THE 10 WORST Neighborhoods In Anaheim For 2020


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Anaheim that 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 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Anaheim.
Worst Neighborhoods In Anaheim

Anaheim’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 Anaheim.

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

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

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

We examined 32 of Anaheim’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Anaheim’s reputation.

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Anaheim for 2020? According to the most recent census data, College Estates looks to be the worst neighborhood in Anaheim.

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

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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Anaheim For 2020

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

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Population: 3,945
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $298,763 (6th worst)
Median Income: $57,600 (8th worst)
More on College Estates:  Data

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

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Population: 4,329
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $323,957 (15th worst)
Median Income: $54,743 (3rd worst)
More on College Park:  Data

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

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Population: 5,450
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $298,763 (6th worst)
Median Income: $56,041 (4th worst)
More on Cal-Gisler:  Data

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

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Population: 1,683
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $311,720 (10th worst)
Median Income: $62,727 (16th worst)
More on Pleasant Valley Village:  Data

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

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Population: 343
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $323,957 (15th worst)
Median Income: $52,241 (2nd worst)
More on Mar Vista:  Data

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

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Population: 3,390
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $344,819 (20th worst)
Median Income: $58,426 (12th worst)
More on Bartolo Square South:  Data

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

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Population: 3,030
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $284,587 (4th worst)
Median Income: $76,367 (22nd worst)
More on Orchard:  Data

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

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Population: 3,622
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $344,819 (20th worst)
Median Income: $56,784 (6th worst)
More on Bartolo Square North:  Data

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

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Population: 2,614
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $344,819 (20th worst)
Median Income: $62,806 (17th worst)
More on Redwood:  Data

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

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Population: 330
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $323,957 (15th worst)
Median Income: $52,241 (2nd worst)
More on Oxnard Pacific:  Data

How we determined the worst Anaheim hoods in 2020

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 Anaheim:

  • 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 Anaheim, 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 Anaheim.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Anaheim to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 32 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.

The ‘hoods around Anaheim that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Anaheim with College Estates landing at the bottom of the pack.

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

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

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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Anaheim For 2020?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 College Estates 3,945 $298,763 $57,600
2 College Park 4,329 $323,957 $54,743
3 Cal-Gisler 5,450 $298,763 $56,041
4 Pleasant Valley Village 1,683 $311,720 $62,727
5 Mar Vista 343 $323,957 $52,241
6 Bartolo Square South 3,390 $344,819 $58,426
7 Orchard 3,030 $284,587 $76,367
8 Bartolo Square North 3,622 $344,819 $56,784
9 Redwood 2,614 $344,819 $62,806
10 Oxnard Pacific 330 $323,957 $52,241
11 Blackstock South 4,134 $325,292 $56,375
12 West Village 9,030 $284,587 $89,475
13 Southeast Community 8,282 $321,597 $57,968
14 South Central Community 40,109 $316,504 $57,663
15 Carriage Square 6,215 $318,086 $73,239
16 Central Community 56,598 $344,088 $59,194
17 Bryce Canyon South 2,504 $311,720 $57,629
18 Blackstock North 3,312 $298,843 $61,610
19 Bryce Canyon North 6,943 $77,751 $60,980
20 Fremont North 2,736 $399,286 $66,445
21 Wilson 5,850 $284,587 $64,048
22 Sea View Estates 3,844 $386,163 $84,156
23 Kamala Park 37,396 $344,819 $56,862
24 La Colonia Barrio 9,146 $284,587 $85,690
25 Northwest Community 25,691 $505,492 $88,682
26 South Bank 1,905 $606,871 $118,565
27 Golf Course 1,405 $606,871 $118,565
28 Windsor North River Ridge 1,277 $606,871 $118,565
29 Southwest Community 48,216 $401,689 $77,841
30 Marina West 5,081 $386,163 $75,464
31 Via Marina 5,282 $401,689 $80,921
32 Cabrillo 7,277 $606,871 $99,407