United States of Shame – What Is Your State The Worst At?

United States of Shame – What Is Your State The Worst At?

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Mad props to Pleated Jeans for this incredible map of what every state is the worst at. Whether it’s the highest rate of bestiality (We’re looking at you, Washington) or the most environmentally unfriendly (Let’s hear it for Indiana!), every state has something to be ashamed about. The full list of shameful, shameful superlatives is below.

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Rationale and statistics:

Most stats taken from https://www.americashealthrankings.org/ and http://web.archive.org/web/20151001014923/http://www.census.gov:80/compendia/statab/rankings.html (unless otherwise noted)

http://web.archive.org/web/20130423143139/http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparemaptable.jsp?ind=469&cat=10&sub=112&sort=a

http://web.archive.org/web/20141218130120/http://www.cnbc.com/id/38148092/States_With_the_Highest_Cost_of_Living?slide=11

https://www.newwest.net/topic/article/roll_call_rocky_mountain_states_still_at_bottom_of_congressional_clout_list/C559/L559/

https://www.environmentalleader.com/2010/09/15/indiana-comes-in-last-on-green-state-ranking/

http://web.archive.org/web/20161224014149/http://www.statemaster.com/graph/peo_per_of_peo_who_are_85_yea_and_ove-percent-who-85-years-over

http://web.archive.org/web/20161224011557/http://www.statemaster.com/graph/hea_lim_act_day_per_mon-limited-activity-days-per-month

http://web.archive.org/web/20170308230559/http://www.statemaster.com/graph/hea_gon_rat-health-gonorrhea-rate

https://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/policyblog/detail/2010-sat-scores-by-state

https://www.avert.org/usa-states-cities.htm

https://www.theautochannel.com/news/2002/11/11/150352.html

http://web.archive.org/web/20121207115534/http://woodbury.kstp.com/content/minnesota-ranks-first-nation-tornado-reports-2010

BONUS facts: Mississippi ranks last in the most number of categories. These include highest rate of child poverty (31.9 percent), highest rate of infant mortality (10.3 percent) lowest median household income ($35,078), highest teen birth rate (71.9 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19) and highest overall rate of STDs.

http://web.archive.org/web/20160907075845/http://www.bcsalliance.com:80/bankruptcy_statestats.html

https://helenair.com/lifestyles/article_c48ad0a6-bce0-5f69-931e-dc5ca0f83583.html

http://web.archive.org/web/20141218130125/http://newhampshire.watchdog.org/7194/nh-ranks-last-in-corporate-tax-climate-7th-best-for-business-overall/

https://retirementliving.com/RLtaxes.html

https://www.lasg.org/NMecon05.htm

http://web.archive.org/web/20110815180736/http://www.southernstudies.org/2008/01/north-carolina-ranks-last-for-teacher.html

http://web.archive.org/web/20170202204757/http://www.statemaster.com/graph/edu_pub_lib_lib_vis_per_cap-libraries-library-visits-per-capita

http://web.archive.org/web/20161224072758/http://www.statemaster.com/graph/cri_ars_dea-crime-arson-deaths

http://web.archive.org/web/20160709160816/http://www.statemaster.com:80/graph/hou_per_of_hou_uni_tha_are_mob_hom-housing-percent-units-mobile-homes

https://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-05-11/the-most-corrupt-states/

http://web.archive.org/web/20161224025027/http://www.statemaster.com/graph/edu_hig_sch_dip_or_hig_by_per-high-school-diploma-higher-percentage

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/705288350/Utah-No-1-in-online-porn-subscriptions-report-says.html

http://web.archive.org/web/20061129095705/http://www.statemaster.com:80/graph/hea_bir_rat_per_100-birth-rate-per-1-000

http://web.archive.org/web/20160401113713/http://www.vabiker.net:80/2008/09/virginia-ranks-last-nationally-in-alcohol-related-motorcycle-deaths/

http://web.archive.org/web/20121207115524/http://www.autoinsurancequotealert.com/news/wyoming-leads-nation-with-highest-motor-vehicle-fatality-rate/

Thanks to Pleated Jeans for the best damn detective work about the worst damn things in our country.

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