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The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit

Updated June 2, 2019 168.7k votes 18.6k voters 354.0k 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
    3,263
    587

    Hackensack

    New Jersey, USA
  • 2
    3,030
    553

    Englewood

    New Jersey, USA
  • 3
    1,917
    299

    Trenton

    New Jersey, USA
  • 4
    2,237
    426

    Tenafly

    New Jersey, USA
  • 5
    1,793
    338

    Woodcrest

    New Jersey, USA
  • 6
    1,948
    376

    Cresskill

    New Jersey, USA
  • 7
    1,987
    306

    Newark

    New Jersey, USA
  • 8
    1,245
    277

    Cherry Hill

    New Jersey, USA
  • 9
    1,308
    317

    Jersey City

    New Jersey, USA
  • 10
    1,175
    281

    Teaneck

    New Jersey, USA
  • 11
    970
    211

    Paterson

    New Jersey, USA
  • 12
    1,237
    308

    Roseland

    New Jersey, USA
  • 13
    1,673
    453

    Ferguson

    Missouri
  • 14
    1,098
    273

    Bergenfield

    New Jersey, USA
  • 15
    1,496
    423

    Brighton Beach

    South Carolina, USA
  • 16
    1,359
    337

    Hoboken

    New Jersey, USA
  • 17
    1,062
    273

    Bloomfield

    New Jersey, USA
    cheap, dangerous.
  • 18
    1,404
    408

    San Bernardino

    California
  • 19
    1,473
    345

    Camden

    New Jersey
  • 20
    1,110
    293

    Purchase

    New York
  • 21
    918
    242

    Dumont

    New Jersey, USA
  • 22
    909
    168

    East Chicago

    Indiana, USA
  • 23
    854
    209

    Weehawken

    New Jersey
  • 24
    1,141
    338

    Chappaqua

    New York
  • 25
    745
    215

    Wykoff

    New Jersey