Tennessee Named One of the Worst States to Live In


CNBC recently compiled a list of the worst states to live in by collecting data points based on quality of life factors such as violent crime rates, area attractions, health care, and environmental quality.

Tennessee was ranked as the fourth worst state to live in. Alabama, Louisiana and Arkansas are the three states below Tennessee. Citing that Tennessee has the fifth highest violent crime rate in the nation and a high rate of premature deaths (for every 100,000 people, almost 9,500 die before the age of 75), CNBC gives Tennessee an F Grade for Quality of Life.

On the upside, CNBC writes Tennessee’s strengths include its attractions and air quality.

See the complete list here.

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Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.


  1. what a difference a decade makes… When I first moved here in 2007, TN was ranked as one of the best States to live in.

  2. However, on CNBC’s ranking of states best for business, TN ranks 13th best, and that study looks at a lot of the same things–crime, healthcare, education, housing, etc. but excludes the “laws prohibiting discrimination based on lifestyle choices” which is one of the criteria used in the best states to live in rankings.

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