These Are The 10 Trashiest Cities In Nebraska


These are the places in Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska:

  1. Scottsbluff (Photos)
  2. North Platte (Photos)
  3. Grand Island (Photos)
  4. Omaha (Photos)
  5. Lexington (Photos)
  6. Beatrice (Photos)
  7. Sidney (Photos)
  8. Fremont (Photos)
  9. Lincoln (Photos)
  10. Kearney (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 Nebraska.

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How we determined the most trashy cities in Nebraska?

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 27 for each of the trashy criteria.

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

In the end, Scottsbluff ended up being the the most trashy city in the Cornhusker State.

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1. Scottsbluff

Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Population: 14,955
% White: 92.04%
% Single Moms: 9.24%

2. North Platte

North Platte, Nebraska

Source: Public domain

Population: 24,420
% White: 95.86%
% Single Moms: 9.53%

3. Grand Island

Grand Island, Nebraska

Source: Public domain

Population: 50,582
% White: 91.9%
% Single Moms: 10.75%

4. Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska

Population: 440,034
% White: 76.84%
% Single Moms: 9.59%

5. Lexington

Lexington, Nebraska

Source: Public domain

Population: 10,152
% White: 81.31%
% Single Moms: 11.44%

6. Beatrice

Beatrice, Nebraska

Source: Public domain

Population: 12,355
% White: 95.66%
% Single Moms: 6.63%

7. Sidney

Sidney, Nebraska

Population: 6,830
% White: 97.29%
% Single Moms: 9.08%

8. Fremont

Fremont, Nebraska

Source: Public domain

Population: 26,483
% White: 95.51%
% Single Moms: 8.03%

9. Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska

Population: 269,726
% White: 86.23%
% Single Moms: 7.64%

10. Kearney

Kearney, Nebraska

Source: Public domain

Population: 32,217
% White: 92.98%
% Single Moms: 8.68%

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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska:

  1. Papillion
  2. La Vista
  3. Seward

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Detailed List Of The Most Trashy Cities In Nebraska

Rank City Population % White % Single Mom % Poor
1 Scottsbluff 14,955 92.04% 9.24% 17.38%
2 North Platte 24,420 95.86% 9.53% 14.18%
3 Grand Island 50,582 91.9% 10.75% 15.23%
4 Omaha 440,034 76.84% 9.59% 15.27%
5 Lexington 10,152 81.31% 11.44% 17.55%
6 Beatrice 12,355 95.66% 6.63% 10.65%
7 Sidney 6,830 97.29% 9.08% 12.2%
8 Fremont 26,483 95.51% 8.03% 12.47%
9 Lincoln 269,726 86.23% 7.64% 16.67%
10 Kearney 32,217 92.98% 8.68% 19.03%
11 Norfolk 24,393 89.79% 9.55% 15.65%
12 Hastings 24,973 94.53% 4.25% 12.74%
13 Nebraska City 7,301 94.43% 9.27% 15.0%
14 Chadron 5,828 86.2% 7.4% 23.0%
15 Plattsmouth 6,475 96.28% 8.56% 9.32%
16 Mccook 7,649 97.91% 3.62% 9.65%
17 Holdrege 5,528 96.2% 5.0% 9.62%
18 Ralston 5,997 92.11% 6.5% 6.09%
19 Bellevue 54,067 84.53% 10.03% 9.7%
20 Alliance 8,500 91.19% 4.68% 14.63%
21 Gering 8,429 94.98% 11.06% 6.77%
22 Columbus 22,584 94.16% 6.92% 7.59%
23 Blair 7,995 95.02% 7.86% 13.72%
24 York 7,908 95.81% 5.7% 13.75%
25 Seward 7,109 95.92% 2.72% 10.85%
26 La Vista 16,895 86.2% 7.35% 5.97%
27 Papillion 19,463 92.6% 5.27% 3.97%

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