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 Virginia 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 Virginia:
- Virginia Beach
- Big Stone Gap
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 Virginia.
How we determined the most white trash cities in Virginia?
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
- 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 45 for each of the white trash criteria.
Next, then averaged all the ranks to create a “white trash index”.
In the end, Galax ended up being the the most white trash city in the Old Dominion.
Estimated White trash: 2,768
Estimated meth heads: 943
Welfare population: 20%
Toss back a Budweiser and suck down another pickled pigs feet, Galax peeps, cause you’re the whitest trash of all in Virginia.
Many of the G-Town Tweakers in this town smell of cheap cigarettes, beer, and the hairspray they use to keep their Galax Mudflap intact.
This is why the White Trash Capital of Virginia 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.
Don’t laugh, Martinsville. You weren’t too far out of the top 10 yourself.
Estimated White trash: 3,126
Estimated meth heads: 965
High school dropouts: 17%
Pulaski, Virginia is located southeast of Roanoke off the 81. This is where Virginia’s white trash are keeping the tramp stamp alive. But, nothin’ says white trash like the local, non licensed tattoo artist spreading Hep C. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
When it comes to defining proper White Trash etiquette in this town, always remember the cardinal rule: You need to be careful what you say in P-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 Pulaski Way: 24 beer cans, 24 hours in a day. Genius.
And if you’re an Pulaski County dead-beat dad named Rick who snorts Tylenol (because he can’t afford adderall), and you moved to Blacksburg with your sister’s best friend, you might be from Pulaski.
Estimated White trash: 3,979
Estimated meth heads: 999
Dollar Stores: 5
This white trash city in Washington County is located in the middle of nowhere Virginia where the pillbillies and hillbillies hang on the corner of Main and Cummings. According to online forums, Abingdon is filled with trailer parks, a large number of thieves, and a bunch of disgruntled NASCAR fans. Hey don’t shoot the messenger!
In true white trash Virginia fashion, the saying “you mess with the bull you get the horns” should be A-town’s mottto. They rank in the top 5 for three separate white trash metrics, including a high number of aggravated assaults, payday loan outlets, and dollar stores.
In the 276, they have their own set of white trash 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 Abingdon there’s a good chance you know someone either makin’ it, sellin’ it, or smokin’ it.
Estimated White trash: 2,283
Estimated meth heads: 995
Assaults ranking: 5th in VA
Bristol is definitely one of the “whitest cities” on our list. The number of drug-related crimes and aggravated assaults, combined with the high number of poor dropouts, makes this white trash central for one of the “Try Anything Cities”.
Is that Ricky Bobby’s kid? Fair question, Bristol. Here, they embrace the holy trinity of white trash glamour with drinkin’, fishin’, and NASCAR. But, hey, don’t get your boxers in a bunch, we know the 2 things you don’t mess with in white trash land: racin’ and drinkin’. And if you live in this 276, there’s a good chance you ain’t racin’, you’re drinkin’.
Hey B-town, if it’s 3 AM and you’re reading this while polishin’ off a case of Busch Light instead of changing your baby’s dirty diaper, you’re probably white trash.
Estimated White trash: 2,675
Estimated meth heads: 912
Dollar Stores: 4
Located at the Crossroads of the Blue Ridge is the city of Wytheville (AKA: Pill-ville). Here, a large number of people either work as aerosol and sudafed mixologists, or at one of the 4 Dollar Stores in the area. Shopping at the local dollar stores does not make you ‘country chic,’ Wy-town, it makes you white trash.
And a lot of your trash must be getting into fist fights at your dollar stores when it’s 50% off day, because you’re 3rd for aggravated assaults.
That’s right, in Wythe 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.
Estimated White trash: 20,225
Estimated meth heads: 5,934
Assaults: 5th cities in VA
This white trash ‘Hill City’ is located along the James River in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. And, according to online forums, Lynchburg has a major drug problem. Even the river rats are doing heroin here. White Trash river rats? That should be a reality show for sure!
The home of The Lynchburg Moonshiners ranks fifth in the state for aggravated assaults (meaning drunken fist fights). And in pure white trash form, when it comes to fightin’ over that week’s favorite dirty snowflake, you better believe it will be handled bare knuckle to bare knuckle in your trailer’s front yard. Just please, please, watch out for the car on cinder blocks, the porta-potty, the broken down mower, and the vile of elephant tranquilizer.
7. Virginia Beach
Estimated White trash: 155,675
Estimated meth heads: 26,912
Dollar Stores 19
Chances are, if you and your kid(s) moved in with someone after just one date, than you might be from Virginia Beach.
According to online forums, this little piece of heaven from the 757 has a major white trash 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 slapped.
You know you’re from Neptune City if you’re hangin’ at the beach 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.
8. Big Stone Gap
Estimated White trash: 1,265
Estimated meth heads: 864
High school dropouts: 15%
Big ‘Stoned’ Gap is located at the base of the Appalachia Straight. And with 7 mobile home parks in town, there’s a good chance if you’re from ‘Mineral City’, you know someone who would be a great extra on the show Trailer Park Boys.
Here, if the white trash don’t have ‘Mountain Dew’ Mouth (AKA meth mouth) they’re not doing it right. And if the Wise County townies weren’t spending so much on meth, the dentists in this place would be making a fortune.
The culture in the 276 is as if Tonya Harding and Eminem got together and had a baby.
Estimated White trash: 36,265
Estimated meth heads: 9,964
Dollar Stores: 17
Nothin’ says white trash like a good ‘ol ass whoopin at a Walmart. You just might see that in Roanoke, Virginia on the first of the month.
In fact, this city in Southwest Virginia was home to the infamous white trash Walmart fight between the woman in the jammies and the other woman in the jammies. Maybe they should fight at one of their 15 dollar stores so they won’t feel like they have to dress up.
If you live in the 540, 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 Star City, keep it classy and a whole lot white trashy, otherwise we won’t have anything to write about.
Estimated White trash: 7,204
Estimated Meth Heads: 1,997
Payday Loan Outlets: 9
Rounding out the list of the ten most white trash cities in Virginia brings us to Fredericksburg. This is where the high class white trash live. You think you’re ‘all that’ with your 16 Dollar Stores, 9 payday loan outlets, 4 Super Walmarts, and large number of fast food restaurants to wear your pajamas, swimsuits, and wife beaters to.
Located North of Richmond, off the 95, ‘The Burg’ is off the charts for it’s love of high class white trash 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 the 540, 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 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 Virginia 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 Virginia:
- Falls Church
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