Top 10 Hardest U.S. States to Live In

What are the hardest states to live in? You guys vote!

The Top Ten

1 Mississippi Mississippi is a southern U.S. state with the Mississippi River to its west, the state of Alabama to its east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

Can someone please explain why this state in particular is hard to live in? I'm genuinely interested.

It's the poorest state. Must I say more

That Confederate flag symbol says it all...

First of all, crime rate and poverty rate is high here.

On the bright side, if you like going to church, you might fit in.

2 West Virginia West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area, more.

Get it I lost my Virginia in the west

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

My rude aunt lives here...

This is where Clinton is... - TealBoyxx

4 New Mexico
5 Nevada Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.
6 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.
7 Louisiana
8 Florida Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other.

The food is expensive here the heat is unbearable there are shootings gators and hurricanes.


Two Words: Orlando Shooting
The deadliest shooting in U.S. history.

Blame the transplants from the Northeastern States (NY, MA, PA, NJ, CT, RI, NH, VT, and ME)! Stupid New Englanders, along with jackass New Yorkers and dumbass Pennsylvanians.

9 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.
10 California California is a state in the Southwestern United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento, and the largest city is Los Angeles. more.

California is the most expensive state. Just look at the price of a apartment of San Francisco and LA no wonder why there is a lot homeless people there because people can't afford anything. - Dvafan2

Why isn't California here its super expensive - Dvafan2

I live in California and traffic is hell

Highest cost of living in the world...

The Contenders

11 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.
12 Texas Texas is a state in the Southern USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

Especially hard if you’re a minority. And the police rarely intervene in hate crimes.

13 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.

I lived in Fairbanks for 4 years before I moved to Georgia to be closer to my family. Why? Well first off is the weather. Now anyone knows that Alaska is the coldest state in the union. However, in Fairbanks, the average high temperature in January is 1.1°F! And that's not even including the crime! While Fairbanks isn't that bad, when I went to visit Anchorage, let's just say that going in a McDonald's just to get a Big Mac and a soda felt more like meet the president! The cashiers had these bulletproof windows and there was like a thousand security cameras in the store! And did I mention that one night in Anchorage, there was a gang shooting near the hotel I resided? It's just horrible! But as for the redeeming qualities, the rural and forest areas aren't just beautiful, they're heaven! And we got the "last great race on Earth" (only Alaskan residents will get this one). Overall, it's not that it's a bad state, it's the weather and crime that makes Alaska a hellhole.

It's frigid and isolated.

14 Hawaii Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959.
15 North Dakota North Dakota is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889.
16 Michigan

One word Detroit.

17 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.

High housing and cost of living makes it hard for low and medium income people to live here. Basically the state has become a playground for the rich and uninhabital for the poor.

18 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.
19 Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.
20 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.
21 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.
22 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.
23 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.

Death by boredom - Yatagarasu

24 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.

It's a difficult state if you're any sexual orientation besides heterosexual, there's an abnormally lax system if punishment for sex assaults, culturally the lds church influences state legislation. Also we are starting to have extremely toxic air. - TheSubinabox

25 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.

Beautiful place but is probably not good economically. - CobaltCards

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