Henderson’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 Henderson.
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 Henderson. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.
So the question arises, which Henderson neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Henderson hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Henderson area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Anthem ranks way above the rest.
We examined 23 of Henderson’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Henderson’s reputation.
Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Henderson according to data:
- Valley View
- Whitney Ranch
- Clark County
- Gibson Springs
- River Mountain
- Black Mountain
So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Henderson for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Townsite looks to be the worst neighborhood in Henderson.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Henderson 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 Henderson 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 Henderson:
- 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 Henderson, Nevada 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 Henderson.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Henderson to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 23 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: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $114,183 (1st worst)
Median Income: $48,803 (3rd worst)
More on Townsite: Data
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $117,117 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $39,213 (1st worst)
More on Valley View: Data
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $151,662 (4th worst)
Median Income: $49,152 (4th worst)
More on Whitney Ranch: Data
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $175,250 (6th worst)
Median Income: $70,488 (9th worst)
More on Midway: Data
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $220,900 (12th worst)
Median Income: $77,871 (17th worst)
More on Clark County: Data
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $131,633 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $46,221 (2nd worst)
More on Pittman: Data
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $196,456 (8th worst)
Median Income: $62,090 (5th worst)
More on Gibson Springs: Data
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $194,970 (7th worst)
Median Income: $70,492 (10th worst)
More on River Mountain: Data
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $223,900 (14th worst)
Median Income: $73,730 (14th worst)
More on Foothills: Data
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $198,157 (9th worst)
Median Income: $66,505 (7th worst)
More on Black Mountain: Data
The ‘hoods around Henderson that are really hoods
Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Henderson with Townsite landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Henderson aren’t all bad. Anthem takes the cake as the best place to live in Henderson.
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 Henderson For 2019
|11||Green Valley North||39,727|
|16||Lake Las Vegas||2,175|
|17||Green Valley South||21,964|
|21||Green Valley Ranch||17,011|