Top 10 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.

Yeah, Mississippi is just not the greatest state to live in. Mississippi has some of the highest crime and poverty rates in the developed world, as well as some of the lowest numbers of economic opportunities. No wonder so many people are leaving Mississippi.

Even to this day, Mississippi has a lot of systemic racism, as well as a smaller percentage of its workforce being black compared to its overall population, which is the most black population of any state. Thus, Mississippi remains one of the worst states for black and white people alike. It is no wonder that people, black and white, are leaving Mississippi in pretty large numbers for better jobs, better living conditions, lower crime, and a more equal society.

2 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 out of the 50 states in the continental United States, including the West Coast, Texas, Colorado, Midwest, East Coast, Michigan, and the South. By far, Arkansas is the worst. The locals are scared of things that are different. They seem to be stuck in a time warp, as if they haven't progressed since the sixties. They are highly uneducated and illiterate.

There's no longer any real industry or commerce, resulting in rampant poverty. 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, the worst in the South. It's akin to pig slop, and Arkansas natives are portrayed as pigs. The obesity is sickening.

It's puzzling how such impoverished people can afford to become so overweight, but they manage. As for the smells, it reeks. Arkansas might have some beautiful landscapes, but the people, the lack of culture, and the idiocy make this state a miserable place on Earth. Avoid.

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

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 cornfields and farms galore. Fascinating.

4 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.

Living in Kansas City, Missouri, I really hated those few times I got lost downtown and ended up in Kansas. Not only is it an incredibly boring drive, but you also have to pay tolls for that. And don't even get me started on their backward laws either.

You have to go to an actual liquor store, which are few and far between, to buy anything besides beer, and the cops will try to arrest you just for having a CBD pen. They do allow abortions, but that's just because they hate life in general. Kansas, as a state and geographic location, shouldn't exist, even the Pope won't fly over that God-forsaken place.

5 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. My family and I would always drive through Wyoming to get to the panhandle of Nebraska, which isn't much better. There is literally nothing in Wyoming. The capital, Cheyenne, is essentially on the Wyoming/Colorado border, which I assume is to try and attract tourism from Rocky Mountain skiers. It's as flat as Kansas, except for a few scattered bluffs. Those are the only sights you'll see on the road.

Yes, Yellowstone is in Wyoming, but it's nothing special. It smells like sulfur, and unless you are a hiker, it's not for you. Essentially, the state is like a sheet of desert with a few rocks poking up. There are no stars.

6 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 went to West Virginia once, and it was a big mistake. I could not find a single grocery store anywhere, and by 9 pm, it was pitch black in the state with no lights on. The only way the state earned their money was by taking five bucks from you on every road you drive down. That's right, lots and lots of tolls.

And there were 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 their driveways. I was just wondering where everyone was.

This poor state never gets a break. Simply due to its geography, it will never succeed, and these poor folks will always be poor. We need to relocate all these people to a better state.

7 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

The weather is nice, if you like endless hot cloudless days. Probably explains why everyone's skin there is so leathery. It's not worth the high cost of living. I'm much happier living in a "flyover" state.

It's not like there's anything to do once you're an adult anyway, besides work, sleep, and take care of the kids. And don't even get me started on their liberal policies. They just want free money so they can pretend to work on their acting or music career and avoid doing any hard work.

California has the 8th largest economy? Sorry, but borrowing money to spend on stupid policies isn't sustainable, kind of like how mandating everyone use EVs whose batteries need 30 pounds of cobalt (mined mostly by children) isn't.

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.

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 state is to be avoided 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 brainwashed 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's why the majority of the population is so poverty-stricken. Good luck being a joke.

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 have been number one, not number eight. Like Flowerwave's Sweet Home Alabama, I'm not coming home to you anymore.

The people there are very boring, and life there is really boring. Also, half of the people there can't speak standard English. Their grammar is very messed up. Most of the people there just stare at you a lot as if you're from outer space.

The school system is definitely messed up there. There aren't really any smart kids who come from Alabama. They all seem slow to me. The environment is really terrible to live in, depending on where you live. I can say that because I used to live there, but I wasn't from there. My hometown is New Jersey. Why in the hell is NJ on the list when it comes to a useless state?

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

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 minus five dollars (CDN, of course).

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

I liked the Theodore Roosevelt Park when I went there as a kid. Also, I 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.

The Contenders
11 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 and can confirm that Hawaii doesn't bring much to the table. Politics are so full of reverse racism, with high levels of anti-white sentiment and no equality anywhere. There's also Obama, which honestly isn't saying much. All Hawaii is known for are 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 are trying to get rid of airplanes, essentially trying to cut themselves off from the mainland. How would all the tourists get there? Swim? By boat? Don't get me wrong, I'd love to go to Hawaii. But it should be more like a territory instead of a state.

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

Nevada seems like it has a lot going for it with Vegas. But the state is an uninhabitable, landlocked desert, and it cannot sustain a city like Vegas. As climate change gets worse and water becomes more scarce, they're not going to have a good time keeping the city alive. And anyway, Vegas isn't even a good city to begin with, in my opinion. It's a garish sprawl-scape whose second-biggest claim to fame (after gambling) is that it has a bunch of knockoffs of global landmarks.

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

13 New Mexico

This should be number one. New Mexico is useless for anyone who isn't a tourist. The food is great, 10 out of 10 would suggest, but the state and the people in it suck. If you're not the exact way they want you to be, you're gone.

The politics also suck, and the landscape is pretty boring. The mountains, or lack thereof, and mesa rocks are cool, though. Just never go here. I speak from experience.

New Mexico consists of an empty landscape on the east side, some cities in the middle that are more boring than most, and more emptiness on the west side. The worst thing is that you are basically sitting right on the edge of the desert, yet there is still rain and hail.

We were driving through here, and this huge hail came and crashed our windshield. Also, there is nothing to see or stop for.

14 Oklahoma

Living in the southwestern corner of the state, it's a wasteland. Any nice pictures you see are from a couple of places, and they are not on the west side of the state. The 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 are everywhere. The grammar comment in the news below is spot on. Our local paper looks like a grade schooler wrote it. I have to drive an hour to shop, and then I fear for my life because Lawton is trying to be like Compton, CA. We're still paying for turnpikes that are not kept up. Finally, on the negative side, nobody knows how to set traffic lights in this state. It will make you pull your hair out, stopping for no reason.

A couple of positives, to be fair. Route 66 is cool to do, OKC does have a Dave & Buster's, and Tulsa has a Hard Rock. Oh yeah, there are plenty of casinos if you only care about entertainment value and don't mind getting ripped off. I'm not sure who's getting that money looking at the Native American communities.

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

I moved here for work and regret it. There is nothing to do. Newark is cool, along with the northern end of the state, but the rest of Delaware is boring with very few chain stores and little else to do. The beach is always packed since the entire state ends up there in the summer, and traffic is terrible.

People act like rednecks and seem to lack common sense. Sometimes, you have to wonder about the education levels of people here by the way they speak. Hypocrisy runs rampant in this state. It looks good on paper but fails in application. It's the only state with medical marijuana that refuses to allow patients to buy the medicine they need, and price gouging is rampant.

Girls often have children with several different guys and wonder why they can't find a good man. The presence of the air force base has led to an increase in STDs. No one seems to win at the casino.

16 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 is often poor. It ranges from extreme hot to extreme cold. Snow can accumulate several inches during any given storm, although not this year. The humidity from Lake Michigan makes the 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 options for boosting revenue.

The crime, especially in Chicago proper, is terrible. There were 490 murders in 2019 and over 2,000 shootings. Granted, both numbers are down for a third straight year, but the totals are still too high.

The sports teams all missed the playoffs in 2019. Additionally, attending the games is becoming unaffordable for many families.

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

17 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.

I was born and raised in New Jersey and have since relocated to Texas for work. To be honest, NJ isn't a terrible place. However, the presence of the most rude, arrogant, self-centered people I've ever met ruins it for me. Everyone is so cocky, acting like NJ is better than everywhere else.

Why is it so much better? You guys are worse than Texans, though 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, and Atlantic City is a hole in the ground. Moreover, you guys are too lazy to even pump your own gas. It's so much better to do it yourself.

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.

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

California is known for its celebrities.
Wisconsin is known for its cheese.
Pennsylvania is known for its Hershey's chocolate.
Kansas is known for its corn.
Michigan is known for its cars.
New York is known for the Statue of Liberty.
Oklahoma is known for its BBQ.
Florida is known for its beaches.
South Dakota is known for Mount Rushmore.
Ohio is just plain farmland. Only that and just boring highways. That's literally it.

Ohio is like a black hole in the country. It is void of happiness and smells like disappointment and shame. It is as boring as its name suggests, which sounds like someone putting together random noises. The only reason Michigan never became part of Canada is because Ohio sucks.

19 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.

Idaho is nothing but idiots - unfriendly, uneducated, and unwilling to accept any form of diversity. These people will bully you and your family while showing the world that the combined IQ of every person in the state still falls short of a five-year-old. Seriously, this place should just be wiped off the map. It's useless.

This whole state feels like a third-world country run by literal white supremacist Nazis who are trying their very best to compensate for something. Unfortunately, all the potatoes they grow can't make up for that.

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. Iowa is a strong Republican state with Constitutional Carry. Masks have never been mandatory and Iowa was never locked down.

Iowa exists so you can label the place you need to drive through to get somewhere else. No one goes for tourism purposes, so they have state troopers to make up for the loss in theoretical revenue.

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 spend years doing very little. The weather is so bad you'll quickly become obese from the sedentary lifestyle.

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

The only things to really do around here are: 1. Go to a bar, 2. Go out to eat, 3. See a movie, and that's about it. The drivers are so rude! Nobody signals anymore. You could be doing 80 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 boring because 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 decent band. If you're trying to get noticed in music around here... good luck.

22 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.

I hate Utah! My husband and I lived there, and it was the most useless state in the United States! Religious freedom? I think not.

If you want coffee, soda, etc., stay out of Provo! Provo, Utah, home of Brigham Young University, is one of the most pushy religious places in Utah. You can hardly get anything to drink except maybe at a fast-food chain because Mormons don't believe in drinking it! The day we moved there was the day that the tabernacle burnt down. That was hilarious. Of course, we didn't do it, but it was a weird occurrence.

Next is jobs... what jobs? I mean, unless you have a master's degree or you're born into a rich family, you won't get much of anything!

Their government... 99% is Mormon, so separation of church and state doesn't exist there, even though they claim it does!

The landscape... hmm... it is beautiful, yes, with the mountains, but that's it. That is absolutely it!

It deserves to be number 1.

23 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.

Rhode Island is one of the worst states in the US. It's not as liberal as many people say. People may vote Democrat, but as a minority living in Rhode Island, I can tell you firsthand that the prevailing attitude is, "It's okay 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.

Merge it with another state that has a large enough geographical area and population to be considered a state. I'm from California, and I don't like these tiny states having two Senate seats.

24 Vermont

Vermont is incredibly boring. The population is tightly divided into two distinct groups: very wealthy college kids, property owners, and people moving here to "get away," and then redneck scumbags who move large amounts of heroin and pills. Vermont has nothing special, nothing fun, but it's very stuck up its 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 than the way they want it. Money gets poured into the state's one or two only cities that don't look like a crack shack, making these places extremely expensive to live in, 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 of the worst States in the US, no doubt.

25 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.

One time, I heard someone say something like, "Ain't nothing in Missouri but empty space and murderers." Pretty accurate, if you ask me. It's completely redundant. For a huge region that's just flat, temperate farmland everywhere, the Midwest has a weirdly large number of states.

So, you need a reason to add to the list. Illinois has Chicago. Minnesota's got the Twin Cities. Iowa's claimed the mantle of "the Midwestern state that's all about farms." Wisconsin's got cheese and federal elections. Missouri? *crickets*

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