Worst States In America


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The absolutely most miserable place in America. I have lived in 7 states and Wyoming has the least to offer. Pretty vistas get old after awhile, especially in freezing temps and mean spirited people.

Is it ever not freezing in this state? Great state to kill yourself in whether from driving on I-80 in February or from the misery of being cold and miserable most of the year.

Wyoming means in Jibberish: No state here. I have cousins who live here and they are the only people within 7 miles! My mom had me here and moved to Colorado (a GOOD state to live in) because she thought it would be horrendous to be in a classroom of 4 people.

It is safest US State! I think people had to say something but it came first due to commenting on this state.

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This state should be number 1 on this list. I moved here for a job after the military and have regretted it since the first day. Seems like 1 in 4 of my neighbors actually has a job.

Can't go anywhere without the gangland/prison mentality that infects this state like a cancer. I hope I can get out of this toilet of a state and go anywhere else. Let the garbage that lives here and loves their welfare state fall into the ocean for all I care.

High unemployment. You can get a mansion elsewhere at the price of a shack here. Drought. Idiot government who spends all our tax dollars on Bullet Trains, and raises taxes. Terrible traffic. Illegal immigrants. Many people crammed onto the coast. Chance of a super quake. Weather is just hot, not nice. I would love to leave California if my money to move elsewhere wasn't taken to fund the Bullet Trains I will never need to use. - UglyBull

California is BOMB! They have one of America's icons such as Hollywood, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Yosemite National Park. Why are you people hating on this state?

Since when is California near the top? Its awesome! Hollywood, beaches, Golden Gate Bridge, the Sierra Nevada, tourism, SeaWorld, yeah it basically has everything you could ever ask for! - TopTenJackson

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3Rhode Island

Highest unemployment and everyone's miserable.

High electric and gas rates, corrupt, taxes high, crowded as hell, run away!

Rhode Island is tiny as hell.

Who cares if its tiny have any of you ever been there?

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Mississippi does not need to change their flag. Yes, racism is bad, but why can't we just put the past behind us? The majority of racism happened in the 1800s, and we are in the 2000s now! Why can't we just forget about that, instead of everyone labeling you "racist" for something that is nothing of the sort? - Alpha101

I moved here from up north and this has been the best place I have ever lived... Friendly people... Low taxes... Small school systems and cost of living is great. Lots of entertainment and site seeing in a short drive in any direction. Glad I made Mississippi my home.

I live in Mississippi, and HATE it. There is NOTHING to do and we can't even get in our own gulf! The beach is nasty and there isn't anything fun for little kids to do.

Most Racist, Homophobic, Obese, and Poor state. I think that says it all. - MinionHater

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5New Jersey

New Jersey is actually one of the best states! Why you ask? 1) It is one of the richest states. 2) It has great public schools. 3) Beautiful, safe suburbs 4) Beautiful beaches 5) Being in the Greater New York City area it has great job potential and wonderful entertainment. There are also many beautiful lakes. In other words... New Jersey ROCKS!

New Jersey causes me hardcore anxiety and depression.

My grandparents live there and it is awesome because of six flags

Um... This is where I'm headed

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Would not live anywhere else especially California

Every where. Is bad except Las Vegas

What's so bad about Nevada?


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7th highest property taxes in the country. High heating bills, low wages. the reason it's always on the best list by stupid city ratings is because there is no one but old people who live in Iowa. Real estate prices are way out of sink with the wages. Corporations and Insurance companies own the City council men. It's freezing from Oct to April. If you want to get in a car wreck from the snow and ice, or break something from a fall on ice, then move to Iowa. You'll be out of money in 1 year. I guarantee it.

Worst state ever because the band Slipknot's house and Slipknot is the worst band ever. 😎

The entire state smells from all the farms kinda gross.

All this hate isn't deserved. It is great.

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This states is boring and really cheap. And tiny buildings as you can laugh are there also lol. Phoenix have small buildings and Tucson have tiny mini buildings. Well King Kong or another 9/11 attack would not attack building as well but Arizona sucks. Go to California, Nevada, New York, Florida, Colorado or Illinois at least.

Why isn't it in the top 10? Its sucks! Too many people there are racist.

9West Virginia

A Beautiful State, however, jobs are scarce and a lot of those working have to deal with uneducated people in management positions. There is also a, 'You will do it or your replacement will' mentality. The pay scale is also low in West Virginia creating more poverty and working poor. Education is hampered due to cost and the taxes on small business is horrible.

This whole place sucks. The people are nice but the poverty is unbearable and "education" is garbage. Just a disaster.

The most depressing state and in my opinion the second worst. - Curtis_Huber

Great place to live!

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Florida I'd say stink, stank, stunk. Florida stinks! And I'll show you,
Lots of storms,
Lots of people smoke,
Lots of its meager cities are shrinking Like...
Oh, by the way there NFL football teams stink, most of all the jaguars SUCK

This is my favorite state! It actually has things do to and a clean beach.

Let me guess this happened in Florida - bashed11

Home to the most OVERRATED Park on EARTH

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NEVER LIVE HERE. Boring, hot, humid, rainy. Winter is fine. The only reason to even visit is New Orleans.

It's probably going to be under water in 9 years and there is lots of drunks.


Democrats have ruined Illinois and Chicago. High sales & property taxes, violent crimes, illegal immigrants, public schools are worse - children cannot read, unions are corrupt just like most of Illinois politicians (Dems & Republicans). Politician in Illinois only care about where there next buck is coming from for their pensions and health insurance, they could care less about the people. That's why America is on the decline, look where the president came from; another crooked democratic liberal that cares nothing about the US or hard working Americans not asking for handouts and welfare.

Lots of rats. The people living there don't even like it. that's why they all go to up north Wisconsin every chance they get.

Illinois is just a big city and no wildlife - alaskangirl62

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Should be higher on the list

14New York

Laugh out loud someone put Tennessee in twice, it is/was 34 & 44 on this list

This is where Tennessee should be...
Tennessee IS AWESOME!

I come from CO where we people are actually nice. I visited New York to see family. Ugh, the people were so mean! Everyone thinks the other U.S. cities are horrible because they aren't like them. They are arrogant (Only in my experience) And I got lost and I asked this guy for instructions and he said,"F#ck you"


Everyone just can not say anything bad about this beautiful state which doesn't deserve this kind of publicity Alaska is like a cold Hawaii it's beautiful and it's huge I mean two time Texas and amazing high mountains and lots of cool wildlife that will blow your mind so in my opinion Alaska has no business being on this list at all although it may be a little chilly it's nothing a real person can't handle at all so don't hate on my state as a total Alaskan girl I will live here my whole life and stay proud of that choice. - Hanpan

I would never put Alaska in the top ten worst states this should be number one state in America (not California)! - alaskangirl62

16New Mexico

Ranked as 47th worst state for business, 20% poverty rate, one of the most dangerous states in the country, has ranked 49th or 50th for child welfare for years, second highest heroin overdose rate in the country, in the bottom five states for education, the Albuquerque "International" Airport only has direct flights to 23 cities, police departments at the city, county and state levels have trouble filling their ranks, unemployment went from 6.2% in October of 2014 to 6.8% in October of 2015 while the rest of the country recovers, lost 11,500 in population in 2014, filled with stupid people who elected Susana Martinez twice. Mother Jones did a story on her a couple years ago entitled "Is Governor Susana Martinez the next Sarah Palin? " Unbelievably corrupt but it never makes the national news because only 2 million people live here and that's shrinking. It's the second worst managed state in the country. The secretary of state just resigned because she spent campaign money at various ...more

I live here and it still sucks. Nicknamed "Land of Entrapment" for a reason. Only good thing to come out of it is Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Hot air balloons just aren't that exciting.

Worthless third world place.

The name says it all

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I was eating some mashed potatoes while typing this comment. - SubliminalMessages


Everybody in this state is an idiot.


I hate how everyone hates Michigan cause the first thing that comes to mind is Detroit and Flint Michigan is probably the best state we have so much fresh water coastline. Michigan would be one of the best states if we just get rid of Detroit and Flint just cause 2 city's are horrible does not meant the whole state is.

Really, I think Michigan gets a bad reputation from all of the bad stuff surrounding Detroit. But there are people that are trying to change this, and apart from that Michigan's really a beautiful and great state.

The only thing bad about this state is the crimes around Detroit

Michigan is bland and has evil senators.

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Alabama is The worst state in the southern United States

The southern tradition is rich in Alabama. Men still open doors for women, the senior citizens are treated with respect,
The children are taught manners like:Yes Sir & No Sir. We have mountains, The Gulf with gorgeous beaches, lots of wooded preserved forrestery, plenty of fresh rivers, lakes and streams. You can usually choose land to build on or apartments. Our interstates can connect you to anyplace you want to go. WE HAVE 2 GREAT FOOTBALL
TEAMS, AUBURN UNIVERSITY & THE UNIVERSITY OF Alabama! We love our sports & are great supporters of our teams.

Alabama sucks it is poor boring stupid people here I will not ever live here again

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1. Iowa
2. New Jersey
3. Mississippi
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2. Nebraska
3. Wyoming
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