The Best U.S. States In the Midwest

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The Top Ten

1 Minnesota 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.

A great state with a lot of friendly folks! Neighbors here are generally kind people. Sure, the winters are harsh, but the summer, spring, and fall seasons make it worth it. Our lakes are beautiful, whether frozen or thawed, and Minneapolis has plenty of culture. If small cities are more your thing, up North in Duluth or down South in Rochester is the way to go. Going to the more rural areas, you get a funny "Fargo" accent. It becomes weirdly charming the more you listen to it though. Our state fairs have delicious, fried food on a stick, and the Mall of America is fun as long as you don't go during the holidays. Famous brands and items like Cheerios, Target, and Betty Crockers originated here. If all this isn't enough to convince you... we have burgers with cheese in them.

"Minnesota Nice" really is a thing here. The people here are very warm, despite how cold our winter is. Our food culture is pretty underrated and you'll find a lot of delicious Hmong and Somali cuisine. The lakes are absolutely gorgeous, whether thawed or frozen, and the cities are clean and relatively peaceful. We have awesome infrastructure and beautiful nature. Seriously, we can show you we're an amazing state if you gave us the chance!

How did Kansas and Missouri get ahead of us? No way ever. The Twin Cities have a lot more to do and the humidity is bearable in the summer. It is a little colder up here, but you dress for it and you're fine.

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2 Illinois Illinois Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.

The largest crowd in the Midwest is in northeastern Illinois AKA Chicago, the Capital of the Midwest.

3 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.

I have lived in Kansas all my life and I would say it's the best.

It truly is and I live here, it is amazing, everyone is kind!

4 Ohio 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.
5 Missouri 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'm 100% sure Missouri is a southern state.

Missouri is definitely the most well balanced state in the Union. Many people see it as southern or redneck like Arkansas but that's just the Ozarks region. Everything above the Lake of the Ozarks is moderate and diverse. Something for everyone here.

Best state because they have the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Blues

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

It's not as boring as Kansas

7 Indiana Indiana
8 Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.
9 Michigan Michigan

The Great Lake state!

10 Iowa 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 good state to live in. No crime outside of the major cities, little to no corruption and low cost of living.

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The Contenders

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

I would take North Dakota over South Dakota any day. Fargo is a terrific town. South Dakota does have the Black Hills, but it takes forever to get there.

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