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
534 17
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
1,917 153
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
1,907 127
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
1,230 72
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
1,375 79
Tenafly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

6
1,263 73
Cherry Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jJarret added Cherry Hill New Jersey, USA

7
1,086 60
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
460 9
Trenton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

9
460 18
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, USA

10
674 48
Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
emm4 added Ferguson Missouri

11
870 167
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dani Porter added Florida, USA

12
806 22
Chappaqua is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
beym added Chappaqua New York

13
964 388
New York City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York

14
654 102
San Bernardino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kings909 added California

15
824 16
Purchase is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
canterm added Purchase New York

16
706 37
Roseland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

17
731 174
Portland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
karenKlien1820 added Portland Oregon

18
659 141
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
kjj40 added Chicago Illinois

19
656 53
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
443 41
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jjkr2009 added New Jersey, USA

21
653 39
Teaneck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

22
570 182
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
581 38
Bloomfield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
james99 added New Jersey, USA - cheap, dangerous.

24
310 5
Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Ameet added New Jersey, USA

25
589 33
Dumont is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

26
551 34
Newark is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

27
272 10
Wykoff is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Wykoff New Jersey

28
238 13
Newport News is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
ig771 added Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA

29
530 35
Montvale is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

30
246 6
Weehawken is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
peteru added Weehawken New Jersey

31
240 8
Laurel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Laurel Maryland

32
359 28
Paterson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

33
536 22
Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Florida, USA

34
461 9
Tarrytown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
pattir added New York, USA

35
435 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 17
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
garner added Nebraska, USA

37
243 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
547 17
Stamford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Connecticut, USA

39
456 28
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Tennessee, USA

40
210 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
274 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
236 7
Aberdeen Proving Ground is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
willSs added Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland

43
393 144
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
California

44
454 13
White Plains is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York, USA

45
725 271
Miami is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Florida

46
385 17
Silver Spring is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Maryland, USA

47
469 140
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dismalhead added Oklahoma

48
796 544
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Texas

49
929 497
Compton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
California

50
132 22
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
janJ added Colorado, USA