Top 10 Worst US States to Live In

This is the 10 worst US states to live in, if you ever consider moving to the US don't move to these states. Period, Trust me...

The Top Ten

1 Mississippi Mississippi

I heard it is the most racist state, some of these states might be bad, but America is the best thing ever in the history of the universe, no matter what any weird foreign people say. America has 30% taxes, which is pretty good, the government makes enough money, and we get enough money for food and a house. Also, France has 70% taxes, which is insane.

I live here and it's depressing as hell. To put it simply, either everyone is okay continuing to settle for mediocrity, or they're too ignorant to know there's better out there.

Ok I love in Rhode Island and we drove through here on our way to New Orleans. So, as you know, Rhode Island (and most of the Northeast for that matter) have some old factories, but dang, this was really bad. We drove through Jackson and the only things we saw were smog, homeless people, and white people beating up black people. Come on! This is pathetic...

The Confederate flag is part of the flag. That is all you need to know.

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2 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.

Corrupt government all taxes too high off the charts. There is even a exit tax when you leave. Run away government spending union controlled. don't move here!

New Jersey has gangs and violence and terror and organized 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

New Jersey isn't actually a bad place. The only things about it that suck are that piece of trash, "Jersey Shore," and that other piece of trash, Chris Christie.

Ha, I live here.
This state is bad. Trust me. - wrests

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3 California California

Really? I need to clear something up. When people think of California, they assume the WHOLE GIGANTIC STATE is like Los Angeles. Their mind automatically goes to South LA, which is known for being trashy, dumpy, ghetto, full of traffic and illegal immigrants, polluted and full of famous people with plastic surgery.

That couldn't be further from the truth. That's like saying all of Michigan is like Detroit and Flint. When I think of California, I think of the snowcapped mountains, pristine beaches, Disneyland, towering redwood trees, sunsets, In N Out, and other things that make California an awesome state. I live in the city of Orange, CA (it's in North OC) and it is clean, family oriented, extremely safe, etc. I'm a 10 minute drive from Disneyland, and the schools in Orange are great. No traffic issues. I love living here.

I've only visited California once, but that was enough for me. It's truly the worst U.S. state! There's too many young families and gangsters around here. Everyone is the same. They all dress urban and the women all have blonde hair and a small child in a stroller. The valley girl accent is the worst accent ever! Californians are so arrogant. Everyone there is a stereotype. Too many creeps on the streets too. I was in a "nice" part of California too (on vacation in Anaheim) and I still hated it. I don't see how anyone can like this materialistic, overpriced, bad ass state. It used to be the best state in the country, but that was before the hippies took over. California, I HATE YOU! - olliv

California is full of a bunch of weirdos and illegals, and all the celebrities live there too, for some reason. Sure, there's a lot of opportunity and business there, and it's a beautiful state in most places, but earthquakes are a larger problem then people think. Sooner than later, California will be obliterated by the looming super-earthquake that could happen at San Andreas fault. - JustAnAccount

California is an overtaxed, un-constitutional, overrated, stupid state with a bunch of weirdos. Its government is clearly the worst in the government. And unless you live along the coast you have NO say! Its not just LA (which does suck), but everywhere. Boring, overrated state!

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4 Arizona Arizona

What desert wasteland? There is no such thing if you look past Phoenix. I've lived here for three years plus, and I love it. I've lived in New York, Maine, Nevada and California and each and every state have wonderful treasures to share with everyone. I have been in all the states of the lower 48 and love each state of our beautiful country. Have a wonderful day exploring our beautiful country. God Bless America.

I live here and agree. - WWEfanJayden

There's Phoenix, and the rest is boring, rural wasteland and desert, except for maybe the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam or something. - JustAnAccount

Worst place ever. Lived here all my life and it's a ghetto desert wasteland.

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5 Louisiana Louisiana

High crime rate, High taxes, Too hot and hardly anything to do. 2nd least friendly state for children and is only getting worse. - ReganTheBeast

It's basically a gigantic swamp.

It's the toilet of America, in my opinion. After all, it flushes out our largest river. - JustAnAccount

People are crazy. You have to watch your back or you might just end up dead.

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6 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.

Absolutely! Highest taxes in the nation, so much crime, unionism, disappearing jobs, Democrat mayors in Chicago, Democrats running the state, no wonder Illinois is such a craphole! More people in Chicago are being murdered than any other state! More people are leaving this state than any other state in the nation! Illinois sucks!

Chicago basically runs the entire state politically and financially. It'll always vote for the Democrat in presidential elections because Chicago's population outnumbers the rest of the state combined. Absurd taxes, the insatiable teachers' union of CPS that blames the inefficiency of their crappy schools on not having enough money, laughable corruption, ridiculous amounts of gang violence, etc. If current trends continue, Illinois will be economically ruined thanks to Chicago.

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

I have lived in 2 other states. I could not wait to come home to the greatest state in the union. It is a multicultural state. Sure it is hot during Summer and late Spring. Our late Fall and early Springs are beautiful! Best time to visit is March and April. The landscape in central Texas are covered in Bluebonnets. Texas also provides various landscapes. We have the Hill Country, the Gulf Coast, east Texas has an array of tall Pine Trees. Our cultures run from Mexican, German, Czech, and many more. Texas is a melting pot of people. Yes, Texas as well as any state has its problems. But I would not want to live any where else.

So much arrogance and hate. Definitely wish I lived anywhere else.

I'll tell you, from experience because I've lived here all my life that this is a place to pass up. There are a few nice things about this state but they are overloaded by the bad. It is way too hot, growing number of people can't speak a word of English, yet expect you to learn Spanish to accommodate them, can't buy alcohol at certain times, drivers are some of the worst, Dallas and other areas are quickly turning into ghetto trashbags, and this state refuses to change for the better. I can't wait to move - Johnnyt800

Hurricane Harvey is why!

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8 New York New York

It's like there isn't a single parking space in the entire state. NYC isn't the only problem. Upstate is ok, but really there isn't much to see but hills and woods - it's pretty quiet. NYC is awesome in some aspects, but horribly terrible in others. Long Island has overpopulation and some pollution and stuff, but they have nice beaches and other landmarks. But to be honest, Connecticut is the cleaner, less populated, more peaceful version of New York. - JustAnAccount

If you've seen the movie "Escape From New York", NYC is actually worse than that. As for "upstate", you can't really tell when its under 14 feet of snow.

I live in New York, and the way the sate tells the schools how to teach the students... Its terrible!

Way too much traffic. Plus it is very expensive to live in, almost no one can afford it. - TopTenHaters

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9 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 redneck, dirty, ugly, and you're lucky if you see people wearing shoes. There is nothing to do.

I live in Alabama, this is rude! We are NOT redneck, dirty, ugly, and YES, we wear shoes! WE ARE CIVILIZED PEOPLE! Same to other states: Every state is beautiful in it's only way!

Alabama: dive headfirst into the gene pool here and you'll crack your skull open

Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana - That whole area is one big piece of crap. Georgia might be ok, but the rest is full of crime, pollution, and ugliness. - JustAnAccount

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

It's beautiful, my wife and I honeymooned there. Loved visiting there, not so sure I'd want to live there. So far away from everything! Also, it's very expensive and many places are tourist traps. That said, Hawaii's positives are pretty obvious. Plus, the people were super-friendly (we were on Maui)...

There are spots to avoid. Those places are Waianae, Wahiawa, and Makaha. There are some more to name, like Honolulu if you're super impatient. Then, there are awesome places like the northern side of Oahu, and other places in the competition. There is one massive problem, it's always expensive here. Trust me, I'm a local from Hawaii.

The Contenders

11 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.

I live here, and I hate it. The amount of rednecks and poverty is high. Also, the humidity is unbearable. There is absolutely nothing to do AT ALL. No theme parks, no beaches, no mountains, no forests, nothing. Little Rock is full of murder and crime, and it's severely ghetto. Finally, Arkansas is EXTREMELY depressed.

Poverty, rednecks, crime, heat, earthquakes is enough for Arkansas to make it. - ReganTheBeast

A boring rural patch of nature, high poverty, populated by white trash.
Worst place to rent in the USA. Bad thunderstorms and cold, icy springs and winters.

Worst state - DogeFan132

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

The bull education system! Crimes committed by school executives, high taxes on middle class, ass drivers, wanna-be teenagers, I can go on! Only upside is the breathtaking sunsets! I'd rather live in Kentucky than have to put up with Marylands bull!

Ugliest flag along with Colorado! - olliv

Baltimore is very bad - ikerevievs

Stupid flag

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13 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.

I live in Massachusetts. This state is the best state I lived in! I don't want it on 19. I want it to be at like number 50.

It's only bad to live in Massachusetts during the winter, because its cold, snowy, and disgusting! Otherwise, Massachusetts is amazing - kaitlynrad11

Massachusetts should be the best state. Please held me God to let it disappear from this list forever! Imean it for real!

I live here in Boston

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14 New Mexico New Mexico

JUST LIKE Mexico. Corrupt government, police force, high crime rate and least kid friendly state is enough to put New Mexico on the list for sure. - ReganTheBeast

Everything is in Spanish. Corrupt government. Loads of crime and murder. No theme parks. It's also the least kid friendly state. I live here, and I WANT TO GET OUT. THERE IS NOTHING TO DO, AND I DON'T FEEL SAFE!

You know a state's going to be bad when it has "Mexico" in it's name. - olliv

This has to be number 1. Too many Indians and hispanics, not much whites which stinks, very poor, too many residential areas in Albuquerque, has a dumb governor, high crime rate (especially in Espanola and Gallup), most of the cities are Spanish, and there are not much places to do. New Mexico is actually a lot more like Mexico than the U.S. though, but despite that though, I lived here and I'm white and loved it. I just think its time to move up to Colorado though, but still NM is a BAD state. Well, at least it's better than Texas and Arizona. For those of you that would want to visit New Mexico, please switch to Colorado instead. - Jackthetoptenguy5

15 Florida Florida

Florida as a travel destination (in the fall or winter)? Great! To live? OH HELL NO! Humidity and storms, worst education system, worst people (rednecks and old people), flat, lots of crime and poverty...who would want to live here?

I love it the wildlife isn't bad actually and its low tax great beaches and not crowded

Lot's of homeless people and weirdos. The sunshine state is actually stormy 364 days out of the year as well. - JustAnAccount

It’s awful. Super hot, lots of rude people, rains all the time, no snow, no fireflies, bad drivers, and it’s just a giant swamp.

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16 Oklahoma Oklahoma

Oklahoma is full of inconsiderate idiots. You can see it in how we treat each other, in how we drive, and in our politicians. Only in oklahoma does Mary Fallin get elected twice! We can't pass education reform, but we can fight all day about religious monuments on the capitol grounds. I've been able to travel all over the US and no place sucks as much as oklahoma. Don't believe me? Visit once and find out! It does t matter if you pick the smallest town to OKC or Tulsa, the rest of the US should build a wall around it and let the purge happen.

Oklahoma isn't expensive, it's very inexpensive to live HERE-as I'm a resident of Oklahoma. Whoever wrote that is an idiot and doesn't know what they are talking about. It may be full of some poor people, but so is every state! Also it's not boring, and as for being a redneck society, I'd rather be redneck than inbred like you seem to be.

Yes, Oklahoma has plenty of small-minded people, but for the most part folks are friendly and will help you if you need it. Main problems lie with the state's corrupt government, very poor infrastructure, and poverty.

Only Kansas is worse than Oklahoma. - olliv

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17 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.

Alaska is a beautiful state with the northern lights and very wealthy in natural resources but also has a very high crime and suicide rate. So not a great place to live but it's a definitely great state to visit. - countnightdark13

Lot's of personal space in the summer - not many people live there. But in the winter you'll be under several feet of snow... - JustAnAccount

What do you expect people? An amusement park? It's Alaska for pete's sake... - TopTenHaters

Alaska is a terrible state with rape and stuff

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

Nevada should be in the top 10, its pretty dangerous in las vegas - Heyo_Simba

Really gets old living here after a while. - olliv

Other than Vegas this place is dreadful. So dry and brown. No vegetation or anything pretty. But hey Vegas is great place to cum to

19 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.

Where do I start? Rednecks, Poverty, heat, 2nd most dangerous state next to Louisiana and one of the worst governed state next to California. - ReganTheBeast

Calm down Tennesse does suck but it shouldn't be number 9 maybe number 44

20 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.

Beautiful but when I went to Wichita the Arkansas River was dry

There are lots of tornadoes. Kansas also needs to get out of the 1950s

Its horrible, boring, there's nothing to do AND IT HAS ONE OF THE WORST GOVERNMENTS IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY

Kansas needs to elect a new governor that is not Sam Brownback

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