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.

Mississippi is the kind of place that you have to be drunk to think you like it here . Jobs are low paying and few and far between. All of the smart and beautiful women leave or you can find a few in the hotels in Jackson and around the state being used as sex slaves for the drugs their pimps got them strung out on . It's a pitiful hopeless,boring, disgusting place and I'm praying to get the hell out of this nothing of a state every day. I will be moving for sure ! I will never move back here again I would rather die because after all , living here is just existing kinda like you're already dead !

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.

2 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.

You know it doesn't exist, right? When you go to Yellowstone, it's just southern Montana. The land exists, I agree, but it's just split among Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, and Utah. All these states created Wyoming to give Republicans more representation.

Have you ever met someone from Wyoming? Can you locate Laramie, Sheridan, Riverton, and Afton? You can't, so Wyoming DOESN'T EXIST.

For real, though, this is a well known joke.

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 has the rudest collection of people I've ever seen, which is really saying something (e.g., I've been to Texas). The people are ignorant and backward and the landscape is desolate and empty. And for a state that prides itself on false machismo swagger, they sure do suck at football. The only part of Wyoming I like is the annual "Frontier Days" celebration.

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.

3 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.

I live in California and I HATE it here. Sure we have places like Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and the Hollywood sign, but the weather here sucks (it gets hot and sunny way too often) and 99% of the entire state is boring as hell. I would not recommend living in California unless you apply a lot of sunscreen every day. Even 1st degree sunburns suck.

Oh yeah, and there's also the San Andreas fault line which has the potential to kill you in the event of a major earthquake. I'm hoping I can eventually move out of this geographical hellhole one of these days.

I just don't like California. Don't get me wrong it's a beautiful place and a lot of good things come from Cali but I just can't stand it. The people there (not all of them) are annoying crappy people overall, the big cities are filled with crime and just dirty, and boy don't even get me started on their stupid laws and regulations. It's like a dictatorship over there you get no freedom. As a car enthusiast and mechanic I think I'd rather burn in hell then live in California, if you like cars and live in California, GET OUT! They have such heavy restrictions on what you drive it's just ridiculous. They ban essentially any aftermarket performance mods and they want to ban the sale of gas and diesel cars?! Are you serious?! Like I said, California has given a lot of good things and it is beautiful, but I really wouldn't care if it just sunk into the ocean. (Which it might if the San Andreas fault line decides to act up one day.)

The people in California are the WORST. I married a Californian, but he's about the only person from that hellhole state I've met that was even half worthwhile. When I went out there to live for a little bit based on his recommendation of some jobs we could get through people he knew back home, it was the worst 6 months ever. Everything is expensive and the idiots who populate the (admittedly beautiful) landscape are the worst kind of obnoxious.

Whether you like the state or not, there is no denying that California sure as heck isn't useless. I mean, it got the fifth largest economy in the world, and many major tech companies call it home. Not to mention it got Hollywood.

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.

The state founders tried to spell "Our Kansas" but failed. The gaffe likely would have been pursued in court, except that nobody cared and nobody else wanted the territory anyway.

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.

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 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.

6 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 love North Dakota! Have any of you who commented actually ever been there? Probably NOT! So why are you saying it's useless? Theodore Roosevelt was a useful person! You people are commenting badly when you haven't even been there. That's just sad. There's a bunch of things you can do in North Dakota. I am one of the MANY people who are proud to live there. Next time, THINK before posting a bad comment

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.

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!

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

Kansas is America's #1 Wheat producer, and an all around agriculture powerhouse. It played a pivotal role in the battle against slavery, and troops heading off to the Middle East are often sent to Kansas for training so they can get used to the hot weather. Kansas is by no means a useless state, anyone who says so is probably somewhere in their parents basement drowning in their student loans, trying to find a job where they can use their Liberal Arts Degree.

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.

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.

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

A Montana politician body slammed a reporter with no provocation. In most states, people would have the decency to be appalled. In Montana, the thug politician's career skyrockets and they elected him governor. SMH.

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.

9 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.

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...

I used to live in Alabama, and I can name 5 reasons why it's useless:

1) The school systems are horrible. All I knew how to do in 3rd grade math was add.
2) Creativity is unacceptable. I was harshly bullied for being an artist.
3)You must believe in God. I don't go to church, and everyone judged me for that.
4) You must use improper grammar. Everyone thought I was a genius, just because I don't say "ain't".
5) You must be raised there. People asked me if I was from Wisconsin, because I didn't sound exactly like them (I'm not from Wisconsin).

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.

I've lived here for 17 years and I must say, they are building Birmingham up, or at least trying to. If you are anywhere else in Alabama though, you're out of luck because there is literally nothing to do outside of the city. Also, racism is still a thing here. It's kind of like we are stuck in 1901. The main thing that makes me want to leave is the whole Religion over Law thing. The state is right in the middle of the bible belt. Get me out of Alabama.

10 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.

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?

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.

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

This state is pretty boring no offense. I'm doing a report on it and the most I can get out of t is 2 and a half pages and that is with pictures and double space. there are no good sports teams, only one sorta famous person, and the third most famous person is a murderer which I think says a lot about the state.

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

Oh my goodness, stop making a big deal! I understand Hawaii is bad but ya'll are making it seem more bad than it is, I went to Hawaii in July 2021 and there is nothing bad about it! The culture was nice, the beach was really good, the food was awesome, and the people are so sweet.

Hawaii is the most awful state I've ever had the displeasure of living in. The only thing that this state has of any kind of value is that its pleasing to look at and it is a strategic military installation. Lemme break it down:

-Braindead politics. All 100% democrat which would be fine if they actually knew how to even run a child's lemonade stand, never mind a US state.

-Racism, Racism, Racism. If you think the deep south is bad, meet Hawaii! If you are white, STAY AWAY. You will be beaten, you will be stolen from, your children will be kicked the crap out of on "kill a haole day". Id rather be black living in rural Mississippi during the jim crow era than be white in Hawaii. Death sentence.

-Crime. Its everywhere, but especially bad in Hawaii. Petty theft, break ins, assaults, drug use. It absolutely infests this place. Don't be fooled by the official "crime statistics" because more often than not the police don't even respond or care about documenting these ...more

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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

The only thing of relevance is the hookers and gambling.

I Live in Canada, and I Never hear about Nevada.

15 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'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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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
3. New Hampsire
4. Utah
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.

17 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.

The climate in Illinois often crappy. Extreme hot to extreme cold. While not this year, snow can accumulate several inches during any given storm. It is rather humid, thanks to Lake Michigan and that make heat less tolerable.

The politics are awful. The state continues to have high debt levels and the only answer from the ruling party is to raise taxes on everything. Bringing in more casinos and legalizing marijuana dispensaries are two other option for boosting revenue.

The crime, especially in Chicago proper is awful. 490 murders in 2019 and over 2000 shootings. Granted both numbers are down for a third straight year, but the total is still too high.

The sports teams all missed the playoffs in 2019, again, and going to the games is getting unaffordable for many families.

The state continues to see a net outflow of people and has for several years

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.

18 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.

19 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!

It's small because there wasn't much land for RELIGIOUS FREEDOM! And even though we're small we pack a punch, honestly we have more than a million people in a small area, we are the second densest state! Why does size matter anyway? Large states like California, they can have as many million people in this House of Representatives as they need! Plus how boring is it to say "I'm from California." So isn't everyone else! But "I'm from Rhode Island" is interesting, because those people are of a rarer breed. Yeah, we've had economic struggles over the past years but we're coming back! Most parts of the state are beautiful! Don't just cast off a state because you haven't been to it and it's small. Have you seen the beaches here? South County has great beaches, park trails, etc. Watch Hill? Narragansett? All the lighthouses? How about the bay and Newport? Have you seen those gorgeous mansions that you can take a tour in? The bridge, the bay, the beaches, the quintessential small coastal ...more

20 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! 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.

21 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.

This is a dumb list. Every state means something to at least someone. Every state has its own unique features. There are many states I love to visit. I think it's dumb how all the people on here are saying very mean things about certain states and the people that live there. Utah is a great state and so are all the other states on here. Even if the majority of people that live in certain states have a different political opinion than you or have different religious beliefs, we all are part of the greatest country. Ok so Utah is known to have many members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, what's wrong with that? We have the opportunity/right to believe whatever we want in the USA. So we shouldn't discriminate them. And if you're a Republican from a red state you shouldn't say California or New York are terrible states because you don't have the same political opinion as most of the people that live there. Because the states are still very pretty and there are still ...more

Honestly, people, why do you hate us? I live here, and obviously, most of you have never visited this place! We have the greatest snow on Earth and if you live in a place like Payson, West Mountain, or Eagle Mountain, you'll live near some really nice people! People say it's really dry, and it has nothing, but look at some images of our mountains, our forests, and even our deserts! And the Arches and other places like that! This is not man-made! This is Mother Nature's masterpiece. Just come over to our state just once and take a nice hike! Smell all the fresh air, and you'll change your mind about the "dry 'nothing! '" And, of course, the "Mormons." Why does everyone hate on all of us? We have our religious beliefs, and you have yours, people! Have you ever watched a video, or even a movie, listened to a lesson, and got really emotional? I've cried over this stuff before (probably because I'm a light-hearted person, but STILL! ), and it makes me just love Jesus so much because, at ...more

The strange religion is enough to put a lot of people off, but aside from that, there is a lot of dry nothing in Utah.

Southern Utah is amazing - one of the most beautiful areas in the World. Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Capital Reef...

22 Michigan

I bet none of you have actually ever been here. It has great cities like Grand Rapids and Traverse City. Yes, Detroit is struggling but the people actually have a lot of pride and if you get to know them they aren't selfish or rude. Also, all of you who say there is nothing to do go to places like Mackinac Island, Isle Royale, Pictured Rocks, and more. Another thing is that if you like hiking and kayaking this is a good place for you. The cold wether may need some getting used to though. Also, this is a useless state list we provide close to the most freshwater, as well as thriving car companies. There is no useless state and I know I made that comment on Nebraska but it still does have a history and lots of corn which helps lots of food companies. I've lived here all my life and I would never give it up

Michigan is an incredibly beautiful state. It is also one that can take a stable family and toss them into the world of poverty in the blink of an eye. Once it does that, you are forever trapped in poverty and will have no help. I was born here, and am pretty much trapped here after my health crashed. Unless you are literally living in a cardboard box, no Medicaid or SNAP for you! And they DO NOT CARE since they look upon you as a "useless, lazy person who deserves to die in the gutter". I want to leave MI so bad, but frankly, the entire nation sucks anymore.

This place is horrible. Sorry, but it is. I have lived there for 5 years, and it was the worst 5 years of my life. The snow is nothing but grey-colored, mushy, almost-liquid-but-not-quite sludge. The crime rate is atrocious. Everything looks ghetto in Michigan, and the sports teams are horrible. I have been to Detroit, and it is terrible. The architecture is ugly and most of the cars are Fords because "go Motor City". The summers are really humid, meaning if you go in the shade, YOU WILL NOT COOL OFF. Definitely not worth living in.

Most boring state ever. I live have lived here for ever and I am dying. It goes through all four seasons in like 30 seconds and there is not even one slightly fun thing to do here. The lakes are always like 30 degrees even in the summer so you can't even swim in them. MI sucks! Why can't I live somewhere awesome like Cali?

23 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

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.

If you are a transplant here, they don't like you. If you aren't inbred into their families or you did not go to school here, they don't like you. If you aren't racist, they don't like you. If you hate meth, they don't like you.

24 Vermont

Vermont is communist. Bernie Sanders and most of the legislature - communists - all of them. They promote affordable living while taking from the working people to give to the lazy people. Very rich people are in the legislature and they do not know what it is like to have a real job. The governor is a rino who makes pansy ass decisions. he made a mess of the economy on the covid flu. No numbers in Vermont - just fake number made up by scared and stupid people like Dr Mark Levine the Commissioner of Death - Oh I mean Health Commissioner. "Heil Hitler" oh I mean "Heil Fauci" is Levine's moto...

Don't try to deny it, you're part of Canada, and you're just trying to influence US elections.

That one, I just came up with, but it's still the second least populated state. It's wealthy, but New Hampshire is still better.

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.

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.

25 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.

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"

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.

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.

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