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
1,990 434
New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1787-12-18

2
1,088 312
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
1,128 328
New York is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-07-26

4
634 241
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1818-08-26

5
472 312
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1859-02-14

6
542 249
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-02-06

7
631 364
California is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1850-09-09

8
507 234
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1816-12-11

9
408 148
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-04-25

10
536 213
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-01-09

11
475 152
District of Columbia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added

12
382 175
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1791-03-04

13
280 122
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1861-01-29

14
449 273
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1836-06-15

15
438 270
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1817-12-10

16
413 242
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1819-12-14

17
443 324
Texas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1845-12-29

18
364 163
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added 1787-12-07

19
339 181
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1812-04-30

20
281 125
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Puerto Rico

21
331 193
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
MikeTrujillo added 1912-02-14

22
378 223
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1796-06-01

23
383 290
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1803-03-01

24
245 166
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-06-25

25
191 152
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1846-12-28