Corpus Christi’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 Corpus Christi.
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 Corpus Christi. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.
So the question arises, which Corpus Christi neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Corpus Christi hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Corpus Christi area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Mustang-Padre Island ranks way above the rest.
We examined 5 of Corpus Christi’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These ten places don’t quite measure up to Corpus Christi’s reputation:
- Central City
- Flour Bluff
- South Side
- Bay Area
Read on to see how we determined the places around Corpus Christi 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.
How we determined the worst Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi:
- 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Corpus Christi to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 7 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.
1. Central City
Median Income: $33,704
Median Home Value: $63,113
2. Flour Bluff
Median Income: $51,651
Median Home Value: $100,764
Median Income: $58,492
Median Home Value: $106,125
4. South Side
Median Income: $64,131
Median Home Value: $134,659
5. Bay Area
Median Income: $55,767
Median Home Value: $151,147
The ‘hoods around Corpus Christi that are really hoods
Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Corpus Christi with Central City landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Corpus Christi aren’t all bad. Mustang-Padre Island takes the cake as the best place to live in Corpus Christi.
We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Worst Corpus Christi Neighborhoods