These Are The 10 Worst Bakersfield Neighborhoods For 2019


We used science and data to determine which Bakersfield neighborhoods are the real pits.

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Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Bakersfield.
Worst Neighborhoods In Bakersfield

Bakersfield’s neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You’ve got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos.

It seems as if there’s a neighborhood for everyone in Bakersfield.

And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the country thanks in part to a strong economy and tons of entertainment, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Bakersfield. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

So the question arises, which Bakersfield neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?

Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Bakersfield hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Bakersfield area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Stockdale Estates ranks way above the rest.

We examined 40 of Bakersfield’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Bakersfield’s reputation.

Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Bakersfield according to data:

  1. Homaker Park
  2. Downtown
  3. Tyner Homes
  4. Lakeview
  5. Rexland Acres
  6. Southgate
  7. Stockdale Greens
  8. East Bakersfield
  9. College Heights-Baker Street
  10. Benton Park

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Bakersfield for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Homaker Park looks to be the worst neighborhood in Bakersfield.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Bakersfield that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from worst to best.

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How we determined the worst Bakersfield hoods in 2019

To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what places have the least amount of those things. We threw the following criteria into this analysis in order to get the best, most complete results possible. We used this set of criteria for each neighborhood in Bakersfield:

  • High unemployment (Less jobs)
  • Low median income (Less pay)
  • Low population density (No things to do)
  • Low home values (No one’s willing to pay to live here)
  • High crime (Estimated)

Then, we ranked each neighborhood in Bakersfield, California for each of these criteria from worst to best.

Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criteria into a “Worst Score”.

The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the worst neighborhood of Bakersfield.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Bakersfield to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 40 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased. Hold on to your pants.

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3
/10

Population: 5,292
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $7,450 (1st worst)
Median Income: $24,221 (2nd worst)
More on Homaker Park:  Data

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3
/10

Population: 1,520
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $134,400 (12th worst)
Median Income: $27,884 (5th worst)
More on Downtown:  Data

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3
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Population: 471
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $164,100 (19th worst)
Median Income: $39,823 (11th worst)
More on Tyner Homes:  Data

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4
/10

Population: 9,387
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $82,670 (5th worst)
Median Income: $23,488 (1st worst)
More on Lakeview:  Data

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5
/10

Population: 5,739
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $90,500 (6th worst)
Median Income: $36,108 (9th worst)
More on Rexland Acres:  Data

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5
/10

Population: 7,151
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $100,112 (7th worst)
Median Income: $29,411 (6th worst)
More on Southgate:  Data

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5
/10

Population: 2,731
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 7)
Median Home Value: $118,400 (9th worst)
Median Income: $54,042 (17th worst)
More on Stockdale Greens:  Data

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5
/10

Population: 15,785
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $69,158 (4th worst)
Median Income: $25,423 (4th worst)
More on East Bakersfield:  Data

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6
/10

Population: 7,703
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $66,500 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $24,460 (3rd worst)
More on College Heights-Baker Street:  Data

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5
/10

Population: 9,376
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $118,425 (10th worst)
Median Income: $35,419 (8th worst)
More on Benton Park:  Data

The ‘hoods around Bakersfield that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Bakersfield with Homaker Park landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Bakersfield aren’t all bad. Stockdale Estates takes the cake as the best place to live in Bakersfield.

We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Bakersfield For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Homaker Park 5,292 $7,450 $24,221
2 Downtown 1,520 $134,400 $27,884
3 Tyner Homes 471 $164,100 $39,823
4 Lakeview 9,387 $82,670 $23,488
5 Rexland Acres 5,739 $90,500 $36,108
6 Southgate 7,151 $100,112 $29,411
7 Stockdale Greens 2,731 $118,400 $54,042
8 East Bakersfield 15,785 $69,158 $25,423
9 College Heights-Baker Street 7,703 $66,500 $24,460
10 Benton Park 9,376 $118,425 $35,419
11 Park Stockdale 6,840 $134,840 $51,450
12 Quailwood 1,321 $148,400 $56,593
13 Casa Loma 3,854 $60,600 $31,648
14 Oleander Sunset 15,565 $145,150 $36,901
15 Riviera-Westchester 3,984 $235,340 $55,646
16 Eastridge Estates 788 $174,150 $62,149
17 Spice Tract 8,685 $125,000 $43,171
18 Castle Ranch 2,903 $113,500 $54,089
19 Sagepointe 2,817 $157,200 $40,400
20 Ridgeview Estates 1,651 $188,000 $56,845
21 La Cresta-Altavista 5,286 $163,760 $51,107
22 Stone Creek 881 $283,400 $72,309
23 The Seasons 5,209 $169,150 $63,239
24 Rio Bravo 183 $268,300 $100,250
25 Hillcrest 6,222 $156,860 $49,091
26 Csu Bakersfield 1,995 $340,333 $114,377
27 Stonegate 3,939 $257,000 $67,336
28 Silver Creek 6,485 $190,500 $89,795
29 Bakersfield Country Club 6,400 $217,700 $74,729
30 Stone Meadows 5,518 $231,800 $69,196
31 Seven Oaks 3,540 $331,700 $96,699
32 Laurelglen 8,448 $203,325 $66,444
33 Haggin Oaks 2,291 $232,600 $88,015
34 Amberton 1,223 $287,333 $98,891
35 The Oaks 5,036 $249,286 $91,875
36 Terra Vista 4,056 $257,900 $97,609
37 Artisan 3,966 $257,900 $97,609
38 Southern Oaks 1,882 $269,800 $79,459
39 Tevis Ranch 4,865 $247,150 $82,772
40 Stockdale Estates 2,438 $374,700 $126,104

4 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Worst Bakersfield Neighborhoods For 2019

  1. It’s all about labeling people. WTF is Roadsnacks, let’s label social media sites and find out where Roadsnacks ranks, based on number of hits, income and most importantly, worth.

  2. Tyner homes? Dude I live in tyner homes and it’s really nice. Especially in the Eastside of town it’s the best neighborhood. They continue to build in this neighborhood and yeah it’s affordable so the income necessary to live here is lower, that doesn’t make it a bad place to live? Plus there is barely any crime. I just feel that these guys pull neighborhoods out of a hat. Ridgeview Estates shouldn’t be even close to the top 10 worse either.

  3. What about oildale, so many tweekers. But there are some nice people & neighborhoods. Where does it rank ? What about the crime?

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