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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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1,694 370
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
866 242
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
963 287
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
567 194
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Illinois 1818-08-26

5
426 239
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
462 183
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Indiana 1816-12-11

7
465 211
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Massachusetts 1788-02-06

8
498 299
California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
California 1850-09-09

9
418 129
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
419 182
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Connecticut 1788-01-09

11
283 120
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Maryland 1788-04-25

12
403 267
Texas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Texas 1845-12-29

13
389 234
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Mississippi 1817-12-10

14
364 207
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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342 178
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Tennessee 1796-06-01

16
307 133
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
281 144
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
369 236
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Arkansas 1836-06-15

19
344 251
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Ohio 1803-03-01

20
243 152
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
241 146
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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156 115
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Iowa 1846-12-28

23
172 111
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Puerto Rico

24
157 133
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
221 146
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Oklahoma 1907-11-16

26
172 184
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
North Dakota 1889-11-02

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161 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
178 198
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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195 161
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
178 152
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
133 96
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
166 177
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Idaho 1890-07-03

33
183 138
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Nevada 1864-10-31

34
153 185
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
180 149
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
147 112
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
140 90
Guam is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Guam

38
167 155
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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138 138
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
149 117
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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139 132
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
138 107
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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175 155
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Alaska 1959-01-03

44
155 149
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Minnesota 1817-12-10

45
124 117
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
127 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
99 106
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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32 27
Portland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

49
129 134
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
122 167
Maine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Maine 1820-03-15