Worst Towns in USA

The Top Ten

1 Detroit, MI Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Located across from Windsor, Ontario, Canada on the Detroit River, Detroit had an estimated population of 672,662 in 2018.

Detroit is like a modern ghost town. There are so many run down buildings and landmarks all covered in graffiti, and the crime rate is really high. Even in the downtown area, there are so many vacant skyscrapers. It's such a depressing place to live in.

I'm richer than Detroit.

Two things.
#1. How can Washington, DC be a bad place?
#2. I heard it's bad in Detroit. I can't believe it's in Michigan. I have cousins who live in Michigan & I don't want them going there. I'm glad they live in a place in Michigan that isn't Detroit.

2 Gary, IN

I used too have to go to gary for work and it's the only place I've ever seen a wild pack of dogs. It's a bizare place. Mixture of slums/burnt down buildings and people trying to restore it to its former glory.

So much air pollution

world capitol of murder at one point I wouldn't want to live there I might get shot - moose4life19

Ghetto place I lived there I wanted to leave as soon as we moved there - robertspat91

3 Washington, D.C.

It's the worst because it's the capital. America should die.

DC is so ghetto. Southeast across the Anacostia river is a warzone

4 Fresno, CA

I hate this place theres no good spots to scooter, bike, or skate - Okami


5 Laredo, TX
6 Chicago, IL

Chicago is not that bad, they got some pretty good food and music along with some epic architecture, but it's the gangs and corrupt politicians that make Chicago look bad

Truly a cess pit. Large portions of the city are in ruin. Downtown and tourist areas are nice enough, but there are so many neglected places in the city. Too bad. Lots of murders, crime, and corruption in "Crook County" as well. Over 200 homicides so far for 2013!

7 Olympia, WA
8 Fontana, CA
9 New Orleans, LA
10 Terra Haute, IN

The Contenders

11 Hilsboro, OR
12 Grand Rapids, MI

Grand rapids is a great place. Lots of work plenty to do low cost of liveing.30 min from lake mi. Love it

13 Baton Rouge, LA

Why are you saying this? Baton Rouge is amazing. Very nice :3 Bayous and all that. Very different from Denver, Colorado (ME)

14 Alamogordo, NM

I live in alamogordo and I can't wait to get out, people are closed minded, and yes its true almost everybody here with money is on the sex offender list... Nobody cares, the school systems are... This place sucks.

The most powerful and respected man in town is a convicted pedophile.

15 East St. Louis, IL
16 Rocky Mount, NC

Murdermount all day baby 252

17 Compton, CA

Just listen to NWA. Enough said.

18 Baltimore, MD


19 Fairhope,AL

I live here and Fairhope is horrible. Bad people, everything about here I just absolutely despise. Everyone brags about how Fairhopes this best place to live and all that BS. If you're ever visiting Alabama don't come here. - Jackellis97

20 Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor ...read more.
21 Flint, MI

Flint sucks. I would never live there. I would rather live in detroit

22 Saginaw, MI

Detroit Saginaw flint all the same full of crime an poverty and gangs

23 Kankakee, IL

Hardly any thing to do here, and it's depressing as well, some abandoned factories, a lot of empty lots in the neighborhoods, half of the houses that are standing are either boarded up, or have no windows and doors, lots of poverty, high unemployment, and being a stones throw from Chicago (an hour drive south) there are a lot of gangs there as well, but the suburban areas though are not that bad

So true, lot of the gangs from Chicago are spilling over into Kankakee, and plus, there is a heroin addiction epidemic going on as well

24 Boston, MA

So overrated!
Boston < Providence

25 Oklahoma City, OK

The most boring city in the world, horrible politics and an evil justice system. A county jail that is inhumane, they treat stray dogs betyer than they treat inmates, most of which haven’t even been charged with a crime. If not bonded our stay minimum 10’days for even the most miner crimes, especially possession of small amounts of marijuana, which caries minimum 2500 $ bond in oklahoma. They kerp you 10 dsys so they can chatgr you 38$ a day jail rent

26 Los Angeles, CA

How dare you! it's by the sea!

27 Pasadena, TX
28 Harvey, IL
29 Eagle Pass, TX
30 El Paso, TX
31 Toad Suck, AR

Just the name of the city oogghh!

32 Chanute, KS
33 Jacksonville, FL
34 Kanab, UT

Hatred of outsiders unless they are tourists bringing in money. City passed a Natural Families Resolution giving preference only to people who are married with a quiver full of children. Polticial corruption you name it.

35 Indianapolis, IN
36 Rockford, IL
37 Dalhart, TX
38 Memphis, TN
39 Santa Cruz, CA
40 Carl Junction, MO

I have lived in big cities and was shot in an attempted robbery. Now, I can only hope for a successful bandit to end the misery of social isolation, hicks, and the only diner being aptly named "Dirty Randy's". At least in the Middle East, the people are hospitable and invite you to dinner before IED goes off. Here, most can't spell IED and won't invite you to dinner unless you are a relative- which most are-of each other several times.

41 Kalamazoo, MI
42 Fall River, MA
43 Rochester, NY
44 Miami, FL Miami, officially the City of Miami, is the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida. Miami is the seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida.
45 Tucson, AZ

Homeless people and tweekers

46 Hillsboro, IL


47 Fort Pierce, FL
48 Olney, TX
49 Auburn, IN

Worst town ever. road closures ALL the time...can't get through town. But their roads never improve. Pot holes, pot holes, and more pot holes. Terrible drivers. It takes 20 minutes to get through four stoplights. Trains come through and stop on tracks that block main roads and intersections (at 5pm on Fridays). People are snobs. Just because they made the Auburn car there. Lots of druggies.

50 Newton, IA
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