Worst States In America


The Top Ten

1 New Jersey 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.

New Jersey has gangs and violence and terror and organied crime starting to kids and school and getting worse, so bad people can't believe it, search 'Cherry Hill Nazis' to see where the worst one in US lives. Judges and DCPP kidnap children for $10k per month and use history's worst medical terror on parents and the children, Bergen County recent example, lookup New Jersey Child Welfare Kidnapping and see how they are so bad people can't believe it until they talk to others in the neighborhoods or it happens to them, dcpp comes in the night illegally abducts children screaming as they are taken ripped away from parents arms by corrupt rotten and killer police - whose police chief shot his wife in the head in Englewood, Bergen County, claiming suicide and when they came to get him he killed him self - when they're not shooting kids in front of schools with their hands raised (Teaneck). Anyone who likes New Jersey has simply never had experience with the corruption, crime or terror ...more

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.

God help those suffering in New Jersey, God's speed to those families not yet afflicted, and God Damn those in New Jersey who cause all the suffering until the strong and those not yet too weak to fight can vanquish them and save all the people and their children suffering at their malicious and evil hand.

God Damn the State of New Jersey. As Bad and Evil as Orwell's 1984 and Nazi Germany Put Together. 'The Division' Literally Tortures and Drugs and Institutionalizes Children and uses the 'Political Abuse of Psychiatry' and Court Savagery with Gestapo Police to do the Same to Anyone who is for Rights, Schools or they Fear Will Say Anything about the Rampant Corruption and Tyranny known by any Attorney with the better ones Just Beginning to Fight to Protect the People and Residents and the Children and Families of New Jersey. Join the Fight against the State of New Jersey Corruption, Malfeasance, Family Court Criminal Enterprises and Tyranny!

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2 Mississippi Mississippi

It bad my wife die in miss sip

They have the confederate symbol on their flag.

The flag is all you need to know.


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3 California California

People here suck and all of the celebrities are annoying

Feels like mexico. Worst state in our entire union.

Easy the worst state in the union thanks to the Democrats they made the state unliveable like new York which is always Democrat like Illinois because the cities always win and us rural and suburban folk always lose in elections - Dvafan2

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. - UglyBull

Yeah but I much rather have a shack in California, than a mansion in let's say Oklahoma. - et144

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4 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 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

Crawling with uneducated cornflakes


Highest incest rate in america, the govenor is a white supermacist, poor education, nothing to do except ride on a pooping horse. Oh and did I mention HIGHEST INCEST RATE IN THE US?

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5 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.

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.

Worst place to ever live, nowhere to go for fun, nobody worth talking to, extremely idiotic cringey people, overall this is the worst place I've ever been in this place gave me depression and it feels like hell

You remember Nickelback?
Arkansas is the Nickelback of America

This place is full of white trash, rednecks,
and people trying to hard to be black

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6 West Virginia West Virginia


Isn't it the same thing as normal vagina?

TaKe mE HoMe tO wEsT vIrGiniA - Spicygarlic

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.

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7 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.

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

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

Well not just Chicago is bad (actually some parts of it), but why not go to Rockford. I believe that city is worse than Chicago because it has more crime and the public schools there are even worse. - JoeBoi

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8 Louisiana Louisiana

There's a lot of gang fights there

I have been born and raised in Louisiana for over 35 years. For all of the bad things that we have such as horrendous crime rates and terrible education and crooked police and politicians; No one could pay me to live anywhere else. If you don't like seasons and like hot, humid and sticky weather then this is the state for you. This past winter was the coldest ones we have had in decades and it snowed briefly 3 times and got to about 23 degrees and we didn't know what to do with ourselves. No one went to work or school...very funny! The up side is that if you like to have a good time then come on down. We have festivals year round, great food, great people and after all it's sportsman's paradise. And, not to mention Mardi Gras for 2 weeks out of the year. I could not see myself living anywhere else. Louisiana is the only state for me

Louisiana should be way below Kansas and West Virginia. It's not bad enough to make the top ten, but it still kinda blows. I would put it at 12. Although New Orleans is cool and all and the food is absolutely delicious, it doesn't make up for the dirty crazy backwater swamp people that pray to Jesus every few minutes. - shiftaltkey

Outstanding beaches, New Orleans... WHY YOU HATING ON THIS ONE?

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9 Wyoming 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.

It's actually underrated just because of the scenery. Ridiculous, it has some pretty places like Yellowstone.

The buffer between a Yellowstone eruption and places that actually matter.

Most unknown state in the USA


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10 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.

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 - Zedsmeow

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.

Too many tornadoes and the people are greedy as hell for money.

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. - shiftaltkey

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The Contenders

11 Florida Florida

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.

Moved here from New York City a year ago and absolutely hate it. This pathetic excuse for a state should be #1 on the worst places to ever live, worst places to raise your children, and worst places to move.
If you want to live in a 1960s ghetto, move here.
Drug dealers everywhere, used syringes on the sidewalks and streets, high crime rates, school shooting threats every few weeks, constant flooding and hurricanes, car accidents everywhere and generally awful people.
The traffic here is horrible because you're dealing with 60+ years old people and teens that won't stop looking at their phones and texting.
Not to mention this state is filled with KKK supporting Hillbilly Gun-ranting rednecks. There are sexual Predators EVERYWHERE.
There's NOTHING to do here. everywhere you look are rows of retirement homes. There are almost no businesses, events, or things to do anywhere outside of Tampa, Orlando, and Miami.
Any other state in America is better than this one. The ...more

I live in florida and there is a lot of gang violence and shootings


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12 New York New York

For New York City, Manhattan is nice to visit and gives some high paying jobs when the economy is rocking. But Democrats think republicans or non-democrat party thinking people should be in jail. There is no freedom of speech or thought and any who aren't deluded liberals or non-traditional should be attacked in the street or during the job interview - most from other countries now and many don't like Americans, although some do. Homosexuals rule and illegal aliens should be given preference over everyone else who should be dumped on, policy in some LGBT and alien rated top companies - to continue winning awards for hiring more low paid low end illegal L1-B visas and fire more Americans or offer them work in substandard other locations, Americans that is. Walking into the wrong place or bar can be dangerous. Looking for traditional women - wrong place. Accidentally cross into New Jersey saying NYC is the best - you may get targeted. The best companies in Manhattan may target you for ...more

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.

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.

New york is the best but its really expensive to live there.

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13 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.

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.

I was eating some mashed potatoes while typing this comment. - SubliminalMessages

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. - shiftaltkey

it sucks

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

The only thing I see good about Nevada is Las Vegas

The health care here is so poor that it's dangerous to live here. The street "design" in Las Vegas is so poor that driving around the city and finding anything is almost impossible, even with GPS. Cabs serve only the strip, and mass transit is zero. Housing is ridiculously expensive, and the state government is run by idiots. Las Vegas is just strip mall after strip mall, and every house looks the same. DON'T MOVE HERE.

Nevada is a boring desert state with nothing of any interest except crime, booze, illegal gambling, hidden nukes, and an anti-medical system. This should be number 1 on worst states.

Las Vegas is awesome but it's boring outside

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15 Maine Maine

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

Michigan > 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. - NewEngland

Maine is great! - Metarock

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16 Oklahoma Oklahoma

Oh no...A tornado is coming!

Its not as bad as people say it is, and there is much importance to Oklahoma, we have the rose rock as our state rock, which is awesome if you see it, Edward Roberts, who was born and lived in Oklahoma, created the first Personal Computer, and gave Bill Gates his first job in the industry, Gordon Matthews, also born and lived in Oklahoma, created voice mail, has the worlds largest concrete totem pole, Turner Falls is the oldest state park, also has 'center of the universe', look it up, Witchita mountains Wildlife refuge is number 1 in the country, has the lowest gas prices, has the worlds tallest hill 1,999 ft, called Mount. Cavanal, has 4 major mountain ranges, 200 man made lakes, has Pops! A store that has more types of soda than Anywhere else in the country, first parking meter, The Amature Softball Association of America was founded and based in Oklahoma and is now the strongest in the Country, so I think it should be lower.

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.

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.

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17 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.


Worst weather I've ever experienced. Do not go here if you have seasonal allergies. Also very boring and worst government.

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.

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18 New Mexico 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.

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.

Worthless third world place.

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19 Nebraska 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.

Does Nebraska even exist? - SassyEquine

Nebraska is so bad! How is it not Top 5? This states sucks!

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

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20 Alaska 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.

The heck you talking about Alaska is one of if not the only state in America that has the majority of its land still natural and barely untouched with snowy peaks,boarding Canada, rivers, lakes, and maybe like a 3 hour flight to Europe (if Russia is part of Europe)I would expect this to be at then end

Should be 1 its cold and dangerous - Dvafan2

Everyone just can not say anything bad about this beautiful state which doesn't deserve this kind of publicity Alaska is like a cold Hawaii it's beautiful and it's huge I mean two time Texas and amazing high mountains and lots of cool wildlife that will blow your mind so in my opinion Alaska has no business being on this list at all although it may be a little chilly it's nothing a real person can't handle at all so don't hate on my state as a total Alaskan girl I will live here my whole life and stay proud of that choice. - Hanpan

I heard its cold

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21 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.

Overburdened state.

Who cares if its tiny have any of you ever been there?

Well I'm from Newport and Rhode Island is not all bad. I love Newport. We have the beaches, mansions, shoppes, and everything! Now just like all states, we have our problems, but you should come and see! It's surprising how so much amazing things can be packed into a tiny area!

High electric and gas rates, corrupt, taxes high, crowded as hell, run away!

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22 Indiana Indiana

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

Blame Sammyclassicsonicfan.

I hate this state with a burning fiery passion, I live in it, and it sucks.

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

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23 Vermont Vermont

It's a tie between NH and VT...both are full of pretentious people and hillbillies ripping off tourists and druggies and rich out of staters buying up the land.

I love Vermont should be lower - donovanthorn

One of the most beautiful states in the U.S and so good for skiing and snowboarding I'd say best of the New England states and there's good music that comes out of there biggest example Phish and grace potter and the nocturnal's and they take a lot of pride in there history - donovanthorn

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

Come on! Kentucky is great! I live in Kentucky. what did it ever do to you?!

People on here need to stop voting just because people are "rednecks", I mean seriously, if I said, "oh hey that guy is wearing a justing beiber hat, I HATE HIM AND HIS STATE"

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

What did Kentucky ever do to anyone?

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25 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.

I live in Iowa, and I don't think it's that bad, every complaint has a good side to it, the cold means a higher chance of snow, the farming means more materials, Iowa gives everyone materials, yes it isn't tropical, but that means no hurricanes, tsunamis, or earthquakes, so Iowa can feel better if you read this comment.

This just proves how underrated this state is. Yes, we have no mountains, but we have lakes, over 900 cities and towns, and we have beaches at the lakes. The schooling is bad, just like all of America. There is more to Iowa then farms and Slipknot. - JakePlaid

Because of nature diasters - toshdeluxe

7th highest property taxes in the country. High heating bills, low wages. the reason it's always on the best list by stupid city ratings is because there is no one but old people who live in Iowa. Real estate prices are way out of sink with the wages. Corporations and Insurance companies own the City council men. It's freezing from Oct to April. If you want to get in a car wreck from the snow and ice, or break something from a fall on ice, then move to Iowa. You'll be out of money in 1 year. I guarantee it.

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

Lived here for 56 years and nothing but racism and fat talk about nothing that really makes no difference. Leaving this place for good.

Bible bashers.

How can a state have a relatively high GDP, yet be so mentally unsophisticated?

Two words: Redneck conservatives

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27 South Carolina 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.

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.

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.

Myrtle beach is beautiful take this OFF

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

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28 Virginia Virginia Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

Drove through Virginia once; got stuck in some of the worst traffic I had ever seen in my life. - VGCI_Plays

The whole state reflects the problems that the country faces. Whether it is the Northern half or Southern half the whole state believes in elitist ideal where if you are not part of the elite you are a second class cititzen. Not only this, but Virginia is one of the most discriminatory states that I have ever seen. And I have stayed in some parts of the south and I haven't been discriminated so much before, with one of them being Alabama which is know for discrimination. The people here are also so Greedy, they believe in profit more than human safety. The whole state of Virginia is another Wall Street.

THERE IS NOTING HERE! Sure, the place looks nice... Until winter when everything dies. Everyone is poor. If anyone thinks that this place is "awesome," *cough* I think you should take my place.

This state is awesome, better than a lot of others *cough* New Jersey

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

The worse Dakota - Smash64

This is the best state among the states in the US. It has oil mines that makes it develop very fast.

North Dakota sucks, its boring, Its good for business but nothing to do

Silicon Praire. - JustAnAccount

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30 Michigan Michigan

Michigan should be the best state. Michigan is the reason everyone has cars.

Bro I live in Michigan and the only thing bad is Detroit and the Flint water crisis. (I used too live in Troy, one of the safest citys in America) - oofoff

I hate how everyone hates Michigan cause the first thing that comes to mind is Detroit and Flint Michigan is probably the best state we have so much fresh water coastline. Michigan would be one of the best states if we just get rid of Detroit and Flint just cause 2 city's are horrible does not meant the whole state is.

I'm from Michigan, and I object. - 404_name_missing

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

Delaware is one of the smallest states in the United States and was the first to ratify the nation's constitution. It is part of the Delmarva, which is shared with Maryland's and Virginia's Eastern Shore regions. To the north, Delaware and Delmarva as a whole are bordered by the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. - chronicpack


Does anyone know this existed?

I love this state

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32 South Dakota South Dakota

Just a state that's there

Best state ever

Good when it's colder

Beautiful state when it is warm, sucks the other 11.5 months. Can go for miles without running into anyone.

33 Arizona 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.

the best

I have lived in Arizona all my life you get used to the heat, people from other states will say it's to hot when it's only 95 degrees that's because you guys are wusses so back off of our beautiful state because as far as I'm concerned other states don't have the Grand Canyon

ONLY 95 DEGREES? As far as I am concerned the Grand Canyon is literally the only point of interest in Arizona, NOTHING ELSE. - missyweirdo

This states is boring and really cheap. And tiny buildings as you can laugh are there also lol. Phoenix have small buildings and Tucson have tiny mini buildings. Well King Kong or another 9/11 attack would not attack building as well but Arizona sucks. Go to California, Nevada, New York, Florida, Colorado or Illinois at least.

I want to get out of here. Nothing to do. Just deserts and cactuses mostly, at least where I live. The heat is unbearable.

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34 Tennessee 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.

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.

A horrible and very dangerous state!

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

Fantastic. Moved here from Michigan. Best decision of my life

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35 Connecticut Connecticut

Horrible state. The state is taxing everyone 10 cents per cheap plastic bag. I just carry my stuff out. State employees retire after 20 years and get IMMEDIATE pension and premium health insurance on the tax payers' backs. Some state employees are living off the tax payers as early as 40 years old. The state;s unions control the state. The winters never end, and we get plummeted with snow for several months. The oil for home heating and electricity are outrageous. People are rude and depressed. Very few churches. Very liberal and corrupt politicians have ruined this state. I know many people fleeing from this state. It is terrible!

The weather is just terrible. We get almost as much percipitation as Florida, and a lot of it comes in the form of snow. The government is just awful. Full of corruption and bad decisions for decades now, and facing a budget crisis that there seems to be no answer for. Some of the worst drivers I have ever seen. We have a lot of distracted drivers and aggressive drivers. Way over populated. Even though we only have around 3 million people our small size makes us the 4th most densely populated state in the nation. Our infrastructure is crumbling. Bad weather, budget cuts and poor maintenence are turning our state into an unsightly mess. The cost of living is soul crushing. Every thing here cost an arm and a leg. Our food, rent, electricity, taxes, you name it, we pay more for it. But out of every thing I just mentioned the absolute worst thing about the Nutmeg state is with out a doubt the people. We have some of the most arrogant, misinformed, and rude people this planet has to offer. ...more

I always liked living in Connecticut. People always complain that there isn't much to do there. Big deal, you're a few hours from NYC, Boston, and most everywhere else in New England is less than a day away.

This place is purgatory on Earth... when I lived there everyone was waiting for nothing to happen. And if you want to visit this state you'd better know people because when I visited everything I did was with family and friends.

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36 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.

Ohio should be in the top 5 this state is not the best

Yeah, pretty boring and uneventful, besides when Lebron or the Indians go to the Finals or the World Series and lose. The Browns will always be the most garbage team in the NFL. The second you leave the cities, rednecks run the joint. Racism is the state's most favorite pastime and cocaine is the drug of choice. Weed is tried by litteraly every high school student by the end of school. People are generally kind, just don't go to the East side of Cleveland.

The worst state is New York.

Ohio is a great state. Down to earth people, beautiful Amish Country, Cedar Point and nice Metro Parks. Seems like people want to focus on negatives.

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

Glacier National Park is in here and that's good but I don't know anything else in this state - venomouskillingmachine

There is nothing here. A pit of sewage made the top 10 best attractions list.

The only thing in Montana is poop

I don't really like Montana its big and boring

38 Utah 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.

Too many mormons

I love Utah. Don't know who put this on here but you're wrong. - SassyEquine

I love Utah. I don't live there but it has amazing places to ski and snowboard. it is a lot of fun in the winter and you still have lots to do without snow.

Do you like living expenses constantly rising and pay staying completely the same? What about a state with no worker rights? If you like these things than Utah is totally for you. Give utah five years and it will be the next California.

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39 New Hampshire New Hampshire

Lived here my whole life so far and even I forgot it existed

I live here and honestly I would not care if everyone who lived here disappeared. I love the weather, you can play in the snow, and you can use the snow to try to drown the people who live here. The only thing you can do here is get gas on the way to Canada. I wish I lived somewhere else because IT SUCKS HERE!

Always forget this place even exists

Go New Hampshire! - BrideiMacBella

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

There is no worst state in the USA. Most states have good and bad parts, including Maryland. Outside of Baltimore, Maryland has its southeast area, which is the good part. Except for District of Columbia. I voted for Maryland because Washington DC was not an option. District of Columbia has an enormous crime rate, and is overcrowded. It is the only "state" without a good area. - I80

So I think bmore isn't that bad it just ok

Corrupt and decaying, highly restrictive (buy beer in a Target? Buy a handgun in Walmart? Heresy! ), filled with smug, self-righteous lefties who will happily lead anyone questioning the orthodoxy into the re-education camps. Roads that belong in the 3rd world and a legislature that instead of fixing the roads, spends the gas tax revenue on disastrously wasteful light-rail projects. Oh and bike lanes everywhere (for which they removed a standard automotive lane to build), where no one rides a bike. I'm outta here for VA!

Rude and self righteous residents (If you don't view something the same as they do they bash and insult you), partial educational system (Schools are extremely partial, where a school is completely new while another is falling apart literally.), High crime especially around Baltimore and Salisbury, High cost of living, Taxes (The state government adds taxes like no tomorrow), Terrible state government (When you need to get something done involved with state government they never answer and they also are open to calls from 8am to 2pm and only weekdays, so if you need to call you need to skip lunch since their wait times are 30 minutes minimum. Also not to mention they failed in implementing Obamacare initially. Along with the state messing up calculations cause the state is have collect $1 billion less leading to $500 deficient.) Too reliant on federal government (Most of the state's job market comes from the Federal government), and deficient spending (Taxes are constantly raised but ...more

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41 Washington Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.

Why in the world is Washington close to the top ten? It doesn't deserve to be that close! Washington should be number 50 on this list!

The Seahawks are great and Nirvana is my favorite band. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

The worst state in the US for sure. Obnoxious people, terrible government, the worst bandwagon sports fans, awful schools, there's nothing to do... I could go on forever.
It may seem nice if you visit occasionally, as you haven't had the displeasure of waking up in this hellhole daily. Any sane person here, however, will know otherwise.

Seattle is my favorite city

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42 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.

Were very lovable

It's not the place, it's the people. People here are very aggressive and very careless. People look at you like your from a different planet. It is really a shallow state.

The traffic is unbearable, and it is impossible to cross a crosswalk as no one is willing to stop. - VGCI_Plays

Snobbish state ever!
New York > Massachusetts

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43 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

Who the heck put Pennsylvania on this list? It should be the best state because it has liberty bell. And what would we do without Hershy Park? - Zacktomko

High property tax PLUS a yearly school tax that's about 5x the amount of property tax, inheritance taxes, sales tax, yearly private inspection fees for cars.. PA will nickel and dime you to death! Otherwise, it is a beautiful place with lots to do outdoors.

Limited sun frequent gray rainy days, or grey snowy days. Poor job market, extremely high drug/heroin use. High incarceration rate. Poor school systems. Closed minded culture. Commonwealth state. Very uninviting for small business, high property taxes.

Just ugh. all I need to say.

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

Obviously way to friendly and cold

Terrible drivers. They yell and scream. This state is turning into Flori-duh.

Just ask Vikings fans!

WHAT?! Wisconsin does NOT EVEN belong on this list. What about the dells? That's a good place to go to for a vacation! Whoever putt this on the list should go to jail.

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45 North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

I live in NC, and I would rather live here than in any other state. - TyetheBlockhead

Wow... I'm safe? - LightningStrike

I've lived in charlotte my whole life, it's not bad at all, decent things to do, good restaurants and good uptown area. and if you want cheaper gas prices all you'll have to do is take a 5-45 minute drive to south carolina. It's great here


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46 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.

Its amazing

It's great and all but too much depression. Lived there for a year. Sports in Oregon are great, fresh air, green trees, very friendly people, nice cold weather (except when it's raining), but just too much depression there.

Actually, it's great here. It may be bad in other parts of Oregon, but if you live in the countryside it's great. The only thing I don't like about this state is the amount of rain

Great state should be 46

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47 Colorado Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

It has desert, plains, mountains, forests and the weather is not really too hot or too cold. It has no beaches but instead you have nice lakes and not have to worry about shark attacks.

As long you know Colorado than I do, it's not bad, but there's only one big problem in Colorado, weed.

Not at all a bad state, the people that say it is because it legalized weed are crazy. that's like the only bad thing about the state. Little crime, Decent schools (except for douglas county), Mountains, skiing, culture, and it's the 9th healthiest state. How is Colorado bad? - Yatagarasu

I'd rather move to California, New York Or Alaska.

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

I'm on vacation here and the people seem nice. I suppose the racism mentioned in other comments could be more obvious to me if I lived here? - 10Jackson

It's the worst

Hawaii has to many sharks that can eat you to death

There's 1. No crap to do if you hate being outside, 2. A lot of racism. 3. WAY too much traffic. 4. Extreme overrating when there seriously shouldn't be any. 5. Being insanely corrupt. 6. The most problematic thing:THE PEOPLE. Yes, me, and some million people out there, there's a lot of problems with me and it's also countless people who sometimes have psychological problems. A lot of people are annoyingly unstable that I've already lost it. That's only Oahu though, Big Island has problems as well, like being harder to pick up on if you prefer the illuminating lights of NYC and such. I have many more problems to list.

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49 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.


YES! YES! YES! My home state is the best in the country among the Top Tens! You rule, Land of 10,000 Lakes!

Best state in the union. Much better than Michigan, and also best scenery and most unique locations than anywhere

Yay, I'm glad this is last, because I actually have always wanted to move here, just because of it's perfect Autumns, and winters, and it doesn't get as hot as it does where I live now so this is a good choice for last.

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

The only bad part is altanta very dangerous city but everywhere else is safe - Dvafan2

I live in Georgia and I love it because lots of movies and T.V. shows are being filmed there so awesome

GA is a scum pit. At least the Augusta, GA area that is. Worst drivers I've ever dealt with. I'd rather drive in L.A. or San Antonio during rush hour and that's saying something. Most of the people I've encountered are selfish and rude. And I'm sorry but when the two biggest food recommendation I got before moving to this slum was Cracker Barrel and Waffle house... That alone makes me lose respect for this "state." "Good" food in this state is anything that is cheap and you get lots of it. Funny that seems to describe my two years living here, cheap and lots of it. This should be listed as the WORST state in the USA to live in. I do have a feeling that Alabama and some others states like MO are just as bad but I'm not going to test those waters. Screw the south and the ass backwards way of life they enjoy.

Utah drivers are so much worse. SO much worse. I grew up in Georgia and loved it. I now live Utah and like it I guess, but the drivers are horrible, especially in Salt Lake. - SassyEquine

Too many zombies. - JustAnAccount

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