These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Cleveland For 2019


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Cleveland 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 Cleveland.
Worst Neighborhoods In Cleveland

Cleveland’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 Cleveland.

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

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

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

We examined 36 of Cleveland’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Cleveland’s reputation.

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

  1. Kinsmith
  2. North Broadway
  3. Central
  4. Fairfax
  5. Indurstrial Valley
  6. Union Miles Park
  7. Woodland Hills
  8. Saint Claire-Superior
  9. South Broadway
  10. Glenville

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

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

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How we determined the worst Cleveland 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 Cleveland:

  • 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 Cleveland, 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 Cleveland.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Cleveland to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 36 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: 3,270
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $36,114 (5th worst)
Median Income: $13,967 (1st worst)
More on Kinsmith:  Data

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Population: 5,296
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $22,455 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $22,007 (9th worst)
More on North Broadway:  Data

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Population: 11,532
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $43,682 (8th worst)
Median Income: $15,904 (2nd worst)
More on Central:  Data

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Population: 4,530
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $32,467 (4th worst)
Median Income: $18,236 (3rd worst)
More on Fairfax:  Data

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Population: 1,068
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $10,633 (1st worst)
Median Income: $24,205 (14th worst)
More on Indurstrial Valley:  Data

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Population: 9,750
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $43,654 (7th worst)
Median Income: $20,104 (6th worst)
More on Union Miles Park:  Data

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Population: 7,509
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $29,836 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $19,499 (5th worst)
More on Woodland Hills:  Data

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Population: 5,828
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 4)
Median Home Value: $45,892 (10th worst)
Median Income: $21,081 (7th worst)
More on Saint Claire-Superior:  Data

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Population: 15,326
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $47,116 (11th worst)
Median Income: $25,689 (19th worst)
More on South Broadway:  Data

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Population: 14,055
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $48,456 (12th worst)
Median Income: $24,172 (13th worst)
More on Glenville:  Data

The ‘hoods around Cleveland that are really hoods

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Cleveland aren’t all bad. Kamm’S Corner takes the cake as the best place to live in Cleveland.

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 Cleveland For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Kinsmith 3,270 $36,114 $13,967
2 North Broadway 5,296 $22,455 $22,007
3 Central 11,532 $43,682 $15,904
4 Fairfax 4,530 $32,467 $18,236
5 Indurstrial Valley 1,068 $10,633 $24,205
6 Union Miles Park 9,750 $43,654 $20,104
7 Woodland Hills 7,509 $29,836 $19,499
8 Saint Claire-Superior 5,828 $45,892 $21,081
9 South Broadway 15,326 $47,116 $25,689
10 Glenville 14,055 $48,456 $24,172
11 Stockyards 7,306 $37,389 $24,661
12 South Collinwood 10,569 $52,906 $25,257
13 Forest Hills 9,330 $49,367 $23,950
14 Hough 12,978 $70,611 $18,621
15 Mt Pleasant 14,720 $48,660 $21,606
16 Goodrich-Kirkland 3,969 $44,550 $27,387
17 Corlett 11,427 $53,300 $24,807
18 Cudell 10,225 $49,000 $27,092
19 Clark Fulton 10,461 $54,320 $22,988
20 Euclid Green 5,009 $58,367 $24,830
21 North Collinwood 13,292 $65,056 $28,721
22 Brooklyn Center 8,550 $59,609 $27,133
23 Puritas Longmead 17,093 $64,674 $33,765
24 Lee Miles 13,367 $68,771 $32,362
25 Detroit Shoreway 13,013 $78,541 $29,382
26 Buckeye Shaker 10,927 $69,320 $27,529
27 West Boulevard 16,105 $60,388 $33,090
28 Riverside 2,886 $77,760 $49,125
29 Downtown 8,632 $102,343 $32,825
30 University District 7,940 $130,729 $23,188
31 Tremont 6,533 $119,745 $40,561
32 Ohio City-West Side 9,075 $124,250 $34,090
33 Jefferson 18,606 $71,164 $35,382
34 Old Brooklyn 33,665 $75,007 $39,720
35 Edgewater 7,397 $84,333 $31,751
36 Kamm’s Corner 19,117 $120,510 $54,620

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