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
464 16
Brighton Beach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
alztsvet added South Carolina, USA

2
1,874 152
Hackensack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

3
1,866 126
Englewood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

4
1,225 71
Cresskill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

5
1,261 72
Cherry Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jJarret added Cherry Hill New Jersey, USA

6
1,369 78
Tenafly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

7
1,084 59
Woodcrest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jJarret added New Jersey, USA

8
378 8
Trenton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

9
668 48
Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
emm4 added Ferguson Missouri

10
861 165
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dani Porter added Florida, USA

11
804 19
Chappaqua is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
beym added Chappaqua New York

12
384 16
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, USA

13
961 382
New York City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York

14
824 14
Purchase is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
canterm added Purchase New York

15
654 101
San Bernardino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kings909 added California

16
706 35
Roseland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

17
725 171
Portland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
karenKlien1820 added Portland Oregon

18
657 138
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
kjj40 added Chicago Illinois

19
655 52
Bergenfield is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

20
652 38
Teaneck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

21
579 38
Bloomfield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
james99 added New Jersey, USA - cheap, dangerous.

22
559 179
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kscura added California, USA

23
395 40
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jjkr2009 added New Jersey, USA

24
586 33
Dumont is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

25
237 13
Newport News is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
ig771 added Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA

26
268 10
Wykoff is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Wykoff New Jersey

27
526 35
Montvale is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

28
240 8
Laurel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Laurel Maryland

29
248 5
Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Ameet added New Jersey, USA

30
492 33
Newark is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

31
356 28
Paterson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

32
461 9
Tarrytown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
pattir added New York, USA

33
494 21
Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Florida, USA

34
191 6
Weehawken is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
peteru added Weehawken New Jersey

35
434 43
Paramus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

36
189 16
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
garner added Nebraska, USA

37
239 7
Carlstadt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Carlstadt New Jersey

38
545 17
Stamford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Connecticut, USA

39
454 26
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Tennessee, USA

40
209 9
Saint Moritz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jjkravits added Saint Moritz New Jersey

41
246 9
Frederick-Fort Detrick is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jefferson added Frederick-Fort Detrick Maryland

42
454 12
White Plains is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York, USA

43
393 142
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
California

44
215 7
Aberdeen Proving Ground is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
willSs added Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland

45
383 17
Silver Spring is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Maryland, USA

46
696 269
Miami is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Florida

47
469 139
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dismalhead added Oklahoma

48
790 542
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Texas

49
927 496
Compton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
California

50
131 20
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
janJ added Colorado, USA