El Paso’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 El Paso.
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 El Paso. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.
So the question arises, which El Paso neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which El Paso hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the El Paso area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Zach White ranks way above the rest.
We examined 50 of El Paso’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to El Paso’s reputation.
Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in El Paso according to data:
- A Presidential Neighborhood
- Alameda Business
- San Juan
- Houston Park
So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in El Paso for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Chihuahuita looks to be the worst neighborhood in El Paso.
Read on to see how we determined the places around El Paso 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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How we determined the worst El Paso 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 El Paso:
- 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 El Paso, Texas 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 El Paso.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around El Paso to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 50 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.
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $64,200 (5th worst)
Median Income: $16,307 (4th worst)
More on Chihuahuita: Data
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $58,700 (4th worst)
Median Income: $20,012 (7th worst)
More on A Presidential Neighborhood: Data
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $48,183 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $14,989 (2nd worst)
More on Magoffin: Data
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $54,560 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $16,765 (5th worst)
More on Alameda Business: Data
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $26,300 (1st worst)
Median Income: $14,812 (1st worst)
More on Eagle: Data
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $73,400 (8th worst)
Median Income: $25,214 (11th worst)
More on San Juan: Data
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $70,400 (7th worst)
Median Income: $15,736 (3rd worst)
More on Chamizal: Data
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 6)
Median Home Value: $80,500 (14th worst)
Median Income: $32,028 (19th worst)
More on Borderland: Data
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $69,483 (6th worst)
Median Income: $16,932 (6th worst)
More on Houston Park: Data
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 6)
Median Home Value: $79,965 (13th worst)
Median Income: $31,873 (18th worst)
More on Central: Data
The ‘hoods around El Paso that are really hoods
Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in El Paso with Chihuahuita landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in El Paso aren’t all bad. Zach White takes the cake as the best place to live in El Paso.
We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.
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