Is the term 'redneck' offensive? Or should it be worn as a badge of honor? Either way, someone has come up with the Top Ten Redneck Cities In Colorado.

First, let's begin with the definition of 'redneck.'It is considered a slang term. The is the entry found online at dictionary.com:

red-neck -

'1. an uneducated white farm laborer, especially from the South.
2. a bigot or reactionary, especially from the rural working class.

A slang term, usually for a rural white southerner who is politically conservative, racist, and a religious fundamentalist ( see fundamentalism ). This term is generally considered offensive. It originated in reference to agricultural workers, alluding to how the back of a person's neck will be burned by the sun if he works long hours in the fields.'

That's not quite comedian Jeff Foxworthy's definition, but at least now we know what it 'officially' means.

But, that didn't stop the crew at roadsnacks.net from taking that to the next step. Based on VERY unscientific research and statistics, they created their own Top Ten Redneck Cities In Colorado. 

  • 10) Fort Lupton
  • 9) Pueblo
  • 8) Durango
  • 7) Brush
  • 6) Holyoke
  • 5) Trinidad
  • 4) Akron
  • 3) Manitou Springs
  • 2) Delta

And the Number One Redneck City in Colorado:

1) Rifle 

This is what the website roadsnacks.com said about this town:

'Population: 9,163
High school graduation rate: 75%
Gun stores per capita: 2nd in Colorado
Fishing/bait shops per capita: 11th in the state

Whoo-whee, Rifle! You have the official bragging rights as being named the most redneck city in the entire state of Colorado. You may now brag to your friends and share this endlessly on your Facebook walls.

First off, with a name like Rifle, it’s not really a surprise that it’s pretty redneck is it? I mean, they are true to their name. They have the 2nd most gun stores per capita in the state here.

And you can bet they use their weapons often. Colorado has a ton of hunting, obviously, and when you’re way out in the middle of nowhere like Rifle, you can pretty much shoot at anything all year long.

And, when you consider than 1 out of 4 people in Rifle didn’t finish high school, you know that it’s redneck central here.'

 

To achieve this list, here is the criteria used to obtain their results.

 

'The dictionary definition categories

  • Small towns
  • Least amount of high school graduates

And the stereotypical categories

  • 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 Generals nearby'