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 New Mexico 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 New Mexico:
- Belen (Photos)
- Socorro (Photos)
- Deming (Photos)
- Sunland Park (Photos)
- Artesia (Photos)
- Roswell (Photos)
- Hobbs (Photos)
- Las Vegas (Photos)
- Taos (Photos)
- Las Cruces (Photos)
Time to take some meth and stay up all night with us as we go through the cities one by one.
How we determined the most white trash cities in New Mexico?
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
- 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.
We limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.
Then, we ranked each place from 1 to 25 for each of the white trash criteria.
Next, then averaged all the ranks to create a “white trash index”.
In the end, Belen ended up being the the most white trash city in the Land Of Enchantment.
Population: 7,209% White: 78.39%
% Single Moms: 14.78%
Population: 8,843% White: 85.1%
% Single Moms: 13.8%
Population: 14,667% White: 86.9%
% Single Moms: 10.76%
4. Sunland Park
Population: 15,142% White: 94.1%
% Single Moms: 19.81%
Population: 11,641% White: 86.48%
% Single Moms: 12.28%
Population: 48,553% White: 77.39%
% Single Moms: 14.17%
Population: 36,191% White: 86.16%
% Single Moms: 11.5%
8. Las Vegas
Population: 13,713% White: 60.55%
% Single Moms: 11.93%
Population: 5,711% White: 77.03%
% Single Moms: 9.5%
10. Las Cruces
Population: 101,164% White: 87.23%
% Single Moms: 10.8%
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 New Mexico 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 white trash places in New Mexico:
- Rio Rancho
For more New Mexico reading , check out:
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- These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In New Mexico
Detailed List Of The Most White Trash Cities In New Mexico
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