Most Forgotten U.S. States

The Top Ten
1 Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.

It's pretty rural and empty. It only has two cities: Lincoln (college town) and Omaha (okay town). Western Nebraska is surprisingly really beautiful, and the people are very friendly.

People forget Nebraska and also Iowa. They are rural, boring states.

This is a state. Oh yeah, now I remember.

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.

Wyoming has the fewest people (less than a million). It has two big towns: Cheyenne and Casper. Laramie is a chill college town. Wyoming is pretty beautiful, but it's also really cold and really conservative.

I honestly feel bad for Wyoming. It has the lowest population, the second lowest GDP, and the highest suicide rate. Wyoming is a beautiful state with Yellowstone, picturesque high plains, and stunning mountains.

It really makes me sad, almost to the point of crying, to see a state with all of this beauty being so forgotten and underrated. I want to go here someday.

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

To be honest, as someone in Kentucky, we are only known for a few things: KFC, horse racing, and country things. So, what can I say? It's pretty boring here. It has strange weather and tons of fast food.

The only reason why I know this state is because of KFC.

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

Montana is rural and empty. Western Montana has beautiful mountains. East Montana is just open land and grass. It gets pretty cold there, and it has a lot of poor Native Americans, which is sad.

I didn't even know this was a state.

5 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.
6 Delaware Delaware is one of the Mid-Atlantic states located in the Northeast megalopolis region of the United States.

I love Delaware! I did have to tell all my friends what it was, though.

7 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.

Salt Lake City, a couple of national parks, and that's it.

8 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.

Unless you love to stare at cornfields or sleep all the time, this is certainly a forgettable state.

I live in Iowa. Everyone passes over it. Iowans are nice. We wave at anyone, and if you've ever watched "Field of Dreams," that was shot and takes place in Iowa. Also, we don't have flat lands. It's actually quite hilly.

Now I'm ranting. Just remember, never forget Iowa.

Iowa is never put up in any lists, or people have said, "Where's Iowa?" to me before.

9 New Mexico

Breaking Bad put this poor state on the map. It has a lot of desert, Mexicans, and Native Americans. If you like art, nature, and good food, you will like New Mexico.

Wait, this wasn't part of Mexico?

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

North Dakota is the least visited state. It's super cold and rural. Fargo, with 100,000 people, is the big city. It has some nice nature in Western ND, and the people are sweet.

Coldest U.S. state! But often forgotten…

Is this a state or just South Canada?

The Contenders
11 New Hampshire

Yes, it is real. It is a great place. Just visit, and it's very peaceful.

12 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 forget this state all the time!

13 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.

Yes, Mississippi is forgotten and the most obese state. But since it's forgotten, that means there aren't very many bad people. Although, someone did throw a cinder block through my 12-year-old daughter's window while she was in there. The police couldn't get fingerprints because it was a "rough surface." I mean, seriously, police, do your job!

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

Some people try to forget about Wisconsin because winter time sucks. However, we all suffer together!

15 Vermont

I'm a Vermonter, and there are some people that think it's a town. No one even knows it was its own country!

I am in college and I just found out Vermont is a state.

16 Indiana

Indiana is truly forgotten even though it is the host of the Indy 500, and has a town that receives around one million visits, Santa Claus. In the southern half of the state, there are almost no fields. It is filled with campsites and a lot of waterfalls.

Around NW Indiana, there is Dunes State Park where about 10 million people visit every year! Also, go back to Indianapolis because it is home to some of the most historical monuments. Finally, Indiana is home to one of the most well-known colleges in the USA, Notre Dame! Why is Indiana so forgotten?

17 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 don't think I even knew this state existed before yesterday. I mean, I probably did from looking at maps, lists, and state flags, but forgot about it every time. So it is by far the most forgotten US state.

West Virginia still gets lumped in with Virginia. We are a separate state! Not Western Virginia. West Virginia! Big difference!

I live in this state, and yes, it's so forgettable. This state is barely mentioned in movies, TV shows, and many more things.

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

Everyone knows about Virginia and Pennsylvania, and Maryland is just that little state squished between them.

19 Oklahoma
20 Maine Maine is located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Known for its rugged coastline, it is the easternmost state in the contiguous U.S. Its capital is Augusta, while its largest city is Portland. Maine is famous for its maritime history, as well as its seafood cuisine, particularly... read more

One of our sheriff's deputies was shot this summer (during that huge string of cop shootings), and on the news, they said three officers/law workers had been murdered that week. Guess who they forgot to list? (I live in Maine by the way).

It's just too forgettable. Heck, its capital is named after a city in Georgia - Augusta.

21 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.

I'm surprised this isn't on the list. When my mom moved to America, she didn't even know what Minnesota was.

22 Florida Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other.

Only the panhandle of Florida is forgotten. The peninsula is always mentioned, but I can see people thinking it's more of a vacation spot than an actual state.

Obviously, the most forgotten state. People forget it exists.

23 Connecticut

I honestly thought this state was a city when I was a kid.

Just a highway from NYC and Boston…

Is this state a part of New York?

24 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.

It doesn't really stick out for anything. I'd remember Cleveland before Ohio.

25 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.
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