These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Arizona

We used science and data to determine which cities in AZ are redneck heaven.

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Is there anything really wrong with being called an Arizona redneck? Sure, every state has them. While they might be defined with a different criteria in other states, there’s plenty of them all over your neck of the woods.

You just need to know where to look.

Wait: What is a redneck anyways? Well, according to the official bible of literature, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a redneck is:

“A white person who lives in a small town or in the country especially in the southern U.S., who typically has a working-class job, and who is seen by others as being uneducated and having opinions and attitudes that are offensive.”

Plus, we thought why not add in a few stereotypes? Cause, you know, rednecks like to hunt, fish, drink, smoke and shoot things. And shop at Walmart.

Using that criteria, it’s not hard to scrape the internet, run some scientific data on where the most members of the Arizona redneck family tree most likely live. Most of these places probably won’t surprise you.

Because, the data never lies, does it?

So, hold our beers and watch this. After analyzing all cities with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list as The Most Redneck Cities in Arizona:

  1. Chino Valley
  2. Williams
  3. Tolleson
  4. Apache Junction (Photos)
  5. Parker
  6. Cave Creek (Photos)
  7. Willcox
  8. Winslow (Photos)
  9. New River
  10. Dewey-Humboldt

Read on below to see where your town ranked.

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What redneck criteria did we use?

In order to rank the most redneck cities in Arizona, we had to determine what criteria makes a redneck.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Yelp and Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

The dictionary definition categories

  • Small towns
  • Least amount of high school graduates

And the stereotypical categories

  • Number of bars per city
  • Number of mobile home parks per capita
  • Number of tobacco stores per city
  • Number of places to get fishing gear
  • Number of guns and ammo stores per city
  • Walmarts, Bass Pro Shops, and dollar stores nearby

Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a city’s border, as well as within a short driving distance.


1. Chino Valley

Mazy’s Guns, Chino Valley, AZ. Google Maps

Population: 10,798
Gun stores per capita: 1st in Arizona
Trailer parks per capita: 14th in AZ
High school graduation rate: 84%

Whoo-whee, Chino Valley! You have the official bragging rights as being named the most redneck city in the entire state of Arizona! You may now brag to your friends and share this endlessly on your Facebook walls.

Let’s see why. Whelp, first off, rednecks sure like to shoot some guns. And in Chino Valley, you guys have almost more places to get guns and ammo per capita than anywhere else in the state. Nothing’s more redneck than sitting around the bar all afternoon, talking about how many birds you shot that morning.

You’ve also got quite a few trailer and mobile home parks in the area. Some rednecks here probably shoot dove from their trailer park porches.

When you consider that nearly 1 in 5 people here never graduated high school, what you’ve got is a little slice of redneck heaven about 3 beers north of Prescott.

2. Williams

Canyon Club Bar, Williams, AZ. Google Maps

Population: 3,014
High school graduation rate: 78%
Gun stores per capita: 1st in AZ
Walmart rank: 4th
Bars per capita: 3rd

Yes, siree, there’s plenty of rednecks in the boonies around the Williams area, that’s fer damn sure.

Every good redneck town needs a Walmart. Tiny Williams has one. For a redneck, that’s like short lines at Disneyland.

They have places to get guns, a few bars, and the number of tobacco stores per capita – what we refer to as the ‘chew factor’ – is sky high. In Williams, it’s a 3.

Plus, Williams is right at the base of the Kaibab National Forest. Rednecks are good shots, so the deer, bear, possums, squirrels and coons have no chance in this part of the state.

3. Tolleson

Longbranch Saloon, Tolleson, AZ. Google Maps

Population: 6,556
Guns per capita: 7th in AZ
Trailer parks per capita: 4th

Per capita, there are almost more trailer, mobile home and RV parks in Tolleson than anywhere else. Rednecks love nothing more than sitting out by the fire, plugging rounds into the bug zapper.

There are also a high number of gun stores and dollar stores per capita as well. There’s simply no excuse for showing up to a Tolleson barbecue empty handed.

If you want to see ‘em, head west from Phoenix for a little bit. Look for the big pile of beer cans.

And bring duck tape. They’re out.

4. Apache Junction

AJI Sporting Goods, Apache Junction, AZ. From their Facebook page

Population: 37,120
High school graduation rate: 76%
Trailer parks per capita: 1st
Gun stores per capita: 2nd

Apache Junction is by far the largest city to make this list, so they can make the case that they have the most rednecks than anywhere else in Arizona.

Apache Junction has trailer parks, mobile home parks and RV parks all over the place. And, they’ve got lots of gun stores. That’s a bad combination.

Of course, they have a Walmart and plenty of dollar stores here, too.

It’s 90% white here and very blue collar.

If you’ve ever been there, it’s redneck meets the 1850s.

5. Parker

Colorado River Outfitters, Parker, AZ. Google Maps

Population: 3,125
High school graduation rate: 66%
Chew factor: 4
Walmart rank: 4th

Wow, Parker. Just think – had you guys studied even less as kids, you might have won this whole thing. When 1 out of 3 of you guys decided that blowing stuff up and getting stuck in the mud was more ‘fun’ than sitting in some math class on Monday morning, we can tell you guys know how to whoop it up redneck style big time.

That’s okay. We’re actually a little envious. Kinda sounds like fun.

6. Cave Creek

Tumbleweed Hotel, Cave Creek, AZ. Google Maps

Population: 5,041
Trailer parker per capita: 2nd in AZ
Bars per capita: 2nd
Fishing/bait shops per capita: 1st

Cave Creek has it made if you’re a redneck. A coupla’ beers north of Phoenix at the base of the hills, there are simply too many things to keep a redneck occupied in these parts.

You might call the folks who live here rednecks with paychecks, as it’s obvious that they have regular 9-5 jobs, and most likely commute into Phoenix. That’s okay, the fishing, hunting and blowing things up with propane can wait till the weekend.

Let that be a lesson, young rednecks of Arizona. Study hard, and you, too, can own the finest camo money can buy.

7. Willcox

Rix’s Tavern, Willcox, AZ

Population: 3,744
High school graduation rate: 61%
Fishing/bait per capita: 7th in AZ
Bars per capita: 7th

Take I-10 east from Tucson for about 5 beers and you’ll come to Willcox, a teeny redneck speck of a town that has its own lake and plenty of bars to keep a redneck entertained.

You can bet way out here they get all sorts of necky with it. You can’t miss em’ – just roll down the windows and follow the sound of shotgun blasts and the smell of the catfish fryers.

8. Winslow

PT’s Bar, Winslow, AZ. Google Maps.

Population: 9,609
Fishing and bait per capita: 15th in AZ
Bars per capita: 10th in AZ
Walmart rank: 9th

You know who is from Winslow? Bill Engvall, the famous comedian who is part of the Blue Collar Comedy Group. The ‘Here’s Your Sign guy.’ He claims that Winslow is a mix between fictional Mayberry from the Andy Griffith Show.

If you’re from Winslow, Arizona and you shoot deer from the back of your pickup while drinking Busch Lights with the kids in the back
”here’s your sign.”

9. New River

Roadrunner Restaurant, New River, AZ. Google Maps

Population: 13,024
Chew factor: 15th in AZ
Dollar stores per capita: 15th
Fishing stores per capita: 17th

Take I-17 north of Phoenix for a bit, and you’ll come to the rednecky town of New River.

Here, they’ve got nearby Lake Pleasant in which to pull bass and crappie out till the sun goes down. They have a nudist resort out here. What would it feel like stumblin’ onto a buncha’ naked rednecks on a Sunday afternoon?

You can bet yer’ chickens that sounds like the kind of place that’s worth stoppin’ by for a bit.

10. Dewey-Humboldt

Billy Jack’s Saloon and Grill, Dewey-Humboldt, AZ. Google Maps

Population: 3,910
High school graduation rate: 85%
Gun stores per capita: 25th in AZ
Chew factor: 15

Dewey-Humboldt isn’t too far away from Prescott. You can probably hear their needlessly large trucks from the highway, actually.

The area was founded primarily due to a large pumpkin patch and hay ride, and the tradition continues today. It’s not called, “Arizona’s Country Town,” ‘fer nothin’ folks.

There You Have It

According to the official dictionary definition of a redneck, and based on stereotypes that the internet says are true, using science to determine the most redneck cities in a state can’t be too far off. If you’re analyzing smaller cities in Arizona with blue collar workers, where people have lots of options for drinking, fishing, hunting and Walmarting, this is an accurate list.

We also wrote a story on the worst places to live in Arizona if you didn’t happen to see it. Click here to read it.

15 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Arizona

  1. Have you ever been to Young? I am guessing not, because it would have made it towards the top of the list. Best place in AZ to live!

  2. They might be redneck using the “gun owner” scale, but you dont hear too much about crime in any of these cities. Theres also Arizona City and Eloy…

  3. Williams Arizona is nothing like written in this article.this study has been written on the basis of the amount of Walmarts gun stores fishing supply places and education rates. I think this is a bunch of BS I grew up in the summer staying at my parents cabin and have been to Williams recently there is no Walmart there’s one gun store there’s one fishing store there’s one grocery store and tons of nice little mom and pop restaurants and stores so whoever got this information you need to study it again because I have been to all the towns that are on this list and none of them are this way

  4. Do your research Frederick Marksman. There is no Walmart in Williams, AZ. We gotta drive up to the big City of Flagstaff for that luxury. Also, Opossums in the Kaibab National Forest? Probably not.

  5. Have you ever been to Tonopah, AZ? BEWARE! This is where people come to dump dead bodies, hide, and cook meth. A lot of tweekers, thiefs, and illegals. People stay inside by day and only come out at night like cockroaches. By far the worst place to live. Now Hickman has claimed it with his chicken shacks. P U! Maybe, just maybe it will clear out the terrible restaurant, Oscar’s Place (formerly Tonopah Joe’s) and the eye sore surrounding it. Hopefully Mr. Moon will sell this property to Hickman and shed all the rif raf that is occupying this property. There is a backyard mechanic, a tire shop, and several trailers that people live in who also have horses with no shade and are tied up with no space. I hear the owner of the horse is the meanest woman in this area aside from the hot spring woman who is very mean to her horse also. Please Hickman buy the corner and flatten Tonopah Joe’s!

    1. Well I think if you don’t like it there, all I can say is move. All people live different ways. But meth labs, abuse to animals and children. It is terrible no way. But if your picking on people then it’s not right either. Wanting a man to purchase this old restraunt, why don’t you. So people in your town or city see the difference you are making. And no I don’t live in a trailer, but I’ve lived in many, there is nothing wrong with it, some don’t have the type of income that some have. There one thing I can say is I may not have much, what I do have worked hard for it, nobody helped me. Then again I learned, work ethic from my parents. I hepled my self. Yes I own a nice travel trailer just in case I ever need it. So don’t judge anybody until you look in your own backyard first. Thank you, have a nice evening. I was taught respect too.

  6. This author CLEARLY did not do their research and probably hasn’t ever been to ARIZONA.
    That’s NOT a picture of Cave Creek, Arizona! Must be somewhere back East. Do your homework. The Tumbleweed is a lovely sw hotel and there are
    No trailer parks in downtown Cave Creek.
    There is no WALMART in beautiful Williams, Arizona near the Grand Canyon. Is this a serious journalist writing this nonsense? I think not.
    That’s not a photo of the Willcox Rix Tavern –another bogus identifed [email protected]!
    AND there is NO lake in Williams! REALLY?
    Shame on this lazy author.
    What a disgrace. An you wonder why the public doesn’t trust the media.

  7. I agree with th conents a REAL AZ REDNECK frome norhtern az.and dam proud.try doing youre “reserch” in smalker towns like show low az ,lakeside, snowflake or even heber over guard.ther is were you will find the real trooth about an az redneck and how we live,survive,and what we believe. Its a way of life and its how we were raised not a fad or fashon.proyd to be a Redneck frome lakeside az get yer facts straight boy!

  8. Who the ef do you think you are?
    Seems to me, that being on your condescending list is more an honor, than not… (Love to see your staff; pro’lly not a single real man on it.)

  9. I live in maui hi the cost of living are for the rich only I want to move to az . redneck places or not. I was born in vt. everything u say about rednck in az. is the way I lived in vt for 34 years. great life

  10. Okay so we’re going to start superior Riverside winkelman Hayden Kearny mammoth San Manuel and I haven’t even got further south yet as three points Rocks and Sarita Green Valley really need to stop picking out places you heard and really go deep into it don’t have a Walmart tell him too small for that don’t even have a Circle K them are redneck towns but I could go on and on but why just do your homework did you go to Google to learn about rednecks but while you’re going to do your homework you may want to watch your back cuz I’m right next got some guns

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