Top 10 Worst States in the United States

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 a massive bucket with everything except for anything good. Some of the things inside include poverty, early death, uneducation and crime.

I don't live there but everyone knows it's terrible for a number of reasons including racism, high poverty and unemployment rates, low life expectancy and very low education level. Last but not least, it also gets a lot of natural disasters so... definitely not the best place to be born in the country.

Mississippi is weird. I'm not counting the racism, no. It's the state where a young Ray Stevens released a squirrel in a church and ended with everyone being amazed by the squirrel being a holy figure. Yep, like I said, Mississippi is weird.

Mississippi...where do I begin. Oh gosh, I hate it here. Don't put yourself through the immense torture of living here. Rednecks, gangs, poverty, horrible education system, humidity, trash, etc.

2 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.

JDL too, 40 hate groups most in Bergen County and many neo-Nazi and reverse hate groups, ISIS and al Qaeda arrests, FBI Targets Hackensack schools to stop ISIS infiltration and videos (search Web), regular bomb threats to schools and Bergen County Court House against worst judges in US (leave schools out of it! ) corruption with 40 arrested including 3 mayors, several assistant mayors, 5 Rabbis and selling body parts, Bergen County police almost kill State Police officer who came to help people from them on State Highway on you tube. To be caught in the middle of all that hate is not a good place to be and it starts young in NJ schools. All those office posts 'it's such a nice place with nice schools' getting old. Chrsitie disliked *even more* than the last NJ Governors even though they set set historic lows in the polls. 80% think Christie doesn't care about them because the other 20% KNOW Christie doesn't care about them.

The physical manifestation of hell itself on Earth. The 9/11 of states. Jersey Shore is a perfect representation of how New Jersey is. Everyone from this hell hole is a rude, arrogant, Italian douchebag who speaks fluent profanity. The turnpike is an absolute garbage-fest. Literally. There's trash and landfills everywhere. This state's nickname should really be changed from the Garden State to the Garbage State. To make matters worse, this state also has Newark, Camden, and Trenton, easily some of the worst cities in the entire country. New Jersey sucks. Do not go there. If you live in this state, get out, right now. Stay as far away from there as possible, because if you go there, even for one second, you die.

P.S. New York is heaven.

I live in NJ and I can agree with most of the comments here. I currently live in Northern Jersey in the suburbs, and I can tell you two things: Violence and the trashiest Neanderthals on our planet. I've never met so many people as rude as people from New Jersey, and the driving records here suck. I've been to PA a couple of times and people ended up being WAY nicer and it was at least affordable unlike New Jersey and its snobby rich kiddos. Go anywhere else to live, don't go here.

This state tries as hard as it can to be like New York, but fails heavily. The suburban areas do not have as much cultural diversity and most people identify as Italian-American (I do not dislike Italian-American culture, but it shows how non-diverse NJ is). Also, since most areas are mostly suburban, it is harder to get public transport, so you would need to pay at least $10,000 for a car. Finally, the restaurants are better in NY, because many people are immigrants there. New Jerseyan food tends to be more bland and most restaurants in NJ are similar to each other.

3 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 understand how horrible Alabama can seem by people who were not born here, or only lived/visited for a short time. However, as someone who comes from a large family in rural Alabama, I can attest to the true nature of the state. There is a lot of racial tension, that is no lie, and we can seem dreadfully intolerant from an outside perspective, but I simply think that there is a fundamentally lifestyle here. People are polite, but you truly have to earn someone's trust here to receive the acceptance and inclusivity northerners like to say we lack. My immediate family is Catholic, while my relatives are mostly Baptist, yet we get along fine. I am an openly gay woman, but because my community knows me and what kind of a person I am, they treat me with the same dignity they would anyone else, while if I were a stranger, they would naturally be more suspicious of a different lifestyle. But if people here come to see who you really are and what values you hold, they will treat you like ...more

Full of rednecks, racists, homophobes, bible thumpers, right wing nut jobs and uneducated trash that care more about football than anything else. Not to mention incredibly boring, nothing to see or do. Alabama is just like Mississippi, redneck, racist, right wing religious nuts.

Basically just a showcase of what a miserable place the South is, especially cities like Birmingham.

The only reason it isn't the absolute worst state is because Dan Povenmire (one of the greatest cartoonists ever) came from Mobile.

This should be #1. Backwards and more conservative than Utah. A bunch of racist hicks and overly strict bible thumpers. Backwards politicians, poor infrastructure, and crime filled cities. Jesus crist...

4 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.

California is the worst state in the nation right now full of terrible and incompetent leadership that constantly fails and makes poorer citizens poorer and richer citizens richer. Awful weather always a drought or a wildfire and lots of homeless drug addicts and criminals and the state constantly is now losing people because the state is turning into Detroit. If you want good beaches Florida and South Carolina are far better than this dump ran and controlled by complete idiots. And all the cities are dirty and full of garbage even the famous Hollywood areas are full of trash and garbage.

Everything that is wrong with America is symbolized best by what happened to California. If you're a normal American, stay out or move out, because you're considered a second class citizen there. Illegal aliens (and other criminals) are coddled and given tens of thousands in welfare, taken from those who actually contribute to society. Political correctness is rampant. Cost of living is extreme and taxes are so high you might as well be living in a socialist dictatorship. California was once a great state, but today it is everything but great.

Cost of living is so extreme its impossible to get ahead on middle class wages. Taxes are awful and only get worse, thanks to the states reckless spending on welfare and other entitlements. Big government thrives off of the high taxes and makes everything difficult. Illegal aliens are treated like royalty while Americans are second class citizens. Political correctness is rampant. So whacked out liberal they can't even see straight. Went from the crown jewel of the American dream to a hellhole in one generation.

High unemployment. You can get a mansion elsewhere at the price of a shack here. Drought. Idiot government who spends all our tax dollars on Bullet Trains, and raises taxes. Terrible traffic. Illegal immigrants. Many people crammed onto the coast. Chance of a super quake. Weather is just hot, not nice. I would love to leave California if my money to move elsewhere wasn't taken to fund the Bullet Trains I will never need to use.

5 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 hate most of the people from there. Similar to east Texas, they love confederate flags and bash other people in the state, if they're Mexican immigrants, let's say.

Arkansas is not the best place but definitely not the worse. If we could crack down the crime rate here and racism and create more jobs we good. Arkansas is extremely segregated you have a few city's here nothing but white people the law here is unfair and some of the officer and mayors are crooks you have to watch yourself here. Arkansas is a retirement home not the land of opportunities.

By far the worst state. Most racist state, highest divorce rate, most overweight state, worst public education, worst healthcare.

The people here are absolutely annoying and incredibly rude. the schools here are even worse though. they're more willing to pay for a football game than they are for actual educational supplies. teachers don't care for the kids either and usually get kids who are either well behaved, autistic, or kids who just have different opinions in general get in more trouble than the actual troublemakers. everyone acts like they're better than everything here. do not move here.

6 Louisiana

Name me one state worst then Lousiana in terms of living there, you can't. This state is a complete nightmare, crime and corruption is rampant, the climate repersents something out of Saudi Arabia, the education system is a joke. The only reason why I would say to go there is the food and New Oreleans, but that's it, really it anything else is pointless to travel in Louisisana. So yeah I'm pretty sure living here is pretty much like living in Venezulea

Louisiana born (believe me, I'm not bragging) lived here for 29 years and it's complete hell. Crime rate has sky rocketed, nothing but druggies and drunks. School system is a complete joke (do love LSU though, Geaux Tigers). If you love ridiculous hot and humid weather pretty much all year round, then La is for you! (Middle of November atm and its 76 degrees at 9:30pm).

Life sucks here. Never ever live here. If you're one for cultures and annoying accents, this is the place for you. I'm pretty sure this is hell itself. The temperature suggests this. I'm proud not to be born here.

Berwick louisiana is white trash hell. Most everyone sells drugs is waiting on their next lawsuit winnings and is alcoholic. If you do not do all of the above you are the "nerd" here. Corruption is rampant. I am surprised we werent first on the list.

7 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, and is ranked 38th in population. The capital and largest city is Charleston.

A Beautiful State, however, jobs are scarce and a lot of those working have to deal with uneducated people in management positions. There is also a, 'You will do it or your replacement will' mentality. The pay scale is also low in West Virginia creating more poverty and working poor. Education is hampered due to cost and the taxes on small business is horrible.

This should be #4, right below Kansas. The only reason this place has an edge above Kansas is the nice mountainous scenery, but besides that, this place is awful. A bunch of backwards hicks each other's cousins and poverty runs rampant. Education might as well be 5*2=52 and that Evolution doesn't exist.

I live in West Virginia, and it's even worse than you hear. It's a wasteland, with poverty, depression, and nothing to do. People are quiet, and not engaging. I'm leaving, because this place causes me hardcore anxiety and depression. :(

This whole place sucks. The people are nice but the poverty is unbearable and "education" is garbage. Just a disaster.

8 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.

I agree that Illinois is the worst state in US history. Did you know that more people are leaving Illinois than any other state? It has lost residents to almost every other state in the nation. My son, who recently turned 16, says he will never live in Illinois or step on Illinois soil, and I don't blame him. High taxes, crime, unionism, that is why Illinois is losing more residents than it is gaining. I don't mean to make anyone angry, but I think Illinois needs help so it can be a better state than it already is today. It keeps getting Democrat leaders, and people need to stop voting for Democrats to run the state and the nation. Illinois residents are number one in desire to flee the state. It is the second most hated state in the nation, and more people say it absolutely SUCKS living there than any other state in the nation. Hey, I'm sure glad I don't live in Illinois. We live in Texas, but we will be moving back to Colorado, our old home state, on July 1st, 2017. So, Illinois is ...more

I am on my way out after I finish school in May. A lot of people I know are at least entertaining the idea of leaving. Why pay such high taxes in every category only to receive nothing in return? The debt they racked up is insane. Currently (January, 2017) the state pays about 20% of all tax income received towards interest on debt. Also Illinois no has longer the 5th largest population. Mostly due to population decline we are now 6th largest. The companies and their jobs are leaving and the people are going with them.

Besides the government there just isn't much to do here that doesn't involve drinking or music. There are a few live shows going on but most of them are low budget plays starring a bunch of nobodies. All of which get boring fast. Outside of Chicago is mostly flat corn fields and straight roads. No real beaches, mountains or exciting wilderness. A lot of people in Illinois are very sedentary and fairly overweight. Somewhere near the middle of the road when it ...more

Democrats have ruined Illinois and Chicago. High sales & property taxes, violent crimes, illegal immigrants, public schools are worse - children cannot read, unions are corrupt just like most of Illinois politicians (Dems & Republicans). Politician in Illinois only care about where there next buck is coming from for their pensions and health insurance, they could care less about the people. That's why America is on the decline, look where the president came from; another crooked democratic liberal that cares nothing about the US or hard working Americans not asking for handouts and welfare.

I'm a city of Chicago lifer that is working on an exit plan out of Illinois. Chicago Public Schools are not an option, absolutely awful. We have the second highest property tax in the nation, horrific crime, and oppressive taxes. We're taxed per bag in the grocery store, taxed for soda & water, our sales tax is %10.25 (12.25% downtown). Get this, we have this thing called a "city sticker" for our automobiles. It costs $125 for a sticker, another city sticker is needed in some areas of the city as well. We're so used to it that we forget it's a pointless tax not just a "sticker". Supposedly the huge amounts of money go to the streets. You should see our streets! Roads in Afghanistan are better. I'm not a political guy, honestly, independent, middle of the road dude all the way. Liberal Democrats have destroyed Illinois. They deny it but here's the facts. Chicago has been far left Democrat for 80 plus years, Cook County (largest by far in IL) has been that way for 50 plus years and our ...more

9 Oklahoma

Terrible place to live. The laws are screwed up. The people are screwed up. The two largest cities are violent crime filled hellholes. I recommend going somewhere else if at all possible. Been here for all 31 years unfortunately and I can state that this place is in a sad state of affairs. Fat, stupid, dumb and entirely to crazy. Reminds you of that family member people whisper about, but dear not utter their name around them in fears of what the hell might come out of them.

Lived in OK for six years. 1 in 5 residents meth heads or opium addicts. Most people are decent and hard working. No religious tolerance. If you don't believe in their Jesus keep it to yourself. Generally distrusting of the outside world and desires to remain in the 20th century. If you drive a car with out of state license plates you WILL be pulled over at every opportunity by the police. Really never looked back after leaving.

As I cross my fingers behind my back, "Praise Jesus"

Poorly funded education system, resources aren't sustained, and a lot of small-towns and the societal and economic issues that come along with them. The low population density makes it hard for commute to work and hard for activities. Some like the broadness of living here, but income and quality of life leaves much to be desired.

How is this in the top twenty? There is literally nothing of any importance whatsoever in Oklahoma. The most interesting fact about it is that it has an oil well in the state capitol.

10 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.

The most overrated state. It works best as a one-off vacation, followed by getting into a car crash because of the drunks, an alligator barging into a restaurant, and the fact that it'll sink to the bottom of the ocean soon is why most people don't come back. Terrible state.

Criminal, corrupt, terror, 100 times worse than fascist Nazis, 100 times worse than Stalinist police state, 100 times worse than 1984, 100 times worse than Hunger Games whenever can get away with it - and that's just your boss! This isn't pre-civil war! New Jersey sends people to kill Floridians in both North and South Florida. Actually those killers are already in Florida including the 1/2 from New Jersey that are so bad can't stay there. New York's worst --goes to New Jersey's worst --goes to Florida. They don't like that in North Florida. Not just corrupt NJ Senator Menendez or the NJ Menendez brothers who moved to Beverly Hills. A few other snowbirds just want warmer weather and now Florida is just South New Jersey when North and Central New Jersey didn't have room for them and terrorized them out.

High unemployment.

VERY High crime and lots of drug use: meth, prescription pills, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, flakka (or however you spell it) etc.
People you'd never imagine having any involvement with drugs are involved in them.
LOTS of residential burglaries, robberies, and shootings. Everyone not only needs to have alarm systems but their front door frames reinforced to keep drug addicted burglars from trying to kick open their doors. Locking your door just isn't enough.

More mosquitoes, roaches, snakes, alligators, sharks, coyotes, etc. than other states.

The weather in Florida is ATROCIOUS. ANYONE who thinks Florida has "nice weather" doesn't live here and hasn't been here when it wasn't winter.
Yeah, Florida has "nice weather for about one or two months out the year during late fall and early winter. For well over half the year, from mid to late March to mid to late NOVEMBER, Florida is painfully and unbearably hot and ...more

Seriously, why isn't this state #1!?

I've only ever had 2 friends down here...One male and one female. Just about everyone else who's ever met me has either threatened me with bodily harm, yelled at me, tugged me away from other people I was trying to speak to, or quite simply blocked me on social networks.

Even my damnable neighbors hate our guts! (-_-) The old bag, Sarah, across the street won't even acknowledge me! My next-door "neighbors", Michael and Jamie (Both guys) are hella-suspicious of me. And Michael could actually be stealing some of the electrical power from our house! And by the way, it's a duplex we live in.

If you're considering a move to Florida, stay the hell away from here! Just about everyone is a hateful, Trump-supporter. They can be so hostile, they act like they're on some kind of drugs, like henbane!

...At least this appears to be the case for South Florida, at any rate.

The Contenders
11 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 means in Jibberish: No state here. I have cousins who live here and they are the only people within 7 miles! My mom had me here and moved to Colorado (a GOOD state to live in) because she thought it would be horrendous to be in a classroom of 4 people.

The absolutely most miserable place in America. I have lived in 7 states and Wyoming has the least to offer. Pretty vistas get old after awhile, especially in freezing temps and mean spirited people.

Take it off #1! Wyoming is absolutely gorgeous and hospitable! Fresh air and away from the hustle and bustle of the cities.

Absolutely the most depressing place you can go to. The most interesting thing you'll find there is the "Welcome to Colorado" sign.

12 New Mexico

Ranked as 47th worst state for business, 20% poverty rate, one of the most dangerous states in the country, has ranked 49th or 50th for child welfare for years, second highest heroin overdose rate in the country, in the bottom five states for education, the Albuquerque "International" Airport only has direct flights to 23 cities, police departments at the city, county and state levels have trouble filling their ranks, unemployment went from 6.2% in October of 2014 to 6.8% in October of 2015 while the rest of the country recovers, lost 11,500 in population in 2014, filled with stupid people who elected Susana Martinez twice. Mother Jones did a story on her a couple years ago entitled "Is Governor Susana Martinez the next Sarah Palin? " Unbelievably corrupt but it never makes the national news because only 2 million people live here and that's shrinking. It's the second worst managed state in the country. The secretary of state just resigned because she spent campaign money at various ...more

I live here and it still sucks. Nicknamed "Land of Entrapment" for a reason. Only good thing to come out of it is Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Hot air balloons just aren't that exciting.

To the first person to post. You're relaying info from Mother Jones? Pal you need to find a better place to get informed. As a fair minded journalism buff without a political agenda here's some places to avoid...NPR, Mother Jones, NYT, Washington Post, Salon, Huffington Post, MSNBC, Yahoo and Google news. I could give you 50 more. Those are the biggies.

If some of the land in the state is that worthless to the point where USA tests it on the land, it isn't a good sign but I'm sure it's not all that bad there.

13 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.

You people who are saying people in Kansas are idiots, that it's boring, that there are tons of tornadoes, and that it has the smallest population are wrong. I live in Kansas and am here to inform you of a few things. First of all, I don't know why other people think that we are all so stupid. Don't get me wrong, a lot of people in Kansas are stupid. But not everyone, not even close. And that you want everyone in Kansas to DIE? That's really hurtful to some people, you know. I'm 13, and there are plenty of other kids on this website. So, watch it. Also, if you think it's boring, then you should know that all states can be very boring, which you may already. If you think Kansas is boring, spend some more time in Kansas. There really are some really cool things here. The sky is beautiful. Also, for those of you who said all their is are tornadoes in Kansas, people are dying left and right, then you are a huge fool. There really aren't many tornadoes, and seldom people die. The only ...more

I live here and anymore I really just don't like it here. Can't move because I don't male enough money to save for moving expenses or a new place. I can't even afford healthcare in this state and I have insurance. On top of that they raised income taxes on everyone! My family is going to lose around $870 this year PLUS another 4.9% for all earnings over $30,000 on top of that! Because our state government doesn't know how to budget!

I want out if this state the first chance I get.

This should be at # 3 or something. First, this state is absolutely boring. Driving through this state, I would've rather played a game on my phone than look at the flat boring scenery that is the landscape. Besides that, the infrastructure is underdeveloped, Wichita cannot even be called a city, and the politics are overtly conservative. Can't be worse than Alabama, but it needs to be in the top ten.

This has to be the most money hungry state in America. I haven't done anything to improve my property, but they raised my property tax 850.00. If you have a chance to live here, I would advise strongly against it. They definitely don't know how to budget.

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

I'd like to say New Jersey or Ohio, I have some personal reasons (and historical excuses) to low-grade Michigan ... Kentucky isn't just another southern state, it's the rotten heart of America. I do not hate it the way I don't dis or disrespect any State. I've been through the South and New England, and some of it needs much work. Kentucky seems impoverished, isolated, economically stuck in the 50s/60s, and isolated from growth and "capitalism". We need like a new deal or massive market boom to improve/build up this place. It's a state of decay. California is pretty bad too for totally separate reasons.

Generous people, beautiful landscapes and scenery, fantastic bourbon. I love the atmosphere and the vibe that radiates off of this beautiful, caring state!

Because the people of Kentucky are beyond stupid and continue to vote for a traitor like Moscow Mitch McConnell who has done nothing for Kentucky for almost the past 40 years along with Louisville Police who murdered Breonna Taylor and the Officers who committed the Crime were let go free.

To many rednecks. People there never take any jokes! People there are all about themselves! Elizabethtown is the worst!

15 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 would never put Alaska in the top ten worst states this should be number one state in America (not California)!

It's full of people who drive their sleds to school.

We should just give this back to Canada.

Where else can you catch a 50 pound salmon? Or shoot a gun of your portch? Alaska is the freest state ever

16 New York New York is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic Region. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes referred to as New York State.

New York in itself is a good state, but the city itself has a ton of problems. It's way too overpopulated, there's a ton of pollution, the views get a bit tiring after a while, and the New Year's celebrations in Times Square get worse as time goes on. Remember the good New Year's celebrations, like the ones in 1989, 1999 and 2008? Those were fantastic. And that there's a ton of stereotypical liberals in the city, like hipsters, SJWs and extreme BLM supporters. Even I'm a liberal and I don't act like that. Upstate is more conservative, but the whole part of the state is beautiful. I went to the Hudson Valley and Finger Lakes areas and it made my day. But the cities in upstate are terrible, like Albany. I would probably just stay in a small country town or a farm upstate, thank you very much.

New York is, in my opinion, the WORST state in America! There's a reason more people have been leaving New York than any other state on the past few years. The cost of living and taxes are high as hell, the winters are frigid, the people are the rudest I've ever seen, and pretty much everything the state claims to be the best at is actually bested or matched elsewhere. At least Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas are cheaper and warmer.

I'm from New York, and everything there is horrendously overrated or downright terrible. It's overpriced, overcrowded, crammed with the most awful people, terrible education system, absurdly high crime rates with no gun freedoms or decent police force, a culture of status and ignorance, corrupt government and law enforcement, I could write a book listing all the reasons New York sucks. Smug New Yorkers think that NYC is the cultural capital of the world, however there is literally nothing exclusive to NYC other than the size of the cockroaches.

NY State is 54k square miles... why do so many imbeciles think it's just NYC? Its not. The largest national park in America (Adirondacks), the Catskills, Niagara Falls, Gorgeous Autumns in wonderful, clean, safe towns all across the state, among the best educational systems in America (and the world), awesome athletics programs...etc., etc.,. I just don't understand why people forget all about probably the most beautiful state in the union...and just complain about NYC. While I agree that NYC is a disgusting place (was born and raised there), overpriced and not very safe, it still has a lot to offer as far as sites, food, museums, etc. Anyhow, America is awesome, straight across the board and it will be MUCH BETTER in the future when liberalist radicals have finally shut up and stopped complaining about everything. Peace.

17 Texas Texas is a state in the Southern USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

Their governor just made it illegal for parents to protect their trans kids. That alone makes them deserve the number 1 spot. Absolutely horrifying and disgusting

My parents worked themselves to death in this place for as long as I could remember. I also worked at a job and got harassed by Latinos who think they own the state because they came illegally or don't have to speak English. Expect overly proud Texan natives, rednecks, drug addicts and BLM protesters who play the race card. Everyone loves road rage, living in bad neighborhoods, owning debt and car accidents.

All in the name of "diversity" I guess. I don't know how one can love being poor in the state that my parents are in.

Texas is not what people think. It is not flat and dusty. It has some of the best cities in the US. A bunch of rednecks do not live here, if that's what people think! Laugh out loud people think they know everything. Texas is not only country it has many beautiful cities, like Dallas. Texas is one of the best states ever to live in because the weather is so nice and there are so many opportunities in this state.

Lived/grew up in Texas for 20 years. It's got its pros, but I cannot stand the obnoxious attitude of many natives who think this place is the best place on earth when they haven't even been outside their zip code. It's just ignorant pride. Texas wouldn't have as bad of a rep if it weren't for those people. They need a lesson in humility and respect.

18 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.

I lived in Joplin for over 30 years. The economy was terrible, the pay rates in the medical field are some of the lowest in the nation, and there is nothing to do except drive to Kansas City or St. Louis. We moved to NW Arkansas where the economy is booming and immediately increased our income by 20% while maintaining the same cost of living. I go mountain biking 2-3 times a week as there are hundreds of miles of maintained trails. There is plenty to do and a great sense of community. The landscape is gorgeous compared to SW Missouri's mountains of chat left over from the mining days. I miss the people, but will never move back to Missouri.

Everyone that grew up here hates it and wants to leave. So much drugs and sex and nothing to do but be sad while trying to have awful parties as if we used parties as a fake smile to hide our issues and lack of scenery. But hey. at least people recognize Missouri for Ferguson.

Yeah not gonna lie Missouri is also very racist in a lot of areas, its super boring, and its not known for anything except the arch and the Mike brow case. I use to live there too before I moved to Florida, know I got to say life is a whole lot better.

Me and my family have lived here about 6 months and I hate everything about it. Everything wrong with the world seems to gather here. The people here are unfriendly and there is pretty much nothing interesting to do.

19 Tennessee Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

Man, this state just keeps getting worse and worse. A lot of the cities are what you would probably expect from various deep south cities, extremely high crime rates, very similar to various upstate NY cities, not very much opportunity or work going on, shootings happen almost every day in the rough parts of cities like Memphis (I literally saw some people urinating on buildings when I was driving through the city, the land that law forgot.), the cities as well as the rural small towns aren't that great in general. Except if you go to the far eastern side of the state, east of Knoxville, it's incredible. The Great Smoky Mountains are just stunning and provide a ton of outdoor activities, plus the people are just lovely. Like most US national parks, the best time to visit will most definitely be autumn, because that's where all the trees pop with colors in the sunset. Furthermore, it's a terrible state town and citywise, but I found the far eastern side great.

Tennessee is one of the worst racist states. They hate visitors or people moving in. They hate top calibre people. Their women especially don't like men moving to the state. The people are unfriendly and that INCLUDES NASHVILLE for all of the above - it's a dangerous, racist low quality city where the (white) Democrats are all KKK types and their teachers are below substandard freaks. Don't walk around alone in Nashville especially at night or you willl get followed and likely robbed and killled.

I live around Nashville in a suburb and it so nice and laid back. Memphis and where I live is drastically different I have to say Memphis is bad but Tennessee is actually pretty welcoming. I love it here

Tennessee is okay as long as you aren't in Memphis. People don't wear much and everyone is fat. Not being racist but pretty much everyone is black and a punk. Other places in Tenessee are okay.

20 Indiana

I've been to all 50 states and Indiana is definitely the worst. They have a really strict police state with rules and regulations on everything, hardly any scenery as all the land is turned to agriculture, and it doesn't even any big or fun cities either for how overpopulated it is. Cold, cloudy winters and hot, humid summers, the people are jaded and lost in their little bubbles not trusting of anyone because they are all so unkind to each other. It has the worst combination of east coast attitude and totalitarianism and midwest/great plains intolerance with none of the friendly people you could expect in midwest/great plains/southern states.

Maybe the reason why this one is so shockingly low on the list is because we're so often forgotten about. Don't get me wrong, if you love cornfields and you get excitement from watching combines, this may be the place for you. Seriously, there's nothing to do here unless you go to Indianapolis and it's still pathetic

Poor quality of life, boring, people are not as nice as Alabama, very homogeneous, and republican.

Indiana is horrible and garbage. Bad drivers and roads always being closed I hate going through this state

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

First of all, I am living in Nebraska right now and I can tell you it is one of the best/safest places on earth, first of all one of the least polluted air spaces in the world, second, we have Nebraska football, one of the most dominant dynasties in collage football, thirdly we have the henry dorly zoo which includes the world biggest artificial desert in the world, fourth we have a very great volleyball team, fifth we have offut air force base, you might be thinking, what does this have to do with anything? well during the 9/11 attacks the president came on air force one and landed in offut air force base. Nebraska is one of the best states out there, if people weren't so bias they would see this, I believe Nebraska should be within the top 10 best states.

I, in my opinion, love Nebraska. Sure, it has a lot of CRAZY weather patterns but, to be honest, it makes it an adventure. Out in Nebraska you can have so many adventures! It's definitely a good place to raise kids too. But, this is just my opinion

This shouldn't be in the top ten. Sure it's a mediocre and boring state but does not have a spot in the top ten.

Nebraska is not bad enough to make the top ten. It's top 20 for sure though.

22 Maine

What retard put Maine on this list? It is tolerant and liberal, has the best weather conditions, has great culture and food, and is one of, if not the, best states.

Maine is a beautiful state and I have found the very friendly. They look at you when they are talking to you.

It's filled with more moose than people.

Maine is great!

23 South Dakota

Nothing but tornadoes

Good when it's colder

24 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.

People who were born here love it; everybody else looks at them at says, "Really? " It's beautiful, but more addicts, drunks and homeless than anyplace else I've lived. Poor education, poorly managed cities, corrupt politicians and high poverty. Mexico does not send New Mexico it's best citizens...just saying. Cost of living and housing is reasonable, but housing value does not appreciate much. Great for retirement if you don't care about investment value of housing, and if you live in a safe, secure housing situation.

Idaho is not bad enough to make this list. The scenery is great, it's nearby other great states. The only downfall is the stupid right wingers.

I was eating some mashed potatoes while typing this comment.

Literally nothing but a potato farm.

25 South Carolina South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

The State that launched the Civil War. Poor and rich. No jobs. Still troublemakers... look at their politicians. People think of Charleston, Savannah, and beach towns but look behind the cover.

South Carolina? *laughs* South carolina sucks? Yeah, and pigs can fly! *laughs at the people who haven't been there and think its stupid*

Lived here throughout my entire life and its really nice here, the events and things.
Even though we may be the poorest state in the U.S. and have many teachers leaving, there's always room for improvement, at least I do hope so...
I recommend moving here in the northwestern parts of SC, not so sure about eastern.

I like myrtle beach but not south Carolina itself.

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