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Old 12-29-2014, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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I'm a Connecticut native and have only known 1 person I would call a "redneck". Connecticut is definitely a contender, but I don't think even my state has the least number.

 
Old 12-29-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I'm a Connecticut native and have only known 1 person I would call a "redneck". Connecticut is definitely a contender, but I don't think even my state has the least number.
I'm a CT native also. It's definitely not a hick state overall. But I have seen some towns with people who are definitely total hicks, such as Thompson, North Canaan, Griswold, etc.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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I'm a CT native also. It's definitely not a hick state overall. But I have seen some towns with people who are definitely total hicks, such as Thompson, North Canaan, Griswold, etc.
I've never been to those parts lol. I've only ever been to Fairfield and New Haven Counties and a few Hartford County.

My exposure to the "redneck" areas is limited to next to nothing.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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Rhode Island is definitely a good contender here because some of the less densely populated places tend to be some of the wealthiest. I think your average redneck tends to be not only rural but also lower income (not low income necessarily, but definitely not wealthy). The working-class types who might qualify as rednecks elsewhere are concentrated in dense suburbs close to Providence, which greatly reduces their redneck potential. Rhode Island is the second most densely populated state, after New Jersey, but I'm not sure that wealth-rural correlation is equally true in New Jersey.

This weekend I was in a pretty rural area in the southern part of the state. All the houses were $750,000 estates set on a few acres of land. I have a co-worker who lives in a rural area in a different part of the state -- she lives on a horse farm and owns a plow that she uses to clear her quarter-mile-long driveway when it snows. There are, of course, exceptions to this. The area I hear most often referred to as "country" is Burrillville, which I've never visited -- it's in the northwest corner of the state, bordering Connecticut and Massachusetts. It's notable, though, that in this smallest of states, even Burrillville is part of Providence County.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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All 50 states have rednecks but Rhode Island and Hawaii both probably have the least.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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When I moved to this part of the country I was surprised by how few rednecks Iowa has. I would put it up there with places like Connecticut or Massachusetts but in a different way. It's culture is a version of "country" that seems to value education and worldliness.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 10:16 AM
 
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I can't say I would want to live around "rednecks" or "hillbillies" but I also don't see how people can get bent out of shape when someone starts a thread about wanting to live in primarily white areas but are okay with these types of threads.

To answer the question..

Maybe

Utah
Minnesota
Maryland

And possibly some northeast states.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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I can't say I would want to live around "rednecks" or "hillbillies" but I also don't see how people can get bent out of shape when someone starts a thread about wanting to live in primarily white areas but are okay with these types of threads.

To answer the question..

Maybe

Utah
Minnesota
Maryland

And possibly some northeast states.
Maryland huh? lol
 
Old 12-29-2014, 11:10 AM
 
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Maryland isn't a big state- and a chunk of the population lives in Baltimore or Annapolis. Can't imagine it having a considerable hillbilly population.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Maryland isn't a big state- and a chunk of the population lives in Baltimore or Annapolis. Can't imagine it having a considerable hillbilly population.
The Eastern Shore and western panhandle both have alot.
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