Top Ten Friendliest U.S. States

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

The Top Ten

1 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.

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.

Went through Iowa for a couple days this summer. People were awesome.!

In my eleventh year here.

It's superficially friendly
But COLD underneath.

I call it pleasant. But CHILLY.

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2 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!

Minnesota is a very good state with very good people.

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3 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.

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

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

Actually this is the most friendly state. NM is in the top 20 meanest. - Jackthetoptenguy5

4 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.

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.

Everyone is so happy and friendly. Most people are very laid back.

The best car plate

You may find some friendly people in the smaller towns,but I live in Denver and can tell you they are among the rudest and most self- centered people I've ever met,as bad or worse than the East Coast.

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5 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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6 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.

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

Everybody here is just a friendly Southerner

Who does your reviewing? Probable some liberal democrat.

We drove through NC on a roadtrip and we were taken aback by how friendly and kind people were.

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7 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

Worst state ever. Racist people, Gun nuts, etc

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8 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

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.

I want to move to Cleveland but I am on disability and I would like to go to the omega center I don't own a car and I can't figure out the bus schedule or anything else for that matter can any help please

I live in Tennessee the churches have very friendly people. They did not call this state the volunteer state for nothing.

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9 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.

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

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!

I lived in virginia beach for seven years and I have to say they are arrogant and rude, not to mention backwoods and just dumb... beautiful place cost of living is low... but the people do not move here visit yes... move hell no

Very friendly place and community

Southside VA is full of arrogant, unfriendly, backstabbing people. Don't ever move here you'll hate it.

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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.

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.

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.

I lived in Massachusetts all my life. People are very snobby and very unfriendly. I wish to leave this state, someday. Besides, it is extremely very expensive.

Nope these people are the nicest I've ever met and people don't use Racist words here!. This should be on the nicest us State list.

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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.

I've been to Maine every year since I was 8 years old, and I've met a local that hasnt been super nice and helpful. They are such nice people and the state is beautiful

13 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'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.

Kentucky gives a bad name to the USA. I cannot think of one redeeming quality that Kentucky has. Friendliness is fake and centers around Southern Baptist who use a smile to trick people.

I grew up in KY an dmoved to Texas later. KY has far fewer snobs. Just like anywhere else you'll run into rude people sometimes, but KY is a friendly state overall.

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

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

Hands down best state in the us

Galaxy is friendly

Amazing state

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15 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.

I live here all my life and it's getting boring. I wanna live someplace new for a change. Most people here are arrogant and spoiled rotten, especially those in Los Angeles.

We moved here from Michigan 3 years ago.We HATE it. Rude,rude, people,self centered, difficult and obnoxious. The health care is a joke,bad air, and its filthy! Go into most public restrooms and "certain" people put dirty toilet paper on the floor instead of in the toilet! Nasty! And that's in "nice areas". Don't tell me to leaveif I don't like it.. we are!
Ps, no one,no one takes responsibility for their behavior. Lying is rampant in the professional word

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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

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

I love Indiana! Everyone's is so caring and kind

Indiana is the rudest place on earth I'll agree. Women act like men.

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17 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.

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

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

Its nice and most people aren't Jerks

Live here it's awesome

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

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

Very friendly people


19 New York New York

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.

I have lived in New York and I think upstate NY is the best place in the country.

I have been to NYC, Reno, Chicago, Los Angels...I am still in NY yet. New York is the worst! Other people in other state are SO nice.

New Yorkers are standoffish but genuine once you get to know them.

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20 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! - TopTenJackson

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.

They seems to be good citizens. At Chicago, for a big city like this, has some friend to talk with.

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1. South Carolina
2. Texas
3. Michigan
1. Virginia
2. Iowa
3. Maine
1. New Mexico
2. Washington
3. Illinois

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