These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Cincinnati For 2019


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Cincinnati 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 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Cincinnati.
Worst Neighborhoods In Cincinnati

Cincinnati’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 Cincinnati.

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

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

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

We examined 45 of Cincinnati’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Cincinnati’s reputation.

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

  1. North Fairmount
  2. South Fairmount
  3. Lower Price Hill
  4. Sedamsville
  5. East Westwood
  6. South Cumminsville
  7. West End
  8. Winton Hills
  9. East Price Hill
  10. Roselawn

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

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

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How we determined the worst Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati:

  • 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 Cincinnati, Ohio 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 Cincinnati.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Cincinnati to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 45 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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Population: 1,854
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $42,480 (1st worst)
Median Income: $18,817 (4th worst)
More on North Fairmount:  Data

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Population: 4,309
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $44,791 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $22,918 (7th worst)
More on South Fairmount:  Data

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Population: 1,291
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $58,229 (4th worst)
Median Income: $29,124 (11th worst)
More on Lower Price Hill:  Data

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Population: 286
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $70,550 (9th worst)
Median Income: $24,346 (8th worst)
More on Sedamsville:  Data

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Population: 4,424
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $54,567 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $17,985 (2nd worst)
More on East Westwood:  Data

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Population: 2,803
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $67,400 (8th worst)
Median Income: $14,152 (1st worst)
More on South Cumminsville:  Data

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Population: 6,090
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $63,660 (5th worst)
Median Income: $18,511 (3rd worst)
More on West End:  Data

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Population: 5,882
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $74,125 (11th worst)
Median Income: $26,537 (10th worst)
More on Winton Hills:  Data

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Population: 11,611
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $64,475 (7th worst)
Median Income: $29,480 (12th worst)
More on East Price Hill:  Data

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Population: 6,754
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $63,989 (6th worst)
Median Income: $31,019 (14th worst)
More on Roselawn:  Data

The ‘hoods around Cincinnati that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Cincinnati with North Fairmount landing at the bottom of the pack.

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

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 Cincinnati For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 North Fairmount 1,854 $42,480 $18,817
2 South Fairmount 4,309 $44,791 $22,918
3 Lower Price Hill 1,291 $58,229 $29,124
4 Sedamsville 286 $70,550 $24,346
5 East Westwood 4,424 $54,567 $17,985
6 South Cumminsville 2,803 $67,400 $14,152
7 West End 6,090 $63,660 $18,511
8 Winton Hills 5,882 $74,125 $26,537
9 East Price Hill 11,611 $64,475 $29,480
10 Roselawn 6,754 $63,989 $31,019
11 Camp Washington 1,465 $75,550 $32,840
12 Riverside 1,427 $81,475 $33,173
13 Avondale 7,622 $76,564 $21,608
14 Winton Place 2,163 $81,550 $39,912
15 Cuf 16,520 $80,500 $25,473
16 Corryville 3,234 $78,067 $22,246
17 West Price Hill 19,093 $73,814 $36,859
18 Carthage 2,590 $83,750 $35,534
19 Westwood 30,274 $93,777 $34,183
20 Bond Hill 7,739 $94,364 $32,995
21 Mount Airy 8,727 $117,200 $42,393
22 Sayler Park 2,624 $101,825 $38,281
23 Walnut Hills 6,532 $133,645 $29,954
24 Evanston 8,617 $127,646 $31,060
25 Northside 7,752 $128,117 $38,584
26 College Hill 14,184 $106,100 $40,578
27 Over-The-Rhine 5,763 $139,342 $31,739
28 Paddock Hills 1,314 $129,867 $43,834
29 East End 1,858 $174,517 $53,061
30 North Avondale 6,806 $136,236 $40,132
31 Mount Auburn 5,547 $151,978 $37,168
32 Kennedy Heights 4,580 $118,186 $47,746
33 Hartwell 5,480 $119,275 $56,395
34 Central Business District 3,996 $164,700 $67,055
35 Madisonville 9,104 $130,092 $53,403
36 Pleasant Ridge 7,480 $164,354 $57,771
37 Mount Washington 11,430 $171,933 $65,156
38 Linwood 300 $319,033 $80,494
39 Clifton 8,188 $260,510 $37,104
40 California 672 $222,750 $105,702
41 Columbia-Tusculum 2,046 $304,633 $67,981
42 Oakley 10,214 $213,580 $59,057
43 Mount Adams 2,226 $362,500 $89,772
44 Hyde Park 12,948 $307,029 $68,455
45 Mount Lookout 5,949 $368,071 $93,019

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