Top 10 most redneck cities


In the words of redneck, actually I think it’s spelled: Rednex

“ain’t a been for Cotton Eye Joe I’d been married a long time ago, where did you come from where did you go? Where did you come from Cotton Eyed Joe?”

Jeff Foxworthy might have cornered the market on the term redneck, but we can still talk Dixie Chicks, shirtless driving season, Chelsea Lately, the people of rural Virginia, having dogs half the size of your porch and Waffle House. Just don’t make the mistake of equating redneck with NASCAR and NASCAR with redneck; I cover the sport so I know, you do not.

Movoto is a high-traffic real estate blog, and they compiled this list of the top ten most redneck laden cities.

  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. Kansas City, MO
  3. Oklahoma City, OK
  4. Nashville, TN
  5. Tulsa, OK
  6. Fort Worth, TX
  7. Arlington, TX
  8. Sacramento, CA
  9. Cleveland, OH
  10. Mesa, AZ


That’s right we have some Midwestern representation on our list! Dear Cleveland, home to the Browns, Indians and Cavaliers. Here’s what Movoto used to determine the ten most redneck cities.

  • Percent of population that didn’t complete high school
  • Number of gun and ammo stores per capita
  • Number of taxidermists per capita
  • Number of cowboy boot stores per capita
  • Number of country radio stations per capita
  • Number of NASCAR race tracks close by
  • Number of Walmarts per capita
  • Number of riding lawn mower/tractor repair shops per capita

I’m going to go listen to Kenny Chesney “no shoes, no shirt, no problems” right now.

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports He’s also an author who also contributes regularly to MSN, Fox Sports , Chicago Now, Walter and Yardbarker

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