10 of the Worst Cities in the U.S. According to Americans

Some cities in the United States may be less desirable to visit than others, due to crime rates, infrastructure, and cleanliness. Recently on an online platform, Americans have shared their views on the worst big cities in the USA and why they believe so.

Stockton, California

Several Americans boldly proclaimed that Stockton, California, is the most abominable big city in the United States. One local cited the crime rates and the number of homeless as the main reasons to avoid the city. Others also mentioned this was the home of the “Speed Freak Killer”.

Camden, New Jersey

According to a world traveler, Camden, New Jersey, is the most dreadful city in the United States. They recounted a terrifying incident while passing through the area on their way to a concert....(click link below). Several other commenters voiced similar experiences in the city.

East St. Louis, Illinois

Several adventurers stated that the worst big city in America is East St. Louis. One individual stated, “East St Louis is the only city I’ve been in where a cop told me to run every stop sign until I got back to the interstate.” 

Bakersfield, California

When asked about America’s most unpleasant big cities many Americans stated Bakersfield. One adventurer stated it is “Nothing but meth and strip malls.” Others mentioned the poor air quality and high crime rates as reasons to avoid Bakersfield.

Baltimore, Maryland

Another American shared their perspective on Baltimore as the most dreadful city in the USA. The city’s reputation for high crime rates and poverty has long overshadowed its potential.

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