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?

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21 Illinois Illinois Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.

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.

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.

Illinois is the most corrupt state in America. Dick Durbin is a 2 faced phony. The cook county group are all thieves. The governor is corrupt like the past two and will probably end up in prison. The mayor of chicago is an obama moron lover. The city has more killings than any other in the country. The taxes are very high and the state has more tolls than another state.

Born and raised in this God awful state! I hate living here. If you like arrogant, self-centered people, then this is the state for you!

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22 New Mexico 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 - AlbertAngrySami

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. - Joansb

This state has lots to do people! It should belong in the best culturally states list!

5 sheila avenue woburn MA

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23 New York New York

Shouldn't be on here... What is the biggest city in the country? New york city. What state s the 2nd most population? New york. New york is a GOOD state END OF DISCOUSSION

I actually like New York, well I'm kind of biased since I only went to NYC but still! They have the cheesecake!

Seriously? This needs to be lower... trust me, I live in New York, I am not fond of Long Island, but when off the island... its not bad...

It's stupid

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

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 did a report on this state one time. Hardest thing I have ever done. - Atomrod77 least with some you can say nothing but cornfields or nothing but swamps...

when it comes to delaware...its just...nothing... - orangeturtle

The only thing that makes me think that this state even exists is because it was the first to sign the constitution - GriffinDoge

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25 Connecticut Connecticut

Yes, Connecticut itself may be boring to some people but we do have a great location. I mean both Boston and New York are relatively close... And not many states can say that!

Very boring only thing to do is go to school.

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!

Connecticut is super boring and there is nothing to eat there!

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

This is a great state to live in, and we don't just hunt and fish. We have a great education system, we have the most iron ore deposits in the United States, and we have the best football team in the entire country, the Packers.

Everyone is nice here. We have the best cheese in the world. And the trees in the fall are unforgettable. And let's not forget the Packers.

Wisconsin is ranked number 3 Highest property Tax, Wisconsin Cheese heads think the packers rule they are sad hillbillies worshiping the NFL beer drinking bar flies, Indian Casinos, Indian Country reservations, Ya that's Wisconsin -

I love Wisconsin. Everyone's nice and it's the cheese capital of the world. - ImBretter

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27 South Dakota South Dakota

I have lived in South Dakota as a single male and it was the worst 3 years of my life. All I dreamed about everyday was getting out and going elsewhere, anywhere, I was dreaming of moving to Wyoming or Montana to at least give me a change of scenery form corn fields and open plains. The girls... don't even get me started... It's like if you weren't a wannabe cowboy hillbilly douche bag like 90% of the state that pretends they are from the south and belts Southern Country music all the time then you were seen as weird. The people are bland. No one is outgoing. You try to say hi to someone walking down the street or strike up a conversation and the mumble under their breath stare at the pavement and shuffle away. And if you are from the south (as I am) you aren't welcome. You're different, weird, to loud, to outgoing, and an outcast. It's a state of self-obsessed, sheltered, white, socially-awkward, narrow-minded, spoiled, wannabee cowboys. Who think where they live is the greatest ...more

This state has one of the worst places for jobs and girls. The school system poisons all. They are low paying jobs EVERYWHERE. Girls like stuff like trucks, trucks are boring! No clubs to meet new people either because all the cities are too small. The driving age is too low and it skews the guy to girl ratio 3-1. This state is summed up as an 18 year prison sentence before you can move the hell out and meet anyone. Who the hell would work full time and be single here? No wonder most of our tax dollars are trying to support all the single men in South Dakota.

South Dakota is a poor excuse of a state. It costs the United States more money to have South Dakota as a state than South Dakota makes worth. They should be considered a territory still...

Also the most boring state along with Idaho. - lannypetersong

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28 Vermont 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.

This is the only state without a Target store, AND it only has four Walmart's. There's not even a McDonald's in the city limits of its own capital city! Vermont is DEFINITELY the most useless state.

Liberal hippie land. - Therandom

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29 Indiana Indiana

I'm sorry but I've lived here (Indianapolis) for a while and to be honest (everyone else who lives here agrees) this place is boring as hell. There's nothing to do here and nothing geographically special about it that makes it interesting. The only reason people know about this place is because of the 500 and the Colts (occasionally the pacers). There's really no noticeable culture here other than that of a Midwestern city in the middle of nowhere. That's another thing too- we're surrounded by cornfields upon cornfields in all directions except when you start to go south of Indy. Then when you're down there it's nothing but a hilly, rural area with maybe some medium-small sized hick towns here and there. May I add that the reason we are currently #28 on the list is because nobody thought to vote us because we are nothing special at all. The sense of "community" here is overrated too. The only thing holding people together here is the Colts and knowing that we're stuck in ...more

I Agree, Indiana Is Pretty Boring. But Hey, We Brought The King Of Pop, Michael Jackson, Didn't We? - RandomInspector123

I agree with the other dude, here in Indy, or Indiana, it's really boring. And I think it is hilarious that some people with a sense of humor are trying to get California to win because they have beaches, we don't (except in Gary, which isn't a nice place) they have nice weather, we have horrid winters and blazing summers, and there isn't crap to do, so Literally half the people go to Florida on spring break, and that's just because California costs more!

I was born in Indiana! It sucked. The weather changed every 15 minutes, and I was constantly sneezing. It was a wonder I didn't die since your heart stops for about 2 milliseconds when you sneeze. Anyway, the only interesting thing about it is that it's the "Limestone Capital of the World", according to my mom. There, being bored out of your mind is an acceptable career. - Merilille

As myself being born here.
It kinda meh it's got it's charms like holiday world, the zoo in Indianapolis, the 500, the colts, and the food to me at least is pretty good. But that's it, after you've done these things there is basically NOTHING left in this state.

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30 North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

North Carolina is stunning. Nicholas sparks writes all about North Carolina and the beauty here. The school system is one of the best in the south. We have great cities, mountains, beaches and the outer banks! It's not a redneck state unlike the other southern states. Carolina is meant to be the homey state. everyone I've met here has made me feel so welcomed.

This is a good state with a lot of Army bases and good attractions a lot more important than alit of states

I want this state in 42nd place!

To much rebel flag raising and Charlotte sucks!

Shut up. The Queen City is awesome. I've lived in North Carolina long enough to tell you that Charlotte has just about everything just as much as New York City does. It has great food, the arts, rich history, and so much more. Don't you dare take the name of Charlotte in vain. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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

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.

Turn signals people, USE THEM! Also, turn on your lights when it's raining. Also, try to get that carpet cleaned and awful pee smell out of your apartment. Bottom line as in every state. MOVE to the city people and away from poverty, there you will only find rich farmers & mostly idiots!

I've lived in Kentucky for two years now and I swear this state is full of dumbasses. Nobody pays attention to signs, they don't use turn signals, and there is so many nasty dirty druggies here. This state has so many bad jokes and now I know why. Dee dee dee people.

Needs to be the most boring state there is nothing to do Indiana is the best state

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32 Maryland Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

At least we have a good aquarium

Needs a better flag

People only care about themselves, not that many pretty women, expensive to live but if your not upper middle class not much to do. Only good thing about Maryland is this chick names abril.

Great for riots,flipped police cars,and other things

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33 New Hampshire New Hampshire

no wonder it wasnt on this list in the first place because everyone forgets it exists -

NH holds the national primary in president elections so the state has it;s purpose. The state itself hold many natural beauties, but it is one of the most useless states, for sure. I live here and growing up here has not been a great experience.

How dare you trash my home - Jake09

Small yet amazing

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34 Washington Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.

I live here and it sucks. It's so boring and there is nothing to do. Some parts are very pretty but again there is nothing to do. Haha I can't even come up with reasons why it's useless cause all I can think is that there is nothing to do. It's healthy now the bright side but there are a lot of power plants and factories. Also everyone just jumps on the bandwagon and is so basic. (Okay not everyone but a large majority) Everybody loves the Seahawks and I mean EVERYBODY. If you like the Seahawks okay whatever but people act like you have to like football and the Seahawks because you live here. How is it not up higher on the list?

Rain. Old people. Fat chicks. Meth heads.

Yes, I live here, and yes I love it! It is indeed an extremely good state that while being forgotten is still great. But it is pretty useless and It's hard to tell which Washington you are in. (: indeed useless and indeed kinda boring but I love it and like to call it home!

Washington produces 58% of the nation's apples. How is Washington useless?! - BrideiMacBella

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35 Ohio Ohio Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

Ohio is a state of undiscovered virtues in which many uneducated people do not realize. Where was the airplane invented? Dayton Ohio in 1903 (Wright Brothers). Where did 7 presidents come from? That's right, Ohio. Where did the most inventors come from in the United States. Yup you've guessed it, Ohio. Also, our infrastructure is rated # 7 in the country, and our education is ranked # 4 in the country. Large companies originated in Ohio such as, US Oil, AEP, Cleveland Clinic, Goodyear, Progressive, State farm, Nationwide, Smuckers, Macy's, Wendy's, and Sherwin Williams just to name a few.

Ohio is one of the best states, Many people may not know that. For example, Ohio has the biggest Zoo in the United States, How bout them apples huh? And there also several presidents from Ohio. Though U/S statistics say Ohio is the state that cusses the most, It doesn't make Ohio a useless state though.

Ohio is a waste land

Amazing state - Untildawn8

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36 Virginia Virginia Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

Virginia is not a place for lover, it is a place for horrible drivers on I-95, clogging up the entire highway. You can't drive thirty whole minutes without an accident happening on the road.

Virginia has a lot to do. I got it for my state report in 5th grade it's a great fun state.

Virginia, what does it have? THE EUROPEANS CAME TO AMERICA AND SETTLED IN VIRGINIA, THAT'S THE WHOLE REASON WHY YOU PEOPLE ARE IN AMERICA! (unless you are native American) we produce a lot of coal, sea food, produce etc. Most of the president were here, and some of DC (AMERICA'S CAPITAL) is here. So kindly tell me WHY IS VIRGINIA IN 32?

We actually try and do fun things here but it's just so damn boring that there's nothing to do except for watch T.V. have to T.V. shows are dry so there's not really much to do you could have direction but if you don't have any friends like me then you're stuck doing this 😭😭

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37 Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.

We don't get but maybe a month of decent weather all year to do anything. Then if you do get some decent weather, the only thing there is to do is spend money, get drunk or stoned, and eat. When winter comes along nothing changes except for the fact that you have to spend 20 minutes prepping your car for the 10 minute ride to work (if you have a job here). The people here are cold, insular, and narrow minded. I'm from this state but I'm well traveled all over the world. Minnesota is by far the most cliquey, fake, and arrogant state compared to everywhere else. The people here act like they're so important that they can't take 2 seconds to say hi to you. If you're in a small town, it's even worse. If you come to MN and you go anywhere you're not related, YOU WILL NOT FIT IN! EVER! Use that as a hint to move somewhere warm, friendly, and with plenty of work. UGH and don't even get me started on the taxes and the freeloaders on welfare! This state is horrible for small business, great ...more

I am a Minnesotan and I voted for Minnesota simply because I do not believe we deserve this position to be honest. It's a great state don't get me wrong, but the weather here is so weird, last week it was snowing and now it's 60 degrees. If anyone from out of state asks me where I'm from and I say Minnesota they'd usually respond with, "Brrr! " or "Oh, okay." If this were a list for the Best State then I can guarantee we wouldn't even be in the top ten, (contrary to this list). Maybe we are so useless and irrelevant that people forgot us when voting for this list. Obviously we don't deserve this glory.

Good all around place to live. Living in the twin cities/suburbs is a lot different then other parts of the state. Summers are quite nice, it's like being down south it's so nice and most people spend summers on a lake. Winters really aren't that bad unless you just don't like snow in general but I tend to like having four distinct seasons. I don't think it's a top state for a vacation but it's up there for a place to raise a family.


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38 Florida Florida

It's the redneck version of California! - afeldman21

They account for the world orange production and it doesn't get most of the natural disasters you northerners fear. I love Florida.

Please keep spreading the word that Florida sucks! There are bus loads of northerners that move here every day that haven't seemed to have got the message. Please tell your fellow New Jerseyites to stay the hell in their democrat-run, corrupt tax hell and hole of a state!

Nobody would care about Florida if Disneyworld wasn't there. Every time something crazy happens on the news it always comes from Florida.

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39 Michigan 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 - IAmADuckQuack

Woo! Go Michigan! Home of the Great Lakes. No matter where you are in Michigan you are never more than six miles away from a body of water. The upper penninsula in gorgeous. I know Detroit is a crappy city when it comes to economics and politics and such but I love Detroit, some parts are really nice in Detroit if you can get past the ghetto-ness. P.S. gO AMAZING BLUE! You of M, Ann Arbor is the

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. - Tornadocracy

They give states water.
Thanks I guess?
That's literally all you can do though

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40 Oregon Oregon Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada.

What!? Is Oregon on this list!? Has anyone ever been there? No bugs in summer, home to worlds biggest hamburger, beautiful oceans and mountains, etc. Why don't ya'll live in Oregon and see what it's like before you criticize it.

You can't pump your own gas here or they will threaten to fine/arrest you, and the people are rather a bit odd. I'd say quirky, that might be giving them too much credit. I was happy to leave this state as fast as I got there.

Oregon is so beautiful it Is home to Nike and Dutch bros and many other large company's there is beautiful scenery one of the greenest states and it's just overall beautiful!

You guys do understand this is most useless state #40 out of 50. That isn't really that bad? At the very least it is better than 39 other states in the U.S.

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