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
1,920 419
New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1787-12-18

2
1,027 293
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
1,074 310
New York is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-07-26

4
602 227
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1818-08-26

5
454 288
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1859-02-14

6
515 235
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-02-06

7
596 341
California is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1850-09-09

8
486 223
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1816-12-11

9
378 135
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-04-25

10
504 201
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-01-09

11
458 142
District of Columbia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added

12
357 162
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1791-03-04

13
239 113
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1861-01-29

14
428 263
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1836-06-15

15
429 305
Texas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1845-12-29

16
417 259
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1817-12-10

17
393 233
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1819-12-14

18
344 156
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added 1787-12-07

19
310 181
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
MikeTrujillo added 1912-02-14

20
311 173
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1812-04-30

21
363 213
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1796-06-01

22
250 123
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Puerto Rico

23
365 281
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1803-03-01

24
221 153
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-06-25

25
174 144
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1846-12-28

26
245 169
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1907-11-16

27
197 216
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1889-11-02

28
189 208
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1889-11-02

29
213 184
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-01-02

30
191 178
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1792-06-01

31
177 204
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1890-07-03

32
147 122
Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1867-03-01

33
200 165
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1821-08-10

34
201 163
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1864-10-31

35
168 212
Washington is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1889-11-11

36
160 140
Utah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1896-01-04

37
154 164
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gzouck65 added 1787-12-12

38
156 115
Guam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Guam

39
180 182
Michigan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1837-01-26

40
166 140
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
153 161
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
153 131
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
189 183
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

44
167 176
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1817-12-10

45
134 145
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
JenLangfeld added 1848-05-29

46
140 122
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1890-06-10

47
45 43
Portland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

48
107 134
Montana is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1889-11-08

49
150 144
New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
wiabux added 1788-06-21

50
146 180
Maine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1820-03-15