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The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit

Updated June 2, 2019 166.8k votes 18.3k voters 349.5k views204 items

List RulesU.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
    3,238
    583

    Hackensack

    New Jersey, USA
  • 2
    3,007
    550

    Englewood

    New Jersey, USA
  • 3
    1,853
    295

    Trenton

    New Jersey, USA
  • 4
    2,217
    420

    Tenafly

    New Jersey, USA
  • 5
    1,775
    333

    Woodcrest

    New Jersey, USA
  • 6
    1,928
    372

    Cresskill

    New Jersey, USA
  • 7
    1,982
    309

    Newark

    New Jersey, USA
  • 8
    1,206
    271

    Cherry Hill

    New Jersey, USA
  • 9
    1,313
    316

    Jersey City

    New Jersey, USA
  • 10
    977
    211

    Paterson

    New Jersey, USA
  • 11
    1,251
    306

    Roseland

    New Jersey, USA
  • 12
    1,183
    279

    Teaneck

    New Jersey, USA
  • 13
    1,112
    269

    Bergenfield

    New Jersey, USA
  • 14
    1,664
    450

    Ferguson

    Missouri
  • 15
    1,079
    267

    Bloomfield

    New Jersey, USA
    cheap, dangerous.
  • 16
    1,349
    421

    Brighton Beach

    South Carolina, USA
  • 17
    1,405
    403

    San Bernardino

    California
  • 18
    1,310
    332

    Hoboken

    New Jersey, USA
  • 19
    938
    239

    Dumont

    New Jersey, USA
  • 20
    1,470
    348

    Camden

    New Jersey
  • 21
    1,085
    292

    Purchase

    New York
  • 22
    887
    166

    East Chicago

    Indiana, USA
  • 23
    1,095
    334

    Chappaqua

    New York
  • 24
    809
    206

    Weehawken

    New Jersey
  • 25
    872
    252

    Montvale

    New Jersey, USA