These Are The 10 Worst Detroit Neighborhoods For 2018


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

Join RoadSnacks
This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out.

Swipe left for slideshow. Article continues below.
Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

Detroit’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 Detroit.

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

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

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

We examined 91 of Detroit’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These ten places don’t quite measure up to Detroit’s reputation:

  1. Herman Gardens
  2. Chaldean Town
  3. Briggs
  4. Forest Park
  5. Petosky-Otsego
  6. Poletown East
  7. Brightmoor
  8. Oakwood Heights
  9. Kranz Woods
  10. English Village

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

For more reading on Michigan, check out:

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

How we determined the worst Detroit hoods

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 Detroit:

  • 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 Detroit 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 Detroit.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Detroit to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 91 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.

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

1. Herman Gardens

Population: 379
Median Income: $13,448
Median Home Value: $32,000

2. Chaldean Town

Population: 963
Median Income: $17,045
Median Home Value: $18,150

3. Briggs

Population: 1,533
Median Income: $13,746
Median Home Value: $29,433

4. Forest Park

Population: 975
Median Income: $16,634
Median Home Value: $13,300

5. Petosky-Otsego

Population: 8,585
Median Income: $17,367
Median Home Value: $31,467

6. Poletown East

Population: 606
Median Income: $20,267
Median Home Value: $31,580

7. Brightmoor

Population: 9,811
Median Income: $24,121
Median Home Value: $31,350

8. Oakwood Heights

Population: 492
Median Income: $28,833
Median Home Value: $17,500

9. Kranz Woods

Population: 4,090
Median Income: $16,655
Median Home Value: $34,620

10. English Village

Population: 599
Median Income: $20,357
Median Home Value: $29,200

The ‘hoods around Detroit that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Detroit with Herman Gardens landing at the bottom of the pack.

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

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

For more Michigan reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Worst Detroit Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Rank Population Median Income Median Home Values
Herman Gardens 1 379 $13,448 $32,000
Chaldean Town 2 963 $17,045 $18,150
Briggs 3 1,533 $13,746 $29,433
Forest Park 4 975 $16,634 $13,300
Petosky-Otsego 5 8,585 $17,367 $31,467
Poletown East 6 606 $20,267 $31,580
Brightmoor 7 9,811 $24,121 $31,350
Oakwood Heights 8 492 $28,833 $17,500
Kranz Woods 9 4,090 $16,655 $34,620
English Village 10 599 $20,357 $29,200
Milwaukee Junction 11 704 $17,322 $41,600
Riverdale 12 4,895 $25,153 $29,570
Westwood Park 13 746 $16,477 $34,600
Five Points 14 2,712 $25,858 $32,150
Weatherby 15 2,092 $26,439 $34,100
Van Steuban 16 6,100 $24,474 $33,050
Nw Goldberg 17 1,596 $14,964 $47,875
The Eye 18 3,443 $28,692 $29,375
Mcdougall-Hunt 19 968 $23,542 $34,900
Greensbriar 20 3,016 $31,882 $36,025
Carbon Works 21 737 $32,167 $27,600
Alden Park 22 491 $17,344 $68,500
Core City 23 3,359 $22,643 $44,800
Pulaski 24 5,563 $27,114 $33,350
State Fair Grounds 25 539 $14,503 $61,700
Lasalle Gardens 26 1,430 $23,870 $40,400
Franklin Park 27 10,422 $24,990 $35,436
Barton-Mcfarland 28 8,925 $25,983 $39,908
Warrendale 29 18,565 $27,435 $33,445
Conant Gardens 30 1,139 $28,603 $51,550
Lasalle College Park 31 3,179 $27,035 $42,975
Ravendale 32 2,317 $28,892 $37,860
Chandler Park 33 1,788 $24,945 $34,733
Fitzgerald 34 6,286 $22,281 $49,290
Minock Park 35 1,069 $21,754 $57,350
Conner Creek Ind 36 1,206 $23,626 $62,167
Fishkorn 37 3,325 $21,571 $53,720
Grandale 38 6,196 $27,599 $38,773
Elmwood Park 39 6,768 $18,924 $49,520
Old Redford 40 395 $35,560 $56,500
Springwells 41 13,760 $29,377 $37,950
Michigan-Martin 42 997 $23,500 $34,000
Southwest Detroit 43 14,956 $26,748 $37,845
Grixdale 44 1,008 $33,722 $48,550
Islandview 45 5,140 $25,585 $56,757
Eight Mile Wyoming 46 3,483 $25,865 $52,400
Hubbard-Richard 47 2,026 $31,948 $39,300
Jefferson Chalmers 48 5,969 $28,167 $55,786
Boynton 49 6,914 $26,013 $47,264
Blackstone Park 50 2,446 $17,040 $44,433
New Center 51 830 $20,776 $84,533
Gold Coast 52 280 $21,945 $49,800
Mohican Regent 53 2,885 $34,212 $36,475
Wayne State 54 3,651 $22,350 $61,050
Russell Woods 55 3,140 $37,484 $50,675
Marina District 56 242 $32,212 $158,700
Regent Park 57 4,614 $41,219 $50,011
Castle Rouge 58 2,126 $37,944 $40,950
East English Village 59 3,819 $37,743 $52,238
Brush Park 60 1,645 $31,650 $62,800
Downtown 61 4,399 $37,342 $31,260
Park 62 4,104 $43,395 $49,480
Virginia Park 63 2,117 $25,452 $75,433
Midtown 64 7,192 $19,523 $55,333
Berg-Lasher 65 4,379 $30,965 $62,320
Morningside 66 15,845 $35,214 $55,032
Green Acres 67 896 $38,843 $98,600
Lafayette Park 68 5,101 $24,280 $56,400
Grandmont-Rosedale 69 10,954 $34,435 $54,164
Millenium Village 70 1,179 $40,171 $86,100
Jefferies 71 1,210 $12,788 $96,300
Art Center 72 1,791 $31,560 $60,050
Aviation 73 3,890 $37,286 $56,175
Woodbridge 74 2,189 $41,324 $112,300
Martin Park 75 4,540 $40,253 $49,525
Bagley 76 12,087 $40,140 $59,413
Joseph Barry 77 416 $35,214 $114,650
Eliza Howell 78 939 $54,943 $50,950
Detroit Golf 79 1,433 $80,087 $179,340
Corktown 80 544 $41,688 $115,900
West Side Industrial 81 284 $47,449 $78,150
Rivertown 82 776 $44,844 $118,800
Grandmont 83 2,403 $48,695 $48,933
Belmont 84 2,256 $35,108 $63,850
West Village 85 1,100 $30,307 $56,600
University District 86 2,589 $91,180 $134,175
North Rosedale Park 87 5,051 $70,326 $74,625
Palmer Woods 88 791 $136,548 $328,200
Rosedale Park 89 3,346 $62,666 $70,875
Indian Village 90 1,581 $69,380 $220,350
Sherwood Forest 91 1,164 $97,083 $174,400

Like RoadSnacks on Facebook:

 Worst ,

Facebook Discussion

comments

2 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Worst Detroit Neighborhoods For 2018

  1. Will you continue to update theses results as they change annually? I love this post! A lot of research and data went into this one. Thanks a lot!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *