THE 10 WORST Neighborhoods In Colorado Springs For 2020


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

Colorado Springs’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 Colorado Springs.

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 Colorado Springs. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

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

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

We examined 33 of Colorado Springs’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Colorado Springs’s reputation.

Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Colorado Springs according to data:

  1. Deerfield Hills
  2. Cheyenne Hills
  3. Spring Creek
  4. Pikes Peak Park
  5. Park Hill
  6. Eastborough
  7. Downtown
  8. Memorial Park
  9. Rustic Hills
  10. Southborough

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Colorado Springs for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Deerfield Hills looks to be the worst neighborhood in Colorado Springs.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Colorado Springs 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.

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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Colorado Springs For 2020

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 4,218
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $176,396 (9th worst)
Median Income: $41,672 (7th worst)
More on Deerfield Hills:  Data

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 3,361
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $255,121 (19th worst)
Median Income: $46,912 (13th worst)
More on Cheyenne Hills:  Data

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 7,300
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $169,093 (7th worst)
Median Income: $35,800 (1st worst)
More on Spring Creek:  Data

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 6,612
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $146,355 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $39,342 (5th worst)
More on Pikes Peak Park:  Data

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 9,550
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $155,489 (5th worst)
Median Income: $39,237 (4th worst)
More on Park Hill:  Data

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 18,259
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $170,698 (8th worst)
Median Income: $39,951 (6th worst)
More on Eastborough:  Data

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 7,284
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $184,533 (10th worst)
Median Income: $36,799 (2nd worst)
More on Downtown:  Data

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 6,729
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $154,980 (4th worst)
Median Income: $44,076 (11th worst)
More on Memorial Park:  Data

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 6,730
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $205,460 (14th worst)
Median Income: $52,060 (16th worst)
More on Rustic Hills:  Data

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 8,035
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $184,637 (11th worst)
Median Income: $48,275 (14th worst)
More on Southborough:  Data

How we determined the worst Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs:

  • 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 Colorado Springs, Colorado 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 Colorado Springs.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Colorado Springs to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 33 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 Colorado Springs that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Colorado Springs with Deerfield Hills landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Colorado Springs aren’t all bad. Pleasant Valley takes the cake as the best place to live in Colorado Springs.

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

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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Colorado Springs For 2020?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Deerfield Hills 4,218 $176,396 $41,672
2 Cheyenne Hills 3,361 $255,121 $46,912
3 Spring Creek 7,300 $169,093 $35,800
4 Pikes Peak Park 6,612 $146,355 $39,342
5 Park Hill 9,550 $155,489 $39,237
6 Eastborough 18,259 $170,698 $39,951
7 Downtown 7,284 $184,533 $36,799
8 Memorial Park 6,729 $154,980 $44,076
9 Rustic Hills 6,730 $205,460 $52,060
10 Southborough 8,035 $184,637 $48,275
11 Stetson Hills 4,927 $232,987 $76,765
12 Stratton Meadows 6,131 $116,450 $37,406
13 Knob Hill 12,325 $153,433 $43,627
14 Pulpit Rock 4,653 $387,360 $56,137
15 Springs Ranch 10,401 $188,677 $67,648
16 Divine Redeemer 13,135 $161,992 $41,870
17 Norwood 7,859 $230,522 $71,942
18 Venetian Village 9,063 $199,502 $42,739
19 Shooks Run 2,930 $248,355 $44,668
20 Skyway 1,502 $449,322 $80,940
21 Holland Park 2,945 $302,051 $55,769
22 Falcon Estates 7,759 $330,945 $61,595
23 Ivywild 7,686 $411,529 $55,932
24 Kissing Camels 2,452 $555,519 $65,148
25 Peregrine 1,948 $477,360 $124,634
26 Patty Jewett 5,248 $272,099 $48,436
27 Rockrimmon 3,950 $487,137 $78,260
28 Broadmoor 1,192 $569,079 $89,432
29 Mountain Shadows 2,695 $379,148 $96,207
30 Mesa 2,590 $555,519 $56,486
31 Broadmoor Hills 4,740 $691,952 $91,624
32 North End 6,962 $269,696 $55,312
33 Pleasant Valley 9,194 $209,288 $56,028