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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1,854 152
Hackensack is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

2
1,848 126
Englewood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

3
396 13
Brighton Beach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
alztsvet added South Carolina, USA

4
1,257 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
1,221 71
Cresskill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

6
1,360 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
1,080 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
664 47
Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
emm4 added Ferguson Missouri

9
804 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
857 163
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
960 378
New York City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York

12
823 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

13
652 101
San Bernardino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kings909 added California

14
322 11
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, USA

15
705 35
Roseland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

16
723 170
Portland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
karenKlien1820 added Portland Oregon

17
655 52
Bergenfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

18
650 138
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
kjj40 added Chicago Illinois

19
651 38
Teaneck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

20
559 177
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kscura added California, USA

21
578 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
293 8
Trenton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

23
584 33
Dumont is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

24
237 13
Newport News is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
ig771 added Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA

25
266 10
Wykoff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Wykoff New Jersey

26
239 8
Laurel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Laurel Maryland

27
525 35
Montvale is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

28
352 40
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jjkr2009 added New Jersey, USA

29
356 28
Paterson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

30
461 9
Tarrytown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
pattir added New York, USA

31
434 43
Paramus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

32
188 15
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
garner added Nebraska, USA

33
462 21
Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Florida, USA

34
234 7
Carlstadt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
aali added Carlstadt New Jersey

35
545 17
Stamford is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Connecticut, USA

36
427 33
Newark is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

37
438 23
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Tennessee, USA

38
191 5
Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Ameet added New Jersey, USA

39
209 9
Saint Moritz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jjkravits added Saint Moritz New Jersey

40
152 6
Weehawken is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
peteru added Weehawken New Jersey

41
454 12
White Plains is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York, USA

42
392 141
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
California

43
382 17
Silver Spring is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Maryland, USA

44
218 9
Frederick-Fort Detrick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jefferson added Frederick-Fort Detrick Maryland

45
676 268
Miami is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Florida

46
468 138
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dismalhead added Oklahoma

47
193 7
Aberdeen Proving Ground is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
willSs added Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland

48
788 542
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Texas

49
131 19
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
janJ added Colorado, USA

50
924 496
Compton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
California