For most, Montana is known as cowboy country.

We are home to tons of ranches and rodeos, heck, almost every show dealing with Montana has some sort of "cowboy theme".  Of course, over the last few years, Montana has become a place with the rich and famous come to get away from it all, with many owning a second, or third home here.

Having said that, there are many towns that are filled with down-home, working-class folks that love to get together over a bar b q and throw some cold ones back. In other words, Montana has its fair share of rednecks.

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So which Montana towns are known as redneck towns?  Well, according to the website Roadsnacks, Montana has several redneck towns, and they came out with a Top 10 list. So, what defines a redneck?  Apparently, there are some criteria. The website goes on to say the following:

“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.”


The whole label of "redneck" is an interesting one.  For some, it's a badge of honor that people take great pride in.  For others, it's an absolute insult and is considered a derogatory term. Having said that, let's take a look at what they consider the most redneck towns in Montana.

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The Top 10 Most Redneck Towns In Montana

#10 Roundup

We kick off the Top 10 with Roundup. Roundup is known for its annual Roundup Cattle Drive.  The town itself has a population right around 1700 people and it is located about an hour from Billings.

#9 Hungry Horse

Hungry Horse is located in Flathead County and comes in as the 9th most redneck town in Montana. The town has under 1000 people and is just a few miles from both West Glacier and Kalispell.

#8 Thompson Falls

Thompson Falls, which is located in Sanders Country comes in #8.  The town has a population of right around 1300 folks and has some lovely scenery.  Plus, the fishing is good, and apparently, rednecks enjoy fishing.

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#7 Red Lodge

Red Lodge is a lovely little town known for its beautiful views and tourism and according to our friends over at roadsnacks, it's redneckery. Red Lodge comes in ranked #6 and is located in Carbon Country with a population of just over 2000.

#6 Superior

Superior is located in Mineral Country has is right off Interstate 90.  Known for its history of gold and outdoor beauty and adventure, Superior has a population of just over 800 folks.

#5 Hamilton

Located in the Bitterroot Valley, Hamilton is a town of just under 5000 people and is the seat of Ravalli County had has quite a history. You might remember that Hamilton has the distinction of being the drunkest town in Montana, well, apparently it is also one of the most redneck towns in Montana.

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#4 Black Eagle

Just outside of Great Falls, Black Eagle comes in 4th for most redneck towns.  Located in Cascade Country and with a population of right around a thousand, Black Eagle was once referred to as "little Chicago" back in the day because of all of the industrialism that took place back in the early 1900s.

#3 Whitehall

Located in Jefferson County, Whitehall is known for Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park.  With a population of right around 1000, Whitehall ranks 3rd for most redneck towns in Montana.

#2 West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone is one of the most popular small towns in Montana. The town with a population of over 1200 and is in Gallatin County.  The town has tons of different shops and attractions for those visiting Yellowstone National Park and also has the distinction of being the 2nd most redneck town in Montana.

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#1 Eureka

Eureka, which is just a few miles south of the Canadian border is located in Lincoln County with a population of under 1400 people.  Eureka's claim to fame came back in the '50s and '60s as it was known as the Christmas Tree Capitol.  According to the data, it looks like it can now also be known as the most redneck town in Montana.

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Do you agree with the list? Is there a town that you think should have made the list but didn't? If so, be sure and send us a message on our radio station app.

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