Delaware voted ugliest license plate

 (Mark Eichmann/WHYY)

(Mark Eichmann/WHYY)

The First State has the ugliest license plates in the nation, according to a survey done by

A survey of 2,000 people found little love for Delaware’s plain drab blue background and yellow typeface. When asked to pick the five least appealing license plates from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, nearly half of those asked picked Delaware’s plate.

The other losers include Arkansas, Michigan, Alaska and Virginia. Wyoming won the top spot as the most attractive license plate, with Hawaii, Utah, Alabama and Oregon rounding out the top five. Pennsylvania finished at number 33 while New Jersey finished at 39.

While the state’s standard blue and yellow plate may not win any design awards, the state’s low numbered black plates with white type are status symbols that are in huge demand and draw thousands of dollars when put up for sale. In 2008, the black tag number 6 sold at auction for $675,000.

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