Ocean Springs is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Biloxi and west of Gautier. It is part of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,225 at the 2000 U.S. Census. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city of Ocean Springs had a population of 17,442.
I live in Ocean Springs. I guess we made it on the list because of the bars. I think the criteria may need to be a little different. There are a lot of bars, but very few are redneck bars. I can think of several cities that are more redneck, such as Helena, Vancleave, Saucier...I guess because they have no bars they didn't make it. It's a fun article anyway.