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
1,763 397
New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1787-12-18

2
913 266
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
1,011 297
New York is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-07-26

4
579 216
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1818-08-26

5
440 264
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1859-02-14

6
489 222
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-02-06

7
471 206
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1816-12-11

8
515 326
California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1850-09-09

9
438 133
District of Columbia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added

10
310 126
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-04-25

11
436 190
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-01-09

12
412 291
Texas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1845-12-29

13
396 252
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1817-12-10

14
373 224
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1819-12-14

15
350 196
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1796-06-01

16
301 149
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1791-03-04

17
319 144
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added 1787-12-07

18
351 267
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1803-03-01

19
374 255
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1836-06-15

20
251 170
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
MikeTrujillo added 1912-02-14

21
248 162
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1812-04-30

22
194 112
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Puerto Rico

23
161 134
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1846-12-28

24
173 138
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-06-25

25
227 162
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1907-11-16

26
182 208
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1889-11-02

27
176 199
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1889-11-02

28
165 104
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1861-01-29

29
201 176
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-01-02

30
180 165
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1792-06-01

31
168 192
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1890-07-03

32
136 110
Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1867-03-01

33
186 159
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1821-08-10

34
187 155
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1864-10-31

35
157 201
Washington is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1889-11-11

36
149 130
Utah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1896-01-04

37
145 105
Guam is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Guam

38
142 153
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gzouck65 added 1787-12-12

39
169 172
Michigan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1837-01-26

40
153 131
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
142 149
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
142 120
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
176 173
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

44
158 166
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
33 4
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Puerto Rico

48
37 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
145 138
New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
wiabux added 1788-06-21