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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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1,530 326
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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742 200
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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871 253
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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526 164
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Illinois 1818-08-26

5
397 204
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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442 181
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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434 164
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Indiana 1816-12-11

8
456 262
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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394 116
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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380 166
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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365 221
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Mississippi 1817-12-10

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268 119
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added Delaware 1787-12-07

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362 252
Texas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Texas 1845-12-29

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339 194
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Alabama 1819-12-14

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352 224
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Arkansas 1836-06-15

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247 130
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Vermont 1791-03-04

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324 235
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Ohio 1803-03-01

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206 110
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Maryland 1788-04-25

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229 141
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
MikeTrujillo added Arizona

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224 134
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Louisiana 1812-04-30

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272 161
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Tennessee 1796-06-01

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157 98
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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141 104
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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167 187
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
South Dakota 1889-11-02

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205 135
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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156 178
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
North Dakota 1889-11-02

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142 171
Washington is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Washington 1889-11-11

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171 122
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Nevada 1864-10-31

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154 167
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Idaho 1890-07-03

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161 140
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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181 150
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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148 78
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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121 87
Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Nebraska 1867-03-01

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168 137
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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125 83
Guam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Guam

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126 125
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gzouck65 added Pennsylvania 1787-12-12

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154 141
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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135 103
Utah is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Utah 1896-01-04

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125 96
New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 39 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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144 141
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Minnesota 1817-12-10

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130 118
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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121 118
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Virginia 1788-06-25

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136 104
South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added South Carolina 1788-04-23

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162 148
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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115 111
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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56 58
Hawai'i is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gaeul added Hawai'i

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116 125
New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
wiabux added New Hampshire 1788-06-21

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37 46
Rhode Island is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Rhode Island 1790-05-29

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89 100
Montana is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Montana 1889-11-08

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20 19
Portland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.