Do you know anyone whom you’d refer to as Trashy? Most likely. Either there’s someone at your job, in your neighborhood, or in your family that you’d throw that label on.
Essentially, Trashy is everywhere.
While calling someone Trashy might be a mean-spirited way of ridiculing or poking fun at a particular demographic, it can also serve as a way to express disdain about the way someone lives their life. It isn’t as derogatory as using other racial slurs, and in fact, the term has a bit of humor associated with it, making it the focus of pop culture.
Take for instance Jerry Springer, Honey Boo Boo, Kid Rock, Eminem, Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite and even Cousin Eddie in National Lampoon movies.
According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, trashy is defined as:
“A term used broadly to define a person or group of persons whom embody the concepts of ignorance, racism, violence, alcoholism, poverty, and anglo-saxon ancestry. Similarly used with the term ‘cracker,’ ‘hillbilly’ or ‘redneck’.”
So, using some data crunching, we should be able to measure where the most Trashy communities in the state of Georgia are actually located.
After pouring over data, watching too many fist fights and perusing illiterate Facebook comments, we’ve determined these are the most Trashy cities in Georgia:
- Statesboro (Photos)
- Mcdonough (Photos)
- Acworth (Photos)
- Newnan (Photos)
- Woodstock (Photos)
- Gainesville (Photos)
- Carrollton (Photos)
- Snellville (Photos)
- Decatur (Photos)
- Rome (Photos)
Time to take some meth and stay up all night with us as we go through the cities one by one.
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How we determined the most trashy cities in Georgia?
Using publicly available government data, as well as Google Maps, we were able to collect the data on the following trashy metrics:
- Cities where there are lots of white people
- Cities where residents are poorer than average
- Cities where a high number of residents are high school dropouts
- High drug use
- Higher than average Payday Loan Outlets, and Dollar Stores
- Violent cities (measured in aggravated assaults)
- Cities with a high number of residents on welfare
We used the government Census for most of the data. For drug use and violence, we used FBI data, and for Cash Advance Outlets, we used Google Maps.
We limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.
Then, we ranked each place from 1 to 34 for each of the trashy criteria.
Next, then averaged all the ranks to create a “trashy index”.
In the end, Statesboro ended up being the the most trashy city in the Peach State.
Estimated Trashy: 8,367
Estimated Meth Heads: 4,513
Dollar Stores: 16
Toss back a Budweiser, suck down another Marlboro, Statesboro, cause you’re the whitest trash of all in Georgia.
The 912 ranks in the top 10% for several categories, including the number of residents on welfare, the most amount of high school dropouts, as well as a high methadone clinics per capita.
The meth problem is so bad here that they have created a ‘Meth Watch’. The people on meth watch the people on meth because they have nothing better to do with their day.
Don’t laugh, Macon. You weren’t too far out of the top 10 yourself.
Estimated Trashy: 4,999
Estimated meth heads: 1,965
Dollar Stores: 18
This trashy city in Henry County is located on Macon and Hinton where all the pillbillies and hillbillies hang. According to online forums, McDonough is filled with slums, a large number of thieves, and a bunch of disgruntled meth head “Falcon” fans. Hey don’t shoot the messenger!
The Mc-town Hustlers rank in the top 5 for three separate trashy metrics, including a number of aggravated assaults, payday loan outlets, and dollar stores.
Here, in the middle of nowhere Georgia, they have their own set of trashy problems. According to online forums, the projects have better housing than the WT in this town. And if you live in McDonough, there’s a good chance you’re ‘makin’ meth, smokin’ meth, and sellin’ meth. Drug-related arrests are on the rise in the 470.
#Huffin’ ain’t easy people.
Estimated Trashy: 19,283
Estimated meth heads: 4,546
High school dropouts: 17%
Acworth is located northwest of Atlanta, where Krystals and the Lake Acworth meet.
According to online forums, the 770 has a major drug problem. Even the lake rats are doing heroin, here. Trashy lake rats? That should be a reality show for sure!
You know you’re from Cobb County if you’re hangin’ at the Sonic with your hick click and you send your best friend to get cigs and he calls 30 minutes later to tell you he got arrested with 5 ounce of meth after running a stop light.
Estimated Trashy: 5,979
Estimated meth heads: 1,913
Payday Loan Outlets: 2
Assaults ranking: 5th in GA
Chances are, if you and your kid(s) moved in with someone after just two dates, than you might be from Newnan.
This city, in Coweta County, ranks fifth in the state for aggravated assaults (meaning drunken fist fights). And in pure trashy form, when it comes to fightin’ over who has better meth, you better believe it will be handled bare knuckle to bare knuckle in your trailer’s front yard. Just watch out for the dirty diaper, the tub, and the broken down mower.
And if you ever get that mower fixed, make sure you head on down to Fat Boys, Big Joe’s, and the Corner Tavern on your next Trashy bar crawl. They have great specials on Busch Light.
Estimated Trashy: 6,345
Estimated meth heads: 1,345
Drug use: 15th in GA
Woodstock is located North of Atlanta off the 575. This city in Cherokee County comes in fifth on our list. This number, however, doesn’t reflect the high number of mullets (is it a mullet, a perm, or merm, W-town?), shag haircuts, bangs teased out like it’s 1990, and the number of people who wear pajamas to one of the four Dollar Stores.
Here, if the trashy don’t have ‘Mountain Dew’ Mouth (AKA meth mouth) they’re not doing it right. The townies here have more tattoos than teeth. If the C-County peeps weren’t spending so much on meth, the dentists in this place would be making a fortune.
Is that heroin, meth, or snow in the 770? Fair question Woodstock. Cherokee County could use a hug.
Estimated Trashy: 7,345
Estimated meth heads: 945
Drug use: 15th in GA
Located on the shores of Lake Lanier where the lot lizards hang at the corner of Mule Camp and Changing Lanes is Gainesville, Georgia.
Is that Ricky Bobby’s kid? Fair question. They have the most black and white checkered flags with six tracks close by. But, don’t get your boxers in a bunch, we know the three things you don’t mess with in trashy land: racin’, drinkin’, and makin’ meth. And if you live in the 770, there’s a good chance you ain’t racin’ – you’re makin’ meth.
Hey Hall County, if it’s 3 am and you’re reading this while devouring your “methwich” instead of changing your baby’s diaper, you’re probably Trashy.
Estimated Trashy: 5,675
Estimated meth heads: 912
Dollar Stores 17
Located West of Atlanta on the Georgia/Alabama border is Carrollton. Here, a large number of people either work as aerosol and Sudafed mixologists, or at one of the 17 Dollar Stores in the area. Shopping at the local dollar stores does not make you ‘country chic,’ C-town, it makes you trashy.
And a lot of your trash must be getting into fist fights at the Thunderzone when they run out of Busch Light, because you’re 3rd for aggravated assaults.
That’s right, in Carroll County, they fight over the lawn mower; they fight over what beer is better (Busch or Natural Light); they fight over who has more teeth; and of course, they fight over who has the best meth. They just have a real chip on their shoulders.
Simmer down, C-town. #NoShoesNoShirtNoTeethNoProblem
Estimated Trashy: 5,225
Estimated meth heads: 1,934
Assaults: 7th for small cities in GA
Nothin’ says trashy like a good ‘ol ass whoopin at a Walmart. You just might see that in Snellville (AKA Smell-ville) on the first of the month.
In fact, the 770 was home to the infamous trashy Walmart fight between the woman in the jammies and the other woman in the jammies. Maybe they should fight at one of their 19 dollar stores so they won’t feel like they have to dress up.
Here, three of their favorite pastimes are making meth, smoking meth, and driving the “loop.”
In Gwinnett County, they ARE down with O.P.P. – other people’s pills. They are 15th in the state for drug use. And when they say they have their G.E.D., S-ville, it means they “got every drug”.
Estimated Trashy: 5,265
Estimated meth heads: 964
Dollar Stores 18
Decatur ranks in the top 5 for three separate trashy metrics, including number of aggravated assaults, number of dollar stores, and number of bowling alleys.
When it comes to defining proper trashy etiquette in this town, always remember the cardinal rule: You need to be careful what you say in Dekalb County because someone might come over and pop the wheels on your house. Or was it, you mess with me, you mess with the whole trailer park? So confusing. That’s what happens when you try livin’ the D-town Way: 24 Busch Lights in a case, 24 hours in a day. Genius.
And if you’re a Dekalb County dead-beat dad named Rick who snorts Tylenol (because he can’t afford adderall), and you moved to Atlanta with your sister’s best friend (because they have cheaper meth), you might be from Decatur.
Estimated Trashy: 10,204
Estimated Meth Heads: 2,997
Dollar Stores: 20
Rounding out the list of the ten most trashy cities in Georgia brings us to Rome. This is where the high class trashy live. You think you’re ‘all that’ with your 20 Dollar Stores, 2 bowling alleys, and 12 payday loan outlets.
Located at the foothills of the Appalachians, this city is home to the high class trashy. It‘s a lifestyle here.
“Oh Give Me a Home! Where the Meth Heads Roam. And the Trash and the Hillbillies Play!”
There You Have It
According to the official dictionary definition of Trashy, and based on stereotypes that the internet says are true, using science to determine the most Trashy cities in a state can’t be too far off.
If you’re analyzing cities in Georgia with lots of angry welfare recipients, single mothers and where people have lots of options for payday cash loans, this is an accurate list.
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If you’re curious enough, here are the least trashy places in Georgia:
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And, in case you want to make fun of your Florida neighbors to the south (because we know you hate them) you can read about Florida’s 10 Most Trashy Cities.