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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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1,653 357
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
836 224
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
942 274
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
552 185
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Illinois 1818-08-26

5
421 226
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
453 178
Indiana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Indiana 1816-12-11

7
459 201
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Massachusetts 1788-02-06

8
485 279
California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
California 1850-09-09

9
410 124
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
415 178
Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Connecticut 1788-01-09

11
275 117
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Maryland 1788-04-25

12
392 266
Texas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Texas 1845-12-29

13
380 232
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Mississippi 1817-12-10

14
356 204
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
300 130
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
331 173
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Tennessee 1796-06-01

17
278 141
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
366 231
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Arkansas 1836-06-15

19
337 248
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Ohio 1803-03-01

20
236 148
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
235 142
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Louisiana 1812-04-30

The Best Beers for a Party

22
168 107
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Puerto Rico

23
152 113
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Iowa 1846-12-28

24
153 130
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
216 143
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Oklahoma 1907-11-16

26
175 195
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
167 183
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
178 133
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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29
156 88
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Kansas 1861-01-29

30
151 178
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
190 159
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Georgia 1788-01-02

32
161 175
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Idaho 1890-07-03

33
175 148
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Kentucky 1792-06-01

34
128 94
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
177 143
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Missouri 1821-08-10

The TV Hangout Spots You'd Most Like to Frequent

36
135 89
Guam is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Guam

37
143 112
Utah is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Utah 1896-01-04

38
164 152
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
134 135
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
135 104
New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
nebojsa.milosevic.cacak added New Mexico 1912-01-06

41
136 128
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
145 113
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

The Best French Beers

43
150 149
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Minnesota 1817-12-10

44
172 153
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Alaska 1959-01-03

45
121 117
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
96 105
Montana is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
Montana 1889-11-08

47
123 97
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added Wyoming 1890-06-10

48
28 24
Portland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.

49
127 133
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
63 65
Hawai'i is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
gaeul added Hawai'i