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

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.

People always are smiling and ready to lend a hand.

Southern hospitality has nothing on Wisconsin.

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23 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

24 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

Utah is Zion!

25 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.

I’m telling you right now coming from a born and raised surfer from Southern California all these people don’t know what they’re talking about, I could agree for sure if they’re talking about LA but don’t judge the whole state, like seriously go to the coast of California everyone is mellow, laidback, and really friendly and accepting. If you have not so good personal experiences it’s because people aren’t so friendly to tourists we get sick of them haha there’s just too many of them in the summer that fill up beaches that just kind of get us annoyed, like when all the arizonies come in the summer and get in our way while we surf, we’re not going to be the friendliest people haha but trust me I’m a local at Encinitas, CA a little surf/skate town and everyone here is are super nice, laidback, and loving towards others, also the good vibes here in general makes everyone always in a good mood and all around happy people. Also by the way I currently am going to college ...more

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26 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 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

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


27 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!


28 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!

29 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

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.

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.

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

As a proud Michigander, I LOVE my state <3 don't knock it till you come visit this awesome state! #love Go Blue!

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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!

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

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

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34 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.

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 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.
36 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

37 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

38 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.

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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