Worst States In America


The Top Ten

1 New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey is a state in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware.

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

JDL too, 40 hate groups most in Bergen County and many neo-Nazi and reverse hate groups, ISIS and al Qaeda arrests, FBI Targets Hackensack schools to stop ISIS infiltration and videos (search Web), regular bomb threats to schools and Bergen County Court House against worst judges in US (leave schools out of it! ) corruption with 40 arrested including 3 mayors, several assistant mayors, 5 Rabbis and selling body parts, Bergen County police almost kill State Police officer who came to help people from them on State Highway on you tube. To be caught in the middle of all that hate is not a good place to be and it starts young in NJ schools. All those office posts 'it's such a nice place with nice schools' getting old. Chrsitie disliked *even more* than the last NJ Governors even though they set set historic lows in the polls. 80% think Christie doesn't care about them because the other 20% KNOW Christie doesn't care about them.

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

I have lived in many plac a in my life; currently in New Jersey, and I can agree wholeheartedly that this is the worst state in the USA. The city is dangerous, while the suburbs are just thousands of copies, everyone is the same as the other; annoying, bratty and selfish. The only variety is the people who have lived in other states and remember them before coming to NJ.

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2 Mississippi Mississippi

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

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!

4 "S"s in Mississippi for Segregation, Simple minds, Sorry school system, and... I listed SEGREGATION, right?

I love Mississippi we have a good army

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3 California California

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

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.

This state should be number 1 on this list. I moved here for a job after the military and have regretted it since the first day. Seems like 1 in 4 of my neighbors actually has a job.

Can't go anywhere without the gangland/prison mentality that infects this state like a cancer. I hope I can get out of this toilet of a state and go anywhere else. Let the garbage that lives here and loves their welfare state fall into the ocean for all I care.

Great weather, great nature, suckiest government ever. I don't think California should be #3 but it's government is so darn stupid and corrupt.

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

I agree that Illinois is the worst state in US history. Did you know that more people are leaving Illinois than any other state? It has lost residents to almost every other state in the nation. My son, who recently turned 16, says he will never live in Illinois or step on Illinois soil, and I don't blame him. High taxes, crime, unionism, that is why Illinois is losing more residents than it is gaining. I don't mean to make anyone angry, but I think Illinois needs help so it can be a better state than it already is today. It keeps getting Democrat leaders, and people need to stop voting for Democrats to run the state and the nation. Illinois residents are number one in desire to flee the state. It is the second most hated state in the nation, and more people say it absolutely SUCKS living there than any other state in the nation. Hey, I'm sure glad I don't live in Illinois. We live in Texas, but we will be moving back to Colorado, our old home state, on July 1st, 2017. So, Illinois is ...more

Democrats have ruined Illinois and Chicago. High sales & property taxes, violent crimes, illegal immigrants, public schools are worse - children cannot read, unions are corrupt just like most of Illinois politicians (Dems & Republicans). Politician in Illinois only care about where there next buck is coming from for their pensions and health insurance, they could care less about the people. That's why America is on the decline, look where the president came from; another crooked democratic liberal that cares nothing about the US or hard working Americans not asking for handouts and welfare.

Illinois is the only state in the nation that still does not have a budget. Colleges are suffering layoffs and may be forced to close. They will lose their accreditation Social services are suffering. Can't wait to leave

The fact that I'm voting for this says a lot, considering I'm from New Jersey. At least there's stuff to do...Outside of the cities, there is literally nothing in Illinois. - erw115

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

Alabama is The worst state in the southern United States

Alabama sucks it is poor boring stupid people here I will not ever live here again

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.

I lived here all my life. And I live in a safe community and Alabama has such fun landmarks! I don't know what your talking about.

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6 Florida Florida

Criminal, corrupt, terror, 100 times worse than fascist Nazis, 100 times worse than Stalinist police state, 100 times worse than 1984, 100 times worse than Hunger Games whenever can get away with it - and that's just your boss! This isn't pre-civil war! New Jersey sends people to kill Floridians in both North and South Florida. Actually those killers are already in Florida including the 1/2 from New Jersey that are so bad can't stay there. New York's worst --goes to New Jersey's worst --goes to Florida. They don't like that in North Florida. Not just corrupt NJ Senator Menendez or the NJ Menendez brothers who moved to Beverly Hills. A few other snowbirds just want warmer weather and now Florida is just South New Jersey when North and Central New Jersey didn't have room for them and terrorized them out.

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

I'll never understand why people hate Florida so much. The Climate is usually pretty nice staying in between 50-70. The beaches are absolutely perfect and have been popular since 1513 (That's when Melbourne Beach was founded). Lmao people saying "Lots of people smoke, Lots of storms are in florida" what? Have you not seen these common things before? You could go ANYWHERE in the world and see people smoking and being racist. Also they always forget that Florida has some of the best theme parks in the world! Some of these include: Disney world, Islands of Adventure, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Busch Gardens, Sea World Orlando, Adventure island, Universal Studios, Disney's Hollywood studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom and so much more! All of these theme parks are ranked in the top 50 theme parks in the world! - Vortexeo

"I don't like this state"
- Hurricane Irma

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

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

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

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

Population less than Oklahoma City. Horray! - Frodomar49

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8 Nevada 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

Dry Dry Desert - purpleyoshi98

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

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

Should be higher on the list

Why isn't this in the top ten

10 New York New York

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

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.

I have lived in new York for 12 years and it's a pretty good state. There is so much to do in nyc you don't even know...we have broadway shows, the best dining, great mix of cultures everywhere, and its always very exciting. All the people that say that nyc is a bad state are just southerners that visited nyc and didn't visit the right places


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The Contenders

11 Iowa Iowa Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west.

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

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

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.

Sorry, but all your generalizations about Iowa are wrong. "There's no one but old people in Iowa." Nope, that's literally stereotyping. "Move to Iowa and you'll be out of money in a year." Again, just saying random things to make Iowa look bad. I live in Iowa and aren't poor, in fact, poverty is very low in Iowa. Stop generalizing and actually go to Iowa for once. - JakePlaid

Dis state suks bcase silpknoet formd in dis staet, slipnot is not reel hevy metal. I perefer canebeel ceopes and neil and slaer and pentara, and suiced sewuince, slipnot isnte heavy enof.,

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12 Rhode Island Rhode Island Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

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

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

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

My home state is number 7 and I'm pissed

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13 Arizona Arizona

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

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 hate all of you! You obviously love in the part of Arizona where idiots like you tore apart the ground so all the good stuff would run away. Damn you guys! (Same guy who is in Arkansas for two years

Arizona is the best - Himalayansalt

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14 Louisiana Louisiana

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

Life sucks here. Never ever live here. If you're one for cultures and annoying accents, this is the place for you. I'm pretty sure this is hell itself. The temperature suggests this. I'm proud not to be born here. - MusicMovieMinecraftMe

NEVER LIVE HERE. Boring, hot, humid, rainy. Winter is fine. The only reason to even visit is New Orleans.

Swamps, natural disasters, crime, slums, rednecks, disgusting climate and humidity. What could be so bad about it? - JustAnAccount

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

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

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

Should be lower. - BrideiMacBella

Potatoes. - JustAnAccount

16 West Virginia West Virginia

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 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.


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17 Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Its name is of Siouan derivation, denoting the Quapaw Indians.

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

Arkansas is the bomb. I mean Walmart was made here. Come on, how many times have you laughed at someone in Walmart. Every single time.

Um this state is just High-Key Ghetto



So ha.

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18 Kansas Kansas Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.

You people who are saying people in Kansas are idiots, that it's boring, that there are tons of tornadoes, and that it has the smallest population are wrong. I live in Kansas and am here to inform you of a few things. First of all, I don't know why other people think that we are all so stupid. Don't get me wrong, a lot of people in Kansas are stupid. But not everyone, not even close. And that you want everyone in Kansas to DIE? That's really hurtful to some people, you know. I'm 13, and there are plenty of other kids on this website. So, watch it. Also, if you think it's boring, then you should know that all states can be very boring, which you may already. If you think Kansas is boring, spend some more time in Kansas. There really are some really cool things here. The sky is beautiful. Also, for those of you who said all their is are tornadoes in Kansas, people are dying left and right, then you are a huge fool. There really aren't many tornadoes, and seldom people die. The only ...more - Zedsmeow

There are lots of tornadoes in Kansas

I live here and I'm sobbing I hate it I've lived here in the same house my whole life and I can't wait to leave its awful

I live here and anymore I really just don't like it here. Can't move because I don't male enough money to save for moving expenses or a new place. I can't even afford healthcare in this state and I have insurance. On top of that they raised income taxes on everyone! My family is going to lose around $870 this year PLUS another 4.9% for all earnings over $30,000 on top of that! Because our state government doesn't know how to budget!

I want out if this state the first chance I get.

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19 New Mexico New Mexico

Ranked as 47th worst state for business, 20% poverty rate, one of the most dangerous states in the country, has ranked 49th or 50th for child welfare for years, second highest heroin overdose rate in the country, in the bottom five states for education, the Albuquerque "International" Airport only has direct flights to 23 cities, police departments at the city, county and state levels have trouble filling their ranks, unemployment went from 6.2% in October of 2014 to 6.8% in October of 2015 while the rest of the country recovers, lost 11,500 in population in 2014, filled with stupid people who elected Susana Martinez twice. Mother Jones did a story on her a couple years ago entitled "Is Governor Susana Martinez the next Sarah Palin? " Unbelievably corrupt but it never makes the national news because only 2 million people live here and that's shrinking. It's the second worst managed state in the country. The secretary of state just resigned because she spent campaign money at various ...more

I live here and it still sucks. Nicknamed "Land of Entrapment" for a reason. Only good thing to come out of it is Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Hot air balloons just aren't that exciting.

If some of the land in the state is that worthless to the point where USA tests it on the land, it isn't a good sign but I'm sure it's not all that bad there.

Nice mountains. A nice state.

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20 Maine 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

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

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