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 live in NJ, and I wish I lived in California or Hawaii. - XxembermasterxX

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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?

Crime, and racism.

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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.

I'm staying away from california. - 404_name_missing

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

I understand how horrible Alabama can seem by people who were not born here, or only lived/visited for a short time. However, as someone who comes from a large family in rural Alabama, I can attest to the true nature of the state. There is a lot of racial tension, that is no lie, and we can seem dreadfully intolerant from an outside perspective, but I simply think that there is a fundamentally lifestyle here. People are polite, but you truly have to earn someone's trust here to receive the acceptance and inclusivity northerners like to say we lack. My immediate family is Catholic, while my relatives are mostly Baptist, yet we get along fine. I am an openly gay woman, but because my community knows me and what kind of a person I am, they treat me with the same dignity they would anyone else, while if I were a stranger, they would naturally be more suspicious of a different lifestyle. But if people here come to see who you really are and what values you hold, they will treat you like ...more

Alabama is The worst state in the southern United States

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.

You guys no this state is horrible.

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

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

I am on my way out after I finish school in May. A lot of people I know are at least entertaining the idea of leaving. Why pay such high taxes in every category only to receive nothing in return? The debt they racked up is insane. Currently (January, 2017) the state pays about 20% of all tax income received towards interest on debt. Also Illinois no has longer the 5th largest population. Mostly due to population decline we are now 6th largest. The companies and their jobs are leaving and the people are going with them.

Besides the government there just isn't much to do here that doesn't involve drinking or music. There are a few live shows going on but most of them are low budget plays starring a bunch of nobodies. All of which get boring fast. Outside of Chicago is mostly flat corn fields and straight roads. No real beaches, mountains or exciting wilderness. A lot of people in Illinois are very sedentary and fairly overweight. Somewhere near the middle of the road when it ...more

I'm a city of Chicago lifer that is working on an exit plan out of Illinois. Chicago Public Schools are not an option, absolutely awful. We have the second highest property tax in the nation, horrific crime, and oppressive taxes. We're taxed per bag in the grocery store, taxed for soda & water, our sales tax is %10.25 (12.25% downtown). Get this, we have this thing called a "city sticker" for our automobiles. It costs $125 for a sticker, another city sticker is needed in some areas of the city as well. We're so used to it that we forget it's a pointless tax not just a "sticker". Supposedly the huge amounts of money go to the streets. You should see our streets! Roads in Afghanistan are better. I'm not a political guy, honestly, independent, middle of the road dude all the way. Liberal Democrats have destroyed Illinois. They deny it but here's the facts. Chicago has been far left Democrat for 80 plus years, Cook County (largest by far in IL) has been that way for 50 plus years and our ...more

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

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6 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 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

TaKe mE HoMe tO wEsT vIrGiniA - Spicygarlic

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

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

This should be at # 3 or something. First, this state is absolutely boring. Driving through this state, I would've rather played a game on my phone than look at the flat boring scenery that is the landscape. Besides that, the infrastructure is underdeveloped, Wichita cannot even be called a city, and the politics are overtly conservative. Can't be worse than Alabama, but it needs to be in the top ten. - shiftaltkey

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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8 Louisiana 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

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?

There's a lot of gang fights there - Demon_Kitty

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

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

Most unknown state in the USA - Demon_Kitty

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10 Florida Florida

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

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

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

My best friend lives in Florida and he said it sucks there and don't ever ever go to Miami. There's lots of crime in Miami. - Demon_Kitty

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The Contenders

11 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

"It's king of New York looking for the queen! " - CharismaticKat

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12 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

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

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

Does Nebraska even exist? - SassyEquine

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13 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.

Las Vegas is awesome but it's boring outside

Vegas is great, OK? >:(

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14 Oklahoma 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.

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.

This is where I was born but I moved to South Korea 2 months after I was born, so it’s hard saying I’m from there when I don’t remember it. My father is currently in the military so I find it hard to answer the ‘where are you from? ’ Question since we move so often. I’ve lived in Oklahoma, S. Korea, New York, Georgia, Texas, and now Italy. We’ll be moving to Mississippi next summer. In general, when someone asks me where I’m from, I say Ireland because I’m more Irish than anything else and my family lived there (no, I've never lived there but I’ve been there). Otherwise, if I don’t FEEL like saying I’m from Ireland, I say I’m from Oklahoma or I might even say I’m from Texas because I lived there for a while. I might even start saying I’m from New York. Yeah, I’m feeling New York. That’s going to be my answer for the summer. Oh, the weird life I live. - Untildawn8

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15 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

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

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16 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?

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!

Overburdened state.

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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.

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 worst place you could ever think of, depressing, boring sad and small literally worse than being in hell

I live here and it's boring. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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

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

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

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

it sucks

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

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.

Should be called MISERY. Because that pretty much sums up this place. - Smash64

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

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

I 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

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

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21 Vermont 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.

22 North Dakota 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

Silicon Praire. - JustAnAccount

Boring - shiftaltkey

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23 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.

Because of nature diasters - toshdeluxe

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

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?

My friend there had a principal at their school rape a child.

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25 Indiana 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

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!

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

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26 Michigan Michigan

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.

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.

The only thing bad about this state is the crimes around Detroit

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

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27 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.

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.

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28 Ohio Ohio Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

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

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

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.

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

My cousins are from Virgina and they are so ghetto, by the way I live in Cali and I don't think it's bad at all, it had a lot of points of interests, entertainment, national parks, landmarks, and basically everything you could think of! - missyweirdo

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

Does anyone know this existed?

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

I love this state


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31 South Dakota South Dakota

Just a state that's there

Best state ever

Good when it's colder

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

32 Arizona Arizona Arizona is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states.

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 went there in December when it's not too hot. It's a beautiful state with lovely desert scenery and lots of wildlife and pretty birds. Nice place to learn about Mexican, Native and Spanish culture but I guess you get tired of cactuses after a while. - CharismaticKat

It's so hot and I hate it

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33 Connecticut Connecticut

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

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

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

Best state in the entire country. Please give us more money.

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

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

35 South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

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

The State that launched the Civil War. Poor and rich. No jobs. Still troublemakers... look at their politicians. People think of Charleston, Savannah, and beach towns but look behind the cover.

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36 Utah Utah Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 31st-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States.

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

It’s super hot there.

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37 New Hampshire 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

Always forget this place even exists

I’ve lived here my whole life and I really did no like it. The state has beautiful places to go and the Government and most people are Fine. But there’s a really bad drug problem. When I went to school most of the teachers would let the Girls do anything, even talk to each other in class and the boys wouldn’t even say a word and get a detention. I wouldn’t recommend living in southern New Hampshire like I did move up northeast, maybe somewhere near southwest Maine.

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

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!

The worst state is New York!

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

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.

Were very lovable

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

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

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

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41 Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

Tennessee is one of the worst racist states. They hate visitors or people moving in. They hate top calibre people. Their women especially don't like men moving to the state. The people are unfriendly and that INCLUDES NASHVILLE for all of the above - it's a dangerous, racist low quality city where the (white) Democrats are all KKK types and their teachers are below substandard freaks. Don't walk around alone in Nashville especially at night or you willl get followed and likely robbed and killled.

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

I live around Nashville in a suburb and it so nice and laid back. Memphis and where I live is drastically different I have to say Memphis is bad but Tennessee is actually pretty welcoming. I love it here

V not true

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42 Pennsylvania 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

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

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!

We're the worst?!? Fine we'll take our dairy, tourism, beautiful scenery, varied landscape and countries biggest water park and leave, and as a parting gift we well leave Minnesota our frigid weather. JK but seriously want did Wisconsin do?

Just ask Vikings fans!

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

Lived/grew up in Texas for 20 years. It's got its pros, but I cannot stand the obnoxious attitude of many natives who think this place is the best place on earth when they haven't even been outside their zip code. It's just ignorant pride. Texas wouldn't have as bad of a rep if it weren't for those people. They need a lesson in humility and respect.

Texas is not what people think. It is not flat and dusty. It has some of the best cities in the US. A bunch of rednecks do not live here, if that's what people think! Laugh out loud people think they know everything. Texas is not only country it has many beautiful cities, like Dallas. Texas is one of the best states ever to live in because the weather is so nice and there are so many opportunities in this state.

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

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

How is texas this low? I thought it would be closer to the top lol - Lightnin9

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

I 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.

Wow... I'm safe? - LightningStrike

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46 Oregon Oregon Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada.

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

Its amazing

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47 Georgia 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

Too many zombies. - JustAnAccount

Minnesota is better boi - PatrickS

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

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

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

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

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

Smoke weed everyday - purpleyoshi98

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

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

It's the worst

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50 Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.

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

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

In order to enjoy this amazing states you have to suffer the winters, it’s April and it’s still snowy

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