Worst States In America


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The Top Ten

The only people who live there are cowboys, and still not that many people!
Wyoming is one of the few states that could operate as its own country.
Wow and your a city boy. Get real.

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.
The entire state smells from all the farms kinda gross.
Iowa sucks- tornado central

3Rhode Island
Rhode Island is tiny as hell.
Highest unemployment and everyone's miserable.
High electric and gas rates, corrupt, taxes high, crowded as hell, run away!

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.
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?


4 "S"s in Mississippi for Segregation, Simple minds, Sorry school system, and... I listed SEGREGATION, right?
[Newest]Oh my gosh, this is the worst state ever... and I'm from there! Well, I actually live here. Like right now. Help me.

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
[Newest]Um why is New Jersey here it's actually AWESOME!

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.
This needs to be up more. California is nothing but a bunch of fat, beach loving pricks, and too many natural disasters. I lived there for a couple of years, and it was awful. I never want to go back there again.
I live in California and I can agree with people on this. Full of gangs, prisons, illegal immigrants, half of Northern California is all Ranch-Style Houses if you dare to go through the residential areas.

Should be higher on the list


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.


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



The Contenders

I was eating some mashed potatoes while typing this comment.


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.

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


15North Carolina

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 is The worst state in the southern United States
Alabama sucks it is poor boring stupid people here I will not ever live here again

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


18West 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.
Great place to live!

I love Vermont should be lower




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
Home to the most OVERRATED Park on EARTH
People are rude.
It's like living in another country except even in other countries people speak English.

23New Hampshire
does anyone know this existed?


This is one of the best states! This a very memorable place. Life is awesome here. What has it ever done to you?!
Wow this place is bad😱? We have some of the best schools and restaurants in the country we have cape Call of Duty one of the best places we bearly have any hurricanes (mostly) tornadoes earthquakes or wildfires so you're house is likely to stay up we have the top safety laws so yeah bye😊


More redneck than TN even though it's further north.

28South Carolina

Texas is not what people think. It is not flat and dusty. It has some of the best cities in the US. A bunch of rednecks do not live here, if that's what people think! Laugh out loud people think they know everything. Texas is not only country it has many beautiful cities, like Dallas. Texas is one of the best states ever to live in because the weather is so nice and there are so many opportunities in this state.
Texas allows for children and the elderly to be euthanized without guardian's consent, then you cannot sue or stop the doctors from doing it. Terrible and cruel.

And also, it seriously just cannot make up its mind about where it wants to be. Make up your mind.
Whats wrong with Texas? They supply more oil than most other states and have lots of pride
[Newest]These dummies want to secede for no reason

Crumbling roads, water main breaks every five minutes, terrible education system, debt, bridges falling into the water, highways collapsing, shootings, violence, tom corbett.


Narcotics are extremely popular in Pennsylvania. That's probably not a good thing.
Home of ketchup that's all I need to say

31New 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!

32North Dakota
This is the best state among the states in the US. It has oil mines that makes it develop very fast.

I always liked living in Connecticut. People always complain that there isn't much to do there. Big deal, you're a few hours from NYC, Boston, and most everywhere else in New England is less than a day away.

This is the most drug filled state I have been harion every where bad
Why is Ohio down here?
I live here.
It kinda sucks.

35New Mexico
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.
Why in the world is New Mexico on this list? It's awesome!


Yeah Texas is good too

WHAT?! Wisconsin does NOT EVEN belong on this list. What about the dells? That's a good place to go to for a vacation! Whoever putt this on the list should go to jail.
We're the worst?!? Fine we'll take our dairy, tourism, beautiful scenery, varied landscape and countries biggest water park and leave, and as a parting gift we well leave Minnesota our frigid weather. JK but seriously want did Wisconsin do?
We rock we let you come to our biggest water park in the world and this is your thanks

Arkansas is the bomb. I mean Walmart was made here. Come on, how many times have you laughed at someone in Walmart. Every single time.

I'd rather move to California, New York Or Alaska.
I wanna move here where weed is legal

Everybody in this state is an idiot.


41South Dakota

YAY, were not the worst!
Indiana has to be the most boring place ever.. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO! I can't wait to leave this place.

Great state should be 46
There are regular decent people in this state, but they let to many preppie hicks, white trash wannabee thugs. fake transplant gangsters, dirty bum hippies, tweakers, wierdos and hop heads mess it up. then those same ones will talk down on other states, like Oregon is without fault. the place in most part is like the outer limits or the twilight zone in its mentality. it would be good if they got rid of all the misfits but the weather would still be nasty and they have no pro football or baseball, not good, this should be in the top 5 for worst.

How is this in the top twenty? There is literally nothing of any importance whatsoever in Oklahoma. The most interesting fact about it is that it has an oil well in the state capitol.
Storms, Broke, Bad education

There are lots of tornadoes in Kansas
Kansas needs to get out of the 1950's

I absolutely love living in Tennessee, I've been to 40 state's and tenn. is the best.

How are Hawaii, New York, Alaska, and Washington State not at # 47-48-49-50?!?! I could see why New York and Alaska would be so high but Washington and Hawaii?!?! Those two are the best...


Welcome to Hawaii! Home of tsunamis, hurricanes, and storms!
-Hawaii Resident

YES! YES! YES! My home state is the best in the country among the Top Tens! You rule, Land of 10,000 Lakes!

Did anyone forget this state? No one knows about this state because its so not popular except near D.C. so bad state traffic!
If it's the name Virginia so there are a lot of virgins in Virginia?


I hate this state high taxes and to many laws!


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