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.

More like the most overhated state in America. I know it can be dirty, has lots of dangerous cities, and lots of rude and egotistical people. But if you look past all of the really populated places it's actually not that bad. It's shorelines are a great place to visit during the summer, has beautiful rural areas, Wawa, tomatoes, and the best pizza and bagels in the nation (in my opinion). Many people from different backgrounds populate the state and believe it or not most of the time are very friendly and helpful. Oh, and you don't have to pump your own gas! I wish people will see past the negatives of a state or country and expose the negatives of a generally well-received state.

Well I’ve lived in nj for my whole life, and it is bad and good.
The big cities like Camden, Trenton, Newark, and others are AWFUL, but it could be worse. But north jersey is beautiful, with many nice small towns. There are some nice suburbs In central jersey (A-hem,Princeton)There are some really good beaches in the south too. Cape May and long beach island are great. Also, the education and colleges are great. The cost of living is high too, but that doesn’t mean nj is totally awful. Just the cities

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!

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

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 does not need to change their flag. Yes, racism is bad, but why can't we just put the past behind us? The majority of racism happened in the 1800s, and we are in the 2000s now! Why can't we just forget about that, instead of everyone labeling you "racist" for something that is nothing of the sort?

I moved here from up north and this has been the best place I have ever lived... Friendly people... Low taxes... Small school systems and cost of living is great. Lots of entertainment and site seeing in a short drive in any direction. Glad I made Mississippi my home.

I really hate the rednecks that judge me by my race and trash their house. It's a terrible place to live. The beach is nasty, and the swamps are nasty. The worst of all you have HIPPOCRATIC REDNECKS. So, in conclusion, this is the worst place to live in America.

3 Alabama Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

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.

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

The southern tradition is rich in Alabama. Men still open doors for women, the senior citizens are treated with respect,
The children are taught manners like:Yes Sir & No Sir. We have mountains, The Gulf with gorgeous beaches, lots of wooded preserved forrestery, plenty of fresh rivers, lakes and streams. You can usually choose land to build on or apartments. Our interstates can connect you to anyplace you want to go. WE HAVE 2 GREAT FOOTBALL
TEAMS, AUBURN UNIVERSITY & THE UNIVERSITY OF Alabama! We love our sports & are great supporters of our teams.

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

4 California California is a state in the Southwestern United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento, and the largest city is Los Angeles. ...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.

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.

Not deserving of the spot. Yes, LA (particularly south-central LA) can be full of gangs, smog, traffic, and famous people, but I live in Orange, CA and love it. San Bernadino County isn't a desirable area, but Orange County sure is. Here in Orange, the schools are great, everyone here has kids, we're 15 minutes from Disney (and can hear the fireworks from our house), there is no smog, no gangs, no traffic, and no celebrities anywhere. It's a pretty unknown and small town, and in SoCal, the more unknown and small the better. We're close to the nice beaches, also. California has got everything...beaches, mountains, no humidity, etc. Stay away from Compton/south-central LA, and you'll do fine.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

In Arkansas it's apparently socially acceptable to be disrespectful for no reason,support idiots/bad people, talk like a valley-girl, and overall be a disgrace to America

history says that this place has strong links to racism and the KKK

so it's pretty obvious this place is clearly the worst of America...

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.

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.

This state needs a new name. THE STATE OF DEPRESSION. Drug deals in public everywhere, thieves everywhere, racism everywhere, and it can't decide on a climate. The KKK operates regularly here. This state makes me think Siberia is Disney World.

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

7 Louisiana

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

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.

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.

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

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

Illinois is way too expensive to live in. It's either freezing cold, windy, or boiling hot. After you've been to Chicago, there's no one else to go. The suburbs are actually very nice and tame, but taxes are ridiculous. I'm not sure if I want to leave because of family, but I know you shouldn't be visiting or moving here for fun.

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

9 Wyoming Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The state is the tenth largest by area, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

The Contenders

11 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.

Yeah, it's not like we're responsible for a majority of modern American culture, the creation and basis on hundreds of movies/TV shows, and the state where some of the most notorious landmarks and events in history exist.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

13 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.

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

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

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

14 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

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

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.

15 Missouri Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States. It is the 21st most extensive, and the 18th most populous of the fifty states.

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

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

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

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

16 Alaska Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.

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.

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

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

Should be 1 its cold and dangerous

17 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.

Would not live anywhere else especially California

The only thing I see good about Nevada is Las Vegas

18 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the future Florida goes sea level rise in miami reason why?
-Roads are covered by waters
-Many traffic cannot drives into water because of sea level rise in 2030 or 2100
-Many people will leave florida because of sea level rise
-Trying to rid off waters and wont work (needs to fix again)
-Everybody got wet because of sea level rise!

Okay if the Florida was covered by oceans than If need to upgrade and reopening?!
-Needs to build bridge road or highway in future
-Will make floating buildings or cabins and houses
-Reopening in Florida after building bridges with road or floating buildings or houses
-Getting rid off the waters!

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

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

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

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

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

20 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!

Tea Party Gov. LePage will have Maine number one in no time.

21 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!

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!

Tiny doesn't mean its bad. I bet most of you have never even been here before.

22 Idaho Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States.

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

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

I was eating some mashed potatoes while typing this comment.

Should be lower.

23 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

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!

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

24 Vermont

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.

I love Vermont should be lower

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.

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.

Great if you like grey skies, cornfields, and drugs

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

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