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
1,936 425
New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1787-12-18

2
1,045 296
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
1,090 314
New York is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-07-26

4
610 232
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1818-08-26

5
461 293
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1859-02-14

6
521 240
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-02-06

7
606 346
California is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1850-09-09

8
491 226
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1816-12-11

9
389 139
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-04-25

10
514 207
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-01-09

11
462 145
District of Columbia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added

12
365 167
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1791-03-04

13
253 117
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1861-01-29

14
432 268
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1836-06-15

15
422 262
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1817-12-10

16
432 309
Texas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1845-12-29

17
398 234
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1819-12-14

18
349 158
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added 1787-12-07

19
320 184
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
MikeTrujillo added 1912-02-14

20
323 176
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1812-04-30

21
368 214
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1796-06-01

22
262 123
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Puerto Rico

23
368 285
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1803-03-01

24
232 157
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-06-25

25
178 145
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1846-12-28