These Are The 10 Trashiest Cities In New Hampshire

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

This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out.

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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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire:

  1. Berlin (Photos)
  2. Laconia (Photos)
  3. Manchester (Photos)
  4. Claremont (Photos)
  5. Somersworth (Photos)
  6. Keene (Photos)
  7. Lebanon (Photos)
  8. Concord (Photos)
  9. Nashua (Photos)
  10. Dover (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 New Hampshire?

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 11 for each of the trashy criteria.

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

In the end, Berlin ended up being the the most trashy city in the Granite State.


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1. Berlin

Berlin, New Hampshire

Source: Public domain

Population: 9,580
% White: 91.63%
% Single Moms: 11.65%

2. Laconia

Laconia, New Hampshire

Source: Public domain

Population: 16,075
% White: 96.62%
% Single Moms: 8.44%

3. Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire

Source: Public domain

Population: 110,139
% White: 86.35%
% Single Moms: 8.51%

4. Claremont

Claremont, New Hampshire

Source: Public domain

Population: 13,076
% White: 98.11%
% Single Moms: 11.45%

5. Somersworth

Somersworth, New Hampshire

Source: Public domain

Population: 11,778
% White: 86.27%
% Single Moms: 10.29%

6. Keene

Keene, New Hampshire

Population: 23,403
% White: 93.52%
% Single Moms: 6.22%

7. Lebanon

Lebanon, New Hampshire

Population: 13,535
% White: 87.08%
% Single Moms: 8.17%

8. Concord

Concord, New Hampshire

Population: 42,537
% White: 91.41%
% Single Moms: 7.72%

9. Nashua

Nashua, New Hampshire

Population: 87,110
% White: 84.13%
% Single Moms: 8.39%

10. Dover

Dover, New Hampshire

Population: 30,534
% White: 90.4%
% Single Moms: 7.05%

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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire:

  1. Portsmouth
  2. Dover
  3. Nashua

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Detailed List Of The Most Trashy Cities In New Hampshire

Rank City Population % White % Single Mom % Poor
1 Berlin 9,580 91.63% 11.65% 19.2%
2 Laconia 16,075 96.62% 8.44% 15.34%
3 Manchester 110,139 86.35% 8.51% 13.89%
4 Claremont 13,076 98.11% 11.45% 13.7%
5 Somersworth 11,778 86.27% 10.29% 12.54%
6 Keene 23,403 93.52% 6.22% 17.15%
7 Lebanon 13,535 87.08% 8.17% 11.21%
8 Concord 42,537 91.41% 7.72% 11.08%
9 Nashua 87,110 84.13% 8.39% 9.87%
10 Dover 30,534 90.4% 7.05% 10.25%
11 Portsmouth 21,426 89.21% 4.68% 6.61%