These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In New Hampshire


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

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Is there anything really wrong with being called a New Hampshire 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 up there.

Plus, we’ve heard New Hampshire is the Arkansas of New England, and you guys don’t have a seat belt law. Live Free or Die, right?

Can you smoke in the car with a baby inside it, too?

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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire:

  1. Littleton
  2. Whitefield
  3. Winchester
  4. Colebrook
  5. Farmington
  6. Pittsfield
  7. Ashland
  8. Jaffrey
  9. Bethlehem
  10. Meredith

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 New Hampshire, 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.

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1. Littleton

Corey’s Sport Shop, Littleton, NH. Google Maps

Population: 4,608
High school graduation rate: 77%
Walmart rank: 5th in NH
Fishing stores per capita: 4th

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

Let’s see why. Whelp, first off, you guys have a Walmart all to yourselves, which is pretty darn important way out here in the boonies. For a redneck, that’s like short lines at Disneyland.

And, you’re certainly not running out of chew or bait in Littleton. There are plenty of places, per capita to get those. The Ammonoosuc River flows right through town. A neck here can just sit on his back porch and pull trout and salmon out all day long. Many probably do.

When you consider that nearly 1 in 4 people here never graduated high school, what you’ve got is a little slice of redneck heaven about 6 beers east of Montpelier.

2. Whitefield

The Village Gun Store, Whitefield, NH. Google Maps

Population: 1,111
Trailer parks per capita: 7th in NH
High school graduation rate: 80%
Fishing/bait shops per capita: 5th

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

Just the name of the town sounds necky.

Rednecks love them some trailer parks, and they’ve got some of them in the area up here. In fact, you could probably get lost in the winding roads near Whitefield, and then just stumble onto a trailer or two in these parts.

Fishing and hunting is a big deal, too. They’ve got quite a few large lakes in which to get supper, and the deer, bears and possums practically walk up to your trailer porch.

If you want to see ‘em, take Route 3 up until you get to the 25th dirt road on your right. Look for a big pile of beer cans and some underwear frozen to the clothes line.

And bring some duck tape. They’re out.

3. Winchester

The Dollar Store in Winchester, NH. Google Maps

Population: 1,790
High school graduation rate: 64%
Chew factor: 4
Trailer parks per capita: 6th in NH

Wow, Winchester. We know what you guys were doing as redneck teens. Instead of sittin’ in some boring math class, you all were out doing the more important things. Stuff like shooting at things, blowing stuff up, and getting stuck in the mud.

Just think – had you guys studied even less, you might have won this whole thing!

We admire that. You guys know how to really whoop it up, redneck style. Live free or die, right?!

4. Colebrook

Colebrook, NH Dollar Store. Google Maps

Population: 1,389
High school graduation rate: 72%
Bars per capita: 5th in NH
Dollar stores: 15th

Way, way up near the Canadian border is the teeny little redneck splat of a town, Colebrook. This place is just about 100% redneck when you look at the numbers. They have a family dollar there, which is good news for necks here who don’t want to have to drive far to get their Christmas lights and rat traps.

The closest Walmart is in Canada, however. Can you imagine the looks on the Canadian’s faces when a New Hampshire redneck pulls into town in his beat up truck and loads up on Busch Light and ammo?

No, Canada. We’re not starting a war with you guys. The beef is with Bambi.

5. Farmington

Budd’s Tackle and Live Crabs, Villas, NJ. Google Maps

Population: 3,612
High school graduation rate: 78%
Gun stores per capita: 11th in NH
Walmart rank: 12th

Farmington doesn’t have an actual Walmart in its city limits, but right next door, in Rochester, they do. And you know what else is pretty close to Farmington? Loudon. Home of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which is the biggest magnet for rednecks within a 200 mile radius.

“Grab the kids and the dogs, honey! We’re goin’ on a road trip!”

6. Pittsfield

Pittsfield, NH. Google Maps

Population: 1,605
Trailer parks per capita: 11th in NH
High school graduation rate: 73%
Dollar stores per capita: 12th in NH

Practically next to Farmington, and even closer to Loudon are the necks in Pittsfield. They’re so close that the New Hampshire necks that come from hours in every direction can probably park in Pittsfield and walk to the race. Or at least, ride their mowers.

Pittsfield has a really low graduation rate, a few dollar stores and a couple of trailer parks. Sounds like it’s crawling with necks in these parts.

7. Ashland

Ashland, NH. Google Maps

Population: 2,076
High school graduation rate: 80%
Bars per capita: 15th in NH
Fishing/bait shops per capita: 14th

Ashland is one of a few rednecky towns in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Here, you’ve got some pretty nice lake front homes and a bunch of necks in the boonies.

Of course, the fishing is great up here. Ashland is right on the banks of the Little Squam Lake, where supper is just a toss away.

What does a redneck do when he catches a catfish? What do you think he does? He sticks his arm down its throat and take a picture with it.

8. Jaffrey

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Jaffrey, NH. Google Maps.

Population: 2,456
High school graduation rate: 80%
Chew factor: 5

Jaffrey is a rural, necky place about 2 or 5 beers north of the Massachusetts state line. Here, you’ve got a very blue collar population that can fish in just about any bend in the road. Of course, a redneck will most likely fish and hunt wherever he damn pleases.

When did a ‘No Trespassing’ sign ever stop a redneck?

And the number of tobacco stores in the area per capita – what we refer to as the ‘chew factor’ – is sky high here. Jaffrey’s is a 5.

9. Bethlehem

Brenda’s County Kitchen & Inn, near Bethlehem, NH. Google Maps

Population: 2,526
High school graduation rate: 79%
Mobile home and trailer parks per capita: 13th in NH
Dollar stores per capita: 15th

Bethlehem is way up along the White Mountain National Forest, right next to LIttleton and Whitefield. So, this area can make a claim that it has the most rednecks in the state of New Hampshire.

The Appalachian Trail crosses on the south side of town. You know you’re getting close when you can smell the catfish frying.

What do the hikers think when they turn a corner and there’s some Bethlehem neck sitting on his trailer park porch with a cup of coffee, shooting ammo into his bug zapper?

10. Meredith

Meredith, NH. Google Maps

Population: 1,521
Bars per capita: 5th in NH
Chew factor: 3

You might call half the folks in Meredith rednecks with paychecks. Because a lot of them obviously have jobs, based on the education levels here. That’s okay – they just have to wait until the boss man says they can leave before they can fire up the truck and get after it.

Meredith has lots of necky things in the area. A Walmart, some dollar stores, gun stores, fishing shops. Basically, along the Lake Region here, a redneck could survive on cheap groceries, squirrel meat and Old Milwaukee for his entire life.

Some probably do.

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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire if you didn’t happen to see it. Click here to read it.

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4 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In New Hampshire

  1. I agree with many of the comments about the population misstatements in this item (i.e. Colebrook listed as 1389 when 2010 Census says 2301). However most of the rest of the criteria generally fits. I must take exception however that there are no ‘real rednecks’ in NH or anywhere else in New England. I grew up in WV, spent a lot of time in TX, OK, AR, ND, FL, and Southern Maryland throughout my 34 year AF career and I know real rednecks when I run into one. Just because a Bubba drives a pickup with a gun rack in the rear window does not qualify. I claim those in NH claiming to be ‘Rednecks’ are just ‘Pretend Rednecks’ at best.

    1. As a NH redneck from #3 Winchester I take offense. If you want to see “Pretend Rednecks” go check out the kids at Keene High.

  2. Just thought i would let you know Winchester also has a Racetrack. It’s called Monadknock Speedway. Its a 1/4 mile high bank asphalt track. We used to have a dirt track as well but now it is a dirt bike track and has expanded to 2 tracks. We have a dollar store, a liquor store, a fireworks store, and arriving soon a DD ( Dunkin Donuts for those not from New England.) With those added things I think Winchester should be upgraded to at least #2 if not #1

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