These Are The 10 Worst Minneapolis Neighborhoods For 2019


We used science and data to determine which Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis.
Worst Neighborhoods In Minneapolis

Minneapolis’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 Minneapolis.

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 Minneapolis. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

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

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

We examined 83 of Minneapolis’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Minneapolis’s reputation.

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

  1. Hawthorne
  2. Webber-Camden
  3. Near North
  4. Jordan
  5. Folwell
  6. Ventura Village
  7. Seward
  8. Beltrami
  9. Elliot Park
  10. Lind-Bohanon

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

Read on to see how we determined the places around Minneapolis 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.

Looking for places to avoid outside of the city? You can also check out the worst suburbs of Minneapolis.

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How we determined the worst Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis:

  • 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota 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 Minneapolis.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Minneapolis to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 83 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: 4,112
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $111,783 (10th worst)
Median Income: $26,055 (5th worst)
More on Hawthorne:  Data

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4
/10

Population: 5,164
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $115,940 (11th worst)
Median Income: $29,941 (7th worst)
More on Webber-Camden:  Data

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5
/10

Population: 7,181
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $117,850 (12th worst)
Median Income: $30,544 (9th worst)
More on Near North:  Data

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5
/10

Population: 8,681
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $109,710 (8th worst)
Median Income: $35,021 (14th worst)
More on Jordan:  Data

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5
/10

Population: 4,641
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $100,260 (4th worst)
Median Income: $37,590 (18th worst)
More on Folwell:  Data

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4
/10

Population: 4,730
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 6)
Median Home Value: $128,825 (16th worst)
Median Income: $19,557 (1st worst)
More on Ventura Village:  Data

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6
/10

Population: 7,679
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 9)
Median Home Value: $137,590 (17th worst)
Median Income: $33,168 (12th worst)
More on Seward:  Data

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6
/10

Population: 1,076
Rank Last Year: 22 (Up 14)
Median Home Value: $155,600 (20th worst)
Median Income: $46,250 (29th worst)
More on Beltrami:  Data

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5
/10

Population: 6,710
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $100,260 (4th worst)
Median Income: $30,093 (8th worst)
More on Elliot Park:  Data

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6
/10

Population: 5,532
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $119,100 (13th worst)
Median Income: $43,588 (24th worst)
More on Lind-Bohanon:  Data

The ‘hoods around Minneapolis that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Minneapolis with Hawthorne landing at the bottom of the pack.

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

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 Minneapolis For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Hawthorne 4,112 $111,783 $26,055
2 Webber-Camden 5,164 $115,940 $29,941
3 Near North 7,181 $117,850 $30,544
4 Jordan 8,681 $109,710 $35,021
5 Folwell 4,641 $100,260 $37,590
6 Ventura Village 4,730 $128,825 $19,557
7 Seward 7,679 $137,590 $33,168
8 Beltrami 1,076 $155,600 $46,250
9 Elliot Park 6,710 $100,260 $30,093
10 Lind-Bohanon 5,532 $119,100 $43,588
11 University District 6,819 $81,060 $30,890
12 Cedar-Riverside 8,712 $53,800 $22,286
13 Harrison 3,491 $140,333 $36,201
14 Northeast Park 650 $179,500 $56,667
15 Sumner-Glenwood 1,486 $184,700 $28,805
16 East Phillips 5,151 $104,000 $37,590
17 Marshall Terrace 1,560 $171,900 $41,845
18 Southeast Como 6,366 $108,100 $39,859
19 Mckinley 3,682 $110,900 $46,118
20 Cleveland 2,963 $119,425 $50,544
21 Longfellow 5,189 $192,171 $55,627
22 Phillips West 5,324 $167,167 $22,313
23 North Loop 5,274 $194,025 $67,354
24 Midtown Phillips 5,181 $163,833 $45,543
25 Shingle Creek 3,210 $128,750 $62,896
26 Loring Park 8,675 $92,900 $38,491
27 Willard Hay 9,219 $149,156 $51,003
28 Prospect Park 7,694 $201,450 $41,558
29 Central 9,193 $174,311 $46,535
30 Columbia Park 1,303 $167,100 $57,275
31 Marcy Holmes 11,783 $168,256 $36,969
32 Bryant 3,032 $160,733 $65,570
33 Corcoran 3,913 $160,675 $58,088
34 Bottineau 1,591 $164,900 $49,236
35 Powderhorn Park 9,505 $166,040 $49,671
36 Holland 4,958 $173,000 $43,451
37 Whittier 14,440 $195,527 $33,639
38 Stevens Square 3,834 $246,625 $25,698
39 Windom 4,028 $177,780 $64,540
40 Downtown East 2,128 $515,300 $112,808
41 Victory 4,504 $164,220 $68,678
42 Lyndale 6,947 $192,575 $45,984
43 Morris Park 2,899 $166,950 $72,846
44 Logan Park 2,330 $203,600 $44,992
45 Downtown West 6,651 $175,400 $61,002
46 Wenonah 4,064 $188,075 $60,569
47 Ericsson 3,118 $210,825 $79,317
48 Sheridan 2,787 $196,367 $54,940
49 Minnehaha 4,224 $185,160 $64,495
50 Bancroft 3,251 $195,325 $65,550
51 Regina 2,200 $195,067 $80,704
52 Howe 6,194 $196,967 $68,547
53 St Anthony East 2,153 $215,500 $30,682
54 Cooper 3,638 $218,700 $73,803
55 Hiawatha 5,730 $213,217 $68,291
56 Keewaydin 3,660 $243,525 $87,484
57 East Harriet 3,454 $354,150 $84,745
58 Windom Park 4,887 $190,900 $56,200
59 Armatage 4,528 $264,300 $98,760
60 Waite Park 5,394 $188,400 $70,752
61 Bryn Mawr 3,063 $290,925 $85,767
62 Lowry Hill East 6,381 $264,320 $51,801
63 Field 2,457 $236,367 $98,968
64 Northrup 4,592 $248,400 $75,015
65 Calhoun 5,884 $267,733 $60,267
66 Standish 6,737 $187,771 $72,104
67 Lowry Hill 3,912 $436,480 $107,949
68 East Calhoun 2,443 $480,200 $75,162
69 Kenny 3,863 $260,925 $103,601
70 St Anthony West 2,369 $249,100 $69,541
71 East Bank-Nicollet Island 1,465 $418,900 $91,500
72 Diamond Lake 5,735 $219,433 $76,468
73 Linden Hills 8,028 $401,727 $105,403
74 East Isles 3,340 $407,775 $90,156
75 Audubon Park 6,003 $190,580 $77,013
76 Kenwood 1,535 $723,900 $151,512
77 Fuller Tangletown 4,428 $336,000 $109,940
78 Hale 3,318 $297,425 $112,757
79 Kingfield 7,732 $253,644 $80,677
80 Cedar-Isles-Dean 3,385 $368,500 $86,313
81 Page 2,103 $353,800 $134,862
82 Lynnhurst 6,191 $491,829 $138,952
83 Fulton 6,092 $419,217 $128,282

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