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
1,913 417
New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1787-12-18

2
1,020 290
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
1,066 309
New York is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-07-26

4
600 225
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1818-08-26

5
454 284
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1859-02-14

6
511 233
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-02-06

7
592 339
California is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1850-09-09

8
485 221
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1816-12-11

9
373 134
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-04-25

10
498 200
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-01-09

11
456 141
District of Columbia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added

12
354 160
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1791-03-04

13
232 112
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1861-01-29

14
422 262
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1836-06-15

15
425 305
Texas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1845-12-29

16
414 259
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1817-12-10

17
390 233
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1819-12-14

18
343 155
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added 1787-12-07

19
305 180
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
MikeTrujillo added 1912-02-14

20
361 211
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1796-06-01

21
305 173
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1812-04-30

22
365 277
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1803-03-01

23
246 121
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Puerto Rico

24
218 151
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-06-25

25
172 142
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1846-12-28

26
242 169
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1907-11-16

27
194 215
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1889-11-02

28
186 207
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1889-11-02

29
212 183
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-01-02

30
190 177
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1792-06-01

31
175 203
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1890-07-03

32
144 121
Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1867-03-01

33
197 164
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1821-08-10

34
197 163
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1864-10-31

35
166 211
Washington is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1889-11-11

36
157 138
Utah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1896-01-04

37
152 161
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gzouck65 added 1787-12-12

38
154 113
Guam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Guam

39
177 180
Michigan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1837-01-26

40
162 140
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
152 160
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
152 129
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
186 182
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

44
165 175
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1817-12-10

45
132 144
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
JenLangfeld added 1848-05-29

46
137 121
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1890-06-10

47
44 41
Portland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

48
150 143
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
105 133
Montana is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1889-11-08

50
145 179
Maine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1820-03-15