These Are The 10 Most White Trash Cities in America

These are the places in America with the most drug-addicted, violent, welfare receiving white populations.

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Do you know anyone whom you’d refer to as White trash? Most likely. Either there’s someone at your job, in your neighborhood, or in your family that you’d throw that label on.

Essentially, White trash is everywhere.

While calling someone White trash might be a mean-spirited way of ridiculing or poking fun at a particular demographic, it can also serve as a way to express disdain about the way someone lives their life. It isn’t as derogatory as using other racial slurs, and in fact, the term has a bit of humor associated with it, making it the focus of pop culture.

Take for instance Jerry Springer, Honey Boo Boo, Kid Rock, Eminem, Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite and even Cousin Eddie in National Lampoon movies.

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, white trash is defined as:

“A term used broadly to define a person or group of persons whom embody the concepts of ignorance, racism, violence, alcoholism, poverty, and anglo-saxon ancestry. Similarly used with the term ‘cracker,’ ‘hillbilly’ or ‘redneck’.”

So, using some data crunching, we should be able to measure where the most White trash cities in America are actually located.

After pouring over data, watching too many fist fights and perusing illiterate Facebook comments, we’ve determined these are the most White trash cities in America:

  1. Portsmouth, Ohio
  2. Fall River, Massachusetts
  3. Sedalia, Missouri
  4. Pensacola, Florida
  5. Morristown, Tennessee
  6. Elkhart, Indiana
  7. Asheboro, North Carolina
  8. Rockford, Illinois
  9. Canton, Ohio
  10. Jackson, Michigan

Time to take some meth and stay up all night with us as we go through the cities one by one.


How we determined the most white trash cities in America?

Using publicly available government data, as well as Google Maps, we were able to collect the data on the following white trash metrics:

  • Cities where there are lots of white people
  • Cities where residents are poorer than average
  • Cities where a high number of residents are high school dropouts
  • High drug use
  • Higher than average Payday Loan Outlets and bargain stores
  • Violent cities (measured in aggravated assaults)
  • Cities with a high number of residents on welfare

We used the government Census for most of the data. For drug use and violence, we used FBI data, and for Cash Advance Outlets and bargain stores, we used Google Maps.

Simple, right?
We limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 20,000 people.

Next, then averaged all the ranks to create a “white trash index”.

In the end, Portsmouth, Ohio ended up being the the most white trash city in America. We also did an analysis on the 10 most white trash states in America. That one is interesting, too.


1. Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,415
Estimated White trash: 5,979
Estimated Meth Heads: 1,213
Payday Loan Outlets: 4

Toss back a Natty Light, and suck down another Marlboro, Portsmouth, Ohio cause your city is the whitest trash of all in America.

Many of the folks in the city “Where Southern Hospitality Begins” smell of cheap cigarettes, booze, and meth; and if you grew up in P-town, there’s a decent chance you’ve attended some sort of White Trash Expo.

Portsmouth ranks in the top 10% for several categories, including number of residents on welfare, most amount of high school dropouts, as well as a high number of payday loans per capita.

Is that heroin, meth, or blow in the 740? Fair question P-town. Scioto County could use a hug.

Don’t laugh Somerset, Kentucky. You weren’t too far out of the top 10 yourself.

2. Fall River, Massachusetts

Fall River, Massachusetts’

Source: Flickr

Population: 88,436
Estimated White trash: 28,999
Estimated Meth Heads: 12,213
Bargain stores: 15

Fall River is located on the southeastern shore of Massachusetts at the mouth of the Taunton River. And, according to online forums, Fall River has a major drug problem. Even the river rats are doing heroin. White Trash river rats? That should be a reality show for sure!

This city in Bristol County ranks in the top 5 for three separate white trash metrics, including a high number of aggravated assaults, large percentage of welfare recipients, and a large number of bargain stores.

Here they have their own set of white trash problems. If you live here, there’s a good chance you know someone who is smokin’ meth.

3. Sedalia, Missouri

Sedalia, Missouri

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 21,949
Estimated White trash: 5,283
Estimated Meth Heads: 1,213
High school dropouts: 17%

Sedalia is located in the middle of nowhere Missouri. When it comes to defining proper white trash etiquette in this town, always remember the cardinal rule: You need to be careful what you say in Sedalia because someone might come over and pop the wheels on your house.

Is that Ricky Bobby’s kid? Fair question, Sedalia. Your black and white checkered flag flies high over the Missouri State Fair Speedway. But, don’t get your boxers in a bunch, we know the three things you don’t mess with in white trash land: racin’, drinkin’, and smokin’ meth.

4. Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 51,468
Estimated White trash: 13,979
Estimated Meth Heads: 6,213
Assaults ranking: 8th in Fl

Chances are, if you and your kids have moved in with someone after two just dates, than you might be from Pensacola, Florida.

This city in Escambia County ranks eighth for aggravated assaults (meaning drunken fist fights). And in pure white trash form, when it comes to fightin’ over who has better meth, you better believe it will be handled bare knuckle to bare knuckle in your trailer’s front yard.

The culture here is as if Tonya Harding and Eminem got together and had a baby.

5. Morristown, Tennessee

Morristown, Tennessee’

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 29,904
Estimated White trash: 7,204
Estimated Meth Heads: 2,997
Welfare population: 17%

Located northeast corner of Tennessee is Morristown. This cowtown is definitely one of the “whitest cities” on our list. The number of drug-related crimes and aggravated assaults, combined with the high number of poor dropouts, makes this white trash central for America.

And a lot of your trash must be getting into fist fights at your local dollar store when it’s 50% off day, because you are 3rd in America for aggravated assaults.

Simmer down, M-town. #NoShoesNoShirtNoTeethNoProblem

6. Elkhart, Indiana

Elkhart, Indiana

Source: Flickr

Population: 50,145
Estimated White trash: 12,342.5
Estimated Meth Heads: 6,997
Bargain stores: 17

Elkhart, Indiana comes in sixth, followed by a smoky, meth-filled, haze. This number doesn’t reflect the high number of mullets, and the number of people who wear pajamas to Walmart.

Here, if they don’t have ‘Mountain Dew’ Mouth (Meth Mouth), they’re not doing it right.

And word on the street, the residents in the “RV Capital of the World” are down with O.P.P. – other people’s pills. They are 11th in the state for drug use.

Hey, ‘Hart City,’ stay classy and keep it white trashy. Otherwise we won’t have anything to write about.

7. Asheboro, North Carolina


Source: Flickr

Population: 26,812
Estimated White trash: 9,953
Estimated Meth Heads: 6,997
Drug use: 11th in NC for cities below 40,000

Welcome to Asheboro, North Carolina, where the official vehicle is a rusted out 1987 Chevy Blazer, but the preferred method of transportation is a riding lawn mower.

Statistically, Asheboro ranks in the top 20 in a few categories, including number of bargain stores per capita, as well as number of poor, uneducated residents. Asheboro residents who want to move up in the world make the trek to Greensboro to become assistant managers at a Walmart.

And, nothing says white trash in ‘the Boro’ more than someone taking a lawnmower to buy some meth. Unless you get a DUI while driving that mower.


8. Rockford, Illinois

Rockford, Illinois’

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 150,517
Estimated White trash: 47,675
Estimated Meth Heads: 22,997
Deadbeat dads: 7%

Well break out the PBR, suck down another can of squirt cheese, and leave your burning cig’ on the sidewalk, Rockford peeps, cause your population is as close to 100% white as you can possibly get.

According to online forums, Rockford is filled with slums and meth head Bear fans. Hey don’t shoot the messenger!

Sadly, a large percentage of Rockford’s population’s income is based on welfare, workers comp, unemployment benefits, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

And if you’re a dead-beat dad named Rick who snorts Tylenol (because he can’t afford adderall), and you moved to Champaign with your sister’s best friend, you might be from Rockford.

Tomorrow is another day, Winnebago County.

9. Canton, Ohio

Canton, Ohio

Source: Flickr

Population: 72,437
Estimated White trash: 29,444
Estimated Meth Heads: 14,997
Payday Loan Outlets: 10

Nothin’ says white trash like a good ‘ol ass whoopin at a Walmart. You just might see that in Canton, Ohio on the first of the month.

In fact, C-town was home to the infamous white trash Walmart fight between the woman in the jammies and the other woman in the jammies. Maybe they should fight at one of their local bargain stores so they won’t feel like they have to dress up.

Hey Stark County, if it’s 3 am and you’re reading this while devouring your “methwich” instead of changing your baby’s diaper, you’re probably White trash.

10. Jackson, Michigan

Jackson, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 36,904
Estimated White trash: 10,204
Estimated Meth Heads: 5,997
Welfare population: 18%

Rounding out the list of the ten most white trash cities in America brings us to Jackson, Michigan. This is where the high class white trash live. You think you’re ‘all that’ with your 11 Dollar Stores, 9 payday loan outlets, and large number of fast food restaurants to wear your pajamas, swimsuits, and wife beaters to.

Located at the southern end of the mitten, this city is off the charts for its use of high class white trash attire.

But for the residents of Jackson County, it’s just home sweet home. Where the Meth Heads roam. And the hillbillies and pillbillies play.

There You Have It

According to the official dictionary definition of White trash, and based on stereotypes that the internet says are true, using science to determine the most White trash cities in a state can’t be too far off.

If you’re analyzing cities in America with lots of angry welfare recipients, high school dropouts and where people have lots of options for payday cash loans and bargain stores, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least white trash places in America:

  1. Sammamish, Washington
  2. Hillsborough, California
  3. Los Altos, California

14 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Most White Trash Cities in America

  1. The term white trash isn’t offensive or not as bad as other racial slurs? “term used broadly to define a person or group of persons whom embody the concepts of ignorance, racism, violence, alcoholism, poverty, and anglo-saxon ancestry.”

    Really? Equally looking forward to Black trash cities, Brown trash cities, Yellow trash cities, and let’s not forget the Red (injun, not Cajun) trash cities like your #1 NOT white trash city Sammamish, Wa – AKA “the rez”. Each ethnicity has their own slice of trash in the socioeconomic pie. Is the term worse than white trash? Is gook better or worse? What about saltwater Mexican (Ricans)? If ‘merica quit worrying so much about who was better than who, ‘merica would realize each race is equally these days. I don’t find any humor in this trash article at all. So raise a Confederate flag, catch a ride on the underground railroad and go yourself.

  2. I live in Portsmouth Ohio. No person is trash. Trashy is a different story though, lol. Portsmouth is actually a very nice lil town with a lot of problems. We’re trying to fix them. We’re strong and we never give up. Ice seen so much positive change in the last couple of years. Now if we could just educate some of these hillbillies. Haha haha haha, not at Portsmouth city schools. It’s a breeding ground for white trash.

  3. 13k of the 51k are white? Not possible. That’s the opposite of demographics nationally. Escamibia County is 66% white, 22% black, 12% everyone else. This article is a joke and is way off on Pensacola. Pensacola is the sweetest city in the south.

  4. Just using the term “white trash” is racist in of itself. Why couldn’t you have just label the article “The Trashiest city’s” I just don’t understand. In your definition of White Trash includes someone who is a racist. So in my opinion using the derogatory term in the first place includes you in the same category. The is trash all over the world that are of many races, cultures, etc. but, using that term in my opinion puts a stigma on out country as a whole that all we are is “White Trash.” If you want to world to change lead by example!!

  5. You are so wrong about Rockford IL the population is about equal, their not meth heads they are Heroin addict & you are right about the PBR,the Bears fans & dead beat dad’s oh & you forgot about the shooting plus we’re #2 in the state for sex trafficking

  6. Honestly I couldn’t even get through the whole article because its so messed up. To call a bunch of people who are struggling and poor and dealt shitty hands for whatever reason shouldn’t just be made fun of and dehumanized like this. Labeling them all “white trash” is messed up. There are children involved in this. Just imagine one of them reading this and thinking that’s all they are and all they are destined to be. Despite them being “white trash”, they are still innocent bystanders. This article screams hypocrisy.

  7. I’ll have you know, here in Canton, Ohio, we all contribute equally to our trash pile. But that’s for us to say. Not you. Kinda “trashy” to write slanderous click bait about cities you’ve never been too. Don’t you think?

  8. A silly and somewhat comical article that is obviously intended to amuse, and it draws serious comments from people who feel offended. That alone gives the article more credibility than the author could have. I live in a poor white town, and reading most of these comments tells me the uneducated, poor welfare recipients need a healthy dose of reality.
    All of you need to grow up and get a grip. It doesn’t matter what someone else says, what matters is the truth, and this article certainly hits some nerves out there. This is America, not Argentina. People have a right to say what they want whether it’s true or not.
    Now go take a bath, learn to spell, and get a job.

  9. You forgot Reading, PA.
    Literally trash piling up everywhere, and Hispanic women, typically no older than 20, pushing baby carriages everywhere throughout the city.
    Dirty, dangerous, and offers nothing in terms of shopping or entertainment. Pit bulls everywhere with thugs attached to them.

  10. Salem, Indiana would be very high on white trash content. High percentages of the population on meth and heroin. Unemployment rate usually quite a bit above the national average. For a smaller town of 6500 people and 30,000 county population it has a lot of nitwits, degenerates and mostly idiots. White trash galore and all you have to do is go to the local big box store that gets most of its merchandise manufactured in China. Those are usually the tatted up and often hugely overweight people with bad manners and even worse weight problems that keep them from moving in the aisle. Not to mention they have kids who are 8 to 12 years old that are as fat as little adult ladies that are 5 foot tall and weigh 200 plus pounds. Its quite a sad scene to have that kind of population that lives in denial of the crappy living situation they have. About 50 percent of the population has to go to other counties 25 to 50 miles away to even have jobs that barely pay their house payment and or rent. Low levels of education including only about 10 percent of the population having some sort of technical school and college training and reading books which is taboo in Salem despite it having a first class library that is most of the time empty.

    High percentages of people that have cigarette addictions and drug addictions along with several generations of families being alcoholics over the past several decades. Father that instead of showing their preteen and teenage sons love and care beat the hell out of their kids after nondescript days at the same crappy job because they have no education and no desire to better themselves. The women are just as bad being 5 foot 5 and looking like Matilda the whale while wearing short shorts and tops that are 3 sizes too small for their overly obese bodies. Or would that be overly old beast bodies.

    Furthermore, it is a place where the cops know there is a drug problem but the local lawyers and good old boy sheriff’s department and prosecutor’s office pick and choose the low level offenders who get busted with drugs. Despite the fact that the town cabal of good old boy lawyers, friends of judges, and police totally look the other way while knowing who the main drug dealers are. A number of years ago a local merchant was busted in Florida with cocaine ostensibly to bring back to Salem, Indiana and two local lawyers who were also involved with drugs over the years flew down to Florida and got him bail and reduced punishment down to basically nothing.

    The same goes for the lawyers including one that bought tens of thousands of dollars of material for a home then let it sit out in the rain until it was ruined then sued the company that sold them the lumber, plywood and other materials even though the lawyers had possession of the materials. Even better is that those two lawyers were in the clique around the town making sure that if drugs got imported their names would stay clear but they would readily cover for their drug dealers by representing them in court if there was a bust by the state police. Everything is based on nepotism from job hiring to city services and government action on things that need to be fixed. If your name is so and so, you’ll get a new paved road in front of your home because you know the right people. If your road is falling apart in the county they won’t do anything about until it becomes either a safety hazard or someone gets around to it.

    That’s the type of place Salem, Indiana truly is and anyone with any sense eventually gets out of there and moves elsewhere if they are capable and competent. The ones who aren’t are either disabled or choose to live there because they benefit from the spoils system and good old boy system. Just like the police and sheriff’s department where the hilljacks that run the town help to cover up serious drug crimes. One of the best ones was when a prominent local banker had his daughter and son in law exonerated by the local judicial system. All of this after providing huge amounts of alcohol to teenagers and high school students from all around after which they were busted and were able to skate because D. Jack was able to pull some strings and get it to a smack on the hand. After which the teacher in question was able to keep her job at the local middle school and not end up doing any major jail time.

    Many years ago the high school principal was involved in drugs including cocaine as there was a drug house only a few blocks away that was well known by the local county prosecutor in the 1990s. All the while it was never busted and one of the local kids that no longer resides here spray painted on the school that the principal does cocaine. His only mistake was to go back later and try to get it cleaned up after his father found out and they were all arrested. Yet there was no investigation into the principal at that time who was preceded by a principal that kept a Jack Daniels bottle in his office desk and staggered around the school during school time. That’s the kind of corruption that exist in Washington County, Indiana. Along with a lousy economy, drugs everywhere, low educational levels and even less common sense. By the way I lived there 30 years of my life so I’ve seen this garbage go on for years until leaving a couple of years ago.

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