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The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit

Updated June 2, 2019 162.3k votes 17.9k voters 341.5k 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
    3,216
    569

    Hackensack

    New Jersey, USA
  • 2
    2,995
    536

    Englewood

    New Jersey, USA
  • 3
    1,806
    289

    Trenton

    New Jersey, USA
  • 4
    2,216
    406

    Tenafly

    New Jersey, USA
  • 5
    1,774
    325

    Woodcrest

    New Jersey, USA
  • 6
    1,926
    366

    Cresskill

    New Jersey, USA
  • 7
    1,947
    302

    Newark

    New Jersey, USA
  • 8
    1,177
    253

    Cherry Hill

    New Jersey, USA
  • 9
    950
    204

    Paterson

    New Jersey, USA
  • 10
    1,174
    270

    Teaneck

    New Jersey, USA
  • 11
    1,296
    308

    Jersey City

    New Jersey, USA
  • 12
    1,246
    298

    Roseland

    New Jersey, USA
  • 13
    1,103
    262

    Bergenfield

    New Jersey, USA
  • 14
    1,632
    429

    Ferguson

    Missouri
  • 15
    1,061
    257

    Bloomfield

    New Jersey, USA
    cheap, dangerous.
  • 16
    1,293
    322

    Hoboken

    New Jersey, USA
  • 17
    933
    228

    Dumont

    New Jersey, USA
  • 18
    1,381
    389

    San Bernardino

    California
  • 19
    1,340
    412

    Brighton Beach

    South Carolina, USA
  • 20
    1,076
    282

    Purchase

    New York
  • 21
    1,432
    347

    Camden

    New Jersey
  • 22
    849
    155

    East Chicago

    Indiana, USA
  • 23
    1,086
    325

    Chappaqua

    New York
  • 24
    867
    241

    Montvale

    New Jersey, USA
  • 25
    799
    197

    Weehawken

    New Jersey