Worst States In America

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1California

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

Yeah but I much rather have a shack in California, than a mansion in let's say Oklahoma. - et144

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.

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

I think I know why this is worst. California's the most Liberal while the #50th rank is (the most Republican) Oklahoma.

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2WyomingWyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The state is the tenth largest by area, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States.

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.

Only 500,00 people live here the only thing great about it is it has Yellowstone which has everything it has beautiful wildlife that God has blessed us with and great wilderness but otherwise pretty lonesome not lots of 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.

Absolutely the most depressing place you can go to. The most interesting thing you'll find there is the "Welcome to Colorado" sign.

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3New JerseyNew Jersey is a state in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware.

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.

New Jersey is not actually a bad place. That trashy show, Jersey Shore, just sucks.

New Jersey sucks, the state is just one massive suburb. - et144

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4Mississippi

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.

Mississippi has the worst education I have ever seen in my life! Everyone here is a bunch of rednecks that can't even speak English!

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 hate list love me this it you don't like the system move because all states are the same and I think hating redness are very mean because I have friends that are rednecks and you are probably upset because you don't get to enjoy how we live in the south

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5Rhode IslandRhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

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

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

Tiny doesn't mean its bad. I bet most of you have never even been here before.

Highest unemployment and everyone's miserable.

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6NevadaNevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.

Would not live anywhere else especially California

Las Vegas is awesome but it's boring outside

Every where. Is bad except Las Vegas

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7IllinoisIllinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.

I agree that Illinois is the worst state in US history. Did you know that more people are leaving Illinois than any other state? It has lost residents to almost every other state in the nation. My son, who recently turned 16, says he will never live in Illinois or step on Illinois soil, and I don't blame him. High taxes, crime, unionism, that is why Illinois is losing more residents than it is gaining. I don't mean to make anyone angry, but I think Illinois needs help so it can be a better state than it already is today. It keeps getting Democrat leaders, and people need to stop voting for Democrats to run the state and the nation. Illinois residents are number one in desire to flee the state. It is the second most hated state in the nation, and more people say it absolutely SUCKS living there than any other state in the nation. Hey, I'm sure glad I don't live in Illinois. We live in Texas, but we will be moving back to Colorado, our old home state, on July 1st, 2017. So, Illinois is ...more

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.

Illinois is the only state in the nation that still does not have a budget. Colleges are suffering layoffs and may be forced to close. They will lose their accreditation Social services are suffering. Can't wait to leave

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.

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8New York

I'm from New York, and everything there is horrendously overrated or downright terrible. It's overpriced, overcrowded, crammed with the most awful people, terrible education system, absurdly high crime rates with no gun freedoms or decent police force, a culture of status and ignorance, corrupt government and law enforcement, I could write a book listing all the reasons New York sucks. Smug New Yorkers think that NYC is the cultural capital of the world, however there is literally nothing exclusive to NYC other than the size of the cockroaches.

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

Horrendously overrated? Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Coney Island, etc are boring. Yeah right.
Terrible education system? Really? The schools in NY are great, and there are many Ivy League universities.
Awful people? Please, you're probably just living in a trailer in Alabama, watching the Jerry Springer show and asking for a coke when you mean Mountain Dew (IT'S SODA, dammit! ). people here have actual hygiene, something the Deep South lacks. I can tell you're from the south, because they hate us northerners.
Absurdly high crime rates? Then why do I live somewhere completely safe? Hell, I don't even feel threatened walking around NYC. No police? Please.
It is the cultural capital of the US. You will never find a city with more cultures.
Size of the cockroaches? I think you mean Florida...

I can tell you're from the north, because they hate us southerners. - BrideiMacBella

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9Arizona

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.

I want to get out of here. Nothing to do. Just deserts and cactuses mostly, at least where I live. The heat is unbearable.

I hate all of you! You obviously love in the part of Arizona where idiots like you tore apart the ground so all the good stuff would run away. Damn you guys! (Same guy who is in Arkansas for two years

On GPS systems it says "in one mile more of sand turn left on more sand""in 3000 miles of more sand turn right on some more sand"

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10IowaIowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west.

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 and Slipknot are the worst.

No. Iowa isn't bad. - JackLawler

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The Contenders

11West 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.

Disaster. It's the depression state, and one I always forget exists lol. There is nothing to do here, so you see why everyone is depressed.

A place for Hillbillies. They can't understand education and how money works cause they're so inbred and they can't even count to 4 - SirSkeletorThe3rd

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12Florida

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...
Miami,
Tampa,
Oh, by the way there NFL football teams stink, most of all the jaguars SUCK

Let me guess this happened in Florida - bashed11

Wow, top ten? That doesn't make me feel any better about growing up here. - Elric-san

Hater below, have you been to Florida?

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13Louisiana

Outstanding beaches, New Orleans... WHY YOU HATING ON THIS ONE?

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.

New Orleans is full of gangs and drunks. Louisiana is humid as hell. It's so boring.

14NebraskaNebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.V1 Comment
15MassachusettsMassachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.

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 barely 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

16AlaskaAlaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.

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

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17AlabamaAlabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

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

Rednecks. Poverty. Nothing to do. Just horrible.

I hate Alabama. Ignorance, poverty, rednecks, crime, racism, homophobia, guns, nothing to do, etc DO NOT PUT YOURSELF THROUGH THE IMMENSE TORTURE OF LIVING IN ALABAMA!

There's actually a lot of things to do in Alabama and I speak from experience. - BrideiMacBella

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18Michigan

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 really nice, minus Detroit.

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19MissouriMissouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States. It is the 21st most extensive, and the 18th most populous of the fifty states.

Missouri should just come out and say they are part of the south. We have the worse politicians and they are in no way concerned for the people as a whole.

Everybody in this state is an idiot.

Missouri is crappy because St. Louis has so manny crimes look I live in Minnesota and I'm 14 my birthday is 9-17-2001 and I watch shows like stuck in the middle and girl meets world I have sibs named Mia,Kate,Tim,Layla,Grayson and Rachel that's in order they were born my parents are ally and billy and I'm the oldest child.

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20New 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.

What's wrong about NM? I lived in Albuquerqe almost 2 years and it was great- people are friendly, no racism, no poverty. This state is good!

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