

17
649 137
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
kjj40 added Chicago Illinois

18
655 52
Bergenfield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added Bergenfield New Jersey, USA

19
651 38
Teaneck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Teaneck New Jersey, USA

20
559 177
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kscura added San Diego California, USA

21
578 38
Bloomfield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
james99 added Bloomfield New Jersey, USA - cheap, dangerous.

22
287 8
Trenton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Trenton New Jersey, USA

23
584 33
Dumont is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dumont New Jersey, USA

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237 13
Newport News is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
ig771 added Newport News Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA

25
266 10
Wykoff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Wykoff New Jersey

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239 8
Laurel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Laurel Maryland

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525 35
Montvale is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Montvale New Jersey, USA

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349 40
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jjkr2009 added Jersey City New Jersey, USA

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356 28
Paterson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Paterson New Jersey, USA

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461 9
Tarrytown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
pattir added Tarrytown New York, USA

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434 43
Paramus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added Paramus New Jersey, USA

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188 15
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
garner added Omaha Nebraska, USA

33
460 20
Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Fort Lauderdale Florida, USA

34
234 7
Carlstadt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Carlstadt New Jersey

35
545 17
Stamford is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Stamford Connecticut, USA

36
437 23
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Nashville Tennessee, USA

37
425 33
Newark is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Newark New Jersey, USA

38
188 5
Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Ameet added Hoboken New Jersey, USA

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209 9
Saint Moritz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jjkravits added Saint Moritz New Jersey

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149 6
Weehawken is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
peteru added Weehawken New Jersey

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454 12
White Plains is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
White Plains New York, USA

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392 140
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Anaheim California

43
382 17
Silver Spring is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Silver Spring Maryland, USA

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217 9
Frederick-Fort Detrick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jefferson added Frederick-Fort Detrick Maryland

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675 267
Miami is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Miami Florida

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468 138
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dismalhead added Oklahoma City Oklahoma

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192 7
Aberdeen Proving Ground is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
willSs added Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland

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788 542
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dallas Texas

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131 19
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
janJ added Boulder Colorado, USA

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923 496
Compton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Compton California