Top Ten Friendliest U.S. States


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21 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.

22 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

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

24 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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25 Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

People always are smiling and ready to lend a hand.

Southern hospitality has nothing on Wisconsin.

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26 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)?

I've never lived in Kansas but I have visited many times and have never met a rude person

Friendly small communities

27 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.

Great place friendly people who will go out of their way for any one!

I love nebraska!

28 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.

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

I am from Canada and I meet a guy from Ohio and he's really friendly.


29 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.

Really amazing people!

30 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...

South Florida does not have nice people. I was born in Oregon and now I'm 13 and live in Florida. I don't like it.

I live here the people here are nice why is this 22

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31 Michigan Michigan

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.

The people here were amazing and are always willing to help you out when you run into troubles.

Every Michigander I've met was amazing, really nice and friendly

A really nice state. A'lot of amazing people from there.

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32 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.

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

Everyone here is nice. Very down to earth.

Should be higher. We nice up in here

33 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!

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

I live here and I've heard a lot of comments on how friendly we are. I'm surprised we didn't make the top ten!

You don't meet a stranger in West Virginia. Much nicer state than Virginia which is so overrated it isn't funny.

34 Louisiana Louisiana

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

The people In New Orleans are the nicest and so friendly!

This should be higher, a little bit of southern hospitality.

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

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!

The people in Pittsburgh are friendly

People from Philly are the worst, rudest bunch I have ever met

36 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.
37 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.

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.

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

39 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.

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

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.

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