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
1,843 406
New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1787-12-18

2
966 272
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
1,036 301
New York is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-07-26

4
584 219
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1818-08-26

5
445 271
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1859-02-14

6
496 223
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-02-06

7
476 211
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1816-12-11

8
561 331
California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1850-09-09

9
344 128
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-04-25

10
472 191
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-01-09

11
444 137
District of Columbia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added

12
337 149
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1791-03-04

13
415 295
Texas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1845-12-29

14
398 258
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1836-06-15

15
204 105
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1861-01-29

16
401 255
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1817-12-10

17
335 146
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added 1787-12-07

18
380 226
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1819-12-14

19
354 199
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1796-06-01

20
288 171
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
MikeTrujillo added 1912-02-14

21
284 165
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1812-04-30

22
356 269
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1803-03-01

23
229 114
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Puerto Rico

24
203 142
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-06-25

25
162 136
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1846-12-28

26
230 164
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1907-11-16

27
184 210
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1889-11-02

28
178 201
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1889-11-02

29
203 178
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-01-02

30
181 168
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1792-06-01

31
168 195
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1890-07-03

32
137 113
Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1867-03-01

33
159 203
Washington is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1889-11-11

34
186 161
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1821-08-10

35
187 158
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1864-10-31

36
149 133
Utah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1896-01-04

37
144 153
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gzouck65 added 1787-12-12

38
146 106
Guam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Guam

39
169 174
Michigan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1837-01-26

40
154 133
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
145 150
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
143 122
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
177 177
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

44
159 168
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1817-12-10

45
126 135
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
JenLangfeld added 1848-05-29

46
130 114
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1890-06-10

47
39 36
Portland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

48
147 138
New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
wiabux added 1788-06-21

49
101 126
Montana is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1889-11-08

50
35 5
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Puerto Rico