These Are The 10 Trashiest Cities In Maine


These are the places in Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine:

  1. Calais (Photos)
  2. Augusta (Photos)
  3. Belfast (Photos)
  4. Biddeford (Photos)
  5. Waterville (Photos)
  6. Bangor (Photos)
  7. Lewiston (Photos)
  8. Gardiner (Photos)
  9. Presque Isle (Photos)
  10. Ellsworth (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 Maine.

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How we determined the most trashy cities in Maine?

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 cities that have over 1,000 people.
Then, we ranked each place from 1 to 21 for each of the trashy criteria.

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

In the end, Calais ended up being the the most trashy city in the Pine Tree State.

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1. Calais

Calais, Maine

Population: 3,038
% White: 99.41%
% Single Moms: 11.12%

2. Augusta

Augusta, Maine

Population: 18,772
% White: 93.69%
% Single Moms: 9.44%

3. Belfast

Belfast, Maine

Population: 6,668
% White: 95.26%
% Single Moms: 10.46%

4. Biddeford

Biddeford, Maine

Population: 21,289
% White: 94.97%
% Single Moms: 6.48%

5. Waterville

Waterville, Maine

Population: 15,989
% White: 91.58%
% Single Moms: 8.4%

6. Bangor

Bangor, Maine

Source: Public domain

Population: 32,695
% White: 92.42%
% Single Moms: 7.04%

7. Lewiston

Lewiston, Maine

Source: Public domain

Population: 36,356
% White: 88.94%
% Single Moms: 11.54%

8. Gardiner

Gardiner, Maine

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,697
% White: 96.31%
% Single Moms: 9.76%

9. Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine

Population: 9,378
% White: 93.79%
% Single Moms: 6.78%

10. Ellsworth

Ellsworth, Maine

Population: 7,832
% White: 95.94%
% Single Moms: 7.21%

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 Maine 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 Maine:

  1. Hallowell
  2. Brewer
  3. Saco

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Detailed List Of The Most Trashy Cities In Maine

Rank City Population % White % Single Mom % Poor
1 Calais 3,038 99.41% 11.12% 23.37%
2 Augusta 18,772 93.69% 9.44% 18.84%
3 Belfast 6,668 95.26% 10.46% 27.57%
4 Biddeford 21,289 94.97% 6.48% 19.45%
5 Waterville 15,989 91.58% 8.4% 22.43%
6 Bangor 32,695 92.42% 7.04% 27.55%
7 Lewiston 36,356 88.94% 11.54% 21.05%
8 Gardiner 5,697 96.31% 9.76% 17.01%
9 Presque Isle 9,378 93.79% 6.78% 19.29%
10 Ellsworth 7,832 95.94% 7.21% 17.07%
11 Old Town 7,726 92.75% 8.01% 28.19%
12 Bath 8,349 94.62% 9.54% 22.08%
13 Westbrook 17,754 91.79% 7.39% 16.43%
14 Auburn 22,916 91.43% 8.02% 15.71%
15 Caribou 7,960 92.64% 7.25% 20.66%
16 Portland 66,490 85.31% 6.99% 19.43%
17 South Portland 25,304 91.67% 9.99% 11.95%
18 Rockland 7,233 95.74% 6.58% 14.81%
19 Saco 18,874 93.37% 5.79% 10.03%
20 Brewer 9,341 97.68% 3.49% 9.2%
21 Hallowell 2,514 94.31% 5.07% 10.94%

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