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The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit

Updated June 2, 2019 146.3k votes 15.7k voters 311.1k 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
    Hackensack
    3,088
    465

    Hackensack

    New Jersey, USA
  • 2
    Englewood
    2,961
    474

    Englewood

    New Jersey, USA
  • 3
    Trenton
    1,669
    217

    Trenton

    New Jersey, USA
  • 4
    Tenafly
    2,191
    333

    Tenafly

    New Jersey, USA
  • 5
    Woodcrest
    1,743
    277

    Woodcrest

    New Jersey, USA
  • 6
    Cresskill
    1,917
    334

    Cresskill

    New Jersey, USA
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  • 7
    Cherry Hill
    1,039
    161

    Cherry Hill

    New Jersey, USA
  • 8
    Newark
    1,783
    256

    Newark

    New Jersey, USA
  • 9
    Roseland
    1,199
    253

    Roseland

    New Jersey, USA
  • 10
    Jersey City
    1,181
    249

    Jersey City

    New Jersey, USA
  • 11
    Ferguson
    1,463
    333

    Ferguson

    Missouri
  • 12
    Teaneck
    1,106
    231

    Teaneck

    New Jersey, USA
  • 13
    Hoboken
    1,222
    248

    Hoboken

    New Jersey, USA
  • 14
    Bergenfield
    1,043
    229

    Bergenfield

    New Jersey, USA
  • 15
    Brighton Beach
    1,404
    369

    Brighton Beach

    South Carolina, USA
  • 16
    Bloomfield
    992
    223

    Bloomfield

    New Jersey, USA
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  • 17
    Paterson
    792
    161

    Paterson

    New Jersey, USA
  • 18
    Dumont
    881
    201

    Dumont

    New Jersey, USA
  • 19
    Purchase
    1,077
    249

    Purchase

    New York
  • 20
    Weehawken
    782
    160

    Weehawken

    New Jersey
  • 21
    Chappaqua
    1,090
    278

    Chappaqua

    New York
  • 22
    San Bernardino
    1,231
    350

    San Bernardino

    California
  • 23
    Montvale
    848
    211

    Montvale

    New Jersey, USA
  • 24
    East Chicago
    700
    120

    East Chicago

    Indiana, USA
  • 25
    Brooklyn
    1,409
    489

    Brooklyn

    New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division