The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In El Paso For 2021


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in El Paso 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 2021. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in El Paso.
Worst Neighborhoods In El Paso

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 49 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.

So what's the worst neighborhood to live in El Paso for 2021? 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. Looking for places to avoid outside of the city? You can also check out the worst suburbs of El Paso.

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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In El Paso For 2021

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Population: 167
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $64,200 (5th worst)
Median Income: $16,307 (4th worst)
More on Chihuahuita:  Data

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Population: 570
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $58,700 (4th worst)
Median Income: $20,012 (7th worst)
More on A Presidential Neighborhood:  Data

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Population: 1,891
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $48,183 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $14,989 (2nd worst)
More on Magoffin:  Data

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Population: 1,448
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $54,560 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $16,765 (5th worst)
More on Alameda Business:  Data

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Population: 2,760
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $26,300 (worst)
Median Income: $14,812 (worst)
More on Eagle:  Data

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3
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Population: 2,813
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $73,400 (8th worst)
Median Income: $25,214 (11th worst)
More on San Juan:  Data

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4
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Population: 1,261
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $70,400 (7th worst)
Median Income: $15,736 (3rd worst)
More on Chamizal:  Data

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Population: 1,439
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $80,500 (14th worst)
Median Income: $32,028 (19th worst)
More on Borderland:  Data

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Population: 1,710
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $69,483 (6th worst)
Median Income: $16,932 (6th worst)
More on Houston Park:  Data

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Population: 113,044
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $79,965 (13th worst)
Median Income: $31,873 (18th worst)
More on Central:  Data

How we determined the worst El Paso hoods in 2021

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 49 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 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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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In El Paso For 2021?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Chihuahuita 167 $64,200 $16,307
2 A Presidential Neighborhood 570 $58,700 $20,012
3 Magoffin 1,891 $48,183 $14,989
4 Alameda Business 1,448 $54,560 $16,765
5 Eagle 2,760 $26,300 $14,812
6 San Juan 2,813 $73,400 $25,214
7 Chamizal 1,261 $70,400 $15,736
8 Borderland 1,439 $80,500 $32,028
9 Houston Park 1,710 $69,483 $16,932
10 Central 113,044 $79,965 $31,873
11 Pasadena 6,348 $81,600 $22,193
12 Ysleta Mission Valley 8,462 $79,850 $32,894
13 El Paso Lower Valley 4,522 $77,750 $25,792
14 Carpenter 299 $104,000 $41,038
15 Golden Hills 2,715 $100,033 $27,758
16 El Paso High 2,790 $86,033 $20,888
17 Manhattan Heights 1,906 $97,086 $33,224
18 Save The Valley 21 23,558 $81,688 $29,304
19 Lower Valley 52,343 $86,098 $32,763
20 Five Points 12,389 $90,683 $31,601
21 Rosedale 526 $110,100 $23,125
22 United 3,210 $89,260 $37,693
23 Mesa Hills 8,855 $74,871 $33,829
24 Lakeside 1,715 $78,400 $30,362
25 Northeast 98,604 $97,471 $41,255
26 Medina 1,018 $92,200 $32,228
27 Roberts 4,971 $108,900 $33,136
28 Castner Heights 1,245 $135,250 $53,472
29 Sunset Heights 3,118 $83,800 $27,797
30 Coronado 6,628 $139,100 $46,716
31 Las Tierras 29,238 $130,000 $54,870
32 Montoya Heights 1,601 $135,700 $48,825
33 Stoneridge 196 $122,800 $55,518
34 Friends Of Karl Wyler 1,517 $109,500 $40,403
35 Las Palmas 2,531 $154,750 $62,376
36 Thomas Manor 5,515 $91,275 $35,630
37 Cielo Vista 19,591 $122,240 $47,714
38 Redd-Mulberry 325 $173,400 $44,250
39 Northwest 99,606 $195,296 $69,419
40 Rim Area 833 $267,600 $59,297
41 North Hills 11,125 $165,880 $76,895
42 East Side 139,672 $134,559 $56,714
43 Silver Springs Village 1,916 $306,533 $82,054
44 Mountain Arroyos 2,354 $220,300 $72,175
45 Willow Bend One 209 $341,100 $100,531
46 Mission Hills 4,203 $226,740 $71,924
47 La Colonia Escondida 239 $341,100 $100,531
48 Album Park 13,673 $128,610 $49,075
49 Zach White 4,516 $211,700 $73,458