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

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

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994 288
New York is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
New York 1788-07-26

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573 210
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Illinois 1818-08-26

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431 254
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Oregon 1859-02-14

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484 214
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Massachusetts 1788-02-06

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465 200
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Indiana 1816-12-11

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502 317
California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
California 1850-09-09

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432 132
District of Columbia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added District of Columbia

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302 122
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Maryland 1788-04-25

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431 188
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Connecticut 1788-01-09

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405 285
Texas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Texas 1845-12-29

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390 249
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Mississippi 1817-12-10

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296 145
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Vermont 1791-03-04

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Alabama is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Alabama 1819-12-14

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Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Tennessee 1796-06-01

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315 141
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added Delaware 1787-12-07

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370 251
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Arkansas 1836-06-15

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346 265
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Ohio 1803-03-01

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245 168
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
MikeTrujillo added Arizona 1912-02-14

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241 160
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Louisiana 1812-04-30

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

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157 130
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Iowa 1846-12-28

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170 135
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Virginia 1788-06-25

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221 160
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Oklahoma 1907-11-16

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180 206
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
South Dakota 1889-11-02

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172 198
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
North Dakota 1889-11-02

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161 103
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Kansas 1861-01-29

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

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178 163
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Kentucky 1792-06-01

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167 190
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Idaho 1890-07-03

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134 109
Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Nebraska 1867-03-01

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185 151
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Nevada 1864-10-31

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183 158
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Missouri 1821-08-10

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154 198
Washington is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Washington 1889-11-11

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

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167 169
Michigan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Michigan 1837-01-26

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140 103
Guam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Guam

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138 151
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gzouck65 added Pennsylvania 1787-12-12

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149 130
South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added South Carolina 1788-04-23

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139 145
North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added North Carolina 1789-11-21

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138 119
New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
nebojsa.milosevic.cacak added New Mexico 1912-01-06

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Alaska is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Alaska 1959-01-03

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156 163
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Minnesota 1817-12-10

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124 130
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
JenLangfeld added Wisconsin 1848-05-29

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100 119
Montana is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Montana 1889-11-08

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127 111
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Wyoming 1890-06-10

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

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32 32
Portland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

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136 168
Maine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Maine 1820-03-15