Most Useless States in the U.S.A.

These are the states that we don't really care about. Which one would you not miss if it vanished?
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.

I'm just living here because I'm with the Navy, otherwise I would have never come here. This place has absolutely nothing going for it. The locals seem friendly at first but judge you for your accent or just for being from somewhere else. People are so ignorant that at night I feel dumb from having conversations with locals throughout the day. Just the way people think here is like a throwback to another era. They think their state is so awesome just because its insanely hot and humid in the summer, unlike the colder states up north that get snow in the winter. Its no joke that MS is absolutely dead last in everything and it shows. I'm so happy that I only have another month of living here and it can't come soon enough. If you don't like swimming in brown water, hunting, guns, crawfish, country music, huge trucks, racial disputes, and more guns then stay away from this dreadful place, otherwise if you don't do/own any of the above mentioned items, people WILL judge you!

I live here & I'm trying to get out of this redneck dungeon! We often see a naked kid by our business playing in the kiddie pool in their front lawn. There is a man who lives in his van at McDonald's. Every vehicle on the road is an old beat down Chevy or Ford. There are crazy people throwing rocks at people's cars, dancing with a boombox in the middle of the street, and running naked in the downtown areas. Where I live is one of the NICER areas in Mississippi! I am not joking about any of this. Mississippi sucks so bad it makes Iraq look like Disney World.

Mississippi is the poorest, most obese, most crime-ridden, most racist, and has the worst school systems. And, may I add, Mississippians go to only three colleges of choice: Mississippi State, Ole Miss, or University of Mississippi. They don't even try to get better, don't try to get good grades, and is very unenthusiastic about change. Civil War proves that, also does the fact that most people have never seen an Asian-American before. However, Mississippi is where I live in and I respect its endless groves of dirty and messy trees, its beating suns and cool winds, its busy move of life.

Living in Mississippi is horrible. There's nothing fun to do, yet everyone who lives here always talks about how they love to enjoy the "attractions" in Mississippi. They think that Mississippi is the greatest place to live on earth, because they've never been outside of the state. Our beaches are dirty & literally have bacteria (POOP) in the water. 2 people have died over the past year due to there being POOP IN THE WATER...Everyone has this mindset that life is "all work & no fun". All the kids are extremely stuck up, and always brag about how "great" their city is. Even in our biggest city, Jackson, we don't have any attractions, and it is often considered "Detroit of The South" due to it's high crime rate. I honestly feel like Nebraska & Wyoming are a lot more useful than Mississippi. Nebraska gives us corn & Omaha is a good city, Wyoming gives us Yellowstone National Park, but Mississippi is just completely useless.

2 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. ...read more.

Oh yes, like an 11 year old if their state was great especially considering they have no experience of how the real world works, Listen here, I can give you all 10 reasons why Cali is useless.
1.) California has one the the worst school systems in the country
2.) The people are rude, self centered idiots who think there the best at everything
3.) corporations are scattering like roaches in the light
4.) The state is drowning in debt
5.) Gang violence is higher than in any other state
6.) California has the lowest Emergency rooms per Million people
7.) The State is drying up faster than any other state figuratively and literally
8.) California has the honor of being the worst state to do business for 8 years in a row
9.) The state taxes everything even emissions
10.) California is a bright shining example of everything that is wrong with America

Cali is not at all a useless state! I am 11 and I can name 5 things why not. #1 we have weather from warm tropical beaches in san diego to powder like snow in Alpine county. #2 We are home to 5 MLB teams, 2 NHL teams, 4 NBA teams and 3 MLS teams. #3 Green Day (one of my favorite. Bands ) came from California. #4 Ever wonder where most of your fruits and veggies are grown from the U. S? California! #5 we are the 3rd biggest state in the U.S. why may I ask why is a state good enough to have songs about it called useless? Its not!

I love California! I am only 14 and haven't lived anywhere else, but even I know it is one of the most beautiful places from the redwoods to the beach. And hello, the Bay Area?! You can basically call it the center of technology. Also, a lot of famous headquarters are in the Bay Area, like Tesla, Apple, Google, Yahoo, Sony, Netflix, Wells Fargo, and so many others. I actually live in the bay area (somewhere called Atherton if anybody knows). Yes, Los Angeles may be a bit dirty, but it has places like Hollywood, and Disneyland is near Los Angeles. California is a beautiful city and I am proud to call it my home.

No its not! I'm a 12 year old and I love my home! I love the beach there, the movie stars, the sports teams. How are we useless if we literally make almost ALL the films you guys watch. We also have some of the nicest beaches and we have a huge distribution to the space program! My grandpa and family members all work for nasa and are making awesome discoveries that will help all you other states! I love the lakers too and Kobe Bryant lives near me and I think that's the best thing ever! I don't think my home is useless and it shouldn't even be on this list!

3 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.

I lived in Colorado for ten years of my life. My family and I would always drive through Wyoming to get to the panhandle of Nebraska (which isn't much better, by the way), and there is literally nothing there. The capital of Wyoming (Cheyenne) is essentially on the Wyoming/Colorado border, which I assume is because they're trying to leech tourism from the Rocky Mountain skiers. It's as flat as Kansas, save for a few scattered bluffs here and there, and those are literally the only sights you will see on the road.
Yes, Yellowstone is there, but it's really nothing special. It smells like sulfur and unless you are a hiker it's not for you.
Essentially, the whole state is like a sheet of desert with a few rocks poking up. No stars.

Wyoming is very interesting. The vast deserts and history. The first national park to ever be established in the world is there- Yellowstone National Park. Sound familiar? Come, people! We are the United States! We are one! We work together, hand in hand, state by state, and help each other. No state is pointless, they are all wonderful in there own way. Whomever made this list has lost their patriotism.

Just went camping at a beautiful riverside campground in a dense forest with absolutely zero wind. I don't think any states are "useless", I just think that some have more popularity, attractions, and overall beauty than others. That doesn't make them "more useful". I'd say about 95% of Wyoming is fields, but the other 5% is beautiful mountains and forests.

Nothing exciting here for singles. Only have 3 solid good months of weather Jun-Aug. Winters are horrible with harsh winds year around. No diversity whatsoever. Cost of living here is going up & there are no good jobs that keep up with the cost of living. If you love cold windy weather, under populated areas to go camping, fishing, skiing, mountain biking, then Wyo is for you.

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

I've been to 42/50 states in the continent United States. West coast, Texas, Colorado, Midwest, east coast, Michigan and the south. Arkansas is by far the worst. The locals are scared of things that are different. They seem to be stuck in a time warp. It's like they haven't progressed since the sixties. They are highly uneducated and illiterate. There's no longer any real industry or commerce, therefore the poverty is out of hand. The people are so simple minded and seem to be stuck on bible verses instead of reading a book with any actual facts about the world. The cooking is heavy and terrible, worst in the south. It's pig slop, but Arkansas natives are pigs. The obesity is sickening. I don't know how such poor people could afford to become so overweight but they manage. The smells. It reeks. It might have some beautiful landscapes, but the people, the lack of culture and the idiocy make this state a miserable place on earth. Avoid.

Look... It may be boring, and some what backwards, but it's home to some great people. We stand our ground, and stick together. The bible isn't the only book we reed, it's just the most important, at least to us. Yes entertainment is a joke here. There is VERY little to do, but you'll run into that in most states. We can't all be N.Y.C. or California. I've traveled to 48 states in the United States. I've been in 4 other countries. Make no mistakes about it, it was wonderful. There are days on end I wish I was somewhere else, but just where would you recommend. I mean seriously you have your home town, where ever that is. If you're satisfied and happy where you are that's great. We in Arkansas wish you the best. We may not be the most charismatic, politically correct, exciting state, but who is. As far as the cooking, it's great for the most part at least to us, but lol, you hit the nail on the head for some seriously fat people here. Look in retrospect it's not the best but where is?

Living here and not wanting to. It amazes me how people inside of Arkansas literally have *no clue* as to the beauty of the world OUTSIDE of Arkansas. They talk about their tree-clad hills and obscured "viewpoints" (and these are basically elevated rest stops overlooking freeways - I kid you not) like it's the eleventh wonder of the natural world. Give me a break. It really is true that people love what they know - because if you dumped some hick from around here in the Colorado Rockies or showed them the Tetons up close they'd probably think they had died and gone to "heaven".

Oh - and the other thing? Dumbass-ness. This state has some of the most illiterate NORMAL PEOPLE I've ever seen. I don't count rednecks because all rednecks are dumb. Unfortunately, in Arkansas there is a baseline level of stupidity and ignorance for the English language that actually pervades EVERYWHERE and EVERYTHING. I mean, I'm talking mis-spelled roadsigns, mis-spelled notices, mis-spelled LED ...more

This is, unfortunately, the state that I am living in now and I can tell you that it is exceptionally boring and, in fact, useless. The only things we have going for us would be Bill Clinton and Walmart, and many people aren't even fond of those two things. The only interesting people that you come across are the ones that are from other states. Racism isn't as bad as it was in the 50's and 60's but its still worse here than it is in the majority of other places and nobody understands the concept of a separation of church and state. There are just too many bigots!

5 North Dakota North Dakota is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889.

Liked the Theodore Roosevelt Park when I went there as a kid. Also love the movie and TV show Fargo. Otherwise, it’s just another half million inhabitants spread out over a huge land that gets two senators in Washington.

I live on the SD/and border, and these comments are really pissing me off...I have one thing to say...DON'T LIVE HERE IF YOU DON'T LIKE FARMING...everyone's saying things like "it's to empty...", that's kinda the point. North Dakota is a top producer in Oil, and South Dakota is a top producer in Corn/Beef...We rely too much on 3 states: California, New York, and Texas...I can say this clearly...the world would end if those states didn't exist...and no that's not a compliment!

Jesus Christ I think this state is like those chinese cities that exist but no one lives in.

I mean we could easily sell this state off to Canada and even Canada wouldn't notice. They'd wonder why their annual budget is -$5.00 (CDN, of course)

Look on Google streetview at Bismarck. It's reminiscent of a small unincorporated live-in community you'd see within 30 miles of some major city elsewhere.

Like chickenlegs said, there isn't anything useful here. I've never met somebody that said they've been here. For all we know, North Dakota might not even exist. Also, my great aunt has been to 49 states in the US. Guess which one she hasn't been to.

6 Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.

I grew up in Nebraska and left as soon as I could. If you like listening to people drone on about football and endless cornfields, then you'll probably like it. Otherwise, stay away. There is nothing there. Nobody really likes living there, but they decided that they couldn't leave their families despite the fact that the weather is awful, the taxes are ridiculous, and you're surrounded by ignorant redneck morons.

Actually, did you know that the Omaha Zoo is in Nebraska? And the Omaha Zoo is actually the largest zoo in the world? There is no such thing as a useless state... They all have a purpose for this country somewhere throughout history. Pioneers. War. Settlers. Native Americans. Your family even. No state is pointless- And anyone who believes so has forgotten what America is about. We are the United States! We stick together no matter what happens. We are there to help each other and stand up for what is right. We stand for freedom. And our states can represent those freedoms. It is time for America to rise out of the darkness and be the great country it once was- The United States of America. Be a true patriot!

I've had to visit Nebraska at least once a year, EVERY year, to visit some grandparents. Now, the grandparents are nice people, and there's nothing wrong with them, however, it's the state itself. I have found barely anything to do there, and even TripAdvisor does not list the most exciting things to do there. You may disagree with me, since each person has their own opinions. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to move there in a couple of months, and say "goodbye" to the wonderful state known as "Texas". Luckily, Omaha isn't too bad, but all in all, Nebraska is quite boring, and it's basically flooded with corn fields and farms galore. Fascinating.

Horrible place to live. Omaha isn't bad, more normal people there, but the south central section is full of inconsiderate, ignorant, entitled, 'good old boys'. I'd rather put up with the idiocy of a hipster kid any day over a farmer; at least the hipster may recommend a good band as payment for putting up with him/her. They try to behave as spoiled brat bullies, but quickly back down if you call them on their bs (people here seem to have a major fear of their own mortality). This for sure isn't all of the population, but you'll meet about 1 normal person for every 100 you encounter (could be more or less depending on your path of travel), but considering that the population of many of these tiny towns is low, that doesn't leave a lot worth conversing with. Remember, if a farmer starts in with that I deserve respect and subservience from you because 'farmers feed the world' bs, remind them that they were paid for their work and you owe them nothing.

7 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'm joking Kansas isn't useless we all know Wyoming has never had anything important happen in United States history. Tell me one thing that happened in Wyoming that was actually relevant to anything important

The one thing I like about Kansas is reading the book In Cold Blood. 450 miles across of flat emptiness. Have to be born there like Dorothy and Toto, I guess, to appreciate it.

I believe Brownbackistan has adopted a policy of do not expand medicaid, keep cutting benefits and if they want to live they will move. If they die off from lack of medical care and starvation our low income numbers drop. Either way numbers of low income people will drop. But lets go further than that. We will begin a pschpschyological warfare against those in low-income housing. If we can tramatize them enough they will give up their low-income housing benefits and leave state on a bus because we have destroyed not only their car but the vehicles of everyone who has tried to help them.

I believe Brownbackistan has adopted a policy of do not expand medicaid and keep cutting benefits. If they want to live they will move. If they die from lack of medical care and starvation our numbers of low income people will drop. But lets go further than that. We will begin a pschyological warfare against those in low-income housing. If we can traumatize them enough they will leave state on a bus because we have destroyed not only their car but also the vehicles of everyone who tried to help them.

8 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, ...read more.

I live here in West Virginia.. This has to be the most useless toxic wasteland anyone can live in.. I would rather live in Siberia at least there people have a sense of pride. Nothing here but trees as far as the eye can see.. Nothing to do.. So many overweight individuals living here that don't care about their health.. No jobs here poorest economy.. Cold frigid winters and horrid hot summers... Not to mention when you tell people you're from here they assume you're a hillbilly with no sense, no teeth and no interest in a civilized environment... THIS IS THE WORST STATE TO LIVE IN... It is a wasteland

I went to West Virginia before and it was a big mistake. I could not find a single grocery store anywhere and at 9pm it was pitch black in the state with no lights on. And the only way the state earned there money was by taking 5 bucks from you every road you drive down. that's right lots and lots of polls. And no cars in sight at all when I was driving down the road. It was really weird that I didn't see any house lights on or cars in there driveways I was just wondering where everyone was?

Just a bunch of cannibalistic inbred hicks in West Virginia... Nothing strange about that... Also WHY is Texas number 14?! Texas is a great state. It's one of the best states to live in! Huge land, many landmarks, and home of Cowboys (not the football team but equally as awesome) but some advice Texas is awesome West Virginia is some wooded disgusting area which the people's hobbies are inbreeding and killing people.

Stuck here for now, nothing to do, can't really do anything. Drug deals everywhere in plain sight yet no law enforcement, most people are rude with no concern for other people, lots of poverty, lots of waste, lots of chemicals, not many jobs. No amusement parks other than Camden which isn't much, and a ton of old buildings that are rotting away and no one will tear them down.

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

Hey there, I am someone born in Hawaii myself and can confirm that Hawaii doesn't bring anything to the table. Politics are so full of reverse racism (HIGH levels of anti-white sentiment, no equality anywhere), and Obama (which honestly isn't saying much). All Hawaii is liked is for the beaches and tourism, which can easily be found in other places.

TLDR; I'm from Hawaii, and it's nothing but a horrible tourist trap.

The tourist state. Useless politics, trying to get rid of airplanes, essentially trying to cut themselves off from the mainland. How would all the tourists get there? Swim? Boats?
Don't get me wrong, I'd love to go to Hawaii. But is should be more like a territory instead of a state.

Way to tiny for me to live in, nice place to visit, but not the best place to live. Hawaii is too far from other countries, its expensive to travel by plane. If your broke in Hawaii, your stuck here.

The resources it provides are useless now, since everywhere there is cities. Hawaii isn't so much industrialized its more for tourism nowadays.

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

I grew up in Montana and my family has a ranch there as well. I cannot stand the state, I moved a while ago and will never return. This is a state to avoid at all costs. It is filled with inept people and is a welfare state. The only reason the population screams Montana strong is because A.) They have never lived anywhere else and B.) They are all brain washed from a very young age. They will also tell you to go elsewhere if you have a single problem with the state. I guess that is why the majority of the population is so poverty stricken. Good luck being a joke.

I always joke about Wyoming being the most forgotten state, but then I was looking up something where Montana was mentioned. I paused for a second and said to myself, "Oh. That state exists. "
Now I know why I never got a perfect on that "remember all 50 states and their capitols" test I took in fifth grade...

Really my dad lives there and when I went there we camped, hunted, we went sightseeing, we did everything so who every said that should go to Montana and stay there for a long time, not just look at a map or google.

Montana used to be a very independent respectful state, but unfortunately Montana's mistaken identity and brutally disrespectful statesmen have attracted many newcomer idiots!

The Contenders
11 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.

I'm still living here... OH GOD GET ME OUT! The kids here are stuck up and they seem like they haven't learned anything. I'm RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF BIBLE BELT. I believe in God and everything, but I don't go to church. My sister doesn't even believe in church, we both very much hate it here. Oh it's the second fattest state. Oh and every time Christmas comes, I am SO glad because we go to Ohio and Tennessee to visit our relatives. There isn't a beach, just an icky lake, and my whole family wants to get out of here, it's so boring. I just learned today that the south had a high rank of slaves back then, but the north didn't have about any slaves; The Underground Railroad. Look it up. Y'all and ain't are not really contractions rednecks. Please, SOMEONE GET ME OUT OF HERE! Oh and country music REALLY gives me a headache.

Loved the movie Fried Green Tomatoes and To Kill a Mockingbird, but I detest their history of racismnd their universities seem to exist mainly to prepare football players for the pros.

Alabama should been number 1 not number 8 like flowerwave sweet home Alabama I'm not coming home to you anymore. The people there is very boring and the life there is really boring. Also half of the people there can't talk popular English they grammar are very messed up. Mostly of the people there just stared at you a lot like you from out of space. The school system is definitely messed up there. Ain't no really smart kids who come from Alabama they all seem slow to me. The environment is really terrible to live at depends on where you live. I can say that because I use to live there but I wasn't from there my hometown is New Jersey. Why in the hell NJ is on the list when it come down to useless city...

Racist state in the past, sure, but let’s not forget about it’s modern place. It is basically the worst state in the USA, with low education and health rates, with crazy crime rates. Also, California? Seriously?

12 New Mexico

Let me tell you The story of A guy who was in a corner of his moms basement, hates sauerkraut. So he moves to Albuquerque, his plane crashes and he drags himself the hotel, rents a hotel room, then has a guy that looks like Mike Score from Flock Of Seagulls break into the apartment, steal his favorite snorkel, then they have a little sing off with the operator. He then vowed to get his snorkel back, after that he is trying to get a doughnut and instead gets a box of face eating weasels, witch lead him to find his girl friend and future waifu, who then goes and buys a house, has two kids, then breaks up with him. He then gets a job and puts out a fire with his face, every one is jealous and he ends up cutting a guys arms and legs off, and in the end all this happened cause he hates sauerkraut

New Mexico is an empty landscape in the east side, some boring-than-most cities in the middle, and more nothing on the west side. And the worst thing is that you are basically sitting in/right on the side of the desert while there is still rain/hail. We were driving through here and this HUGE HAIL came and crashed our windshield, also there is nothing to see or stop to do.

It sucks. Boring as hell, hot as hell, corrupt as hell, dusty as hell. The only good thing here is the 9 to 5 people, they are great. Beware of businesses here, they are swindlers. Public transportation here is a joke. Traffic pattern here sucks. Drivers are the worst I have ever seen. Traffic accidents and deaths galore.

Statistically right behind Mississippi on all the bad lists. Ditto for being at or near the bottom on the good ones. A culture of crime, poverty, ignorance, governmental malfeasance, this state has it all. Do your own research.

13 Rhode Island Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

I went to Rhode Island last year and it was amazing. I went to providence which a nice and clean city and Newport which is probably my favorite city I’ve ever been to and I’ve been to nyc. It was so fun and it was so clean. The mansions were out of this world and the beaches were cool. This is not a useless state and no states are useless. They all have a unique culture, history, people, food, and more. We need every state from mining areas to farms to industrial cities to transportation hubs and to oil wells. Every state is beautiful you just have to find it!

One of the worst states in the US. Also, it's not liberal like a lot of people say it is. People may vote democrat, but as a minority living in Rhode Island I can tell you first hand that the way they really think is "It's ok if you're a minority; as long as we're not actually dealing with you". Rhode Island is a state full of republicans in democrat clothing.

I live in Newport, Rhode Island. Rhode Island is definitely not boring, as we have some of the best beaches in the country! And even though we are the smallest state we have more people than 6 other states! And for those who hate on us for being a small state, at least we provide the country some comic relief!

I live there and I love living there, it is a unique place. It is full of fun places and it is better then you think. This state should be taken off the top ten useless states because I love Rhode Island! And love living here

14 Nevada Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.

Honestly Nevada is built off of entertainment and when the budget cuts come Nevada is screwed I really love you Nevada you're awesome but that's kinda the truth
And screw you people who think North Dakota and Minnesota are useless I'm one of the few and proud to live in and and we are full of resources and products that ARE useful!

Where people go to become broke if they have a gambling problem, or shoot themselves if they get their lifetime buffet pass taken away from them.

The only reason I like Nevada due to Las Vegas I like entertaining so that's my city

I love Las Vegas and Reno, but besides that, there's nothing but desert.

15 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 voted on this because you all need to learn a thing or two about my state. First of all, Alaska is our largest manufacturer of oil. It is a military state meaning it will be the first to counter an attack against Russia or Japan. It has North America's largest mountain and the largest national wildlife preserve in the world. Alaska has more important minerals than even we know and holds more than 200 ancient Indian languages and cultures. Alaska is also the righest state, with more than 52 billion dollars in oil money in our state bank. So think twice before you vote for Alaska because it doesn't have Hollywood or because it isn't the biggest state. Who gives a crap about Hollywood and for your information, Alaska is over twice the size of Texas, and almost half the size of the lower 48.

This is where a lot of our gold supply comes from, and everyone likes gold. If you don't like Alaska, you should get rid of all of your golden supply.

I live in Alaska, but it is'nt that great, sorry. I mean you can drive for hundreds of miles and not even get to a town! You see nothing but trees ( some people like this but I find it boring) and worst of all you can't even get to another state without going through Canada. ( no offense Canadians) so basically you are stuck in a land with a 8 month long winter, with no history ( or very little) in a forest bigger than Texas ( though this does depend upon where you are in Alaska) 'rant over"

Alaska is great, sometimes a little cold, but that's what jackets were invented for.
Massive amounts of oil used around the world comes form Alaska, not to mention more tons of seafood than anywhere else in the world.

16 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.

Who ever wrote this state as a "USELESS" state it probably racist, with low IQ. New Jersey is a great VERY GREAT NOT USELESS STATE. Great state great people. If your from here or have been here, you've probably met really kind, nice, and friendly people. Best states ranking until New Jersey.
1. Vermont
2.Connecticut
3. New Hampsire
4. Utah
5.Maine
6. Massachusetts
7. Nebraska
8. Idaho
9. Colorado
10 New Jersey
I know that's my oppinion, but New Jersey is the most underrated state by far. I do not know why it's hated.

A law in Jersey doesn't allow people to pump their own gas - only station attendants pump gas. The state animal is the HORSE. The Jersey Shore is beautiful, summer and winter (live there a few years instead of going there on weekends - big difference). Parts of Jersey are beautiful, parts are not. Jersey milk is some of best in the US - California and New Mexico are the others. Drinking water in Jersey is top quality - and safe. NO state today is as good as it was 30 years ago, not even the US. Bayonne has Muslims now. Jersey City is a sanctuary city. Spend a little time in Wisconsin as I am doing and you will WISH you were back in Jersey! NOTHING here is any good. No vehicle inspection, rusty/broken cars all over the place, DUIs are a sport, everyone smokes, everyone's fat, bad roads, BAD water, bad land, UNFRIENDLY humorless, uneducated people, poor schools, corrupt police departments, filth, poverty, female doctors and female vets, socialized medicine, and so on. Compared to ...more

Why the hell is NJ on here? I'm only 13 and I've lived in New Jersey my whole life! Some of the greatest music of all time such as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, came from this state. The Statue of Liberty is in New Jersey, Ellis Island, etc. Heck even MetLife Stadium, where the Giants and Jets play is located in North Jersey. Immigrants from hundreds of years ago migrated here along with Delaware. And we wouldn't have some of the Greatest movies such as the Goonies, Jaws, Back to the Future, etc. because Steven Spielberg who directed Jaws and Produced the Goonies and Back to the Future is form New Jersey! I think New Jersey is the Best state in the entire universe! I've been to other states all along the east coast and some in the plains. I've never seen any of them be as good as New Jersey.

I was born and raised in New Jersey. I have since relocated to Texas for work. To be honest, NJ isn't a terrible place. But the fact that it's filled with the most rude, arrogant, self centered people I've ever met ruins it for me. Everyone is so cocky too, acting like NJ is better than everywhere else. Why? Why is it so much better than everywhere else? You guys are worse than Texans (which I can understand, I do like it here in Texas). Property taxes are through the roof, the traffic is a nightmare, Chris Christie has pretty much ransacked the place, you have to pay to use the beach, Atlantic City is a hole in the ground... Heck, you guys are too lazy to even pump your own gas. It's so much better just to do it yourself. God dangit.

Don't get me wrong, NJ is a decent place, I just don't think it's as great as everyone claims it is. Get off your high horses, people.

17 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.

Nothing but idiots, unfriendly, uneducated and unwilling to accept diversity of any form. These people will bully you, and your family all the while showing the world that the IQ of every person in the state added together still falls short of a 5 year old. Seriously this place should just be wiped off the map... it is useless.

I lived all my life in Idaho and is NOT useless. Here are 4 examples,
1: We have a super rare gem here that is only found in Idaho and India
2: We have the deepest river gorge (Hells Canyon 7,993 ft deep)
3: We have this weird but cool bed-in-breakfast shaped like a beagle
4: Napoleon Dynamite was filmed in Idaho

I've lived here my entire life and can tell you if you want to have a good time in Idaho you'd better have one good imagination or wifi. plus its full of fake people who want to be cowboys if you don't believe me go visit a high school in Idaho and then try and prove me wrong.

The winter is just horrendous! There is hardly anyone in Idaho, and not a lot to do unless you love snow and ice. The people who are there seem to have this gun-toting, survivalist mentality.

18 Delaware Delaware is one of the Mid-Atlantic states located in the Northeast megalopolis region of the United States.

I think it exists only to collect tolls from out of staters crossing the twelve miles from New Jersey to Maryland and back. It also lures lots of out of staters to its university in Newark to keep tuition low for in staters. Basically it lives off the states around it.

First of all, 3 counties and 1 area code is not a state. It's nothing. Actual nothing. Second, their greatest sports team is the Blue Rocks. Who cares about the Blue Rocks? Seriously, a team named after a color and a rock. Third, Newark and Wilmington are like the only two cities and I'm 99% sure this so-called capital "Dover" doesn't exist. The only thing going for this state is the fact that it was the first state to sign the Constitution, something that happened 225 years ago and nobody cares about anymore. The whole no sales tax thing is just a pathetic attempt to get people to live here and is the ONLY reason people live here. The only noteworthy people to come out of this state are a crazy vice president, an obese governor (there's a reason he immediately moved back to NJ), and an average quarterback that somehow got named MVP this season. Good thing University of Delaware is right on the edge of Maryland and Pennsylvania because there isn't a damn thing to do in this ...more

I've lived in Delaware and I still do, and it's the most boring state. Most people live in New Castle County, the northernmost one right below Philly. The biggest city, Wilmington, is one of the most dangerous cities in America. The only thing to do is go to Rehobeth Beach or to a mall. That's how boring it is. Whenever me and my friends decide to hang out, those are the two things we can think of to do.

Moved here for work and regret it. Nothing to do. Newark is cool along with the northern end of the state. The rest of Delaware sucks. Boring, nothing to do, very few chain stores. The beach is always packed since the entire state ends up there in summer. Traffic sucks. People act like rednecks and have zero common sense. You wonder about the education levels of people here sometimes by the way they speak. Hypocrisy runs this state. Look good on paper but don't apply it. Only med marijuana state that refuses to allow patients to buy the medicine they need. Price gouging is rampant. Girls all have babies by a few different guys and wonder why they can't find a good guy. STDs thanks to the air force base. No one wins at the casino.

19 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.

Most useless has the worst governor and is not a fun state to be next to due to the fact everyone thinks East Saint Louis is the exact same as Saint Louis.

As an Illinois resident I say that Chicago is nice (although it has one of the highest crime rates in the country) but 99.6% of the state is a useless wasteland filled with corn and soybeans and people who think that cash is more important than democracy. It literally falls flat when it comes to geography and is not very fun to drive through, especially after you have paid for the entire Interstate Highway System in tolls. Thanks, Obama (who I might mention is from Illinois). And it currently has no budget because the state government sucks.

I have lived in this state most of my life. Chicago is exactly what makes this state crap. Thre is nothing good about that city. Full of violence and corruption, but what more could you expect from a liberal, Democrat comtrolled city? They are so good as saying that they care about the little man, but look at where the worst places economically are. California anyone? Southern Illinois should secede and become it's own state because it is a beautiful area, especially in the hills and forest area. I am headed to Tennessee in a few years. No income tax baby!

The new state motto 'Corruption is us'! A government that couldn't balance the flat side of a brick on it's own flat ground let alone a budget. I have lived here for 26 years (5 states previously) and will unfortunately stay here until I retire in another 3 or 4 years. I will then leave this state to never return and never say anything good about it. A total example of what a state government and judicial system should NOT be. Yes, I hate the state of Illinois.

20 Oklahoma

Living in the southwestern corner of the state, it's a wasteland. Any nice pictures you see are from a couple places and they are not the west side of the state. Water is horrible. If you don't have allergies before coming here, you will. Cotton is defoliated every year, no telling what that does to people. Rattlesnakes and spiders everywhere. The grammar comment in the new below is spot on. Our local paper looks like a grade schooler wrote it. I have to drive an hour to shop and then fear for my life because Lawton is trying to be like Compton, CA. Still paying for turnpikes that are not kept up. Finally on the negative, nobody knows how to set traffic lights in this state; it will make you pull your hair out stopping for no reason. A couple positives to be fair. Route 66 is cool to do, OKC does have a Dave and Busters and Tulsa has a Hard Rock. Oh yeah, plenty of casinos if you only care about entertainment value and don't mind getting ripped off. Not sure who's getting that money ...more

I'm Asian American and had to live here for two years because of a job. OKC to be exact. I came here with a positive outlook believing in the saying that Okies are friendly. Luckily, it's a bit more diverse in OKC because it's their "major city". I encountered some good folks, but the majority were ignorant, racist, and stupid. These racist folks wouldn't flat out use any racial slurs, but their behavior/attitude toward me explained it all.

I know there are good and bad people everywhere, but the bad encounters here outweighed the good. The racist folks made life extremely miserable for me during my two years here. I was glad to leave after these two years when I found work back on the West Coast. I can only imagine how much worse it'd be had I lived in a small town of OK.

I used to live in Texas which has a great education system and it also gives the us a lot of food and cattle. After the 1920s Oklahoma has not done anything meaningful. After the "Black Gold" happened it was one of the top states in the unites states, but now it has not done anything that Texas or some other state can't do. On top of all of that, Oklahoma has a terrible education system to go along with it.

Oklahoma... The end result of a science experiment gone horribly wrong.

Seriously, what more can you say? Need proof to justify the US government dropping a nuclear weapon over Oklahoma? Read the comments on the local news sites... Or try to read them, the garbled mess of letters and out of place punctuation make it almost impossible.

21 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.

Most politically correct state in the Union. Also the blacks are freakishly pathetic there as well. Matter a fact, I work there while living in Arkansas. Missouri is definitely funner to be in than Arkansas, but unlike Arkansas - what have they introduced to the country that is useful to the country besides almost average beer? Nothing is the answer... Budweiser is it and it tastes like cat piss. Missouri is useless...

I mean, the weather is, like, the worst weather in half the U.S. or more, also there are A LOT of Amish people, not saying that is a bad thing, but gets annoying once in awhile. The people aren't the best, but the little towns are beautiful and have some great people. I live in Centralia, home of the Anchor and home to Anchor Fest, and the place is amazing. But the big cities, Especially Columbia and St. Louis are not very good.
Hope I had proper grammar.:-D

Missouri is redneck, evilgelical,obese,rertarded,poorly educated,low paid,ticks,chiggers,4 poisonous snakes,anti-worker,hates their own poor people. Don't make a mistake and retire here liker I did, now I'm stuck here unless I want to endure an expensive move/relocate. Avoid Springfield and Branson like the plague. S.W. Missouri is FULL of knuckle draggers and mouth breathers, AVOID!

A backward place with horrible weather. I grew up there and it was bad then; after visiting last year it seems to have gotten worse, more conservative and knuckle dragging. St. Louis and Kansas City are two of the worst cities in the country, segregated; the blacks are as bad as the whites with the racism, a horrible state.

22 Vermont

Vermont is incredibly boring, the population is tightly divided into 2 distinct groups. Very wealthy college kids, property owners and people moving here to "get away", and then redneck scumbags who move large amounts of heroine and pills. Vermont has nothing special, nothing fun, but its very stuck up it's own ass and full of itself. A super expensive place to live, Vermont is also full to the brim with narrow minded wannabe hipsters who fail to see anything other then the way they want it. Money gets poured into the states 1 or 2 only cities that don't look like a crack shack, making these places extremely expensive to live, while everywhere else in Vermont looks like a dump, or a set of a horror movie. Add to this terrible roads, obnoxious in your face health awareness, terrible music, and scummy drugs, and you have one the worst States in the US no doubt.

WHY IS THIS ON THE LIST? It may not have many stores, but it has a great community to live in. The schools are great, and it has one of the nicest people you'll meet. Why would someone put this on the list because lack of stores? The people who said this stuff are true idiots. Live in this place and you'll know why.

Most boring and backwards state. Everything smells like manure. The quaint little towns like Stowe and Middlebury are facades like Main Street at Disney. Not livable. Taxes are outrageous and the government is completely mismanaged. This state has nothing to offer. Maple syrup just doesn't cut it.

Of all the states I've been to. This one was the most boring. Sure it has the scenery and the skiing (which has in my opinion is the best skiing in east of Colorado) it has nothing. Skiing isn't enough to make it not boring.

23 Kentucky Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

Ya'll are ridiculous for thinking that Kentucky is boring. I'm 14 and I've lived in Kentucky my whole life. It's one of the most beautiful states. Here's five reasons why Kentucky is so amazing. 1. We're famous for horses and horse racing. What other state has the Kentucky Derby? 2. There are many historical towns and sights to visit in Kentucky. For example, Abraham Lincoln was born here. You can even visit his house. 3. The rolling hills and farmland in Kentucky make it almost as beautiful as the Irish countryside. 4. Most people in Kentucky are super friendly. There are also a lot of Christians like me. 5. And last but not least, we've got Kentucky Fried Chicken! (KFC) How is that boring? There's so much more that Kentucky has to offer, I can't even think of it all. So now tell me, how boring is Kentucky after that?

In my travels thus far, Kentucky isn't the worst or even close to the worst. However, it majorly depends on what city your in, and also the kind of landscapes you are into. Owensboro is a nice compromise of land and city. I live within walking distance of 2 high schools, a library, a rite aid, IGA, dollar store, park, and if you're pushing it a downtown area. It's not exactly kid or teen friendly, although it's improving with renovations like new parks (skate, playgrounds, etc). I recently just took a trip to Florida and passed through Alabama and oh. My. Automotive galore and I actually had a real life person tell me "Y'all have a good day now, ya hear." Kentucky really isn't horrible, if you can get past the racists old men. The teenagers listen to gangster rap one minute, though, and the next is a country ballad, so it's a hit or miss.

Ignorance abounds in rube country. How else to explain Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul. The southern instinct favors autocracy, like the good old days of Jim Crow. I don’t care for the Kentucky Derby either, watching the filthy rich cheer on their pets.

Only things to really do around here is 1. Go to a bar 2. Go out to eat 3. See a movie aand that's about it. The drivers are SO rude! Nobody signals anymore, you could be doing 80s on the highway and everyone will still go around and cut you off (And not signal when they do it) But besides driving, you have good people and you have queers. It's an okay place, definitely gets very VERY boring cause there's so limited things to do. And then if you're into the music scene, this town is dead when it comes to trying to find a dagon band. If you're trying to get noticed in music around here... good luck.

24 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 moved to Los Angeles at 21 and would never move back. Going back (to visit) is like going 5-10 years back in time. The people are simple-minded and live in a sad bubble; everyone complains about everything but no one does anything to solve their problems. Racism is minimal but that's because they don't deal with it often, so they remain naive (but not completely ignorant). People there will spends years there doing very little. The weather sucks so badly you'll quickly become obese from the sedentary lifestyle.

Iowa is the most stupidest state ever and I want this place to be removed as a state. I hope it gets nuked. It is the flattest state in the country, people here are meaner than New Yorkers, everyone here is dumb. All Iowa is is corn and has really no cities. It's just a horizon. Nebraska would be a better state. The crime rate is super high, and Des Moines is basically sucky and dead as Chernobyl. It's so boring, I can't express how I hate this state and living here. This is the place where you go die.

Lived in des moines area 3-1/2 yrs. It is the armpit of America. There is nothing to do in the entire state. There are lakes that are filthy dirty. The landscape is ugly and flat. The Zoo is lame. Museums are lame. Restaurants are chains. Licensing your vehicle is over $468 vs. $98 for Illiinois. 2 good colleges but when your kids graduate...run! The worst State to live unless corn and soybeans are your thing. Shopping is boring. Hair and clothing styles are several years behind. Never want to go back.

I got to agree the crime rate is way better compared to any other state, and the education is one of the best in the nation. One the other hand there is like no tourist attractions except for Adventureland and the state fair and both are only active during the summer. Then when they are closed for the other 3/4 of the year the funnest thing you can do is ride your bike around the dull '"corny" countryside. So boring.

25 Connecticut

As a Connecticut person myself. I have to say that Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties are all extensions of New York City and nothing more. Hartford WAS the insurance capital of the country but with businesses leaving for other states at this rate it'll just be a mini-Detroit. Nothing important exists in Tolland or Windham counties in the Northeastern part of the state except for Uconn. The only thing really going for it is New London county with the two casinos and the submarine base. Without that and the influence of New York in the western (especially the southwest) part of the state, it would be poorer and more boring than Mississippi.

Liberal state that will tax-you-out-the-ass. Bleeding heart "progressives" keep voting in the same schmucks that believe that the people's money is the state's money. City schools suck and the so called "good schools" in the towns? Well, ain't so good. Outta here as soon as my last kid grads HS in a few years and headed to the shoreline of the Carolina's and flipping the bird to the godforsaken northeast. Keep it!

See the great thing about Connecticut is we're not cool enough to be in the big leauges like California and Maine, yet not hated to the point of Alabama and New Jersey. In addition, we're not overlooked enough to be called useless. We're on that sweet spot, where you're liked, not hated, and don't get too much attention for your own good.

I've been living here my whole life and have grown up in Southbury, Litchfield, Terryville, Newtown, and Waterbury. The state is simple and baseball season is packed with rivalry between Yanks and Red Sox fans. I know if you go to the Windham County or Litchfield County, there isn't much to do. Connecticut is where the burger was invented. We also have great schools here and used to have the Hartford Whalers

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