These Are The 10 Trashiest Cities In Oklahoma

These are the places in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma:

  1. Shawnee (Photos)
  2. Enid (Photos)
  3. Durant (Photos)
  4. Seminole (Photos)
  5. Mcalester (Photos)
  6. Poteau (Photos)
  7. Guymon (Photos)
  8. Chickasha (Photos)
  9. Pauls Valley (Photos)
  10. Ardmore (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 Oklahoma.

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How we determined the most trashy cities in Oklahoma?

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
  • High drug use
  • Higher than average Payday Loan Outlets and bargain 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.

Simple, right?
We limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.
Then, we ranked each place from 1 to 62 for each of the trashy criteria.

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

In the end, Shawnee ended up being the the most trashy city in the Sooner State.


1. Shawnee

Shawnee, Oklahoma

Population: 30,904
Estimated Trashy: 8,204
Welfare population: 17%

Toss back a Budweiser, and suck down another Camel, Shawnee, cause you’re the whitest trash of all in Oklahoma. These “Okies” rank in the top 10% for several categories, including number of residents on welfare, most amount of high school dropouts, as well as a high number of aggravated assaults.

2. Enid

Shawnee, Oklahoma
Population: 49,196
Estimated Trashy: 16,674
Dollar Stores: 10

Located northwest of Oklahoma City is Enid, Oklahoma. Here a large number of people live on disability or work at one of the ten or so Dollar Stores in town. Just because you shop at the local dollar stores does not make you ‘country chic,’ Enid, it makes you trashy. A lot of your trash must be getting into fist fights at your local dollar store when it’s 50% off day, because you’re 3rd for aggravated assaults.

3. Durant

Durant, Oklahoma

Source: Public domain

Population: 17,517
Estimated Trashy: 4,225
Assaults: 7th for small cities in OK

According to online forums, Durant is known as Oklahoma’s trailer park. If you’re from this city in Bryan County, there is a good chance you know someone who did not graduate from high school. And, if you’re a dead-beat dad named Rick who snorts Tylenol (because he can’t afford adderall), and you moved to Norman with your sister’s best friend, you might be from Durant.

4. Seminole

Seminole, Oklahoma

Population: 8,203
Estimated Trashy: 2,283
Dollar Stores: 4

Seminole is situated slightly southeast of Oklahoma City off the 40. This is one of the ‘most white’ cities on this list; and judging by the numbers, this place is pretty damn trashy. This city in Seminole County ranks in the top 5 for three separate trashy metrics, including number of aggravated assaults, and for a large percentage of high school dropouts.

5. McAlester

Shawnee, Oklahoma
Population: 18,301
Estimated Trashy: 6,999
Payday Loan Outlets: 8

Chances are, if you and your kid(s) moved in with someone after just two dates, than you might be from McAlester, Oklahoma. This city in Pittsburg County ranks fifth in the state for aggravated assaults (meaning drunken fist fights), and is 8th in the state for number of payday loan stores per capita.

6. Poteau

Poteau, Oklahoma

Source: Public Domain

Population: 9,530
Estimated Trashy: 2,439
Dollar Stores: 5

Poteau is located on the eastern side of Oklahoma, just south of the 40. Though only two-thirds of the population is white, the number of drug-related crimes and aggravated assaults, combined with the high number of poor dropouts, makes this trashy central for Le Flore County.

7. Guymon

Guymon, Oklahoma

Source: Public domain

Population: 11,900
Estimated Trashy: Thefts per capita: 7th

Statistically, Guymon ranks in the top 20 in a few categories, including number of bargain stores per capita, as well as number of poor, uneducated residents. Texas County residents who want to move up in the world make the trek to the big city of Woodward to become assistant managers at a Walmart.

Just make sure you have a valid license and a working automobile before exiting– cuz ain’t nobody got time for that!

8. Chickasha

Chickasha, Oklahoma

Population: 17,200
Estimated Trashy: 5,439
Payday Loan Outlets: 5

Sadly, a large percentage of population here is based on welfare, workers comp, unemployment benefits, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. This city in Grady County ranks very high for number of check cashing outlets and dollar stores. The culture here is as if Tonya Harding and Eminem got together and had a baby.

9. Pauls Valley

Purcell, Oklahoma

Source: Public domain

Population: 7,196
Estimated Trashy: 2,674
High school dropouts: 17%

Well, break out the moonshine and rustle up some possum, Pauls Valley, because your population is as close to 100% white as you can possibly get. This city in Garvin County was in the top 5 for poor, uneducated white residents, and ranks high for big box bargain stores per capita. With the large number of bargain stores, it should be a breeze preparing for your annual ‘Trailer Park Wars’.

10. Ardmore

Ardmore, Oklahoma

Population: 26,800
Estimated Trashy: 7,439
Dollar Stores: 9

Rounding out the list of the ten most trashy cities in Oklahoma brings us to Ardmore. Located slightly southeast of Oklahoma City, off the 35, this is where the high class trashy live. You think you’re all that, Arbuckle Country, now that you have nine Dollar Stores and a Super Walmart to show off your pajamas.

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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma:

  1. Tuttle
  2. Collinsville
  3. Piedmont

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