Iowa Redneck Formula – Top Ten

RayGun had it right...

            RayGun had it right.

I’m sure there was a government grant to figure out a formula for whose home-town is more redneck than another. Who else would need to know or want to know?

First, the dictionary defines redneck as: A white person who lives in a small town or in the country especially in the southern U.S., who typically has a working-class job, and who is seen by others as being uneducated and having opinions and attitudes that are offensive.”

So if you are a person of color, I guess you can NOT be a redneck.  I’m pretty sure there’s plenty of outrage and offense for any and all subgroups in Iowa.

Now the components that make a town more or less Red Neck:

  • Number of bars per city
  • Number of mobile home parks per capita
  • Number of tobacco stores per city
  • Number of places to get fishing gear
  • Number of guns and ammo stores per city
  • Walmarts, Golden Corrals, Bass Pro Shops, and dollar stores nearby

So according to the ‘science’ of Jeff Foxworthy and Red Green geeks, you might be a redneck if you live in:

  1. Fort Dodge
  2. Spirit Lake
  3. Denison
  4. Bloomfield
  5. West Liberty
  6. Missouri Valley
  7. Fort Madison
  8. Red Oak
  9. Maquoketa
  10. Osceola

Coming soon – the Snobbiest Cities in Iowa

All data and info is from Road Snacks.