Worst States In America


The Top Ten

1 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

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.

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

Hated because other states don't have the staples center

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2 Mississippi Mississippi

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

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!

Hate it never going there I live in New York

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3 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 is actually one of the best states! Why you ask? 1) It is one of the richest states. 2) It has great public schools. 3) Beautiful, safe suburbs 4) Beautiful beaches 5) Being in the Greater New York City area it has great job potential and wonderful entertainment. There are also many beautiful lakes. In other words... New Jersey ROCKS!

Everyone has that if you don't like it "Get Out; Shut Up" attitude; loads of rude ignorant common people. Don't be nice guy; be Wiseguy or the gangster ass wanna-be. Don't move here if you like guns, and want to own guns. NJ laws basically say you can't have one. Way to go frank-co un-American. This is no way; to make your way into the world. Here in New York...We don't call it New York, we call it Newark. 4 in 5 people been in jail, and most unhappy city in America. Camden on the other hand is the poorest and more violent crime than Detroit. After living in northern NJ all my life, I didn't know the rest is Concrete/Jungle, the farther east you go; it looks just like NYC; a suburban wasteland. New Jersey is very corrupt gang infested dump. Propagated by hope and for anyone who decides to share it. There's no hope in this god forsaken state. Leave this place and never come back. They'll take away your will and try to push you down.

New Jersey causes me hardcore anxiety and depression.

I live in New Jersey and I couldn't be happier living here. I honestly do not like California. But, New Jersey has just a great beaches as everyone thinks California has. I love going to the jersey shore. It's my happy place. And it's not just one big suburb, the reason everyone thinks so is because in north jersey, there is Hoboken, Newark, Bergen, etc. that's basically it. And some of the biggest name A in music started here. Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Franki Valli, Southside Johnny, etc. We have a lot of great things here, but everyone always underestimates us for only a small part of the state. There is a reason why people call it the Garden State! - caseyk1218

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4 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.

Is it ever not freezing in this state? Great state to kill yourself in whether from driving on I-80 in February or from the misery of being cold and miserable most of the year.

I love this place

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5 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?

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

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

Highest unemployment and everyone's miserable.

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

Would not live anywhere else especially California

Las Vegas is awesome but it's boring outside

Every where. Is bad except Las Vegas

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7 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

I live in Illinois and I love Chicago. But a lot of parts of the city and state sucks. There are ways to fix it though. And I hope we'll get to the bottom of the list soon. Hopefully we'll start going in the right direction. As of now we do suck.

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8 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.

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 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.

The entire state smells from all the farms kinda gross.

I've lived in Nebraska and Iowa and I definitely prefer Nebraska

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9 New York New York

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

Laugh out loud someone put Tennessee in twice, it is/was 34 & 44 on this list

As others have stated, the hater at the top is probably a southerner trying to make up north look bad. I live in Briarcliff Manor, New York (Westchester County), and I absolutely love it! It's family-oriented, safe, beautiful, a 25-30 minute drive to the city, the schools are good, and the people are friendly. There is no state like NY. NY has everything: mountains, beaches, state parks, lakes, the city, suburbs, etc. I am so happy that I was born in, raised in, and still live in NY.

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10 Florida Florida

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

Florida I'd say stink, stank, stunk. Florida stinks! And I'll show you,
Lots of storms,
Lots of people smoke,
Lots of its meager cities are shrinking Like...
Oh, by the way there NFL football teams stink, most of all the jaguars SUCK

Let me guess this happened in Florida - bashed11

The only thing good about it is Orlando. Also the climate is between the 50's and the 70's in winter.

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The Contenders

11 Arizona Arizona

I want to get out of here. Nothing to do. Just deserts and cactuses mostly, at least where I live. The heat is unbearable.

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

Whoever made this website is an idiot! I am from Arizona and am in Arkansas for two years and it is stupid! Everyone is like Howday Y'all! How y'all doing? There is nothing to do at all and everyone lives on a farm and is insane about church and stuff. There is plenty of stuff to do in Arizona as long as you're in the good part of it

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12 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.

Disaster. It's the depression state, and one I always forget exists lol. There is nothing to do here, so you see why everyone is depressed.

bad state

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13 Louisiana Louisiana

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

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

It's probably going to be under water in 9 years and there is lots of drunks.

New Orleans is full of gangs and drunks. Louisiana is humid as hell. It's so boring.

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14 Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln. V 1 Comment
15 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

Rednecks. Poverty. Nothing to do. Just horrible.

Best state in the US
I don't know what they were thinking when they put this on the list

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16 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.

Missouri should just come out and say they are part of the south. We have the worse politicians and they are in no way concerned for the people as a whole.

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

Everybody in this state is an idiot.

Missouri is awesome! - BrideiMacBella

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17 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?!

Wow this place is bad? We have some of the best schools and restaurants in the country we have cape Call of Duty one of the best places we barely have any hurricanes (mostly) tornadoes earthquakes or wildfires so you're house is likely to stay up we have the top safety laws so yeah bye

In New Hampshire, these people infest our state with their liberalism and cocky attitudes. We get it, you all have been/lived in Worchester.

18 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

We have a bad reputation for murders and shootings. People think it's dangerous here now. Thanks a lot, Detroit.

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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.

Worthless third world place.

Nice mountains. A nice state.

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20 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.

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

Tennessee is beautiful, stay away from Memphis (dangerous city) Nashville is nice

Tennessee is okay as long as you aren't in Memphis. People don't wear much and everyone is fat. Not being racist but pretty much everyone is black and a punk. Other places in Tenessee are okay.

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