These Are The 10 Trashiest Cities In Vermont

These are the places in Vermont 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 Vermont 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 Vermont:

  1. Rutland (Photos)
  2. Swanton (Photos)
  3. Newport (Photos)
  4. St. Albans (Photos)
  5. Barre (Photos)
  6. Burlington (Photos)
  7. Winooski (Photos)
  8. Bellows Falls (Photos)
  9. Montpelier (Photos)
  10. Vergennes (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 Vermont?

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 cities that have over 1,000 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, Rutland ended up being the the most trashy city in the Green Mountain State.


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1. Rutland

Rutland, Vermont

Population: 16,091
% White: 96.63%
% Single Moms: 10.42%

2. Swanton

Swanton, Vermont

Population: 2,558
% White: 94.88%
% Single Moms: 10.92%

3. Newport

Newport, Vermont

Source: Public domain

Population: 4,493
% White: 97.73%
% Single Moms: 9.29%

4. St. Albans

St. Albans, Vermont

Population: 6,864
% White: 91.52%
% Single Moms: 10.88%

5. Barre

Barre, Vermont

Population: 8,885
% White: 95.27%
% Single Moms: 12.58%

6. Burlington

Burlington, Vermont

Population: 42,570
% White: 86.17%
% Single Moms: 5.53%

7. Winooski

Winooski, Vermont

Population: 7,223
% White: 84.9%
% Single Moms: 7.56%

8. Bellows Falls

Bellows Falls, Vermont

Population: 2,985
% White: 95.24%
% Single Moms: 6.01%

9. Montpelier

Montpelier, Vermont

Population: 7,712
% White: 95.44%
% Single Moms: 7.66%

10. Vergennes

Vergennes, Vermont

Source: Public domain

Population: 2,629
% White: 93.5%
% Single Moms: 12.31%

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 Vermont 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 Vermont:

  1. South Burlington
  2. Vergennes
  3. Montpelier

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Detailed List Of The Most Trashy Cities In Vermont

Rank City Population % White % Single Mom % Poor
1 Rutland 16,091 96.63% 10.42% 16.38%
2 Swanton 2,558 94.88% 10.92% 13.42%
3 Newport 4,493 97.73% 9.29% 26.39%
4 St. Albans 6,864 91.52% 10.88% 14.04%
5 Barre 8,885 95.27% 12.58% 18.87%
6 Burlington 42,570 86.17% 5.53% 27.32%
7 Winooski 7,223 84.9% 7.56% 24.35%
8 Bellows Falls 2,985 95.24% 6.01% 15.62%
9 Montpelier 7,712 95.44% 7.66% 11.58%
10 Vergennes 2,629 93.5% 12.31% 12.29%
11 South Burlington 18,536 89.93% 3.85% 6.98%