Worst thing: Most outstanding debt per capita
No state has more outstanding government debt on a per capita basis than Massachusetts, at $11,1000 per person.
Worst thing: Largest population decline
Michigan is projected to have the largest population decline of any state between 2020 and 2030 — at least 1.1%. Over the same period, the U.S. population is projected to grow by 8.7%.
Worst thing: Freezing cold
In the land of 10,000 lakes, almost all freeze in winter. Minnesota has close to the lowest average annual temperatures in the country.
Worst thing: Highest obesity rate
About 36.8% of adults in Mississippi are obese, meaning having a body mass index of 30 or higher. This is the highest obesity rate of U.S. states and much higher than the national rate of 29.0%.
Worst thing: Most drug labs
Police have found more drug labs in Missouri over the last 20 years than in any other state, according to the DEA.