These Are The 10 Trashiest Cities In Idaho


These are the places in Idaho with the most drug-addicted, violent, welfare receiving populations.

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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 Idaho 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 Idaho:

  1. Sandpoint (Photos)
  2. Garden City (Photos)
  3. Nampa (Photos)
  4. Jerome (Photos)
  5. Emmett (Photos)
  6. Twin Falls (Photos)
  7. Coeur D’Alene
  8. Blackfoot (Photos)
  9. Payette (Photos)
  10. Caldwell (Photos)

Time to take some meth and stay up all night with us as we go through the cities one by one. And before you say we’re some kind of reverse racist, you can also check out the most Ghetto city in Idaho.

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How we determined the most trashy cities in Idaho?

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
  • Cities with a high number of single parents
  • High drug use
  • Higher than average Payday Loan Outlets
  • 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.

Simple, right?
We limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.
Then, we ranked each place from 1 to 24 for each of the trashy criteria.

Next, then averaged all the ranks to create a “trashy index”.

In the end, Sandpoint ended up being the the most trashy city in the Gem State.

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1. Sandpoint

Sandpoint, Idaho

Population: 7,571
% White: 95.3%
% Single Moms: 11.15%

2. Garden City

Garden City, Idaho

Population: 11,313
% White: 92.24%
% Single Moms: 7.36%

3. Nampa

Nampa, Idaho

Source: Public domain

Population: 86,203
% White: 88.3%
% Single Moms: 10.11%

4. Jerome

Jerome, Idaho

Population: 11,100
% White: 90.15%
% Single Moms: 9.54%

5. Emmett

Emmett, Idaho

Source: Public domain

Population: 6,548
% White: 92.52%
% Single Moms: 11.18%

6. Twin Falls

Twin Falls, Idaho

Source: Public domain

Population: 45,984
% White: 90.62%
% Single Moms: 8.68%

7. Coeur D’Alene


Population: 46,796
% White: 94.39%
% Single Moms: 7.84%

8. Blackfoot

Blackfoot, Idaho

Source: Public Domain

Population: 11,843
% White: 90.31%
% Single Moms: 7.27%

9. Payette

Payette, Idaho

Population: 7,428
% White: 90.44%
% Single Moms: 7.15%

10. Caldwell

Caldwell, Idaho

Population: 49,149
% White: 89.81%
% Single Moms: 11.58%

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 Idaho with lots of angry welfare recipients, single mothers and where people have lots of options for payday cash loans, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least trashy places in Idaho:

  1. Meridian
  2. Preston
  3. Hailey

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Detailed List Of The Most Trashy Cities In Idaho

Rank City Population % White % Single Mom % Poor
1 Sandpoint 7,571 95.3% 11.15% 23.03%
2 Garden City 11,313 92.24% 7.36% 19.65%
3 Nampa 86,203 88.3% 10.11% 22.04%
4 Jerome 11,100 90.15% 9.54% 20.39%
5 Emmett 6,548 92.52% 11.18% 26.34%
6 Twin Falls 45,984 90.62% 8.68% 17.7%
7 Coeur D’Alene 46,796 94.39% 7.84% 16.14%
8 Blackfoot 11,843 90.31% 7.27% 17.1%
9 Payette 7,428 90.44% 7.15% 27.87%
10 Caldwell 49,149 89.81% 11.58% 19.17%
11 Rupert 5,601 88.31% 12.46% 17.91%
12 Rathdrum 7,174 94.26% 10.94% 18.47%
13 Pocatello 54,549 91.17% 6.67% 22.84%
14 Weiser 5,362 94.09% 10.28% 21.29%
15 Lewiston 32,284 94.18% 7.9% 11.63%
16 Post Falls 29,320 94.26% 11.97% 10.99%
17 Chubbuck 14,224 92.86% 8.24% 14.17%
18 Idaho Falls 58,374 89.8% 9.41% 15.84%
19 Mountain Home 13,804 88.62% 7.47% 16.19%
20 Moscow 24,688 91.49% 4.72% 33.23%
21 Rexburg 26,723 94.56% 3.88% 53.81%
22 Hailey 8,002 86.47% 8.45% 5.2%
23 Preston 5,190 94.59% 5.4% 9.93%
24 Meridian 84,018 92.75% 5.75% 8.97%

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