America The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.  

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List Rules Vote UP the U.S. states (no cities) where you would hate to live

Let's face it: some places are less desirable to live than others, especially in the United States. With a lot of people migrating towards major metropolitan cities, it makes states that don't have either a big city or are rural not desirable places to live. Weather also plays a big part in figuring out where the worst place to live is. Would you rather be living in the freezing cold with snow potentially coming down as late as April or would you rather be living it up on the beach all year round. All of these important factors go into deciding which of these places is the worst place to live in America.

There are some US states on this list that are noticeable punching bags. For example, New Jersey, Ohio and Mississippi on here. Likewise with cold weather states like Minnesota and overly hot desert land like in Nevada. If the weather is too extreme in one direction or another, the state is likely to be on this list. The same goes for lesser populated states like North Dakota, South Dakota and Idaho.

Ultimately, it's up to you to decide where is the worst place to live in the U.S. and which states in the USA are the most horrible. Each place may have its merits and demerits, but one place has to be the worst place to live and it's on you to decide. Make your voice heard on this list of the worst states to live in.
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1
1,817 402
New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1787-12-18

2
944 268
Florida is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1845-03-03 - Tallahassee

3
1,025 299
New York is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-07-26

4
581 217
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1818-08-26

5
443 267
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1859-02-14

6
493 222
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-02-06

7
473 206
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1816-12-11

8
536 328
California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1850-09-09

9
322 126
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-04-25

10
451 190
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-01-09

11
442 134
District of Columbia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added

12
316 149
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1791-03-04

13
413 293
Texas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1845-12-29

14
399 253
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1817-12-10

15
333 144
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added 1787-12-07

16
377 225
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1819-12-14

17
353 197
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1796-06-01

18
386 256
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1836-06-15

19
353 267
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1803-03-01

20
181 104
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1861-01-29

21
266 170
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
MikeTrujillo added 1912-02-14

22
262 163
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1812-04-30

23
207 113
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Puerto Rico

24
186 138
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-06-25

25
161 135
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1846-12-28

26
228 163
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1907-11-16

27
182 209
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1889-11-02

28
176 200
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1889-11-02

29
203 176
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-01-02

30
181 167
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1792-06-01

31
168 193
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1890-07-03

32
136 111
Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1867-03-01

33
159 202
Washington is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1889-11-11

34
186 160
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1821-08-10

35
187 157
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1864-10-31

36
149 132
Utah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1896-01-04

37
146 105
Guam is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Guam

38
143 153
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gzouck65 added 1787-12-12

39
169 173
Michigan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1837-01-26

40
154 132
South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-04-23

41
144 149
North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1789-11-21

42
143 120
New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
nebojsa.milosevic.cacak added 1912-01-06

43
176 175
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

44
158 167
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1817-12-10

45
126 133
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
JenLangfeld added 1848-05-29

46
130 113
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1890-06-10

47
34 4
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Puerto Rico

48
38 34
Portland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

49
101 125
Montana is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1889-11-08

50
146 138
New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
wiabux added 1788-06-21