Top 10 Hardest U.S. States to Live In

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

The Top Ten

1 Mississippi Mississippi

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

It's the poorest state. Must I say more - Yatagarasu

That Confederate flag symbol says it all... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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. - CobaltCards

2 West Virginia West Virginia

Get it I lost my Virginia in the west

3 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.

This is where Clinton is... - TealBoyxx

4 New Mexico New Mexico
5 Nevada Nevada Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.
6 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.
7 Louisiana Louisiana
8 Florida Florida

The HEAT!

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

9 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.
10 California California

I live in California and traffic is hell

Highest cost of living in the world...

The Contenders

11 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.
12 Texas Texas Texas is a state in the USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.
13 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.

It's frigid and isolated.

14 Hawaii 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 North Dakota is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889.
16 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.
17 Georgia Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.
18 Arizona Arizona
19 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.
20 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.
21 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.

Death by boredom - Yatagarasu

22 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.

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

23 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.

Beautiful place but is probably not good economically. - CobaltCards

24 Indiana Indiana
25 South Dakota South Dakota
26 Oklahoma Oklahoma
27 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.
28 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.
29 Michigan Michigan
30 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.
31 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.
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