Top Cowboy States In America

These states are based on true cowboys, ranchers, and wranglers

The Top Ten

1 Texas Texas Texas is a state in the USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

With all due respect, this list has no chance of coming out any other way then with Texas at the top. In fact there should be a list that names the best counties in Texas for Cowboys, and then a list of the States after Texas. The American Cowboy was born in Texas, and the heart of any Cowboy anywhere is forever tied to Texas. - Ned964

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

Lol. Being city folk myself, I can tell you my perception of a Cowboy is very different from that of a red neck. Either way, I respect the life your living, and I am envious you get to wake up with nature, as opposed to against it. - Ned964

This is no surprise that Texas is the the most cowboys state. we practically invented the cowboy

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2 Wyoming Wyoming Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The state is the tenth largest by area, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States.

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)

I used to work with a gal from Wyoming, and I'd love to go on about her at length, because she is a very unique and wonderful person, and I miss her... But back to the reason I began this comment. She was very much a Wyoming girl, and she would revel in telling us about the Cowboy culture that exists in Wyoming, she herself, while not a Cowgirl, was the Wyoming State mid-range shooting champion. Out of respect for her anonymity, I won't repeat her name here. Given all of that, I'm sure if I where to ask her which State is the home of the Cowboy, she would reluctantly concede that State is Texas. I will ask her when I see her next, and get back to ya. - Ned964

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"

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3 Oklahoma Oklahoma

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.

I was born in Tennessee and raised in Oklahoma and this deserves #2.So many rednecks and cowboys.Blame my accent and my love for Sweet Tea, on my roots! I'm country and proud.

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4 Colorado Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

Colorado, native born and raised. True definition of a ranch state high quality horses, real cattle drives and a real Wild West feeling! Defiantly a cowboy state with the beautiful Rocky Mountains!

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.

5 Montana Montana Montana is a state in the Western region of the United States. The state's name is derived from the Spanish word montaƱa.

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

Montana is one of the few places left that many cowboys still ride horses, it's almost as cowboy as it gets.

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6 New Mexico New Mexico

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.

The original cowboy state.

7 California California

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"

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8 Arizona Arizona

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.

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9 Kansas Kansas Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.

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!

10 South Dakota South Dakota

Cowboy memorabilia everywhere in this state.

The Contenders

11 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

I would say rednecks
more than cowboys.

12 Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

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

I live in Easter Tennessee, and all I see is people dressed like they just came from a rodeo. Plus they have accents. But we are very polite.

13 Utah Utah Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 31st-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States.

Every city has a rodeo and a rodeo grounds!

Most redneck country sate in the world ps roll coal

Love Utah

14 Nevada Nevada Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.

I personally think that Nevada should be listed as #2 for being a cowboy state.

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.

15 Florida Florida

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

16 Alabama Alabama Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.
17 Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

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.

18 Oregon Oregon Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada.
19 Idaho Idaho Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States.

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

20 Mississippi Mississippi
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