These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Oregon

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

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Is there anything really wrong with being called an Oregon 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 The Beaver State. In these parts, they’re most likely organic rednecks.

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 Oregon 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 Oregon:

  1. Wood Village
  2. Tillamook (Photos)
  3. Hood River (Photos)
  4. Klamath Falls (Photos)
  5. Roseburg (Photos)
  6. Madras (Photos)
  7. Baker City (Photos)
  8. Prineville (Photos)
  9. Molalla (Photos)
  10. Rogue River

Read on below to see where your town ranked.


What redneck criteria did we use?

In order to rank the most redneck cities in Oregon, 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. Wood Village

The Wood Village Mobile Home Park, Wood Village, OR. Google Maps

Population: 3,901
High school graduation rate: 71%
Walmart rank: 5th
Trailer parks per capita: 1st

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

Let’s see why. Well, you’ve got yerselves plenty of bars, trailer parks and places to get guns and bait in the area. In fact, there are more trailer parks in the Wood Village area than anywhere else in the state of Oregon.

Every redneck town has to have a Walmart nearby. Wood Village has one smack dab in the middle of town, all to themselves. That’s like short lines at Disneyland! And to boot, there’s plenty of dollar stores, too.

There’s no excuse for showin’ up to a Wood Village barbecue empty handed.

When you consider that nearly 4 in 10 people never finished high school, and there’s plenty of great fishing right along the Columbia, what you’ve got is a little slice of redneck heaven up here about 4 beers east of Portland.

2. Tillamook

Tillamook Bait Shop, Tillamook, OR. Google Maps

Population: 4,934
High school graduation rate: 81%
Trailer parks per capita: 12th in OR
Gun stores per capita: 9th
Chew factor: 4

Yes, siree, there’s plenty of rednecks in Tillamook, about 4 beers west of Portland near the coast.

Whelp, in Tillamook, they’ve got themselves lots of places to buy guns and ammo, per capita. And, they’ve got plenty of trailers and mobile home parks in the area. There’s nothing like a redneck morning on the trailer park porch, eating some vegan jerky with some locally brewed artisan coffee in yer’ lap.

Plus, of course, rednecks smoke and chew. Here in Tillamook, you ain’t runnin’ out of chew, that’s fer damn sure. The chew factor here is a 4.

3. Hood River

Red Carpet Tavern, Hood River, OR. Google Maps

Population: 7,115
Trailer parks per capita: 2nd in Oregon
Bars per capita: 7th
Gun stores per capita: 5th

About an hour east of Wood Village, right along the Columbia, is the redneck enclave of Hood River. In fact, these two cities might be kissin’ cousins. Based on the numbers, you can be sure these folks probably know how to really whoop it up redneck style.

There’s plenty of trailer and mobile home parks in the area here, and some bars to keep these necks plumb occupied. But don’t mess with ‘em up here, there are plenty of gun stores in the area, too. Nothing’s more pissed off than a drunk Oregon redneck when he’s outta his American Spirit smokes.

Or maybe Oregon rednecks smoke them e-cigs.

4. Klamath Falls

Parker’s Rod & Gun, Klamath Falls, OR. Google Maps

Population: 20,943
High school graduation rate: 78%
Gun stores per capita: 10th in Oregon
Walmark rank 15th

Way down on Route 97 is the redneck town of Klamath Falls. Since they’re so far away from everyone, you know they’re gettin’ after it redneck style big time.

These are the guys with the needlessly big trucks, blarin’ their country music till the mornin’ hours.

Plus, it’s smack dab in the middle of some real good fishin’. The Upper Klamath Lake goes right through town! How many Fords and Chevys do you think are parked along town with the tailgates down, people pulling redband and perch out of the water? Lots.

There might be an algal bloom on this lake for parts of the year, but when did a ‘No Fishing’ sign ever stop a redneck? Not once.

If you wanna drop by and see ‘em, take 97 down past the lake and then look for a big pile of beer cans.

And bring some duck tape. They’re out.

5. Roseburg

Roseburg Gun Shop, where tractors are for sale, too. Google Maps

Population: 21,542
Trailer parks per capita: 4th in OR
Chew factor: 8th

When you’re doing north/south on I-5 and you spot a buncha’ trailer parks along the highway somewhere between Eugene and Medford, that’s Roseburg. Say hey to ‘em as you’re passing through.

Roseburg is crawling with necks. You can see why. Besides the trailer park living, they’ve got both the North and South Umpqua Rivers flowin’ right through town. Jackpot!

You can understand why so many fishing limits are reached here. Rednecks are some darn good fisherman! Catfish stand no chance in this part of Oregon. None at all.

Remember, these are Oregon rednecks. They prefer cage-free catfish.

6. Madras

Brads Bait & Tackle, Madras, OR. Google Maps

Population: 6,215
High school graduation rate: 73%
Fishing/bait shops per capita: 7th in Oregon

Shoot, Madras. Ya’ll only had 28% of the population forget to graduate high school. Just think if you had studied even less. You might have won this whole thing!

Madras rednecks know what’s more important in life. Instead of sitting in a boring math class on Monday morning, they were out doing all sorts of redneckery – shooting things, getting stuck in the mud, and fishing.

Madras is about 3 Keystone Lights north of Bend. Wait, this is Oregon. Make that 3 specialty brew craft IPA Keystone Lights.

7. Baker City

Idle Hour Tavern, Baker City, OR. Google Maps

Population: 9,790
High school graduation rate: 79%
Bars per capita: 6th in Oregon
Gun stores per capita: 11th in the state

Welcome to Baker City, Oregon. You can bet there are lots and lots of necks in Baker County, that’s fer damn sure.

There are several places for a Baker City redneck to get liquored up and sit and talk about when rut’s gonna hit. After all, way out in these parts, a Baker City redneck has lots of places to shoot at whatever varmints they want.

Nearby are the Umatilla and the Wallowa-Whitman National Forests. There’s no telling how many deer, bear, coon and rabbit carcases are left behind after a wild weekend in this hills.

8. Prineville

Horseshoe Tavern, Prineville, OR. Google Maps.

Population: 9,294
High school graduation rate: 76%
Gun stores per capita: 14th in Oregon
Chew factor: 15

Prineville is a really necky place way out in the boonies north of Bend. It’s 90% and very blue collar. They’ve got places to load up on ammo, chew and cheap dollar store stuff like rat traps and Christmas lights for their porch.

But hey – a few years ago, Facebook opened up a gul darn data center here. That’s not redneck at all. Ya’ll better start a protest out here! Get the trucks gassed up and do a sit in. Bring the chickens and the wives and raise a fuss before things get outta hand.

9. Molalla

Molalla Buckeroo Association. Google Maps

Population: 8,039
High school graduation rate: 80%
Dollar stores per capita: 14th

Way out south of Lake Oswego is the little redneck town of Molalla. Here’s how redneck Molalla is: Right downtown is the Molalla Buckeroo Association.

That’s right – it’s home to several professional rodeo association events each year. Here, the kids can do some button bustin’ (riding sheep rodeo style), there’s saddle bronc racing, chute doggin’, goat tying, steer daubing and more!

You can get you’ll see lots of rednecks in Wranglers all over the place in Molalla. And they might fit right in with the rest of Oregon with them skinny jeans and all.

10. Rogue River

Bradbury’s Gun and Tackle, near Rogue River, OR. Google Maps

Population: 2,528
Gun stores: 3rd in Oregon
High school graduation rate: 77%
Chew factor: 5

Rogue River is way out along I-5 just outside of Medford. It’s way isolated out here, so you know that the necks out here get down with it quite often.

On opening day of (fill in the blank) hunting season, you might want to take another route through here. There will be shells a flyin’ as necks will be chasing anything that moves. And that might be you!

Plus, nearby is Central Point, Oregon, which hosts the annual Redneck Games of Oregon, where you can take part in 4×4 truck mudding, the hillbilly serenade, dueling banjos, a Daisy Duke contest, dance how down, camo painting and more and more and more.

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 Oregon 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 10 worst cities in Oregon if you haven’t seen it yet. Click here to read it.

City Population Rank
Wood Village 3870 1
Tillamook 4934 2
Hood River 7115 3
Klamath Falls 20943 4
Roseburg 21542 5
Madras 6215 6
Baker City 9790 7
Prineville 9294 8
Molalla 8039 9
Rogue River 2265 10
Brookings 6315 11
Sisters 2115 12
Waldport 1818 13
Newport 9989 14
Bandon 3053 15
Astoria 9510 16
Lincoln City 7926 17
Seaside 6441 18
Winston 5352 19
Rainier 1807 20
Gold Beach 2563 21
Carlton 1955 22
Estacada 2742 23
Dundee 3161 24
Junction City 5445 25
Toledo 3455 26
Ontario 11273 27
Jacksonville 2775 27
North Plains 2059 29
Hubbard 3154 30
Scappoose 6571 31
Burns 2795 32
Lakeview 2700 33
Talent 6086 34
Sutherlin 7761 35
Veneta 4496 36
Dayton 2537 37
Oakridge 3211 38
Willamina 1685 39
Cornelius 11867 40
North Bend 9679 41
Warrenton 4991 42
Myrtle Creek 3446 43
Reedsport 4165 44
Myrtle Point 2496 45
Shady Cove 2893 46
Eagle Point 8368 47
Harrisburg 3553 48
Fairview 8884 49
Coquille 3874 50
Lafayette 3709 51
Phoenix 4550 52
Cottage Grove 9671 53
Coos Bay 15938 54
Milwaukie 20391 55
Vernonia 2150 55
Boardman 3224 57
Wilsonville 19262 58
Independence 8535 59
Forest Grove 21245 60
Stayton 7637 61
Philomath 4564 62
Creswell 4973 63
Enterprise 1952 64
Lebanon 15500 64
Troutdale 15964 66
Florence 8412 67
Woodburn 23879 68
Sublimity 2683 69
Silverton 9193 70
Ashland 20186 71
Central Point 17078 72
Hermiston 16650 73
Monmouth 9549 74
Umatilla 6864 75
Nyssa 3240 76
Sweet Home 8938 77
Sandy 9498 78
Canby 15770 79
Pendleton 16684 80
La Grande 13027 81
Newberg 22063 82
Stanfield 1999 83
Sheridan 6086 84
The Dalles 13537 85
Sherwood 18088 86
St. Helens 12807 86
Dallas 14632 88
Jefferson 3079 89
Milton-Freewater 7025 90
Gladstone 11570 91
Gervais 2475 92
Damascus 10529 93
King City 3138 94
Happy Valley 14050 95
Aumsville 3606 96
Union 2098 97
Columbia City 2147 98