Worst States In America

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.

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!

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.

To everyone who voted new Jersey: I wish I could say you're factually wrong, but since it's number 1 I can't. What I can say is Mississippi is much worse. ALL states have crime and poverty, but some are more visible than others. This state has ONE OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAGS ON IT'S FLAG. IF YOU DON'T THINK THAT'S RACIST, YOU'RE BLIND. And then there's the education. A little more than a third of students can't spell Mississippi. THEY CAN'T SPELL THE NAME OF THEIR OWN STATE. I don't understand how new Jersey is above this. Oh, I know why, NEW YORK JOKED ABOUT NEW JERSEY SO NOW EVERYONE THINKS IT'S BAD. *Smacks face violently*

Mississippi has the worst education I have ever seen in my life! Everyone here is a bunch of rednecks that can't even speak English!

There's a reason why there's an adage called "Thank God for Mississippi".

I live in Mississippi, and HATE it. There is NOTHING to do and we can't even get in our own gulf! The beach is nasty and there isn't anything fun for little kids to do.

3 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. ...read more.

Big wealth gap, needles trash and feces on the streets, homelessness made worse by local governments, worst laws aside from weed, a lot of ignored racism and historical racial division, super high taxes, super high cost of living and three strike law. At this point moving to California is an IQ test unless you want to work in entertainment or as an artist of some sorts.

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.

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

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.

I don't get why people brag about California all the time. There are so many bad neighborhoods, drugs, murders, and wildfires everywhere you turn!

4 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

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.

It would have been much better if there was a proffesional sports team and if there were actually stuff to do in the city and also accents there are annoying.

Alabama is The worst state in the southern United States

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.

The only reason it's not the worst state is because Evanescence is from there.

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 state of all time! Southern, hillbilly, boring, depressing, cloudy, and undeveloped. Has no purpose, plus produce here sucks.

I think that Arkansas is the least productive state because there is noting to do here. There are tornadoes and other weather. It is not a bad place to go if you want to be separate from everyone else. If you just wanna get away. If you wanna live in the city here, then you're out of luck because Little Rock is the only considered 'city' in this state.

6 West Virginia West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area, ...read more.

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

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.

7 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

Super corrupt and ranked worst court system in the country as of 2019

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

8 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.

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

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.

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

Only 500,00 people live here the only thing great about it is it has Yellowstone which has everything it has beautiful wildlife that God has blessed us with and great wilderness but otherwise pretty lonesome not lots of people

9 Louisiana

New Orleans is actually kind of multicultural once you think about it. It's just Texans who come to the state and make fun of the culture what's ruining it.

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.

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

10 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

Eh, Its not so bad. It gets the Reputation for being Boring, But that's Just Because older Peope tend to live here. Most of them come from else where and wanted a Quieter Life, they are not even Boring. And Tornados hardly ever Happen.

Dorothy got lost in Kansas because of the tornados so its really bad. Has a lot of witches because the movie shows that. Has weird flying monkeys. Why Kansas, Why.

It's a land full of conservative Christians (especially those Westboro Baptist wingnuts)

The Contenders

11 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.

I went to Florida. I went to the Everglades. I fell off the boat and I got shot by a redneck and eaten up by an alligator. That's one sticky situation why you shouldn't go to Florida. Hardcore KKK and Trump-supporting Southerners and hot climates for invasive tropical animals slash and burn their way through the lush swamps and jungles of the state. Just go to Texas and California, please. I don't want to go to Florida. And I'm from New Jersey.

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

Despite the whole "spring break party" reputation the state has, it's pretty boring and unbearably hot.

12 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 ...read more.

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

I think New York is the worst state in America. It's too crowded and noisy. One time I had to stand in a crowd of people for 10 minutes because the light was red. There are way too many people in New York. New York is not as great as people say it is.

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.

Birthplace of Donald Trump. Enough said. Also, upstate is much nicer, with so many nice people!

13 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?

14 Oklahoma

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.

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.

Oklahoma rocks! Why is this state on the list?!

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Should be higher on the list

16 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.

Maine is great!

Michigan > Maine

17 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.

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.

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.

Missouri honestly deserves it's place in the top twenty. Racism abound, stupidity, and, besides Kansas City, the cities do not make up for the rural stupidity.

18 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.

This place is a hell hole. High taxes, high cost of living and not worth it. Nice beaches and Newport is nice, but DOES NOT make up for the rest of the state. Corrupt, crooked, stupid and those are the politicians who get elected. Job market is low. DO NOT move here, or if you're already there...GET OUT!

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!

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

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

Would not live anywhere else especially California

20 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.

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.

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

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

I heard its cold

Being further up North than every other state (even Maine), that's definitely why.

21 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.

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.

Should be lower.

22 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

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

First of all. I was born in Indiana.. I've lived in several towns here, but have also lived in CA, and visited numerous other states... If you want to make no improvements to your life, spit out 2-3 kids, and get harassed by the police PLEASE BY ALL MEANS come to Indiana!

23 Vermont

I love Vermont should be lower

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

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.

24 Texas Texas is a state in the Southern 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.

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.

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.

Texas allows for children and the elderly to be euthanized without guardian's consent, then you cannot sue or stop the doctors from doing it. Terrible and cruel.

And also, it seriously just cannot make up its mind about where it wants to be. Make up your mind.

25 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.

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.

I live in Ohio and I've never met a single redneck in my 16 years of living there. - KalloFox34

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.

Ohio should be at the bottom of the list

Boring lots of crime disasters

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