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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1,728 394
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
898 263
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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999 293
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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576 213
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Illinois 1818-08-26

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434 257
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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487 218
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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469 202
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Indiana 1816-12-11

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509 320
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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435 133
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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305 125
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Maryland 1788-04-25

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433 190
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Connecticut 1788-01-09

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409 286
Texas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Texas 1845-12-29

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394 251
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Mississippi 1817-12-10

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371 223
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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300 147
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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348 195
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Tennessee 1796-06-01

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317 143
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added Delaware 1787-12-07

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373 253
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Arkansas 1836-06-15

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350 266
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Ohio 1803-03-01

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249 169
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
MikeTrujillo added Arizona 1912-02-14

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245 160
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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189 112
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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159 132
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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171 137
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Virginia 1788-06-25

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225 160
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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180 207
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
South Dakota 1889-11-02

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173 198
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
North Dakota 1889-11-02

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163 103
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Kansas 1861-01-29

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198 175
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Georgia 1788-01-02

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179 164
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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167 191
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Idaho 1890-07-03

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135 109
Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Nebraska 1867-03-01

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186 153
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Nevada 1864-10-31

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185 158
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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155 199
Washington is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Washington 1889-11-11

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148 128
Utah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Utah 1896-01-04

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143 104
Guam is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Guam

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167 171
Michigan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Michigan 1837-01-26

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139 153
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gzouck65 added Pennsylvania 1787-12-12

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152 130
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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141 146
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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141 119
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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175 170
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

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156 165
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Minnesota 1817-12-10

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125 131
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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129 111
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Wyoming 1890-06-10

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101 121
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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144 135
New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
wiabux added New Hampshire 1788-06-21

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34 32
Portland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

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137 171
Maine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Maine 1820-03-15