These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Texas

We used science and data to determine which Texas towns are redneck heaven.

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Is there anything really wrong with being called a Texas redneck? Most rednecks would say, “I don’t care what you call me, as long as you call me for supper.”

Rednecks are a part of our culture. They are hailed as being great in our song lyrics. They’re prominently featured in reality television. There are even video games about rednecks.

So, you’d think people who are rednecks would be proud to be called a redneck. Especially down in eastern Texas (where most of the cities ended up being located). Here, you’ve got people who vote one way, who stick to their own, and who would rather rely on each other than on the government.

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 live in mobile home parks and they like to hunt, drink, chew and shoot things. They eat at Waffle House and shop at Bass Pro Shops, Walmart and Dollar General.

Using that criteria, it’s not hard to scrape the internet, run some scientific data on where rednecks might live in Texas, and then put out a list.

Because, the data never lies, does it? So hold our beers and watch while we run some rankings!

After analyzing 370 cities with a population between 2,500 and 10,000, we’ve finally determined these are The Most Redneck Cities in Texas:

  1. Vidor
  2. Schulenburg
  3. Cleveland (Photos)
  4. Trinity
  5. Giddings
  6. Hillsboro (Photos)
  7. Jersey Village (Photos)
  8. Seminole (Photos)
  9. Hallsville
  10. Carthage (Photos)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

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What redneck criteria did we use?

In order to rank the most redneck cities in Texas, 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
  • Lives in the south

And the stereotypical categories

  • Number of dive bars per city
  • Number of mobile home parks per capita
  • Number of tobacco stores per city
  • Number of guns and ammo stores per city
  • Walmarts, Waffle Houses, Bass Pro Shops, and Dollar Generals 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.

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, from most to least redneck, we put in a list of the cities in a chart at the bottom. Hope you’re on there if you want to be.

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1. Vidor

Barbue Depot, Vidor, TX. Google Maps.

Population: 10,122
Gun stores per capita: 9th in Texas
Bars per capita: 9th in the state
Dollar General rank: 2nd
Walmart rank: 4th

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

Lets see why. Out of over 300 cities, Vidor has the 9th most places to buy guns and the 9th highest number of bars, per capita, in the state. That’s a redneck combination for sure.

Plus, there are 4 Dollar Generals in town, a Walmart, and several Waffle Houses in the general area, which is just outside of Beaumont.

And, when you read the forum comments about Vidor, it’s pretty clear that there’s a redneck mentality here. So, our data is apparently pretty accurate.

Did you know Vidor is 97% white? Now, all young redneck pups have a place they can aspire to grow up in one day.

2. Schulenburg

Roy’s Guns, Schulenburg, TX. Google Maps

Population: 2,877
Gun stores per capita and the area: 9th most in Texas
High school graduation rate: 64%
Chew per capita: 11th

Little ole Schulenburg, Texas is a pretty rednecky place. At least that’s what the data says.

You’ve got plenty of opportunities to throw back a cold one in the area here, and it’s centrally located on I-10 in between Houston and San Antonio. So, you can bet lots of rednecks sit back and watch the ‘city folk’ pass through town every day.

Most likely, the rednecks way out in Schulenburg are doing all sorts of redneck stuff all day. Mudding, blowing stuff up. That sort of thing.

3. Cleveland

Buffalo, Too! bar in Cleveland, TX. Google maps

Population: 7,835
High school graduation rate: 58%
Bars per capita and in area: 25th in Texas
Tobacco shops in the area: 40th in the state
Mobile home parks in area: 37th

An hour north of Houston is the small town of Cleveland, Texas. Up here, you have lots of options to get your fishing gear and your chew and smokes. And, it’s a very blue collar population – nearly half of the residents didn’t finish high school.

Cleveland rednecks have their very own Cleveland RV and Mobile Home Park, which is just the place you want to be when they sit around and talk about when rut’s gonna hit.

Located nearby is the Sam Houston National Forest, where rednecks fish all day and shoot at deer, rabbit, squirrel, coon, wild hogs, ducks and dove.

Sounds like redneck heaven, doesn’t it?

4. Trinity

South Oaks Mobile Home Park, Trinity, TX. Google maps.

Population: 2,693
Chew factor: 9th in Texas
Fishing/bait shops per capita: 19th in the state
Mobile home park rank: 13th

Little Trinity, a city in eastern Texas, is a blue collar place with the 9th highest concentration of tobacco stores in the area, and the 19th most places to get your bait and tackle.

Rednecks here have it made: They are smack dab in the middle between Lake Trinity and the Davy Crockett National Forest.

There are only two stoplights in this speck of a redneck town. That means when Trinity rednecks get too liquored up, they can probably ride the mower into Dollar General without getting busted.

5. Giddings

Tejas Trading Post, Giddings, TX. Google Maps

Population: 4,905

Walmart rank: 30th in Texas
High school graduation rate: 61%
Waffle House rank: 18th in the state
Guns and ammo rank: 35th

Giddings is a smallish town about an hour east of Austin on Route 290. Here, you’ve got one of the highest concentrations of rednecks. There are plenty of places to buy guns and ammo, and a Walmart all to themselves. Bonus: Rednecks here have a Buc-ee’s, too.

This Google Maps comment about the Giddings Buc-ee’s just about sums up how redneck it is here:

“I went in pee and my car got scratch by some punk guy. White guy with hat and tight jeans. U can go f urself. I will shoot u if i c u again.”

She probably didn’t mean it, since the Giddings’ Town Motto is: ‘Giddings Texas: Experience Hometown Hospitality’.

6. Hillsboro

Downtown Hillsboro, TX. Google maps

Population: 8,488
Bars per capita: 32nd in the state
High school graduation rate: 60%
Mobile home parks: 21st in TX

Here in Hillsboro, rednecks have many options for trailer park or mobile home park living. Nothing says love like sharing a bottle of hooch at a community swimming pool while the little ones are splashing in their camo bathing suits.

There’s a Walmart and Tractor Supply in the same parking lot. So while dad works on getting the truck hitch fixed, mom can shop for an outfit for the church carnival next weekend.

7. Jersey Village

There are lots of rednecks dressed as working people in the Jersey Village, TX gun store. Freedom Munitions Facebook page

Population: 7,862
High school graduation rate: 53%
Guns and ammo rank: 31st in TX
Fishing/bait shops per capita: 6th most
Walmart rank:1st in Texas

There are 9…yes 9 Walmarts within a short driving distance of Jersey Village, a small city outside of Houston. What does a redneck do when one Walmart is out of bullets? They go to the other Walmart.

Most population appears to be working-class rednecks with paychecks who have lots of options to buy ammo and bait, then fire up the truck to make the evening trek out to the lake.

8. Seminole

Seminole, TX. Google Maps

Population: 5,910
Guns and ammo per capita: 21st in Texas
Bars per capita: 19th in TX
Walmarts per capita: 9th

There’s simply a higher number of places for the rednecks in Seminole to get their ammo, bait, cold beer and chew. Fun fact: Seminole is the only city in western Texas to make this list.

It’s also the home to country singers Larry Gatlin and Tanya Tucker. Most people would consider their style of country and western pretty redneck.

9. Hallsville

Bruce’s Bar-B-Q Kountry, Hallsville, TX. Google maps

Population: 3,898
Chew factor: 15th in the state
Dollar store rank: 3rd in Texas
Bait shops in area: 9th in Texas

A whopping 90% of the people who live in Hallsville are white. And while they don’t have a Walmart of their very own, there are 5 within a 30 minute drive. The city is just about as far in eastern Texas you can get before you’re in Louisiana.

According to Wikipedia, the town of Hallsville has ‘really grown’ lately, and it now boasts five traffic lights, two dollar stores and several fast food restaurants.

If that’s not a redneck description of a town, what is?

10. Carthage

Daddy Sam’s BBQ & Catfish, Carthage, TX. Google Maps

Population: 6,816
Mobile home parks in area: 11th most in Texas
Bars per capita and in area: 35th most in the state
Chew factor: 10

The numbers indicate that there is a heavy concentration of rednecks in Carthage, TX, whose city motto is “Country At Its Best.” Carthage is near the Louisiana state line.

They have plenty of options to throw back a few Busch Lights, and there are a high number of places they can get their chew. Carthage’s ‘chew factor’ is a 10.

Nearby is Martin Lake and Lake Murvaul, plus a bunch of other smaller fishing holes that may or may not be ‘private.’

But that never stopped a redneck determined to catch dinner.

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 Texas with blue collar workers, where people have lots of options for drinking, smoking, hunting and Walmarting, this is an accurate list.

We published a story on the 10 worst cities to live in Texas that might be more ‘stimulating’ reading for your day. Click here to read it.

City Population Rank
Vidor 10122 1
Schulenburg 2877 2
Cleveland 7835 3
Trinity 2693 4
Giddings 4905 5
Hillsboro 8488 6
Jersey Village 8109 7
Seminole 5910 8
Hallsville 3638 9
Carthage 6816 10
Olivarez 3914 11
Jersey Village 7630 12
Palmview 5538 13
Nolanville 4227 14
Shepherd 2711 15
Laguna Heights 2715 16
Lyford 2638 17
Springtown 2655 17
Seminole 6504 18
George West 2544 18
Port Aransas 3568 21
Wimberley 2649 22
Anson 2520 22
Stamford 3114 22
Lost Creek 4382 25
Malakoff 2791 25
Pantego 2783 27
Lakehills 5637 28
Bowie 5256 29
Ozona 3065 30
Spearman 3418 30
North Alamo 3679 32
Hornsby Bend 6768 32
Canutillo 7159 34
Commerce 8153 35
Refugio 2883 36
Hudson 4794 37
Silsbee 6655 38
South Padre Island 2845 39
Luling 5518 40
West Columbia 3919 41
Grand Saline 3143 42
Marfa 2567 42
Alvarado 3807 44
Nixon 2568 45
Blue Mound 2673 46
Venus 2963 47
Crystal City 7206 48
West Lake Hills 3134 49
Center 5255 50
Midway North 5219 51
Prosper 9974 51
Big Lake 3196 53
Scissors 2741 54
Columbus 3722 55
Everman 6161 56
Marble Falls 6092 57
Bacliff 7603 58
Prairie View 5586 59
Crane 3479 60
West Livingston 8203 61
Doffing 5041 62
Hickory Creek 3273 63
Muleshoe 5602 64
Premont 2678 65
Rio Bravo 4904 66
Sanger 6967 67
Fort Bliss 8234 68
Chula Vista (Maverick County) 3901 69
Roanoke 6072 70
Crockett 6906 71
Anna 8096 72
Fair Oaks Ranch 6092 73
Encantada-Ranchito-El Calaboz 2685 74
Wills Point 3528 75
Hamilton 3074 76
Pittsburg 4510 77
Ballinger 3778 78
Floresville 6633 89
Cienegas Terrace 3194 80
Sansom Park 4694 81
Cameron 5553 82
Dimmitt 4349 82
Homestead Meadows North 4607 83
Joshua 5954 83
Richland Hills 7868 83
Needville 2820 83
Odem 2593 83
La Paloma 2762 83
Sweeny 3728 89
Junction 3085 90
Whitehouse 7708 90
Ovilla 3500 90
Haskell 3309 94
Castroville 2712 95
Hallettsville 2570 96
Ingleside 9584 97
Brady 5533 98
Lamesa 9430 99
Palmview South 5886 100

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23 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Texas

  1. I’m from Vidor… redneck…. Yes… but they r missing towns or cities like knights forest, Huffman, new caney…. them some red neck fools

      1. Put that out there like someone who’s only definition of “redneck” is a colloquial accent. By that gauge everyone from NY/NJ is a wise guy and everyone out west is a cowboy. Be glad you’re voiceless online or who know’s what the world would think of you.

  2. I think your stats on Jersey Village are incredibly inaccurate. If there are 9 WalMarts within a short driving distance, I’d love to know where they all are. Jersey Village is located almost directly between 2 of them and 2 Targets, also. I don’t, for a single second, believe the graduation stats. My daughter goes to high school there and I’m calling bs. And obviously, you’ve never driven in the Jersey Village and picked up a flyer for a house or looked at tax records. Most houses are in the $200k to well over a million dollar range.

  3. You left out Cunningham. It has no bars,Waffle Houses, or Dollar Generals, no grocery stores, no service stations, also has no traffic lights. Population approx 100 ( including dogs and cats)

  4. Trinity, Texas isn’t anywhere near Lake Trinity. It’s near Lake Livingston and he Trinity River. Lake Trinity is in California. My Texas Roots precede the Republic. I grew-up in East Texas and Louisiana. The only time I ever heard the term, “redneck” was in reference to certain factions within he Democratic Party who wore red bandanas to their meetings.

  5. Seminole has only one or two bars and has just been wet for less than 5 years. Tucker is from Denver City and Gatlin is from Oddessa. Don’t need a bait store. Nearest lake is around 250 miles. But, it is totally redneck.

  6. Seminole is in a dry county, so no bars there. It has a Walmart but none of the other stores listed, the schools are the highest quality in the state. Basically, you spelled the name right but got everything else wrong. If you’re going to belittle a group of people, at least get SOME facts straight, Libs.

  7. How about you do some research before you print such inaccurate information. Vidor has no bars, and until just recently was a dry county. We have only 1 Waffle House, high graduation rate and the majority go onto college. I’m also willing to bet, you’ve graced the doors of a Wal-Mart and a Dollar store. I hope you don’t get caught in the rain because, your nose is so high in the air you might drown.

  8. Where’s Grimes County and a fine red-neck place like Richards on this so-called “redneck rating list”? Ya’ll done meyiis’d up, thay-yit’s fer certain-sure!

  9. Isn’t “redneck” a racist slur? I question the motive behind this article. Especially when it seems most of your facts are skewed.
    That being said, you gave me some great ideas for where to move.

  10. Jersey Village happens to be a somewhat snobbish and affluent neighborhood that has a prominent highschool that was cluttered with the drug abusive, criminal children from surrounding impoverished districts. The low graduation rate does not stem from the “redneck” population of the area, nor those attending the school. It is the hood rat population. As for the Walmart stat that surrounds Jersey Village, you can attribute that to the gerrymandering of Texas to accommodate the “people of color other than red” so that property values stay manageable and they have a chance at life outside of a gang.

    Your limited wit and obvious lack of regard to offensive commentary shows you as an effete and arrogant prick.

  11. How in the world is West Lake Hills on this list, ranked #49? No Walmart; no Waffle House; no Dollar General; no gun store; one liquor store; no tobacco store; two convenience stores; a school system (Eanes ISD) ranked as one of the top in the US; and average house value of about $800,000.

    Hilarious! . How did you leave out Highland Park, Castle Hills, and Alamo Heights? Your “researcher’ is either mentally deficient or incredibly careless.

  12. I am a redneck from Oklahoma. I took a couple of weeks off from my job as an electrical engineer to go down to Cleveland, TX to help out a church that was serving its community as a relief shelter and aid distribution center after hurricane Harvey. The love and devotion that these “rednecks” showed to one another was absolutely heart warming. Why dont you use your google “statistics” to find out how many churches there are per capita? That’s where the true heart and soul of these little towns are at. You try to make these wonderful hard working people out to be drunken fools but you are the real fool.. Its easy to make people who you’ve never met before the punch line of your sophmoric jokes while in the comfort of your mothers basement. Why dont you give your keyboard a rest and go see your subject matter first hand? If I was able to pick my neighbor I would take any of those folks over some chucklehead like you. just so you know, rednecks know how to use the dictionary too

  13. It’s sophomoric

    Rednecks can even correct their own grammar. Not bad for growing up in a town of 2300 with 8% high school graduation rate, 10 gun stores per capita and a drive through beer dispensory on every corner.

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