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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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1,552 330
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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2
764 202
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

3
890 257
New York is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
New York 1788-07-26

4
534 166
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Illinois 1818-08-26

5
401 207
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Oregon 1859-02-14

6
441 166
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Indiana 1816-12-11

7
445 186
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Massachusetts 1788-02-06

8
460 266
California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
California 1850-09-09

9
399 118
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

10
384 169
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Connecticut 1788-01-09

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365 253
Texas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Texas 1845-12-29

12
368 224
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Mississippi 1817-12-10

13
343 196
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Alabama 1819-12-14

14
278 121
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added Delaware 1787-12-07

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262 134
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Vermont 1791-03-04

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355 224
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Arkansas 1836-06-15

17
220 112
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Maryland 1788-04-25

18
325 237
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Ohio 1803-03-01

19
291 162
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Tennessee 1796-06-01

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231 142
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
MikeTrujillo added Arizona

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226 135
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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158 99
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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143 105
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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206 136
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Oklahoma 1907-11-16

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168 188
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
South Dakota 1889-11-02

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171 125
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Nevada 1864-10-31

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157 179
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
North Dakota 1889-11-02

28
143 172
Washington is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Washington 1889-11-11

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163 141
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Kentucky 1792-06-01

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154 169
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Idaho 1890-07-03

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183 151
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Georgia 1788-01-02

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149 79
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Kansas 1861-01-29

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122 88
Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Nebraska 1867-03-01

34
136 104
Utah is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Utah 1896-01-04

35
170 137
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Missouri 1821-08-10

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126 84
Guam is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Guam

37
155 145
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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126 97
New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 38 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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131 119
North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added North Carolina 1789-11-21

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126 127
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gzouck65 added Pennsylvania 1787-12-12

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122 119
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Virginia 1788-06-25

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136 106
South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added South Carolina 1788-04-23

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145 142
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Minnesota 1817-12-10

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163 149
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Alaska 1959-01-03

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116 112
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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90 101
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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22 20
Portland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

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112 94
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Wyoming 1890-06-10

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117 127
New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
wiabux added New Hampshire 1788-06-21

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56 60
Hawai'i is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gaeul added Hawai'i