Worst States In America


The Contenders: Page 2

21 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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22 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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23 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.

Missouri honestly deserves it's place in the top twenty. Racism abound, stupidity, and, besides Kansas City, the cities do not make up for the rural stupidity. - shiftaltkey

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24 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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25 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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26 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

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!

YAY, were not the worst!

We have a lot of drugs and orher bad thing in our state

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27 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

28 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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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?!

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

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


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30 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

31 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

32 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

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

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

Horrible government

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33 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

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

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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34 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.

35 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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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.

California of the East Coast! 'enough said!

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37 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!

38 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.

Boring lots of crime disasters

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

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

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39 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


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40 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.

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

Best state by far... middle Tennessee eapicially.. beautiful mountains in the east, and gorgeous lakes in the west

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