Top Ten Friendliest U.S. States

Here is a list of the most friendliest U.S. states.

The Top Ten

1 Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.

Have you ever heard of Minnesota Nice? It's a real thing. There are many good qualities of Minnesota and its people. They are nice, generous, polite, helpful, considerate, hospitable, mindful and many more. And plus, it's a beautiful place, with all those thousands of lakes and forests decorating the state. It's a wonderful place no matter what season it is. You betcha!

I live in Minnesota and I can verify that we are awesome!

I live in Minnesota and everyone is really kind here. Not everyone is the best thought, because some humans are mean, but in general, strangers I've met are always nice to me!

I am a man in my mid 50's, former military who has been in every state and lived in every time zone in the lower 48. Overall by far the people in the Arrowhead region of Minnesota are the nicest most polite people in the country. If you can handle the extreme cold Northern Minnesota is the best kept secret in the nation.

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2 Iowa Iowa Iowa 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.

Even at the local Starbucks people are considerate. I was babysitting a kindergarten 5 year old boy and he had to go to the restroom. Someone came up to me a few minutes later and informed me that the door was really heavy so he might be having trouble getting out. How sweet! Then a lady pointed out and helped pick out a LEGO piece he had dropped.

I feel like Iowa should be up a little higher I've never ran into anyone that's rude, and I'm currently 16 so hopefully it doesn't change

Spend time at a hawkeye tailgate and you will see just how friendly everyone is. Complete strangers will talk to you, invite you to meet their group, and share food with you.

People who live in Iowa are the most considerate friendly people ever.

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3 Colorado Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

I've lived in Texas, California, Puerto Rico, Florida, and have constantly visited many states in between. After moving to Colorado, I realized it has one of the friendliest and most welcoming environments by far. The mountains and scenery are gorgeous, there are lots of fun outdoor activities available, and you feel a sense of security everywhere you go. Everyone is compassionate and you don't need to be checking for any shady characters 24/7. I absolutely love this state!

Pot was the WORST decision ever, bringing an influx of more beggars who are unwilling to work and inept drivers. Sobers are sick of paying for the consequences of drunk governor's decisions.

I personally have live in Colorado for my whole life, yes there sometimes is a homeless population, if you dig deep you can find some amazing people. Many people are happy to help. Of course there is the occasional sketchy town but overall wonderful place.

I'm from Colorado I take lots of trips there and what I like is that everyone is so friendly and helpful

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4 Washington Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.

They will talk to you but don't want to live with black folk's

The most friendly! People in Seattle are friendly, they watch out for bad things, and it is really cool!

Smart people with a smart elected government. They take care of each other.

That’s a lie. People are mediocre

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5 North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

Lived in NC for over a decade, racism is definitely still alive and well. You will also find discrimination in the work place if you are not a southerner you will be passed over for raises, and promotions. Southern folk will smile to your face and stab you in the back. They still have a problem with the war they lost.

It's not one of the most racist states as previously stated that person was probably from New Jersey that made that remark.

I've been to almost every east coast state. North Carolina wins hands down, particularly the western part of the state.

Western North Carolina is far the friendliest by far. I Have traveled all the lower 48 for 38 year's as a long haul Truck Driver.
This list is not even close to being correct.
I use to think Texas was friendly but South of Houston I met some of the Rudest people Yet.
IOWA is not friendly. People in Minnesota or completely Not wrapped together real tite.

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6 Oregon Oregon Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada.

Passive aggressive to the max. They will smile and shake your hand and insult you the second you leave.

Incredibly passive aggressive.The little time I spent on the Oregon coast people seemed nice, but in a lot of the major cities I have experienced predominantly passive aggressive behavior. Most of the people I first met were very nice with a welcoming smile, but their comments were subtly insulting. They may be nice to other Oregonians, but the message that outsiders are not welcome comes across quite assertively.

Central/Western Oregon is by far the friendliest place in the USA.

My mom grew up in Oregon, so we'd visit family there occasionally. Always loved how nice everyone there was, especially compared to the Northeast, where I'm from. Just don't ever call it "Orey-gone."

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7 Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

I'm originally from California and when I first found out that I would be moving here a few years ago I was dreading it... I thought that everybody here would be hicks or Bible thumpers but it turned out that everyone is SO WONDERFUL! People here never walk past you without a hello and how are you doing? They always invite you over to "eat somethin' good" and the food is amazing. I miss Cali but I definitely don't mind staying in this sweet friendly place. And no not everyone is stupid here like most outsiders would think, in fact almost everyone I know is well educated

I have met some very nice people and then I have met many others that have called me a yankee just because I moved here from another state and others that have asked me if I'm even a real Christian since I'm from one of those Northern States. I originally thought everyone was so nice until I started noticing people be nice in front of their "friends" and then talk nasty about them the second they left...oh yes and "Bless Your Heart" not nice at all...It is a beautiful state though and if you can stay around the decent people and don't let the other ones get to you then you will be ok...

From Kentucky. Living in northern Alabama. My trips to Tennessee have been met with consistent kindness and genuine Southern hospitality. Seriously well mannered people. Nashville is the friendliest city you'll ever find.

No Joke, any one who hates this state is crazy, I have been to Tennessee many times, and yet I don’t remember anytime when someone has not held a door open for people (especially elders), not use manners and not had nice friendly conversations with others.

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8 Texas Texas Texas is a state in the USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

I have visited Texas many times, and the folks there are great! Texas is also known for great schools and colleges with nicely landscaped campuses that are well maintained. Most importantly, Texas is a reasonable place for small and large businesses interested in relocating or expanding their operations, and reasonable cost of living.

Texas is the friendliest Been to 42 states and Texas is the friendliness by far. People always greet with a smile and are willing to help. Also a nice place to drive. San Antonio/South Texas is the friendliness part if anyone wonders.

Texans are by far the friendliest people! Nobody could be anymore generous, polite and hospitable then Texans! - nmk

Native Texans are the best and friendliest. Not so much with the wannabe Texans that have moved from other states. It has to be bred into you.I grew up in Texas and we were taught “Southern Hospitality.”

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9 Georgia Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.

I disagree lol. A fellow Canadian was driving through Georgia, was arrested and fined. Perfect model citizen not a blemish on her record. Her crime? driving with a Canadian License which according to the officer is not valid in The State of Georgia (Georgia State Traffic Code clearly states Canadian licenses are valid by the way)

She was fined $2,000 thrown in jail and had her car impounded.

This a bold face lie! Unlike southern states without big cities, Georgia doesn't care about anyone. No one knows their neighbors, people don't say Hi, no one opens doors and rather slam it in your face. Basically a northern state in the southern US

Never had a bad experience in Georgia. Love it! The people are lovely.

Ay we number ten. Its probably because we don't hate, we discriminate.

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10 Virginia Virginia Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

Lived in Virginia all my life, and I've got to say it is a wonderful place to live, but it has some flaws. About half of the people here aren't that sociable and would like to be left alone, especially in the larger populated counties and cities, so don't expect to be making friends off the bat if you move here. I would also recommend taking a vacation to Virginia before making your finale choice. If you go to the countryside, the coastal area and the mountains, more people will probably be open for a conversation with you. There are also a lot of good, interesting and cool museums in Virginia, so if you like to see and learn more about something, you should check them out.

Chesapeake and Norfolk are intensely rude and snobbish, I mean they've mastered rudeness to an art form. Can't wait to leave. What do they have to be so snobbish about is the question of the day!

If you are an African American woman and you wear your hair natural don't come here especially Norfolk people here a just insensitive.

I'd rather prefer you not go to the Hampton Roads Area

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The Contenders

11 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.

Almost got killed by doctors in Boston. People are very dishonest, they lie to my face all the time. They are also very mean and rude and fake. I've traveled a lot around the world, I think Boston is the worst place with the worst people by far.

Lived here 30 years. Lots of great things, but a very difficult state to make friends in. People tend to be closed off and insular.

This is true. I was born in Massachusetts and found it tough to make friends. People do not trust each other. When I moved to Rhode Island I actually found people to be a bit friendlier, so I cannot understand why Massachusetts is ranked 13th and Rhode Island is 49th. - alg2468

I have lived here my entire life. I don't think the people go out of their way to be cruel to others. However, the people kind of stick to themselves. It is pretty common either to not know your neighbor or only know their name.

I've lived in Massachusetts for many years and they are the worst people ever. How it made the list is beyond me. - chrichmich

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12 Maine Maine

If your from away, stay away is mostly what you will hear in Maine. They like tourist money but not tourists...they like flatlander money, but not flatlanders...

The people are great. Friendly and helpful. It is a state where self sufficiency is either in the background or the foreground.

People from Maine would not say stay away if you are from away. I would say not just money they like they like tourists and flatlanders equally. I would say this is the friendliest state in the nation.

I live in maine, and it is full of nice people. Random people will say hi in a store

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13 California California

I have just recently been to California, though it's interesting people in LA are rude and unhelpful, I went to Santa Barbara and it was a bit better. New Yorkers are much friendlier than in LA. It's a shame because there are some beautiful parts of California

Trust me, I live here and I can verify the people are very rude, discourteous, unfriendly and are unwilling to help. Don't like live here despite all the nice things you here about it. Once you get to CA, you'll realize they're not like you thought.

Arrogant jerks. They drive like hell...

I have visited and also have lived. it is a mixed bag. LA cities( LA County) Long term residents, not there to be in the industry from some place else are the nicest people, newly moved there and keeping up with the jones type, which there are plenty there, are rude. Venice Beach, Marina Del Ray, San Fran, San Jose, in my personal opinion are the friendliest in California.

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14 South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

South Carolina is a great state every body is so nice!

Lived there before and everyone has the good old southern manners and this is just the kindest state ever, in my opinion

It's a utopia for sure. Everyone is friendly, polite, hospitable, helpful and caring.

We are very freindly to everyone

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15 Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.

Nebraska is culturally and demographically very similar to Iowa so I have no idea how it ended up #34 and Iowa #1.

I'm from California and this is one of my favorite states because of how nice the people are. I don't know why it's all the way down here.

I was once told my a Canadian that people from Nebraska were so friendly they made HIM uncomfortable.

The only reason we're so low is no one knows enough about us to know how nice we are!

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16 Indiana Indiana

I live in Indiana, and most of the people I know there are very nice and kind to me, like my family, friends, teachers, etc. Why is there a reason to hate Indiana? - creed99

I just moved from Indiana to Florida. I grew up in Michigan. As far as friendly goes both of them states are way more friendly than Florida. The dismissive attitude in Florida I could live with out. The weather makes up for it.

Super friendly. You don't stay broken down on the road very long in this state.

Indiana is amazing! There are friendly people that you’ll get along right away! Sometimes Indiana may not be the best, but other than that, it’s still good.

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17 Kansas Kansas Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.

I lived in Kansas for 20 years, had traveled a lot, and had never met anyone anywhere in the country with such self-infatuation. People openly bragged about themselves, used zero manners, and exhibited the paranoid-Christian conservative white mentality that put Donald Trump into the White House. (How did Hillary lose Arkansas)?

Kansas should be higher on the list, I've lived here my whole life and I disagree with the person who says they met people who bragged about themselves or used zero manners, I have met people like that, but I've also met people in other places who were WAY worse. But then again that person seems to have been around, I won't fully explain why you're wrong but I hope you get it.

Kansas deserves to be higher on the list. People are friendly here

I have lived in Kansas for several years and have very rarely met a person that is rude whatsoever. pretty much all the people here are nice and very considerate.

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18 Oklahoma Oklahoma

The people here are so friendly. If you ask someone for directions, they will help out and sometimes drop want they're doing to help. I have never met a rude person. People will always hold the door open for you. It's the little things

Oklahoma has the friendliest people hands down! Everyone is happy and outgoing. I'm amazed at how friendly everyone is here I've lived here for five years and traveled all over the USA and have yet to meet people friendlier than Oklahomans.

Great environment to raise a family. You will not mean people more friendly than Oklahomans. They have similar values and stay true to being a person for others. They live at a slow pace so you most likely will see people stopping what they are doing to strike up a conversation with a stranger.

Moved here about 20yrs ago and this place is the worst for self centered back stabbing people once you get to know them. It's a cultural thing statewide that I can't get used too.

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19 Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

I have lived in several different states, and the people of Wisconsin really are the nicest, most caring, considerate, and helpful...until they get behind the wheel. Trust me, they are definitely NOT the best drivers...too fast, too aggressive, weave in and out of lanes, drive right through red rights, rarely give pedestrians the right of way...I think they've been corrupted by the Illinois drivers.

Folks here are laid back, humble, calm, excellent drivers, and quite welcoming. Plus this place possesses some of the most beautiful nature spots one could ask for. There are SO many fun activities to do in this state for FREE! I love, love, love this wonderful land of warmth and will be moving here real soon.

Helpful and considerate residents. Decent drivers and not aggressive on the road.

Yeah we are high five wisk

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20 New Mexico New Mexico

I have been to 44 states and spent quite some time in each one. New Mexico to me is a special place. I'm a black American and feel less disrespected here than I have in other states. Less materialistic, laid back, somewhat diverse, and they don't appear to tolerate any one race trying to play ruler!

New Mexico has a unique history in the US and with Santa Fe being the capital, has an eclectic population and with that culture, arts, history, natural beauty, and a laid back pace with city attributes. It's the best of many worlds including a healing mecca of the US: body, mind and spirit.

People are more friendlier in New Mexico then any East Coast states

21 Montana Montana Montana is a state in the Western region of the United States. The state's name is derived from the Spanish word montaña.

The only reason Montana is this low is because you haven't been here

Why is this below MASSACHUSETTS? Are you kidding? This should be in the top 5. Welcoming, humorous, and very caring people. While the weather here is about the coldest in the lower 48, the people here are the some of the warmest you'll ever meet!

Very friendly people

Met some of the nicest people in Montana!

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

This use to be a friendly place, but it isn't anymore. We have a lot of people retiring here from California. Yuck.

There are lots of friendly people in missouri but also lots of drug using,racist and ignorant minded people.

Missouri > Massachusetts

23 Utah Utah Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 31st-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States.

I grew up in Utah and didn't fully appreciate how amazing the people are until I moved elsewhere. I have travelled all over the USA and Europe. I lived in Michigan, Ohio and Ireland and I can tell you that Utah is the friendliest and most beautiful place to be anywhere.

Utah is definitely the friendliest state! I live there and the people are the best and so loving to each other

The Norman's were very nice people

The Mormons are super nice and Utah as a whole gives the most to charity.

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24 Florida Florida

A lot of transplants from the northeast and upper Midwest who, after living her for a while, loosen up and smile and talk. Small town, inland Florida is very, very friendly.

I moved from pa to florida and loved it. I wish I never came back to pa. Every one in florida are supper nice and their is a lot to do.. Best state ever! I plan to move back one day...

People in Florida are sad, angry, and unfriendly. I moved to Florida last year for work but will come back and never live here again.

I moved here to work, from the Midwest and I have never witnessed such unfriendly people in my lifetime. It is hard to stay happy in this state.

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25 New York New York

People always assume that since people don't talk to you in Manhattan, that they are "mean" or "rude," but the truth is, the just want to get to where they are going. If you ask a New Yorker for directions, they would be more that happy to give them to you, just may not go out of their way to do it. This doesn't make them unfriendly, however.

Lived in 9 states. In NY from 5th grade through high school. My mom still lives there along with 3 siblings. Most unfriendly state. At least the Saratoga/ upstate people. Went back to visit a few years ago and still rude. Following traffic laws gets the middle finger at you and the local YMCA wasn't very pleasant either. And if that wasn't enough, can't find a church to attend. The church I went to long ago was turned into apartments. My kids and I did not feel welcome and my adult daughter was very eager to leave.

They're mean in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx is good

People in NYC are WAY NICER than people in Boston

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26 North Dakota North Dakota North Dakota is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889.

People in North Dakota are very friendly! They are also sweet and caring.

Just good ole down to earth folks

Really amazing people!

After nearly 30 yrs in the military I've met people from, and been to almost every state. Bar none the friendliest people in the country are from North Dakota!

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27 South Dakota South Dakota

South Dakota should be at the top, I'm from Minnesota, and I can't walk five feet without someone stopping me asking for a photo, or striking up a conversation with me. They are definitely not shy and very extreverted

Most of the drivers here are complete jerks. People are often pushy. Weather's horrible. Wouldn't recommend coming here.

South Dakota is an amazing state it is beautiful here come here in summer

28 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

I've lived here my entire life and it's absolutely awful! The people here may be friendly, but they're often racist and pretentious. As stated by someone else, "friendliness is fake and centers around Southern Baptist"s. If you're looking for diversity or to surround yourself with open-minded people, don't visit here.

I have lived in about 15 states and I recently moved to Kentucky. I see no reason to leave. I am in Lexington and it is actually very diverse here. Lots of churches, synagogues, and mosques and there doesn't seem to be trouble with that. People are great here except when they get behind the wheel and then they turn into monsters. But I guess that's everywhere

I've lived here since birth and I can promise you that it does NOT belong in this list. Everyone here is a douche, and that's an understatement.

Everyone smiles here. If they hate you they don't show it.

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29 Ohio Ohio Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

I'm born and raised here. I stay around northeast Ohio, some people are rude and mean but a lot are nice too. There's a good variety of people, and you usually don't have to go far for anything as it's fairly dense over here. There's plenty to do here and people are relatively easy going and nice to talk to.

I was born and raised in Ohio. Lived on the west for 20 years and I finally returned because I really wanted a better day-to-day life. People here greet strangers, small-talk, make eye contact. One of my neighbors offered to let me play her piano on Sundays! Usually at the end of the day, I think to myself how nice people are. When I lived on the west coast, I used to spend a lot of time thinking how mean people are.

Most of us you can get along with, but some people are bad. But don't every state has some bad people right? - funnyuser

The people are the friendliest. Open and will talk to almost anyone!

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30 Alabama Alabama Alabama 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.

I was born in Alabama. I have lived in 17states and traveled to 43. Alabama is a great state with warm and friendly people who are always willing to lend a helping hand. Beautiful lakes and the gulf beaches are breathtaking.

Southern hospitality is real and people are always willing to help someone in need. I love the coastline and the beautiful sunsets matches the beautiful hearts they have.

People are down to earth and everyone treats you like family

The people are so kind and thoughtful!

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31 Louisiana Louisiana

The Cajun Navy (great flood of 2016) is an excellent example of the friendliness and helpful nature of the people of Louisiana! The people who had trucks and boats seemed out those that needing rescuing or help - way before any governmental help would even try. They also headed to Texas during the hurricane flooding of 2017. I grew up in the outskirts of Baton Rouge. The people here have hospitality, friendliest, and give you the shirt off their back when needed.

Southern residents of Louisiana (everywhere south of Alexandria) are the nicest and funnest people you will ever meet. Residents in northern Louisiana are a whole different breed and rude as crap. This is coming from a 25 year northern Louisiana resident who left the state because of the NWLA people.

I've been to a lot of other states, but I'm from here. In my opinion, we are the friendliest state.

This is a joke that it's not even in the top 10

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32 West Virginia West Virginia

I've lived in West Virginia for most of my life---briefly in Virginia and Delaware. It's been my experience to hear from many that have moved into our state that the people of West Virginia are amazingly friendly. As a teacher, when new students arrived, they felt quite welcome. We are very friendly, and we're there for our neighbors! We should be number 1!

I lived in West Virginia my whole life, everyone here is as kind as can be. The only complaint I have is we have a huge drug problem that we need fixed. The drug problem is West Virginia puts a shame on our community. But back to what I said before West Virginia has a lot of kind warm-hearted people

West Virginia is very rude. Lived here my whole life and everyone is only concerned with themselves. The people in public service are the rudest ever

Coming from Pa and going into West Virginia, As soon as your in WV you'd swear your in another country with the friendliest people around. Pennsylvania people are rude and not polite. I'll take WV any day. WV should be #1.

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33 Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Its name is of Siouan derivation, denoting the Quapaw Indians.

Arkansas is misunderstood in many ways, and generally ignored, so I'm not surprised the down home friendliness of its residents is being overlooked yet again.

Super underrated state. Some of the nicest people you will ever meet are Arkies.

His place is sooo friendly

Great state!

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34 Wyoming Wyoming Wyoming 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.

I didn’t know there was a 50th state

35 New Hampshire New Hampshire

I have traveled to many states in the union and have lived in central New Hampshire for many years. I have found that he closer to Boston you get, the more rude people you will find.There are mean, rude and inconsiderate people everywhere, no matter what state you live, but in New Hampshire you'll find some of the most friendly people in the central to the northern parts of the state. It's a wonderful place to live.

I have lived in many different states across the U.S. This will be my 28th year in Southern NH. It is very difficult to make friends in this state. It has taken twenty years to get to know people. The public is very cold and rude. If you say hello to someone on the sidewalk they turn their head and ignore you. Siberia is probably a better place. I will be retiring elsewhere.

This state has many residents originally from Massachusetts, and many of them are not too friendly, especially in the southern part of the state and large cities. The northern rural areas are friendlier. - alg2468

I am in my late 50's and have lived in a number of states. Without a doubt, I have never been so unhappy as I am in New Hampshire! Cold and vicious people."Live Free or Die"? NOT in New Hampshire!

36 Alaska Alaska Alaska 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.
37 Arizona Arizona Arizona is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states.

Lovely, live-and-let-live folks outside the bigger cities. People look out for one another here, but aren't nosy or meddlesome. Tucson is backward, insular, anti-growth and stuck in the past. Phoenix is big and can feel impersonal, but the suburbs are nice.

Horrible dating scene. I'm from Ohio and found out fast that it is super hard to make friends here and establish real connections. Most people here are two face, only care about themselves, their status, or who they can use next. Do not move here you will regret wasting years in this state.

This statement is also what I have found. Outside the large cities, the smaller city that I am in is so helpful and very nice. I have lived, for at least a dozen years each, in Texas, California, Colorado and Minnesota. Glad to be in Arizona!

38 Idaho Idaho Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States.

Lived in Idaho for about a year and that was enough, moved back to Minnesota

I have lived in Idaho for over 10 years. I immediately felt like it was awful but stuck it out for my career. I can honestly say that I have never met so many people who are polite on the surface but uncaring, shallow and absolutely couldn't give a crap less if their neighbor died. One example: I am shocked at how frequently someone experiences a misfortune of life (illness, divorce, financial issue, etc) and the response is they were a smoker, or who couldn't see he was a cheater, or obviously they can't manage a budget. Judgement without compassion. Horrible, horrible place.

I moved from California and I can 100% say people are nicer here and more high quality ie not drug addicts or homeless people.

39 Maryland Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

I hate Maryland; horrible people and a horrible state.

Okay...if you have hatred in your heart of course you will find only horrible people and think it is a "horrible state."

You are in a "horrible state of mind" to say that about the entire state of Maryland.

I lived in Takoma Park, it's called as a joke the people 's republic, and it was an OK place. some community feeling. people were reserved, some made an effort to be neighborly. a place for faux hippies who drive VW's to congregate. very liberal. used to have a nice used bookstore, some decent food, had a co-op. bedroom community outside of washington, dc. overall md seemed unfriendly to me, but I can only speak for that particular area. people just leave you alone. racially mixed, high crime area towards the end of Flower Avenue as you move into Silver Spring and the Langley Park area. founded by the seventh day adventists, very narrow streets. was a funky place back when I lived there in the late 90s through the mid-00's.

40 Vermont Vermont

I still remember when me and my family were visiting relatives in Vermont our car skidded of the road in the heavy snow we weren't used to driving in usually, being from the south. Well, almost immediately a whole host of people stopped along the side of the road to help us, even though it was very late! Luckily no one was injured, but our car was not working for the time being and we were still far away from our relatives' house. This is the best part. One lady who stopped offered to take us back to her house, and we arrived in a warm, bright house just a few minutes later. She and her large family gave us socks, warm clothes, and hot chocolate, and I remember playing with her kids and thinking that it was the best sleepover later. The next morning we left and continued with our vacation, but I'll never forget the generosity and kindness the Vermonters showed us. I still have the socks!

People from Vermont are really different. They are really nice and helpful to anyone, no matter what state you are from. Vermont is really safe and you will feel very secure there.

I was visiting Vermont and the people there were all so nice and open to strangers, proud of their town and little community and in touch with their wonderful natural environment. People driving tractors waving you by, pedestrians smiling at you, very nice.

41 Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959.

I don't understand why the Aloha State is so low on this list. Although they seem irritated to tourists at first, once you get to know them, they're very genuine and warm. Friendliest people I've ever met. As long as you don't act like you own the place when you come here and pollute the beaches, us residents will gladly welcome you. Don't let the guarded exterior fool you!

Sure, there's good old southern hospitality, but I'm surprised the "Aloha State" isn't on many lists. Hawaii is home to warm, friendly people, and if you look beyond the giant tourist industry, the locals are among the most welcoming people in the world.

Eh, Hawaii's more of a wildcard, well at least where I live in, Oahu. Some locals will treat the tourists with disdain, while others will look as presentable as they can for the tourists. The rude toward Honolulu locals and Westerners part is Leeward Oahu, they could also attack at any moment. Big Island is friendlier than Oahu, and Maui too likely.

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

You have mean and nice people in Rhode Island - it depends on who you meet and where. It has a bad reputation because it's a small state. The media does not stress it's natural beauty and focuses on its corrupt politics. Generally people in the smaller cities and rural areas are friendlier than in the large cities, and if you are friendly and say hello most do respond kindly. This state does not deserve to be ranked as 49th; it should be about average.

Probably the rudest people of all. Rhode Islanders are proud to be arrogant.

This place sucks

43 Connecticut Connecticut

People here are very judgmental! Seems like everyone is in a rush, and many people are pretty self centered. There are decent people though too.

This state has very rude unfriendly people in the large cities, which are very depressed economically, but friendlier people in the eastern half which is more rural. - alg2468

A lot of miserable angry people who let it out when they drive.

Lived in CT all of my life. Adults are snobs, kids are disrespectful, drivers are ferocious. The only "friendly" people here are the seniors. The second I have the opportunity to move I am grabbing my mom and getting out of here!

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44 Delaware Delaware Delaware is one of the Mid-Atlantic states located in the Northeast megalopolis region of the United States.

People tend to be quiet and reserved. But they are very helpful and they genuinely care for each other, especially outside of Wilmington metro area. I have lived in different states and while many are all "smiles" and "hellos", it's very superficial. In Delaware the caring for each other runs deep. They are also very open to newcomers. They won't knock on your door the day you arrive with an apple pie, but they will immediately step in to help if you're in trouble. Great little state.

Nice people.

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

Nah. Wrong. Nevada is great

Full of great people

46 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

I was born and raised in PA, lived there for the first 25 years of my life. I think overall, it's a friendly state, with some areas being more friendly (Altoona area) and others being more unfriendly (York area.) Where I lived (Wilkes-Barre area,) people are mostly good and willing to help someone in need, but are perhaps depressed as the area has become very crime ridden in recent years due to an influx of out of area people, who, dare I say, might not be so friendly?

People in PA are high strung, and cold mannered. I was born and currently live in PA, but have lived in North Carolina, and Florida as well. Both places were way more friendly than here.

Outside of the big cities, which aren't many, Pennsylvanians are very friendly and mannerly. Short of a few jerks, we know how to drive and actually let others in when they need to change lanes, and open doors for, and push carts for our elderly and disabled. Our license plate says- "you've got a friend in Pennsylvania," for God's sake!

I'm from a little town 45 mintues outside Pittsburgh called belle vernon. People are extreamly friendy here. You can walk up to any stranger and pretty much carry a conversation on with them unlike my current state of New Hampshire where people are just terrible

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47 Illinois Illinois Illinois 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 heard Chicago is an amazing place. Beautiful skyline and the lake lining the whole Eastern side of the city is just gorgeous. As well as an amazing place, I also heard they have amazing and outgoing people, despite being a big city. One of the biggest in the country!

Chicago has lots of friendly citizens!

Chicago is terrible and the violence through the ROOF! Do NOT move to Chicago! I've lived in the Western burbs outside Chi my whole life, and I HATE even going near the city. Just terrible. IL all together is a run-down state and I can not WAIT to leave.

nyc sucks

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48 Michigan Michigan

I grew up in a small rural town in Northern Michigan. It was very non-welcoming to people of different ethnic backgrounds...very racist. I also traveled to many other parts of the state and found the people in the upper peninsula were the friendliest. The southern half was not inviting. I will never go back there.

I left my fiance after moving there with him so he could be near his family. It was because of the people. Even his friends were unfriendly. Worst & rudest I've ever encountered.

In general, people are rude, in a hurry and I think depressed. Michigan has plenty of friendly people but overall people are just in their little bubbles.

I was born and raised in Michigan by parents born and raised in Michigan! Now I live in Texas now! Enough said!
On my 44th Birthday I moved to Texas after years of winters and having to push my own car out of the snow! My neighbors would drive by going oh well too bad for you! I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and they knew! They felt their lives were more important than mine! Yes southern Michigan is where I was born and raised and yes people are racist and unfriendly! My son is 1/2 Hispanic (on his fathers side) and at his “all caucasian school” in Oakland County the children would say nasty racist comments to him only an adult would know! As soon as I moved my son to Dallas and it’s diverse population he began to thrive! Instead of not wanting to go to school because of the bullying (the school wasn’t helpful) he loved school. He got a perfect 1600 on the SAT!
He now attends an Ivy League University!

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49 Mississippi Mississippi

This is the hospitality state! Should be the first one! Such friendly people and everyone knows everybody.

Mississippi is a very warm and friendly place! It may have its issues, and some aspects of the state are a little misunderstood, but the southern hospitality is really prevalent.

Extremely friendly people.

People here seem clanish. Stick to their own. If you are different than them in any way, don’t expect that same hospitality everyone else claims to experience.

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50 New Jersey New Jersey New 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.

I was born and raised in Hoboken, NJ, right across the Hudson River from Manhattan. A ten minute trip by subway to NYC and an even quicker ferry ride. Lived there 50 years. We definitely deserve to be last. I struggled my whole life by being a nice kind person in a state that has made being mean, aggressive, and exceptionally rude into an art form. We avoid eye contact at all costs. People here literally will hate or distrust you if you show any human decency. My many years of always "doing the right thing" have only resulted in being shunned, mistreated, and collectively being ripped off and being taken advantage of. It's even completely affected every member of my own family. Look at our last Governor, the former "bully in chief". I'm a highly intelligent perceptive man, so please trust me when I say the people of New Jersey take great pride in being as mean and as cruel to others for no reason as possible. EVERYONE drives like a maniac at 90 plus on the highways and don't care if ...more

Probably some liberal democrat doing your reviewing.

Tax's and insurance way too high and people not that friendly.

Yeah I understand why my state is at the bottom, but where I live, Atlantic City, and this goes for the rest of South Jersey minus Camden: we are extremely kind. We will stop our cars and wait an hour for people to cross the street, the only accidents I’ve ever seen were on the highway and South Jersey should be ranked higher and North Jersey people aren’t and kinder. by the way also during this paragraph I was being as kind as I could

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