These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Massachusetts


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

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Is there anything really wrong with being called a Massneck? Sure, every state has them. While they might be defined with a different criteria in other states, there’s plenty of them all over The Bay State.

According to our data, they’re almost all in central and western Mass.

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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts:

  1. Orange
  2. West Brookfield
  3. Turners Falls
  4. Belchertown
  5. Greenfield
  6. Baldwinville
  7. Sturbridge
  8. Lee
  9. Adams
  10. Colrain

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 Massachusetts, 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, Golden Corrals, 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.

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1. Orange

Grrr Gear, Inc., Orange, MA. Google Maps

Population: 3,972
High school graduation rate: 82%
Walmart rank: 3rd
Fishing/bait shops per capita: 14th

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

Let’s see why. Whelp, first off, a redneck loves to fish, and there are plenty of places to catch some bass and catfish in these parts. The Millers River flows right through downtown, so a redneck here could just about toss in a line right on Main Street.

Every good redneck town has to have a Walmart. Orange has one all to themselves. For a redneck, that’s like short lines at Disneyland.

When you consider that nearly 2 in 10 people never finished high school and it’s 98% white, what you’ve got is a little slice of redneck heaven up here about 4 beers east of Greenfield.

2. West Brookfield

Along Wickaboag Lake, West Brookfield, MA. Google Maps

Population: 1,785
High school graduation rate: 83%
Fishing/bait shops per capita: 5th in MA
Chew factor: 10

Yes, siree, there’s plenty of rednecks in West Brookfield, about 8 beers west of Worcester. In fact, there are lots of rednecks in Worcester County in general.

Here, the entire place surrounds Wickaboag Lake and the West Brookfield State Forest. So a redneck has lots and lots of opportunities to pull crappie and bass out all day long. And, the forest area has lots of places where a redneck can shoot at all sorts of varmits like coon, otter, weasel and deer.

Rednecks in West Brookfield don’t even have to go into town to get their supper.

And the number of tobacco stores per capita – what we refer to as the ‘chew factor’ – is a 10 here.

3. Turners Falls

Turners Falls Rod & Gun Club. From their Facebook page

Population: 4,743
High school graduation rate: 79%
Walmart rank: 12th
Fishing/bait stores per capita: 15th

Right along I-91 before you get to the Vermont state line, you’ll find the rednecky place of Turners Falls. It’s right along the Connecticut River, where the pike fishing is some of the best in the state.

There have been warnings that the fish in this river have high mercury levels, but when did that ever stop a redneck before? Mercury is probably just extra flavor to a Turners Falls neck.

A ‘No Fishing’ sign to a redneck is more of a dare than anything else, right?

Turners Falls has a dollar store right along the banks of the river, too. So there’s no excuse for running out of snacks.

4. Belchertown

McCarthy’s Pub, Belchertown, MA. Google Maps

Population: 2,770
High school graduation rate: 81%
Gun stores per capita: 8th in MA
Walmark rank 15th

Right along the banks of the Quabbin Reservoir is the necky city of Belchertown. Here, it’s very blue collar and very white. And you can imagine how many needlessly large Fords and Chevys are parked all over the place up here on Monday mornings, pulling fish out left and right.

But don’t make any comments about their education out in these parts. There are quite a few places to get guns and ammo around here. Mouth off around here and you might get yer’ britches full of lead.

5. Greenfield

Smitty’s Pub, Greenfield, MA. Google Maps

Population: 17,416
Dollar stores per capita: 7th in MA
Gun stores per capita: 8th

Right next door to Turners Falls is Greenfield, which is the largest city to make this list. Meaning they can make a claim that they have the most rednecks in the entire state of Massachusetts.

Here, there are plenty of dollar stores, and places to get fishing gear, chew, guns and just about everything else a redneck could ever want.

According to internet chatter, Greenfield is a case of the have’s and have not’s. So one part of town is working class, and one part of town is redneck. If you want to see the redneck part, just listen for the shotgun blasts right around supper time every night. They’ll probably have some extra catfish in the fryer if you wanna pop in.

And bring some rat traps. They’re out.

6. Baldwinville

Baldwinville, MA. Google Maps

Population: 2,133
High school graduation rate: 78%
Fishing/bait shops per capita: 7th in Oregon

Baldwinville is right at the junction of the Otter River State Forest, right where the Otter River starts to wind east. It’s about 4 Keystone Lights away from Route 202.

The population here is just over 2,000, but who knows how many rednecks actually live here. Odds are that every time they tried to count, dozens of them were out in the Otter Hills, tryin’ to snag some otter pups straight out of the river.

You can bet these are some of the best otter trappers in New England. Odds are that the otter pelt you’re wearing right now was trapped somewhere in the hills right above Baldwinville.

And, if you’re in town, be sure to stop by the Otter River Hotel. They may or may not have otter stew on the menu, but you can only request it, right?

7. Sturbridge

Teddy G’s Pub and Grille, Sturbridge, MA. Google Maps

Population: 1,996
Bars per capita: 12th in MA
Gun stores per capita: 11th in the state

You might just call the folks in Sturbridge the rednecks with paychecks. While there are all sorts of rednecky things to do in the area, the people here actually have pretty decent careers. They’re most likely the dads who take their kids out on weekend camping trips in their nice trucks and campers.

Pay attention young necks of central and western Massachusetts. If you study hard, you too, can have the finest camo and shotguns that money can buy.

8. Lee

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Locker Room Sports Pub, Lee, MA. Google Maps.

Population: 1,945
Bars per capita: 3rd in MA
Chew factor: 15

There are lots of places for folks in Lee to toss back some cold ones and speculate about when rut is gonna hit. Plus, they have Laurel Lake nearby, and they’re at the base of the October Mountain State Forest. Which means the deer practically walk up to your porch here.

Nearby are dollar stores and outdoor outlets and such. You might have to drive a bit, though. “Fire up the truck, kids, there’s a sale on camo in Pittsfield!”

9. Adams

Dollar General, Adams, MA. Google Maps

Population: 5,515
High school graduation rate: 80%
Walmart rank: 4th

Adams is a very blue collar place at the base of the Savoy Mountain State Forest in western Massachusetts, about a six-pack north of Pittsfield. There are a ton of rednecky things in this general area.

North Adams has a Walmart, and there are dollar stores up and down Route 7 between North Adams and Pittsfield. In fact, there was some speculation as to whether or not Adams or Pittsfield should have made the top of the this list.

It was close, but Adams had a much lower graduation rate. Meaning more rednecks.

10. Colrain

Colrain, MA. Google Maps

Population: 1,718
Gun stores: 21st in MA
Chew factor: 15

Colrain is just about as far away from the rest of society as you can get. There are endless opportunities for a Massneck to get down with their true redneck selves.

There are endless fishing and hunting opportunities way up here in the hills right along the Vermont state line.

If you want to see ‘em, take I-91 toward Vermont and exit Route 2. Drive about 20 minutes and look for the big pile of beer cans.

God Bless America.

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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts if you haven’t seen it yet. Click here to read it.

City Population Rank
Orange 3972 1
West Brookfield 1785 2
Turners Falls 4743 3
Belchertown 2770 4
Greenfield 1819 5
Baldwinville 2133 6
Sturbridge 1996 7
Lee 1945 8
Adams 5515 9
Colrain 1718 10
Provincetown 2820 11
Ayer 2693 12
Falmouth 3386 13
Dennis Port 3532 14
Oak Bluffs 4500 15
Hanson 1748 16
Pepperell 2200 17
Vineyard Haven 2521 18
Edgartown 4067 19
Williamstown 3787 20
Sandwich 2654 21
Hopkinton 2177 22
Salisbury 4607 23
Bellingham 4970 24
South Deerfield 1767 25
Harwich Port 2000 26
Brookfield 981 27
South Dennis 3370 27
Huntington 874 29
Huntington 874 30
Buzzards Bay 3010 31
Wilbraham 3174 32
Westborough 4013 33
Avon 4237 34
Fiskdale 3078 35
Ipswich 4204 36
Erving 1500 37
Brewster 2379 38
West Falmouth 1829 39
Winchendon 3778 40
North Brookfield 2277 41
Dennis 2307 42
East Sandwich 4096 43
Acushnet Center 2728 44
North Westport 4458 45
North Seekonk 2572 46
Ocean Grove 3040 47
Norton Center 2885 48
Wareham Center 3161 49
Sherborn 4119 50
Hopedale 4039 51
North Eastham 2046 52
West Dennis 2100 53
Cheshire 691 54
Harwich Center 1905 55
Weweantic 1817 55
East Dennis 2962 57
Sagamore 3576 58
North Falmouth 2861 59
North Plymouth 3623 60
North Pembroke 3367 61
Yarmouth Port 4964 62
East Douglas 2437 63
Great Barrington 2400 64
Littleton Common 2994 64
Topsfield 2800 66
Northwest Harwich 3959 67
East Pepperell 2209 68
Raynham Center 4702 69
Nahant 3438 70
Rutland 2378 71
Russell 1600 72
Monson Center 1932 73
East Harwich 4389 74
Pocasset 3145 75
South Lancaster 1895 76
Mattapoisett Center 3170 77
South Amherst 4780 78
Forestdale 4491 79
North Lakeville 2260 80
Boxford 2520 81
Monument Beach 3037 82
Millis-Clicquot 4267 83
White Island Shores 2122 84
Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock 4867 85
Cordaville 2588 86
Dover 2265 86
Green Harbor-Cedar Crest 2549 88
South Duxbury 3722 89
Marshfield Hills 2478 90

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14 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Massachusetts

    1. That was my thought, too. Lived in Ayer and Orange, student taught in Turners Falls, taught in Winchendon. I call BS on these rankings b/c Winchendon should be much higher on the list.

  1. Yeah the really isolated suburbs…that’s about right. I used to go to UMass Amherst but I’m from Boston. The outright racism is pretty apparent, especially if you’re Asian. Biggest mistake I’ve ever made. I shudder to think about going back to that crummy town.

  2. Very poor methodology if Ware doesn’t make it on this Top 10 list. Also, of the Brookfields, West Brookfield is the nicest of them all! You MUST have meant Brookfield – you know, that town with a private citizen who has his own bright yellow marquee sign. On which he loves to criticize local government and occasionally wish people he does like a Happy Birthday.

  3. The TOWN of ADAMS (population 5,500) and the CITY of NORTH ADAMS (population 13,500) are not one and the same. They are not related at all. North Adams is not a northern section of Adams. This article made facts from the town of Adams & the city of North Adams interchangeable….THEY ARE NOT! The city of North Adams has a mayor. The town of Adams has a Board of Selectmen. North Adams has their own school system with elementary schools & Drury High School. Adams has a regional school district combined with the town of Cheshire and Hoosac Valley High School. Almost all the facts mentioned in this article pertained to North Adams, not Adams….and as I stated, the TOWN of ADAMS and the CITY of NORTH ADAMS are unrelated. The only thing the 2 share is the “ADAMS” portion of their name. Get your facts straight!

  4. All my cousins from NYC and Conn. Thought we were real hayseeds in Sturbridge and I guess they were right. That’s funny.

  5. You have mis-characterized Massachusetts as Redneck. The term here is Democrat. They will only vote for someone if they have a (D) after their name on the ballot. Consequently, the people are kept stupid, and dependent on the government. Many of the towns you list are run by people who think Cuba is a paradise, and actively campaign to make us more like Venezuela.

    Redneck people are more self-sufficient. Massachusetts people think that the government should handle their lives. You can see it in their bumper stickers for Hillary, Obama, and Bernie.

    A person in Greenfield made a semi-fortune, campaigning successfully to keep WalMart from building a store in Greenfield, so now the only places to buy anything there are owned by leftover Hippies from the 1970’s, with a great supply of Wiccan materials, and porn.

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