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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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1,618 341
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
813 210
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
921 266
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
542 174
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Illinois 1818-08-26

5
408 218
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
446 172
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Indiana 1816-12-11

7
449 195
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Massachusetts 1788-02-06

8
469 272
California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
California 1850-09-09

9
402 121
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
410 173
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Connecticut 1788-01-09

11
266 114
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Maryland 1788-04-25

12
383 260
Texas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Texas 1845-12-29

13
376 227
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Mississippi 1817-12-10

14
353 199
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
297 124
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added Delaware 1787-12-07

16
275 136
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Vermont 1791-03-04

17
325 166
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Tennessee 1796-06-01

18
363 225
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Arkansas 1836-06-15

19
332 242
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Ohio 1803-03-01

20
233 136
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Louisiana 1812-04-30

21
232 144
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
MikeTrujillo added Arizona 1912-02-14

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163 103
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Puerto Rico

23
148 107
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Iowa 1846-12-28

24
150 122
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
213 137
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Oklahoma 1907-11-16

26
173 189
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
South Dakota 1889-11-02

27
163 179
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
176 126
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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171 143
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Kentucky 1792-06-01

30
145 174
Washington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Washington 1889-11-11

31
154 81
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Kansas 1861-01-29

32
157 170
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Idaho 1890-07-03

33
187 153
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Georgia 1788-01-02

34
127 88
Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Nebraska 1867-03-01

35
139 107
Utah is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Utah 1896-01-04

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174 139
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Missouri 1821-08-10

37
128 88
Guam is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Guam

38
161 147
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
129 100
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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130 129
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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133 123
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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142 108
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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148 144
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Minnesota 1817-12-10

44
168 150
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Alaska 1959-01-03

45
120 112
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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92 102
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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24 21
Portland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

48
118 95
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Wyoming 1890-06-10

49
122 129
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
59 63
Hawai'i is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gaeul added Hawai'i