Worst States In America

The Top Ten Worst States In America

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.

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

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!

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.

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? - Alpha101

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.

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

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!

I agree that it is very bad. First state to allow marijuanas. Very bad if it does that.

The government is a self-imposed dictator...Horrible state to live in...Especially if you are a CONSERVATIVE...You get spit on and called names...

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

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. - kyanazadisgreat

Alabama is The worst state in the southern United States

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?

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.

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

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

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. - shiftaltkey

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.

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

Eagles shouldn't be the animal of America. Turkeys should.

-Actually said by Ben Franklin but not exactly how he said it

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

8 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. - shiftaltkey

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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 - Zedsmeow

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 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.

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.

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

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. - SnarkySneezy

Dude the kids here are living in a fantasy thinking there all gangster and thinking there unbeatable I hope those kids get a good beating one day to teach them some sense also my best friends sister was kidnapped from school the school system here is absolutely trash best avoid it if possible

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'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!

Can I even begin? The worst people ever are here. Plus this is where 9/11happened - MandythePirate

13 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

Should be lower. - BrideiMacBella

14 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

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

Maine is great! - Metarock

Michigan > Maine

16 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?! - BrideiMacBella

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.

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. - shiftaltkey

18 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.

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. - shiftaltkey

Should be higher on the list

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. - Hanpan

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)! - alaskangirl62

I heard its cold

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!

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!

22 Indiana

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

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

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 - 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

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 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?

25 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.

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

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.

26 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

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.

I have lived here my whole god damn life and it is fine

27 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.

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*

Definitely not a great state. Lived here for 10 years... Lot of poor areas and floods are terrible. It floods often and since you are on the south east area hurricanes aren't rare. Only attractions would be Myrtle Beach and Charleston. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND MOVING HERE

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

Yes, because the traffic we have is WAYY more important than the fact we started the U.S.A.

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

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

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

The worse Dakota - Smash64

Silicon Praire. - JustAnAccount

30 Michigan

Worst state in my opinion. You have the two worst cities in the country located in Michigan. Anywhere you go, you'll find run down neighborhoods and ghettos.

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.

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

Really, I think Michigan gets a bad reputation from all of the bad stuff surrounding Detroit. But there are people that are trying to change this, and apart from that Michigan's really a beautiful and great state.

31 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


32 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.

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.

Why isn't it in the top 10? Its sucks! Too many people there are racist.

33 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.

34 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.

Franklin tn anyone? I live there and it's a cute and historic town

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.

I live in Tennessee and it's not bad so u can shut up first of all the state is not rascist Tennessee has some of the most polite people and it's a beautiful state also a lot to do here if u hate the state leave I apoligize that this state isn't California.

I absolutely love living in Tennessee, I've been to 40 state's and tenn. is the best.

35 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

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.

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.

36 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.

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

Ohio is god awful its cold, its abandoned, and life is deprived from the land.

ohio is the worst.

37 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 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.

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.

Should be lower. For starters, it's ranked as the number one state to to business. And don't get me started on the scenery. - BrideiMacBella

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

39 New Hampshire

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!

Go New Hampshire! - BrideiMacBella

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

Always forget this place even exists

40 Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, 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

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

Well, at least it has a great flag. But other than that, this state is somehow a bit of target. But Maryland is still a great state. Perhaps it really is the best state in the Mid-Atlantic or the Northeast (New England and Mid-Atlantic).

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!

41 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!

Seattle is my favorite city

This place is rather nice. The majority of people in WA likes the cold so weather is only a problem to people from other areas. Also, the economy is decent there. Go Emerald City! (Seattle) - CobaltCards

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

42 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.

This is one of the best states! This a very memorable place. Life is awesome here. What has it ever done to you?!

The people there are the most rude jerks you will ever meet. They think the world revolves around them and nothing else matters. - Thisgoronsonfire

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.

Use to be nice, but now just overcrowded. Everybody is all stressed out around here because there is no room to breathe

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

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.

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.

Crumbling roads, water main breaks every five minutes, terrible education system, debt, bridges falling into the water, highways collapsing, shootings, violence, tom corbett. - Bturlik

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

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

I'd rather live in El Salvador than this accursed, wretched state.

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

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.

Wisconsin is the best! Wisconsin Dells is the best waterpark ever! I love Noah's Arc, The Wilderness, Great Wolf Lodge, it's just so amazing!

45 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.

I'd rather worship Lucifer than live in this accursed hellhole.

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

46 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

I am sad to say I am North Carolinian myself. And I hate it. The education system is horrible, the people are generally either racist, crotchety, or homophobic/transphobic, or any combination of these. The weather is unbearable. It is extremely humid, or at least on the coast, where I live, and we only have 2 seasons, Summer, and Winter. I'm getting out of this godforsaken place as soon as I can, and going to New Mexico. Or maybe just Mexico. Anywhere but out of the South.

Everyone's all "fayetteville sucks, stay away from there." I've lived there for over 10 years & I don't think its that horrible. I hate the state's law about minors not receiving medical care without their parents signing 500 papers, and how fort bragg occasionally keeps me up at night. But it's not so bad here.

I wish I never moved here. Charlotte and Raleigh are nice and all, but the schools are horrible. I'm glad I'm on Spring Break.

47 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.

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

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

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

48 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

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.

Racism is HORRIBLE if you have light colored skin, people will call you a "haole". I have red hair and green eyes, and I was bullied even though I was born and raised on Oahu like everyone else. I remember wanting to dye my hair black as a 6 year old because of how bad the racism was. The kids are terrible, the teenagers are terrible, and even some stupid adults are terrible too. Do not ever move there.

Most people would assume Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, or other stereotyped southern states would be the most racist. As a man of the American south, I fail to believe a state could possibly be more racist than Hawaii. If you're not native Hawaiian, get ready for a constant bombardment of racial slurs. Most've said that the racism is against whites, but blacks, hispanics, and middle easterns are all about equally attacked. You'll also need to either homeschool your children or put them in private schools because Hawaiian on "haole" crime is extremely high in public schools. I walked into a pizza shop on a lunch break and spent the entire 30 minutes getting stabbed with death glares from the local Hawaiians dining there, only to find out that the place I ate is "no-Haole", which quite a few business here are. On the other end of the spectrum, a lot of white people are racist too, moreso than what you'd see in Texas or whatever stereotyped racist state you're thinking of. ...more

49 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!

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.

It has perfect springs and falls, the education is good, and the culture and history is rich and interesting. Paired with pretty nice people and it's almost perfect

Disgusting here. Always cold, even in summer. In some parts only 3 month of warm. Everyone is rude here. Unless you live in St. Paul the state doesn't care about you.

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

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

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

Too many zombies. - JustAnAccount

Minnesota is better boi - PatrickS