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 Texas 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 Texas:
- Lufkin (Photos)
- Texarkana (Photos)
- Dallas (Photos)
- Greenville (Photos)
- Brownwood (Photos)
- Texas City (Photos)
- Stephenville (Photos)
- Corsicana (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 Texas.
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How we determined the most trashy cities in Texas?
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 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 297 for each of the trashy criteria.
Next, then averaged all the ranks to create a “trashy index”.
In the end, Lufkin ended up being the the most trashy city in the Lone Star State.
Estimated Trashy: 10,768
Estimated meth heads: 4,143
Welfare population: 20%
Toss back a Budweiser, suck down another Marlboro, Lufkin, cause you’re the whitest trash of all in Texas.
Many of the Texas Tweakers in this town smell of cheap cigarettes, beer, and the hairspray they use to keep their Texas mudflap intact. And if you grew up in Angelina County, there’s a decent chance you know that your trashy likes to hang at Brandon Park.
The meth problem is so bad here that they have created a ‘Meth Watch’. The people on meth watch the people on meth because they have nothing better to do with their day.
This is why the Trashy Capital of Texas 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.
But at least they have an awesome little league team!
Don’t laugh, Waco. You weren’t too far out of the top 10 yourself.
Estimated Trashy: 10,999
Estimated meth heads: 4,965
Dollar Stores: 17
Texarkana ranks in the top 5 for three separate trashy metrics, including number of aggravated assaults, number of dollar stores, and number of payday loan outlets.
When it comes to defining proper Trashy etiquette in this border town, always remember the cardinal rule: You need to be careful what you say in T-town because someone might come over and pop the wheels on your house. Or was it, you mess with me, you mess with the whole trailer park? So confusing. That’s what happens when you try livin’ the Texarkana Way: 24 beer cans, 24 hours in a day. Genius.
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 El Paso with your sister’s best friend, you might be from Texarkana.
Estimated Trashy: 115,979
Estimated meth heads: 5,213
Payday Loan Outlets: 71
Assaults ranking: 5th in TX
What? Say it ain’t so, big D! But the numbers don’t lie. You can bet there’s a lot of people in Houston chuckling right about now.
Assaults, drug use and number of crimes, along with the high number of dollar stores and payday loan outlets make this a central hub for trash in an hour in every direction. And, for some reason, there are a high number of bowling alleys here, too. How many Tony Romo jersey wearing chain-smokers do you see at Dallas bowling alleys? Lots.
Sure, Dallas has a lot of wealth, and it can be glam in some areas. But when you measure the number of trashy metrics, it’s clear – there’s a ton of people in Dallas that ain’t first class, they are trashy. They’re also a little wild and crazy too.
Next time you meet someone from Dallas, you have to wonder if they are DWT.
Estimated Trashy: 5,283
Estimated meth heads: 2,546
High school dropouts: 17%
This trashy city in Hunt County is located in the North Texas region where the pillbillies and hillbillies hang out. According to online forums, Greenville is filled with trailer parks, a large number of thieves, and a bunch of disgruntled Cowboy fans. Hey don’t shoot the messenger!
In true trashy Texas fashion, the saying “you mess with the bull you get the horns” should be G-ville’s town mottto. They rank in the top 5 for three separate trashy metrics, including a high number of aggravated assaults, payday loan outlets, and dollar stores.
In the 903, they have their own set of trashy problems. According to online forums, Section 8 residents have better housing than the WT in this town and the townies are selling drugs next to parks. If you live in Greenville there’s a good chance you know someone either makin’ it, sellin’ it, or smokin’ it.
Estimated Trashy: 3,283
Estimated meth heads: 1,095
High school dropouts: 17%
Located at the tail-end crack of Texas is the city of Vidor. Here, a large number of people either work as aerosol and sudafed mixologists, or at one of the 6 Dollar Stores in the area. Shopping at the local dollar stores does not make you ‘country chic,’ V-town, it makes you trashy.
And a lot of your trash must be getting into fist fights at the Texas Rose when they run out of Busch Light, because you’re 3rd for aggravated assaults.
That’s right, in Orange 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.
Simmer down, V-town. #NoShoesNoShirtNoTeethNoProblem
Estimated Trashy: 5,225
Estimated meth heads: 1,934
Assaults: 7th for small cities in TX
Nothin’ says trashy like a good ‘ol ass whoopin at a Walmart. You just might see that in Brownwood, Texas on the first of the month.
In fact, this city in Brown County was home to the infamous trashy Walmart fight between the woman in the jammies and the other woman in the jammies. Maybe they should fight at one of their 6 dollar stores so they won’t feel like they have to dress up.
If you live in the 325, there is a good chance you know someone who is 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”
Hey Brownwood, keep it classy and a whole lot trashyy, otherwise we won’t have anything to write about.
Estimated Trashy: 4,675
Estimated meth heads: 1,912
Dollar Stores 4
Plainview is located between Lubbock and Amarillo off the 27. This is where Texas’ trashy crackers like to get toasted.
According to online forums, the 806 has a major trashy attitude problem. Don’t dare ask them to explain why they consider a trailer park different than a mobile home park or why they have more tattoos than teeth, you just might get yourself slapped.
You know you’re from Hale County if you’re hangin’ at Salt and Pepper 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 a 10 oz sack of weed after running the only stop light in town.
8. Texas City
Estimated Trashy: 10,265
Estimated meth heads: 4,964
Payday Loan Outlets: 10
Chances are, if you and your kid(s) moved in with someone after just two dates, than you might be from Texas City (AKA Texas Shitty).
This city on the coast ranks fifth in the state for aggravated assaults (meaning drunken fist fights). And in pure trashy 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. Just watch out for the dirty diaper, the tub, and the broken down mower.
And if you ever get that mower fixed, make sure you head on down to Pops, Shakkys, Little Chiefs, and the Little Doggie on your next bar crawl. They have great beer specials.
Estimated Trashy: 2,265
Estimated meth heads: 964
High school dropouts: 15%
Stephenville is located in the middle of nowhere in the Lone Star State. The Cowboy Capital of the World 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 Stephenville?), shag haircuts, bangs teased like it’s 1990, and the number of people who wear pajamas to one of your many Dollar Stores.
Here, if the trashy don’t have ‘Mountain Dew’ Mouth (AKA meth mouth) they’re not doing it right. And if the Erath County townies weren’t spending so much on meth, the dentists in this place would be making a fortune.
The culture in the 254 is as if Tonya Harding and Eminem got together and had a baby.
Estimated Trashy: 5,204
Estimated Meth Heads: 1,997
Payday Loan Outlets: 6
Rounding out the list of the ten most trashy cities in Texas brings us to Corsicana. This is where the high class trashy live. You think you’re ‘all that’ with your 8 Dollar Stores, 6 payday loan outlets, and large number of fast food restaurants to wear your pajamas, swimsuits, and wife beaters to.
Located slightly southeast of Dallas, Fort Worth, C-town is off the charts for it’s use of high class trashy attire. Pink Crocs, feathered mullets, jorts, and beer guts galore, can be seen any given day of the week: it’s a lifestyle here.
But for the residents of Navarro County, it’s just home sweet home. Where the Meth Heads roam. And the hillbillies and pillbillies play.
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 Texas 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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