Do you know anyone whom you’d refer to as White trash? Most likely. Either there’s someone at your job, in your neighborhood, or in your family that you’d throw that label on.
Essentially, White trash is everywhere.
While calling someone White trash 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, white trash 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 White trash communities in the state of Mississippi are actually located.
After pouring over data, watching too many fist fights and perusing illiterate Facebook comments, we’ve determined these are the most White trash cities in Mississippi:
- Long Beach
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 Mississippi.
How we determined the most white trash cities in Mississippi?
Using publicly available government data, as well as Google Maps, we were able to collect the data on the following white trash 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 20 for each of the white trash criteria.
Next, then averaged all the ranks to create a “white trash index”.
In the end, Picayune ended up being the the most white trash city in the Magnolia State.
Estimated White trash: 3,768
Estimated meth heads: 1,143
Welfare population: 20%
Payday Loan Outlets: 9
Toss back a Budweiser, suck down another Marlboro, and steal another lawn mower from a local church, Picayune, cause you’re the whitest trash of all in Mississippi.
Many of the folks in P-town smell of cheap cigarettes, beer, and the hairspray they use to keep their Mississippi mudflap intact.
This is why the White Trash Capital of Mississippi 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 number of payday loans per capita.
Don’t laugh, Gulfport. You weren’t too far out of the top 10 yourself.
Estimated White trash: 5,999
Estimated meth heads: 1,965
Payday Loan Outlets: 12
Corinth ranks in the top 5 for three separate white trash metrics, including number of aggravated assaults, number of dollar stores, and number of payday loan outlets.
When it comes to defining proper White trash etiquette in this town, always remember the cardinal rule: You need to be careful what you say in C-town because someone might come over and pop the wheels on your house.
And if you’re an Alcorn County dead-beat dad named Rick who snorts Tylenol (because he can’t afford adderall), and you moved to the big city of Tupelo with your sister’s best friend, you might be from Corinth.
Estimated White trash: 4,979
Estimated meth heads: 2,213
Payday Loan Outlets: 5
Assaults ranking: 5th in MS
Chances are, if you and your kid(s) moved in with someone after just two dates, than you might be from Pascagoula, Mississippi.
This city, in Jackson County, ranks fifth in the state for aggravated assaults (meaning drunken fist fights). And in pure white trash form, when it comes to fightin’ over who gets the last Busch Light, you better believe it will be handled bare knuckle to bare knuckle in their trailer’s front yard.
And if you ever get that mower fixed, make sure you head on down to Roy’s, Thunder’s Tavern, and Johnny’s on your next White Trash bar crawl. They have great beer specials.
Estimated White trash: 10,283
Estimated meth heads: 4,546
High school dropouts: 17%
Located at the very bottom of Mississippi’s swamp land is Biloxi. Here, a lot of trash must be getting into fist fights when they run out of Busch Light, because you’re 3rd for aggravated assaults.
That’s right, in Harrison 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.
Estimated White trash: 2,225
Estimated meth heads: 934
Assaults: 7th for small cities in MS
Nothin’ says white trash like a good ‘ol ass whoopin at a Walmart. You just might see that in Batesville, Mississippi on the first of the month.
In fact, the 662 was home to the infamous white trash Walmart fight between the woman in the jammies and the other woman in the jammies. Maybe they should fight at one of their 8 dollar stores so they won’t feel like they have to dress up.
In Panola 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., it means they “got every drug”.
Estimated White trash: 1,675
Estimated meth heads: 912
Dollar Stores 4
Amory is located in northeastern Mississippi where the Huddle House and the Tombigbee River meet.
According to online forums, the 662 has a major drug problem. Even the river rats are doing heroin, here. White Trash river rats? That should be a reality show for sure!
You know you’re from Monroe County if you’re hangin’ at Pickle’s 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 oz of meth.
Estimated White trash: 15,675
Estimated meth heads: 4,912
Dollar Stores 8
Where the lot lizards hang on US-51 is Southaven, Mississippi. There’s a good chance if you’re from ‘The Haven,’ you know someone who would be a great extra on the show Trailer Park Boys.
Is that Ricky Bobby’s kid? Fair question, Southaven. Here, they embrace the holy trinity of white trash glamour with drinkin’, fishin’, and NASCAR. But, hey, don’t get your boxers in a bunch, we know the 2 things you don’t mess with in white trash land: racin’ and drinkin’. And if you live in the 662, there’s a good chance you ain’t racin’, you’re drinkin’.
Estimated White trash: 3,265
Estimated meth heads: 1,964
High school dropouts: 15%
D’Iberville is located just west of Biloxi off the 10. This city on the Tchoutacabouffa River comes in eighth on our list. This number, however, doesn’t reflect the high number of mullets (is it a mullet, a perm, or merm D-ville?), shag haircuts, bangs teased like it’s 1990, and the number of people who wear pajamas to one of your 5 Dollar Stores.
Here, if the white trash don’t have ‘Mountain Dew’ Mouth (AKA meth mouth) they’re not doing it right.
9. Long Beach
Estimated White trash: 4,225
Estimated meth heads: 1,934
Assaults: 7th for small cities in MS
This white trash city in Harrison County is located just west of Gulfport where the pillbillies and hillbillies hang. According to online forums, Long Beach is filled with trailer parks, a large number of thieves, and a bunch of disgruntled “NASCAR” fans. Hey don’t shoot the messenger!
The Long Beach Dixie Boys help this city rank in the top 5 for three separate white trash metrics, including a number of aggravated assaults, payday loan outlets, and dollar stores.
Estimated White trash: 5,204
Estimated Meth Heads: 1,997
Payday Loan Outlets: 6
Rounding out the list of the ten most white trash cities in Mississippi brings us to Gautier. This is where the high class white trash live. You think you’re ‘all that’ with your 5 Dollar Stores, 6 payday loan outlets, and large number of fast food restaurants to wear your pajamas, swimsuits, and wife beaters to.
Located in the southeastern corner of Mississippi, this city is off the charts for its use of high class white trash attire, such as Pink Crocs, feathered mullets, jorts, and beer guts.
There You Have It
According to the official dictionary definition of White trash, and based on stereotypes that the internet says are true, using science to determine the most White trash cities in a state can’t be too far off.
If you’re analyzing cities in Mississippi 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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