Top 10 Worst US States to Live In

This is the 10 worst US states to live in, if you ever consider moving to the US don't move to these states. Period, Trust me...
The Top Ten
1 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.

This state is run by Democrats, almost a million of its residents live in poverty, most cramped state in terms of traffic (4th smallest state in the nation! ), and Camden looks like a ghost town! I don't live here, but I don't think I wanna live or even move here! Hell no way!

Some areas are complete trash, but a lot of it is fairly peaceful, but not necessarily pretty. The nasty, southern redneck states should be higher than New Jersey.

Corrupt government all taxes too high off the charts. There is even a exit tax when you leave. Run away government spending union controlled. don't move here!

2 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.

Ok I love in Rhode Island and we drove through here on our way to New Orleans. So, as you know, Rhode Island (and most of the Northeast for that matter) have some old factories, but dang, this was really bad. We drove through Jackson and the only things we saw were smog, homeless people, and white people beating up black people. Come on! This is pathetic...

I heard it is the most racist state, some of these states might be bad, but America is the best thing ever in the history of the universe, no matter what any weird foreign people say. America has 30% taxes, which is pretty good, the government makes enough money, and we get enough money for food and a house. Also, France has 70% taxes, which is insane.

Why do we even have to question this? Not only does this state has a confederate flag on their state flag, but they voted overwhelmingly to keep it. Not to mention, just like every other southern state, Mississippi is full of racist, homophobic, transphobic, idiot rednecks.

I live here and it's depressing as hell. To put it simply, either everyone is okay continuing to settle for mediocrity, or they're too ignorant to know there's better out there.

3 Louisiana

First of all, I'm with my other Louisiana brother or sister who commented on the bad comments about my home! I've stayed here my entire life, and yes we have crime and a few roads are bad. But what city don't have bad roads,but I've been working all around this country and all the so called big cities with all the so called best this and best that have worse roads than we do... And our food to ran ranked BEST in the country! And like ANY CITY it depends on where u live to have high crime rates! I love BATON ROUGE and love NEW ORLEANS and my state period!

This place SUCKZ! I been there on a family vacation one time, and I was nearly killed by a gang member patrolling the streets and I had to be helped out of a swamp, a SWAMP. The only food they had there was a crocodile burnt to death. Therefore I'm rating this steaming dump of a place -100,658,932/10

It's no wonder they're a poor state! They have outrageous state taxes and the money obviously doesn't go toward fixing roads! Coming here is like you took a big step back in time.

High crime rate, High taxes, Too hot and hardly anything to do. 2nd least friendly state for children and is only getting worse.

4 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 live here, and I hate it. The amount of rednecks and poverty is high. Also, the humidity is unbearable. There is absolutely nothing to do AT ALL. No theme parks, no beaches, no mountains, no forests, nothing. Little Rock is full of murder and crime, and it's severely ghetto. Finally, Arkansas is EXTREMELY depressed.

Just a terrible place. Worst education, tons of racism, tons of hypocritical religious nuts, highest divorce rate, high poverty rate, and THE highest rate of obesity in the U.S.

A boring rural patch of nature, high poverty, populated by white trash.
Worst place to rent in the USA. Bad thunderstorms and cold, icy springs and winters.

Arkansas has beautiful scenery but most of the cities are underfunded and have heavy taxation..

5 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.

Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana - That whole area is one big piece of crap. Georgia might be ok, but the rest is full of crime, pollution, and ugliness.

Alabama is redneck, dirty, ugly, and you're lucky if you see people wearing shoes. There is nothing to do.

This state is known for incests and all that. And even Sweet Home Alabama was even a thing now. Let's hope FBI will going to arrest the whole state.

People here are very fat and has most ugliest women!

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

I have lived in 2 other states. I could not wait to come home to the greatest state in the union. It is a multicultural state. Sure it is hot during Summer and late Spring. Our late Fall and early Springs are beautiful! Best time to visit is March and April. The landscape in central Texas are covered in Bluebonnets. Texas also provides various landscapes. We have the Hill Country, the Gulf Coast, east Texas has an array of tall Pine Trees. Our cultures run from Mexican, German, Czech, and many more. Texas is a melting pot of people. Yes, Texas as well as any state has its problems. But I would not want to live any where else.

I'll tell you, from experience because I've lived here all my life that this is a place to pass up. There are a few nice things about this state but they are overloaded by the bad. It is way too hot, growing number of people can't speak a word of English, yet expect you to learn Spanish to accommodate them, can't buy alcohol at certain times, drivers are some of the worst, Dallas and other areas are quickly turning into ghetto trashbags, and this state refuses to change for the better. I can't wait to move

If they don't hate blacks, then they hate Mexicans. If they don't hate Mexicans, then they hate Muslims. If they don't hate Muslims, then they hate gay people. If they don't hate gay people, they hate transgendered people. And so on.

And San Antonio is a backwards, ghetto cesspool, but many Texans literally consider it to be paradise. What's so great about that city besides the Spurs?

Also, Dallas, you rich rednecks will never be as cool and cultured as LA or NYC.

Like California, it seems that most of the hate that Texas gets is based on politics, and hating a state for simply because it leans right or left in regards to politics isn't a good reason to hate it.

7 Oklahoma

Oklahoma is full of inconsiderate idiots. You can see it in how we treat each other, in how we drive, and in our politicians. Only in oklahoma does Mary Fallin get elected twice! We can't pass education reform, but we can fight all day about religious monuments on the capitol grounds. I've been able to travel all over the US and no place sucks as much as oklahoma. Don't believe me? Visit once and find out! It does t matter if you pick the smallest town to OKC or Tulsa, the rest of the US should build a wall around it and let the purge happen.

Oklahoma isn't expensive, it's very inexpensive to live HERE-as I'm a resident of Oklahoma. Whoever wrote that is an idiot and doesn't know what they are talking about. It may be full of some poor people, but so is every state! Also it's not boring, and as for being a redneck society, I'd rather be redneck than inbred like you seem to be.

Yes, Oklahoma has plenty of small-minded people, but for the most part folks are friendly and will help you if you need it. Main problems lie with the state's corrupt government, very poor infrastructure, and poverty.

Racist, gay bashing, brain dead, Fox News worshipping, religious fascist dump.

8 Arizona Arizona is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states.

What desert wasteland? There is no such thing if you look past Phoenix. I've lived here for three years plus, and I love it. I've lived in New York, Maine, Nevada and California and each and every state have wonderful treasures to share with everyone. I have been in all the states of the lower 48 and love each state of our beautiful country. Have a wonderful day exploring our beautiful country. God Bless America.

Desert wasteland, TOO hot, Nothing to do, Sparsely populated and unfriendly racist people. Scored horribly on many list of US state living.

There's Phoenix, and the rest is boring, rural wasteland and desert, except for maybe the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam or something.

Arizona is too hot, the schools are terrible, and there is nothing to do. The level of poverty is overwhelming.

9 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.

Chicago basically runs the entire state politically and financially. It'll always vote for the Democrat in presidential elections because Chicago's population outnumbers the rest of the state combined. Absurd taxes, the insatiable teachers' union of CPS that blames the inefficiency of their crappy schools on not having enough money, laughable corruption, ridiculous amounts of gang violence, etc. If current trends continue, Illinois will be economically ruined thanks to Chicago.

Absolutely! Highest taxes in the nation, so much crime, unionism, disappearing jobs, Democrat mayors in Chicago, Democrats running the state, no wonder Illinois is such a craphole! More people in Chicago are being murdered than any other state! More people are leaving this state than any other state in the nation! Illinois sucks!

If Chicago seceded from Illinois (not going to happen) then the state would be the most boring in America.

Crime, taxes, debt, corruption, Democrats, Cub fans. Should I go on?

10 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.

I've had the misfortune of living in this open-air dump called Ohio all my life. The job market sucks, as does the weather. The politicians are greedy and incompetent and the people are worthless, fat, ugly inbred trash of all colors. They should rename it Blowhio.

Boring as hell and the weather is so wacky here. Come here if you want to experience all seasons at once.

Most depressing state ever
if you like clouds, ugly scenery and vitamin d deficiency than this is the place for you!

The Contenders
11 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.

I've been to a gas station in downtown Memphis that sold hitching posts made to look like a guy in blackface holding a ring. Even without talking to anyone the racism can't be ignored.

Where do I start? Rednecks, Poverty, heat, 2nd most dangerous state next to Louisiana and one of the worst governed state next to California.

12 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.

I've only visited California once, but that was enough for me. It's truly the worst U.S. state! There's too many young families and gangsters around here. Everyone is the same. They all dress urban and the women all have blonde hair and a small child in a stroller. The valley girl accent is the worst accent ever! Californians are so arrogant. Everyone there is a stereotype. Too many creeps on the streets too. I was in a "nice" part of California too (on vacation in Anaheim) and I still hated it. I don't see how anyone can like this materialistic, overpriced, bad ass state. It used to be the best state in the country, but that was before the hippies took over. California, I HATE YOU!

California is full of a bunch of weirdos and illegals, and all the celebrities live there too, for some reason. Sure, there's a lot of opportunity and business there, and it's a beautiful state in most places, but earthquakes are a larger problem then people think. Sooner than later, California will be obliterated by the looming super-earthquake that could happen at San Andreas fault.

California is an overtaxed, un-constitutional, overrated, stupid state with a bunch of weirdos. Its government is clearly the worst in the government. And unless you live along the coast you have NO say! Its not just LA (which does suck), but everywhere. Boring, overrated state!

How could anyone make a choice on the top ten list? You would have to have lived in all 50 states. From the states I've visited, I would say California is the worst mostly because of the superficial and fleeting people, failing democratic supermajority, hot weather, etc.

13 New Mexico

This has to be number 1. Too many Indians and hispanics, not much whites which stinks, very poor, too many residential areas in Albuquerque, has a dumb governor, high crime rate (especially in Espanola and Gallup), most of the cities are Spanish, and there are not much places to do. New Mexico is actually a lot more like Mexico than the U.S. though, but despite that though, I lived here and I'm white and loved it. I just think its time to move up to Colorado though, but still NM is a BAD state. Well, at least it's better than Texas and Arizona. For those of you that would want to visit New Mexico, please switch to Colorado instead.

JUST LIKE Mexico. Corrupt government, police force, high crime rate and least kid friendly state is enough to put New Mexico on the list for sure.

I would move here if there was less crime and no nuclear weapons.

14 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.

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.

Florida as a travel destination (in the fall or winter)? Great! To live? OH HELL NO! Humidity and storms, worst education system, worst people (rednecks and old people), flat, lots of crime and poverty...who would want to live here?

Florida's like paradise, its got 20-foot snakes, 15-foot alligators, mosquitos the size of sparrows, flying coakroaches the size of pigeons, and the ocean is swarming with sharks. There are also the hurricanes.
Never mind.

South Florida is really the only bad part of Florida. Most of the people here are extremely mean and rude (besides that there's lots of old people, teenagers here are the worst). In addition Miami is extremely ghetto, and the beaches here aren't really that nice. The culture is terrible too...

(tl;dr: nearly everything about south Florida is bad. However, central Florida and north Florida are okay in my opinion)

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

Really gets old living here after a while.

16 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.

Alaska is a beautiful state with the northern lights and very wealthy in natural resources but also has a very high crime and suicide rate. So not a great place to live but it's a definitely great state to visit.

Lot's of personal space in the summer - not many people live there. But in the winter you'll be under several feet of snow...

You also gave us Sarah Palin. Sorry that you live there, but your state deserves it just for that.

Sarah Palin. 'enough said.

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

This is my state, and yep. It is extremely depressing, there is nothing to's just like a wasteland. I will leave as soon as I can.

How is this not in the top ten? It's literally collapsing!

18 Kentucky Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.
19 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.

Just like Montana, just not as pretty and even more boring.

Isn't there a reason why there's less people, though?

Less people is less problems.

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

I Have been to all 50 states at least TWICE in my adult life and can say without reservation that Wisconsin is one of the best run, most organized, cleanest, and enjoyable parts of the country. Even the weather is not too bad 9/12 of the year (no hurricanes, small earth tremors, seldom drought, only humidity and the occasional blizzard). Wisconsin is on the cutting edge of education, economics, tourism, politics, cheese, and beer. No other state in the union has as much going for it!

Wisconsin still has nice spots but Walker has definitely hurt the education system and work environment. Their SAT scores went from 2nd highest in the nation to 41st in one year! Losing jobs at an alarming rate.

Safe, civilized and moralistically sound. The nation's negetive urban subcultures haven't yet infiltrated the charm of one of America greatest states.

Literally referred to as "The Frozen Tundra".

21 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.

I live in Maryland I have to agree. Crimes are committed. Why do you think we have a lot more shootings (Not only school shootings) in MD?

The bull education system! Crimes committed by school executives, high taxes on middle class, ass drivers, wanna-be teenagers, I can go on! Only upside is the breathtaking sunsets! I'd rather live in Kentucky than have to put up with Marylands bull!

What the heck?! Maryland is one of the best states in the US! Plus, it's flag is beautiful and unique.

All those troubles can be blame on Washington D.C.

22 Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.

Athens is pretty nice town to live in, I've been here 42 years and it's always got something going on. Downside is that it's a liberal city, but that's what you get with college kids making up a huge portion of the population.

I Live here it is a hellhole I was born in Boston by the way I miss Massachusetts, Georgia sucks.

Georgia is over rated crime have got bad since a lot of people come from out of town
Every time you turn on news crime.
If you move here don't stay in the city of Down town Atlanta. School System sucks

Cobb county sucks but some parts in Cobb county are good stay out of south Cobb county

23 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.

Utah is actually a great place to live and visit. Greatest snow on Earth for skiing/snowboarding. More National Parks than any other state besides California. Great place to raise a family. Low amount of natural disasters. Good economy. Good Universities. Gorgeous Mountains in the north and vast deserts in the south. Very diverse landscape.

Utah should be 50, or not here at all because it's amazing! I love it here! I was raised here, and there's SO MUCH to do! Salt Lake City has concerts all the time, fan x, national parks and LAGOON! It's so great!

Oh come on! What can you call a state that is unwelcoming to outsiders (especially of other religious beliefs - be it atheist or Southern Baptist) and has very strict alcohol laws.

Too many Mormons. I'm a Christian and wouldn't want to be surrounded by those people. No offense.

24 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.

Upstate is beautiful for a lot of activities throughout the year, from skiing to boating, hunting to fishing, and many historical sites and camping too. And sure, we might have some snowy days here; but there's also days during the midst of winter where we may be warmer than parts of FL.
Sadly, a government who dictates against the opinion and best interests of the public and financially oppresses the working people and businesses of the state seems to ruin all the advantages we have. Nothing in this state escapes from a tax, fee, surcharge, or some other name devised to extort money from your pocket.

It's like there isn't a single parking space in the entire state. NYC isn't the only problem. Upstate is ok, but really there isn't much to see but hills and woods - it's pretty quiet. NYC is awesome in some aspects, but horribly terrible in others. Long Island has overpopulation and some pollution and stuff, but they have nice beaches and other landmarks. But to be honest, Connecticut is the cleaner, less populated, more peaceful version of New York.

When people think of New York, they often think of NYC. However at least when it comes to Upstate New York, that could not be further from the truth. They upstate NY area is very beautiful, with many forests, mountains, lakes, rivers, and waterfalls. Also the
people in upstate are very friendly.

Don't get me wrong I'm not a fan of NYC either, but at least take the whole state in account before you judge it.

If you've seen the movie "Escape From New York", NYC is actually worse than that. As for "upstate", you can't really tell when its under 14 feet of snow.

25 Hawaii Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959.

If you live in Hawaii for even a year, chances are that you won't be living oblivious to its horrible living conditions for long. It's riddled with issues like corruption and abject poverty to the point that if an iceberg of oddities and atrocities in Hawaii existed, it would sink far below the end of the Mariana Trench. If you're lucky, you'll eventually be a target of a cult, MLM fraud, larceny, assault, burglary, or robbery. Furthermore, the racism is unbelievable, and there is a chance that you will experience it to some extent no matter where you go. Nothing about its homeless situation can be easy to unsee, even with the best beaches out there. Additionally, the state is a living biohazard with all the canals and water polluted far beyond repair, vog and erosion, and it is possible that even the military and Navy are involved with the worst corruption. The cherry on top is that residents are seen burning a bank account or ten for this with a grin on their face. Even this is a ...more

It's beautiful, my wife and I honeymooned there. Loved visiting there, not so sure I'd want to live there. So far away from everything! Also, it's very expensive and many places are tourist traps. That said, Hawaii's positives are pretty obvious. Plus, the people were super-friendly (we were on Maui)...

There are spots to avoid. Those places are Waianae, Wahiawa, and Makaha. There are some more to name, like Honolulu if you're super impatient. Then, there are awesome places like the northern side of Oahu, and other places in the competition. There is one massive problem, it's always expensive here. Trust me, I'm a local from Hawaii.

Worse than Iran or Mexico.

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