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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2,089 453
New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1787-12-18
2
1,164 334
Florida is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1845-03-03
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3
1,173 344
New York is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-07-26
4
654 254
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1818-08-26
5
661 379
California is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1850-09-09
6
483 331
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1859-02-14
7
553 271
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-02-06
8
518 246
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1816-12-11
9
427 163
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-04-25
10
550 229
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-01-09
11
493 160
District of Columbia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
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12
312 131
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1861-01-29
13
392 191
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1791-03-04
14
464 282
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1836-06-15
15
456 277
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1817-12-10
16
434 247
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1819-12-14
17
460 336
Texas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1845-12-29
18
371 171
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added 1787-12-07
19
353 189
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1812-04-30
20
342 206
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
MikeTrujillo added 1912-02-14
21
393 300
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1803-03-01
22
384 242
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1796-06-01
23
252 185
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-06-25
24
198 162
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1846-12-28
25
279 178
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1907-11-16