Worst States In America


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21 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.

22 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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23 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.

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.

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.

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

Mormons, salt, mountains, and deserts. - JustAnAccount

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24 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.

This state is awesome, better than a lot of others *cough* New Jersey

Did anyone forget this state? No one knows about this state because its so not popular except near D.C. so bad state traffic!

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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25 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

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

Very boring state with high crime. Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, and Holland all suck. Almost everyone here is rude!

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

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

28 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

Oh and they see Russia from there haha - southernprince

29 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.


30 Connecticut Connecticut

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.

This state along with New Jersey are basically suburbs of NYC to everyone, including most of the people that live there. - JustAnAccount

Nothing to do here. liberals try to ruin every aspect of society. taxes are criminally high. we elect morons like governor malloy who can't even speak without stuttering 1000 times. weather is unpredictable which is nice in a way. you drive past one neighborhood and its incredibly wealthy and across the street is bums living in public housing, where you will get robbed any instance. EX. brooklawn ave, one side Fairfield=wealthy one side bridgeport-hell hole

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31 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?

To many rednecks. People there never take any jokes! People there are all about themselves! Elizabethtown is the worst! - coolphil999

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32 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.

33 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

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

Smoke weed everyday - purpleyoshi98

BY far the most overrated state in the country that I have been to (been to around 20 states). It is NOT always sunny, Schools are not as good as people say it is, pot is everywhere,people are rude,etc. It is beautiful though!

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34 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.

Oklahoma rocks! Why is this state on the list?! - BrideiMacBella

Terrible people bad weather high unemployment this state is on e of the worst

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

I did not mean to vote, this state is fine. - Lucretia

Does anyone know this existed?

I love this state

The Worst state! Known as HELLAWARE! The state troopers are very corrupt and incompetent. The Southern part of the state if filled with gay and polluted beaches, the central part of the state is smelly farms, copper thieves & redneck hillbillies. The northern part is rapid crime, nasty pollution/filthy air and nuclear plants. And did I mention nasty corrupt state troopers! STAY AWAY!

36 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

Baltimore. Enough said.
Over crowded, high crime, extremely high cost of living.

The people in Maryland are just so self righteous and rude, crime rate is horrible.

There was a sliver of empty land between Virginia and Delaware, so they made it a state. - JustAnAccount

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37 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.

This is the most drug filled state I have been harion every where bad

WHY IS THIS HERE? Should be at the bottom. LORD! - Goatworlds

Boring lots of crime disasters

Crime disasters are boring? Interesting, agreed on the drug issues. Seriosly though Ohio is awful - Lucretia

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

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.

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.

Wow. Spongebob and Patrick were right after all when they made fun of texas.

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39 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.

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

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*

This is where kkk originates from! This should be number 1

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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

It is way too cold - TeamRocket747

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