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The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit

Updated June 2, 2019 142.7k votes 15.8k voters 311.7k 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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  • Hackensack1
    2,982
    454

    Hackensack

    New Jersey, USA
  • Englewood2
    2,858
    451

    Englewood

    New Jersey, USA
  • Trenton3
    1,568
    213

    Trenton

    New Jersey, USA
  • Tenafly4
    2,119
    326

    Tenafly

    New Jersey, USA
  • Woodcrest5
    1,685
    268

    Woodcrest

    New Jersey, USA
  • Cresskill6
    1,856
    320

    Cresskill

    New Jersey, USA
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  • Cherry Hill7
    1,042
    159

    Cherry Hill

    New Jersey, USA
  • Newark8
    1,714
    250

    Newark

    New Jersey, USA
  • Ferguson9
    1,436
    324

    Ferguson

    Missouri
  • Roseland10
    1,168
    248

    Roseland

    New Jersey, USA
  • Teaneck11
    1,074
    222

    Teaneck

    New Jersey, USA
  • Jersey City12
    1,129
    245

    Jersey City

    New Jersey, USA
  • Hoboken13
    1,152
    241

    Hoboken

    New Jersey, USA
  • Bergenfield14
    1,011
    224

    Bergenfield

    New Jersey, USA
  • Paterson15
    785
    160

    Paterson

    New Jersey, USA
  • Bloomfield16
    961
    218

    Bloomfield

    New Jersey, USA
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  • Brighton Beach17
    1,327
    362

    Brighton Beach

    South Carolina, USA
  • Purchase18
    1,046
    241

    Purchase

    New York
  • Dumont19
    849
    195

    Dumont

    New Jersey, USA
  • Chappaqua20
    1,059
    269

    Chappaqua

    New York
  • San Bernardino21
    1,206
    340

    San Bernardino

    California
  • Weehawken22
    726
    157

    Weehawken

    New Jersey
  • Montvale23
    822
    207

    Montvale

    New Jersey, USA
  • Camden24
    1,284
    319

    Camden

    New Jersey
  • Paramus25
    737
    214

    Paramus

    New Jersey, USA