Top Ten Most Popular U.S. States

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21 Michigan Michigan

I think Michigan is one of the most underrated states out there, and it's a shame it gets a bad wrap as being a violent and rough state. Sure we have Detroit, a city which is struggling badly, however if you ever visit Detroit you'll realize it holds an incredible sense of pride. A sense of pride many thriving cities would kill for. But regardless of your opinion on Detroit's current status there's a lot more going in Michigan than Detroit. Michigan is quite unique for handful of reasons, Firstly the lower peninsula is one of, if not the most recognizable states from outer space... It looks like a mitten. Secondly we're just about the only state which is made up of two separate land masses (the Lower Peninsula and the UP (upper peninsula)) separated by the great lakes. I'm always amazed at how many people don't realize Michigan has two parts, and that they are connected by the Mackinac Bridge. The Mackinac Bridge is so underrated it kills me, I mean the thing is 26,000 feet long, it ...more

I don't see why people think Michigan is a death trap. Other than a few areas it is an ideal place to live. I have lived there for all 14 years of my life and I love it here. You get to experience all kinds of weather no matter what you like- snow, sun, rain, fog, etc. Although it has been a joke my whole life how it can rain for like 2 minutes and then stop for like 15 days and then come back. It would be like 30 degrees all week but on Wednesday it would be like 65 and then it would go back to 30s. And what we say when that hapenns is- " It's Michigan weather! " laugh out loud I love it here.

Amazing state for pretty much all seasons. We have the Great Lakes and are the only state with two masses bringing us into one. Only state that actually looks like something: a mitten. Sometimes called the Wolverine State even though there are no more wolverines in the state. Great golf courses and great for hunting and fishing. When people think of Michigan they think of Detroit and the crime, but that's not who we are. We have some of the most amazing views in the country and some of the nicest people. Home of Faygo, Ford, Coney Islands, and General Mills Cereal. Kid Rock, Enimen, Madonna, and more came from here. You can cross right over to Canada from Detroit. Amazing colleges such as University of Michigan and Michigan State. Home of the Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, and Pistons. Besides Detroit and Flint, it's a relatively clean and safe state. Perfect place for a nice relaxing weekend in cities like Traverse City.


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22 New Hampshire New Hampshire

Best state to do anything from swimming to hiking even some city stuff. It is really tucked away, but is a little more densely populated than Maine. We are nicer than we get credit for.

One of the best places to go hiking skiing tubing and mountain climbing also has mount Washington

I LOVE THIS STATE. I drove 3+ hours from my house to spend 1 night in a Nashua hotel and it was an amazing experience. I did more in that 1 weekend than I did in the entire year of 2014. It felt like an adventure and it was worth every second and worth every bit of energy I used because it was that awesome. It has so much to do especially in Winter you can go skiing or snowboarding like I do all the time. I would move here if I got the chance - Idiot

Awesome state very safe crime rate is very low.

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

Not many people come here cause the states kind of abandoned and the population I think is shrinking but they have great places and attractions like Theodore Roosevelt national park and the badlands and Dakota zoo

Very cool place with great people. The Badlands Is one of the most beautiful places on earth. And I have traveled extensively abroad.

This is like one of those Chinese cities that exists but nobody lives in.

Great place

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

Maryland truly is a great state, with lots of things to do here. There are mountains, beaches, rural areas, suburban areas, as well as farms! We have all four seasons, with not to cold/hot weather. If you are looking for a place to raise children, there is amazing schools in the area! Personally, I think Maryland is underrated as a 'Blue Crab Loving' state, while there is so much more then fishing in the Chesapeake Bay. ; )

Maryland is an awesome place to live and visit! I definitely recommend coming here at least once during your life!

Despite the eye-sore flag, Maryland is a beautiful place with wonderful people. But what will really catch your eye is the official sport -- Jousting ;)

Aside from that, Maryland is blessed with all four seasons, unlike California which only has one: summer. But in Maryland you can truly capture the essence of autumn, winter, summer, and spring. A great state.

Hell yeah. We are also the richest state. - Historium365

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25 Maine Maine

Maine has the best views and lakes you have ever seen. Maine is proven to have the cleanest water in the USA, and Maine is Vacationland for every person, and makes California and Florida look cheap.

The beginning of this summer I went to Rockland with my family to visit our cousins for like 3-4 days. We did so much there, like eat a crap ton of fried shrimp and go hiking to a light house. I wanna go back - Idiot

Beautiful beaches breathtaking landscapes its an adventurers paradise indeed! Been to each and every state in the usa twice or more and I think its safe to say that Maine IS THE BEST OF THEM ALL

Dude maine is better than most of the states or the list below 25th

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

Think about all the replicas in Las Vegas. There's the Statue of liberty, the Sphinx, a castle, a pyramid (Witch is behind the Sphinx.), and my favorite, the Eiffel tower! I went to this one with my family. YOU WILL BE SO AMAZED!

Las Vegas is awesome

Nevada is so much more than Sin City. Our mountains, Lake Tahoe, Fly geyser, the glacier nobody seems to talk about, I'm sad Nevada doesn't get more attention then it already does. The scenery is so beautiful and is rich in history. Please come to Nevada! We're much more than Las Vegas!

I live in Fernley and I think Reno and Lake Tahoe are awesome. I feel like California hogs up all the attention. Nevada is also great for hunting!

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27 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.

I live in Oregon and I love it! There are mountains everywhere (my favorite being Mt Hood. ) The water quality is very good and the air is fresh. The Oregon coast is a very beautiful place to go year round.

Oregon is awesome I really want to go back and visit with the beautiful beaches and awesome seafood. I would definitely recommend a trip there. I have a sibling and she lives in a apartment that is beautiful but it is expensive, not that I would know but it is perfect for 1 or 2 people. Overall Oregon is great.

Oregon is terrible. There are gorgeous beaches and snow capped mountains. There are green forests and great towns. There are forward-thinking creative people. There is great food and wonderful music. But it's terrible. Don't go there. You don't want to spoil it.

This is the most LAME poll I have ever seen. You have North Dakota ahead of Oregon. Wow, I would be ashamed to even list this poll on the internet.

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28 Kansas Kansas Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.

Kansas is probibly the nicest place I have ever been. The people in Kansas are so nice and thoughful. I love it here so much, I don't know if I ever what to leave this place. Come and you will now how great it is here. The climate here is the best, hot in the summer and cold in the winter. I am never going to leave!

At least better than Nebraska

The wonderful land of oz!

The hottest it gets in Kansas in 117 degrees Fahrenheit

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29 South Dakota South Dakota

Very underrated! Yes the winter is cold, but the other 3 seasons are pretty nice. In the east you have Sioux Falls, a modern and growing city, only about 4 hours from Minneapolis. Out west you have the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, etc. The Black Hills are one of the lesser known, yet stunningly beautiful mountain ranges anywhere. Check out the Needles, Custer State Park, and Sylvan Lake, then tell me I'm wrong. Add to that friendly people, and no income tax, and you have a great place to live or visit.

What how is it this far down this place is amazing the have the black hills Mount Rushmore badlands wall drug amazing mountains and landscape and wildlife so underrated New York is just a bunch of city people

I hate how, about 1/2 of the population in the U.S. doesn't even know where we are, I've lived here my whole life (16 years) and I know our state has several things in it to see... - delien

I love the black hills!

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

Kentucky is one of the most pleasing states I have ever visited. It has beautiful landforms and a lot of interesting places to visit like the KFC center, mammoth cave, etc. If you live in a different state I recommend visiting Kentucky. I originally was born in California which by the way is 1 right now on this list but I visited Kentucky in the summer of 2012 and I just fell in love with the state so I choose to move to Kentucky and now it is 2014 and I never doubt my decision

While I was born and raised in Kentucky, and may be a bit biased, I have to say that it's the most comfortable, wonderful state I've ever lived in (and I've lived in a few). There is so much culture and personality to it, especially in its central area, and so many people underrate it!

No one realizes what a beautiful place Kentucky is. It's a beautiful place! It's wonderful! I hate to see Kentucky the 43th state. I wish someone could promote it up a level. At lest 1 level up (to 42th place).

Cats by 90

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31 New Mexico New Mexico

Undeservedly sidelined state - plenty of fantastic natural landscapes to go and see, the large city of Albuquerque and smaller, cultural cities like Santa Fe, great history involving Spanish, Mexican and native influence on the land, a vibrant array of local foods, and the West epitomised through Western movies (and their historical basis), Route 66 and the development of the atomic bomb in more recent times.

One of the most culturally diverse states due to its Hispanic and indigenous influence, and benefiting from snowy mountains, arid desert and pine forests, without the oppressive heat of Arizona or the freezing winters further north. More down-to-earth people than the city dwellers of California, but not as backward as the stereotypical Southerner.

New Mexico definitely has something for everyone - it is the Land of Entrapment!

This state is awesome! WHY IS New Mexico'S POPULATION 2,000,000! IT SHOULD BE AT LEAST BE 5,000,000 OR 6,000,000! Albuquerque is AWESOME! There are lots of cool stores and restaurants and toy stores and a nice balloon fiesta and a tramway that goes up to the mountain. You will LOVE New Mexico I guarantee! There are grasslands here!

The reason why this is low because people think New Mexico is just all plain desert and nothing and too hot, yes it is a little hot but it's not boring at all, there's balloon festivals, and lots of scenery and actually there is white sand!


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32 Rhode Island 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'm British, but have cousin who reside in Rhode Island so have visited a lot. It's a great state, great people who are a pleasure to talk to, lovely beaches, tons of rich American history, and Providence and Newport are charming cities with a great vibe. The weather can be a pain in the arse sometimes, but overall, for such a small state it has a lot to offer. I'll be here all day if I had to say all things I love about the state.

Rhode Island not just a place with beaches THE place with beaches!

When I was driving back home from New Hampshire I decided to stop at RI because it was pretty much on the way so I figured why not right? I went to a chinese place and then visited the area in Warwick where the station nightclub fire happened. I took a picture of the place where they are planning the memorial. I gotta go back and see it. Also the beaches here are amazing - Idiot

small - Dave346

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33 Vermont Vermont

4 beautiful seasons! Real MAPLE SYRUP... Foliage!

Vermont is a very historic state. It should at least be in the top ten.

Four distinct and gorgeous seasons, laid back attitude, fantastic maple syrup, quaint, rustic, a small population spread out among cute historic towns and villages, CLEAN, and one of the most oce-friendly and aware spots in the country. The people are generally very excepting of everyone, and the state is a wonderful place to raise kids and have a family. Crime is quite low compared to other states, the school systems are top ranked and VT is consistenly ranked smartest state in the country. The environment is fantastic! I am a huge fan of Vermont!

It is the safest state and has lots of nature to explore

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34 Alabama Alabama Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

I was born and raised in Baldwin County and proud of it. Beautiful place. I live in Magnolia Springs, one of the only places in the world where you can get mail delivered by boat. It has an interesting background. I love to go fishing in the rivers by my self sometimes. No cars, no noise, just the sounds of nature. And one of the most important facts about my state, BEST SWEET CORN EVER! And I don't mean that canned up stuff shipped off somewhere, I mean freshly picked, corn on the cob. I'm an Alabama country girl and have no shame in it!

A state with incredibly beautiful coast line and mountains, mild winters, richly varied cities, and most of all, a deep and compelling history and story, sometimes very dark, but other times truly uplifting.

I was born and raised in Alabama, in the Lee/chambers county area for 13 years before moving here. To Texas, I mean. I lived with the rednecks of auburn and Beauregard. And so what if everyone's a meth addict there. Just one more reason not to breath while your there, am I right? But I am very homesick right now, so I choose Alabama the beautiful for number 1 on this list.

I live in Alabama! One con is that it almost never snows😭But good place to live -

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35 Idaho 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 hands down the most beautiful state. Plus we don't have any of the stupid regulations involving the outdoors like some other states back east have. We have everything from massive peaks that look like the Swiss alps, to vast open deserts. And both those things are within an hour of each other. If you want a true outdoor experience come to Idaho

We love Idaho. Open country! Millions of things to do. Beautiful lakes and rivers. If you want the true out door experience get here ASAP.

Idaho is awesome! Most people here are friendly, it's beautiful, and I have been living here fro my whole life and it's awesome.

A true hidden gem. Let's keep it that way!

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36 Louisiana Louisiana

Louisiana OWNS this title.

1. We've got the amazingly delicious food: Gumbo, Po boys, Jambalaya, Crawfish Ettoufee, etc.
2. We've got all the outrageously fun festivals, especially Mardi Gras!
3. Our state is the birthplace of Jazz music!
4. We've got brilliant multicultural heritage and culture!
5. New Orleans is America's most unique city.
6. We've got beautiful wildlife and nature. And might I add, some of the nation's best swamps :)
7. Whenever we're hit by a tropical storm or hurricane, WE ALWAYS PULL THROUGH!

Just visited New Orleans and it's hard to express how impressed it made me! Special and very unique like no other! Especially the nightlife and the friendliness of the locals, food and mint juleps! It's so amazing to be there, feels very safe, to! Also visited some of the plantations- great piece of history there, beautiful nature, very interesting. I am foreign and have no intention to lie - I'm in love with Louisiana!

Its hot, its cold. Its hot. Did I tell you it will be cold AGAIn? HA HA Louisiana is a GREAT place to live! Not much, but we're a family. It just feels like we know each other. Its a good place to go if you want some alone time with the family. Plenty of outdoors! Just watch out for mosquitoes and bring the spray!

Best food ever

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

We have almost everything. Everything is so beautiful. There's a lot of fun too! In the winter you can have a lot of fun. In the summer it's a party. We have lovely lakes, such as Lake Michigan. The beach is very clean and very relaxing. Everything is fun!

Wisconsin is very family orientated, friendly, lots of entertainment and things to do. Summer months there are lots to do and the winter months lots of winter activities to do as well.

You think of Wisconsin farm lands and farm lands are boring but it's not like Kansas with boring flat land. We have lots of lakes, cheese of course, we love to fish, we are next to Chicago we have a big water park in dells Wisconsin. This should be higher

Best state ever

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

Delaware is the best state in America. It is the first state! All of the other states followed Delaware's lead when Delaware ratified the Constitution. Delaware is a leader. Also, Delaware has some of the best beaches in the U.S. Very relaxing. They also have a state hair which is very well known. The weather is amazing as well. Snow in winter and cold, blazing hot/warm in the summer, and mild in spring and fall.Delaware rarely ever has tornadoes, earthquakes, floods. Never had a tsunami. The only thing that isn't rare is hurricanes but when they do it they aren't bad. Delaware is the best.

Delaware is a cool place they have awesome beaches awesome state fair and great football and baseball. You should come

I live in Delaware and there is no place I would rather be. It is the place where I have grown up and where I will stay. I have seen California, New York, and many other places, but they are enormous and full of buildings. When going down the back roads of Delaware you get to see the wildlife and see how beautiful it really is. I attend the Delaware State Fair each year, every day and it is one of my favorite summer activities. I enter exhibits and even help set up the fair everyone sees as a finished product. The agriculture is immense and many organizations such as FFA or 4-H flourish here.

Not very populated - Dave346

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

I used to live their its beautiful I love it it has beautiful trees and mountains. Beaver lake is the best lake in the WORLD. It's got so many caves and things to do eureka springs has a bunch of cool buildings and things to do. Rogers Arkansas, Bella vista, Bentonville, pea ridge and Fayetteville those places in Arkansas are the best.

I love vacations in Arkansas. It is so beautiful and relaxing.

If I got to chose the best state between California, Florida, and Arkansas it would be Arkansas. I've been to all three and still think Arkansas is the best. Arkansas is beautiful and there is a bunch of fun stuff to do there.

I think that Arkansas is very amazing and has summary nice people. I hope my home state get more respect in the future.

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

It is the people of Nebraska that makes it a great place. The people of Nebraska are its riches asset. In Nebraska, people never forgot to be human. To honor their roots and celebrate them and our differences. The beautiful Sand hills that one can find solace to the bustling East were there is a smorgasbord of culinary delights, Art and Music. A cornucopia awaits the outdoorsman with great fishing and boating, equine activities. Shopping may not be world class but you will find just about anything your heart desires here. It truly is the Good Life...something I never had in California. If your are bored in Nebraska it is because your are boring to begin with.

Hate the fact that everyone hates this place and say it has nothing... there are TONS of things to do but maybe not as much as california

I am from here and I used to hate it but it is a very special place, people are kind, the hills are beautiful and people say Nebraska is flat and it is actually one of the least flattest states. People say it is boring but search a little song called right here in Nebraska by the string beans.

Very boring in the beginning but it gets better when u get in the middle and western Nebraska

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