Top Cowboy States In AmericaThese states are based on true cowboys, ranchers, and wranglers
The Top Ten
Everything is bigger in Texas. From boots to hats, Texas is full of cowboy culture. The reason Texas stands below Montana is because Texas is very commercialized and populated, meaning that some of the people wear the attire, but aren't really cowboys.
Texas born and raised! Proud to be a cowboy/redneck just whatever city folk like to call me. - KRAZYKILLAKLOWN
Texas is where it all started. Cattle Drives, Chili, and rodeos. This is the true home of the cowboy.
Texas is the friendliest state. What do think Texas means in spainish, friendship, and there's no beating that. Texans forever, and that means we stick together.V 8 Comments
I agree with Wyoming being at the top of the list. I lived in Utah a majority of my life riding horses. I never owned a ranch myself. I always thought moving to Wyoming I would never see a single cowboy, I thought they would all be hiding in caves. After I moved up here I see nothing but Cowboys. They are all really nice folks and I fit in with them pretty well for the most part.
This is true. No one lives here. But everyone that dose, well they own a only 3 things. Gun, horse and ranch. (Including me)
Wyoming is very western, and very cowboy, lots of good folks, chili served from tailgates, and open range
Naturally, the cowboy state. "There ain't no real cowboys from texass"V 5 Comments
Best bull riders of all time are from Oklahoma best country singers as well am I. I I travel all over the country working West Virginia to California I live in Oklahoma City and I see more cowboy boots and cowboy hats from Oklahoma City to Tulsa can I have anywhere anywhere in the world
Oklahoma has a strong Western heritage and is known for COWBOYS and Indians. Homesteading. We are rich in ranch and ranchers.
It is the home of the 19th century land rushes, Guthrie, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Bull riding, the last fort still in operation that was involved in Indian Wars(Fort Sill), Ranch culture and Will Rogers.
Best Cowboys and cow punchers are out of Oklahoma. Really popular in southeastern Oklahoma...and okie cityV 3 Comments
Cowboys here are very common, from the Eastern plains to the western slope western life is the norm. Even in the front range cowboys are common, just a little more spread out.
Wisconsin dairy cows do not compare to a Colorado cattle drive. Cowboy/Ranching culture is quite different than farming.
Commercially, California seems like the last place you would ever see cowboys. But that's because the commercials don't go too far north of L.A. Up north, there's lots of farm and ranch land, and plenty if cow folks.
Northern California is home to more hill Billy he'll raisers and rednecks than most states just look at hank Williams Jr's song country boy can survive
I'd say it deserves to be moved up. I would imagine more cowboys in California than Colorado.
Oakdale, CA "Cowboy Capital of the World"V 1 Comment
In my definition of cowboy, Kansas deserves a place. These folks work hard farming crops and have the blood, sweat, and sun burns to prove it
I live in Kansas and you can't turn around without seeing a cowboy hat or a rodeo arena
There's only one reason I moved to Kansas, it's because my favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz, and Dorothy is my favorite character, and shes from Kansas, and since she loves Kansas, so do I!
Montana is as cowboy as it gets, we got extreme heat and extreme cold and everything in between. This place is certainly not for the faint of heart
The only reason I can think of for why Montana is number 7 is that all the cowboys are busy working ranches instead of voting on internet polls
Although the west side of the state doesn't show it, we are a true cowboy state. You have to have a lot of grit and vinegar running through your veins to power through the winters here
Lot cowboys.V 7 Comments
Perhaps a little more of a country music place than a cowboy place, it still has a lot of the culture that made cowboys what they are
Every city has a rodeo and a rodeo grounds!
Most redneck country sate in the world ps roll coal
Arizona has a lot more desert and a few less cowboys than some of the others, but there's a few that settled there long ago and stayed put in their small towns.
This should be #1. Every well known stories about cowboys were there.
Home of the Worlds Oldest Rodeo! Prescott Frontier Days
Arizona. Copper cotton and cattle. The three C's of our economy.V 1 Comment
The Great Basin buckaroos are some of the finest cowpunchers in the west!
Nevada's cowboy days may have passed in the recent years, but out there away from Vegas, there bound to be a few left, as well as the NFR being held in Vegas itself
"Nevada, is a wannabe California state, and the people all think they are gangsters. Fallon NV is big for a whore high school if you want to consider it a cowboy stat than go ahead but it's not.
New Mexico was an American symbol of where cowboys truly started, which was Mexico with the Vaqueros. It stands to reason that because of this historical reminder, it should make the top ten list
Only real cowboys come from new mexico.
They may not be true cowboys, but farmers in Wisconsin carry their own kind of grit and blood with them. They're tough people. I would know; my entire family is composed of them. Including myself.
Florida is more like descendants of cowboys who adapt some of the cowboy culture than actual cowboys, when would a cowboy be speaking Spanish or Portuguese?
Surprising, but more cowboys here than Texas.
We call them Cattle Men or crackers
Growing up in Southern Idaho is the same experience as its neighbors Montana and Wyoming. Drive down the I-84, you see plenty of Cowboys and ranching land. Many of my friends were in the rodeo and/or ranching
I have seen people in georgia who are so redneck and old and one really fat old guy
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