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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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1,679 366
New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
New Jersey 1787-12-18

2
853 235
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
956 282
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
563 190
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Illinois 1818-08-26

5
425 235
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
460 182
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Indiana 1816-12-11

7
463 209
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Massachusetts 1788-02-06

8
494 294
California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
California 1850-09-09

9
414 129
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
418 181
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Connecticut 1788-01-09

11
281 119
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Maryland 1788-04-25

12
399 267
Texas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Texas 1845-12-29

13
384 234
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Mississippi 1817-12-10

14
361 205
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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15
337 178
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Tennessee 1796-06-01

16
303 133
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added Delaware 1787-12-07

17
280 143
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Vermont 1791-03-04

18
367 234
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Arkansas 1836-06-15

19
341 250
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Ohio 1803-03-01

20
241 150
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
MikeTrujillo added Arizona 1912-02-14

21
240 143
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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154 115
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Iowa 1846-12-28

23
171 110
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Puerto Rico

24
154 133
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Virginia 1788-06-25

25
218 146
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Oklahoma 1907-11-16

26
170 183
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
North Dakota 1889-11-02

27
159 89
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Kansas 1861-01-29

28
176 197
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
South Dakota 1889-11-02

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193 160
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Georgia 1788-01-02

30
177 150
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Kentucky 1792-06-01

31
130 95
Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Nebraska 1867-03-01

32
165 176
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Idaho 1890-07-03

33
180 136
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Nevada 1864-10-31

34
153 182
Washington is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Washington 1889-11-11

35
179 147
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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36
145 112
Utah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Utah 1896-01-04

37
138 89
Guam is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Guam

38
165 154
Michigan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Michigan 1837-01-26

39
136 136
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gzouck65 added Pennsylvania 1787-12-12

40
148 116
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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138 131
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

42
137 105
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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173 155
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Alaska 1959-01-03

44
152 149
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Minnesota 1817-12-10

45
123 117
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
JenLangfeld added Wisconsin 1848-05-29

46
125 98
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Wyoming 1890-06-10

47
97 106
Montana is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Montana 1889-11-08

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31 26
Portland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

49
128 133
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

50
120 166
Maine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Maine 1820-03-15