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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1,813 151
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
1,809 126
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
342 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
1,224 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
1,200 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
1,339 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

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1,057 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

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660 47
Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
emm4 added Ferguson Missouri

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802 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
853 163
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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955 373
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

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822 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

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650 101
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

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701 35
Roseland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Roseland New Jersey, USA

15
714 168
Portland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
karenKlien1820 added Portland Oregon

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276 10
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Brooklyn New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, USA

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650 52
Bergenfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added Bergenfield New Jersey, USA

18
643 137
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
kjj40 added Chicago Illinois

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643 38
Teaneck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Teaneck New Jersey, USA

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573 38
Bloomfield is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
james99 added Bloomfield New Jersey, USA - cheap, dangerous.

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553 175
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kscura added San Diego California, USA

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581 33
Dumont is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dumont New Jersey, USA

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235 13
Newport News is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
ig771 added Newport News Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA

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260 10
Wykoff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Wykoff New Jersey

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525 35
Montvale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Montvale New Jersey, USA

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237 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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346 40
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jjkr2009 added Jersey City New Jersey, USA

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355 28
Paterson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Paterson New Jersey, USA

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250 8
Trenton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Trenton 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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432 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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186 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

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227 7
Carlstadt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Carlstadt New Jersey

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544 17
Stamford is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Stamford Connecticut, USA

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432 19
Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Fort Lauderdale Florida, USA

36
435 22
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Nashville Tennessee, USA

37
415 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
208 9
Saint Moritz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jjkravits added Saint Moritz New Jersey

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391 139
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Anaheim California

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449 12
White Plains is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
White Plains New York, USA

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372 17
Silver Spring is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Silver Spring Maryland, USA

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149 5
Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Ameet added Hoboken New Jersey, USA

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111 6
Weehawken is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
peteru added Weehawken New Jersey

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467 138
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dismalhead added Oklahoma City Oklahoma

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188 9
Frederick-Fort Detrick is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jefferson added Frederick-Fort Detrick Maryland

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653 267
Miami is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Miami Florida

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787 542
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dallas Texas

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130 19
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
janJ added Boulder Colorado, USA

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921 496
Compton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Compton California

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166 7
Aberdeen Proving Ground is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
willSs added Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland