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The Worst Places to Live in The U.S. 

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Originally by Ranker Community
Updated August 16, 2019 95.9k votes 10k voters 96k views 47 items

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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New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
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New York is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-07-26
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Florida is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1845-03-03
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California is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1850-09-09
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Illinois is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1818-08-26
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Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1817-12-10
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Alabama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1819-12-14
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Indiana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1816-12-11
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Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1836-06-15
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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
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Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-01-09
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Kansas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1861-01-29
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Ohio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1803-03-01
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Maryland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-04-25
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Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1812-04-30
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Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1788-02-06
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Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1907-11-16
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Georgia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-01-02
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Delaware is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
carlybobarly added 1787-12-07
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Texas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1845-12-29
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Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1792-06-01
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Virginia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1788-06-25
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Missouri is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1821-08-10
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Michigan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
beernbugs added 1837-01-26
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North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Places to Live in The U.S.
1889-11-02