These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Jackson For 2018


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Jackson that are the real pits.

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Jackson’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 Jackson.

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 Jackson. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

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

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

We examined 117 of Jackson’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Jackson’s reputation.

Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Jackson according to data:

  1. Elraine
  2. University Park
  3. Bailey Avenue
  4. Mid City Business Association
  5. State Capitol
  6. West Jackson
  7. Sunnyside
  8. Maddoxroad
  9. Grand Avenue
  10. Pine Hills

Read on to see how we determined the places around Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson:

  • 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 Jackson 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 Jackson.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Jackson to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 117 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. Elraine

Population: 171
Median Income: $15,909
Median Home Value: $57,500

2. University Park

Population: 116
Median Income: $14,744
Median Home Value: $52,500

3. Bailey Avenue

Population: 874
Median Income: $19,487
Median Home Value: $33,633

4. Mid City Business Association

Population: 1,057
Median Income: $18,768
Median Home Value: $39,920

5. State Capitol

Population: 169
Median Income: $26,054
Median Home Value: $23,300

6. West Jackson

Population: 120
Median Income: $24,464
Median Home Value: $55,000

7. Sunnyside

Population: 388
Median Income: $17,862
Median Home Value: $41,850

8. Maddoxroad

Population: 906
Median Income: $22,116
Median Home Value: $66,767

9. Grand Avenue

Population: 434
Median Income: $13,344
Median Home Value: $63,150

10. Pine Hills

Population: 158
Median Income: $26,010
Median Home Value: $63,800

The ‘hoods around Jackson that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Jackson with Elraine landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Jackson aren’t all bad. Heatherwood takes the cake as the best place to live in Jackson.

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

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Detailed List Of The Worst Jackson Neighborhoods

Rank Neighborhood Population Median Income Median Home Values
1 Elraine 171 $15,909 $57,500
2 University Park 116 $14,744 $52,500
3 Bailey Avenue 874 $19,487 $33,633
4 Mid City Business Association 1,057 $18,768 $39,920
5 State Capitol 169 $26,054 $23,300
6 West Jackson 120 $24,464 $55,000
7 Sunnyside 388 $17,862 $41,850
8 Maddoxroad 906 $22,116 $66,767
9 Grand Avenue 434 $13,344 $63,150
10 Pine Hills 158 $26,010 $63,800
11 Enochs Street-Hyde Park 673 $14,434 $44,000
12 Savannah Street 1,556 $24,624 $34,900
13 North Midtown 1,467 $20,100 $31,467
14 Saint Paul 242 $14,404 $43,400
15 Farish Street Historic District 233 $9,375 $43,600
16 Delhaven 900 $13,212 $43,950
17 Utha Street 693 $18,769 $59,500
18 Country Club Place 1,170 $18,649 $41,500
19 Larchmont 296 $21,895 $50,800
20 Old Dixon 331 $21,895 $50,800
21 Englewood 2,321 $22,328 $49,700
22 Washington Addition 1,310 $17,051 $60,433
23 Lynch Street 209 $21,860 $68,150
24 West Central Jackson 4,793 $24,624 $64,538
25 Bullard Hill 714 $17,628 $48,100
26 Daniel Lake-Mason Blvd 868 $34,362 $38,300
27 Georgetown Community 1,439 $16,709 $42,367
28 Tougaloo Community 1,906 $25,347 $38,600
29 Cheswood Park 219 $26,157 $69,100
30 Westhaven 1,679 $23,262 $51,933
31 Scotland Heights 948 $23,246 $52,750
32 Alta Woods 880 $26,084 $66,450
33 Jayne Avenue 498 $25,475 $59,600
34 Skyline Dr 871 $19,804 $57,450
35 Olin Park 1,595 $16,250 $37,500
36 Colonial Heights 685 $26,326 $47,800
37 Mid City 645 $22,661 $45,300
38 College Addition 440 $26,099 $65,133
39 High School Park 375 $36,335 $65,400
40 Citizens Southwest 16,950 $32,629 $69,837
41 Country Club 201 $36,484 $57,600
42 Raines Community 226 $36,484 $57,600
43 Nantucket Drive Block 261 $36,484 $57,600
44 Leavell Woods 418 $39,018 $68,900
45 Northwest Hills Terrace 217 $32,917 $65,500
46 Sunkist 626 $27,326 $87,500
47 Capitol Neighbors 976 $26,291 $63,800
48 Northfield 245 $25,347 $77,200
49 West Park 1,800 $26,060 $58,450
50 Beautiful View Block 250 $31,500 $61,300
51 Wispering Pines 315 $43,514 $89,600
52 North Park And Ridgecrest 1,100 $16,154 $92,400
53 Poindexter Park 992 $28,508 $58,267
54 Northview Addition 877 $25,729 $56,900
55 Woodville Heights 2,109 $39,196 $75,300
56 Bel Air 1,026 $32,000 $81,100
57 Lakeover 103 $29,688 $130,300
58 Wingfield 252 $41,890 $66,600
59 Virden 3,682 $28,058 $54,000
60 Ashley Acres 31 $40,547 $77,400
61 Matthew East 289 $41,890 $66,600
62 Chrraige Hills 103 $50,037 $101,100
63 Windsor Forest 184 $50,037 $101,100
64 Lakewood Drive 2,070 $40,658 $71,800
65 Arbor Vista 788 $26,917 $70,200
66 Heritage Estates 197 $51,722 $91,800
67 Queens-Magnolia Terrace 3,250 $36,702 $80,933
68 Presidential Hills 2,907 $38,414 $70,067
69 Mayfair 313 $51,722 $91,800
70 Berwood Drive-Azalea Circle 1,360 $33,980 $94,300
71 Appleridge 1,757 $30,886 $82,300
72 Friends Of West Jackson 626 $38,203 $63,900
73 Braircliff Circle 920 $37,361 $79,900
74 Northbrook 4,505 $34,759 $73,480
75 Brookhollow 325 $55,797 $116,000
76 Hanging Moss East 1,993 $42,888 $77,000
77 North Colony 1,832 $31,991 $104,100
78 Hibernia Hill 413 $34,432 $74,800
79 Jakson Country Club 684 $41,386 $115,850
80 Mccluer Road 2,159 $53,715 $128,725
81 Broadmoor 1,811 $25,833 $114,167
82 Magnolia Terrace 211 $56,979 $95,400
83 Rolling Hills 1,157 $41,386 $115,850
84 Barrington Woods 92 $70,081 $105,400
85 Presto Heights 180 $70,081 $105,400
86 Bayridge 1,883 $19,921 $135,400
87 Sugaloch 1,337 $61,250 $121,500
88 Willow Wood 1,879 $42,674 $95,800
89 Norwood South 573 $44,286 $119,900
90 Imberlain Park 177 $54,022 $139,100
91 Bellevue Oaks 165 $53,083 $140,700
92 Pines 174 $49,688 $126,400
93 Brairwood Heights 313 $45,978 $126,600
94 Norwood 3 And 4 668 $44,286 $119,900
95 Fondren North 3,709 $36,951 $148,467
96 Fonderen-Cherokee Heights 1,591 $42,157 $139,750
97 The Northwood 510 $53,725 $104,100
98 East Brooke 86 $78,250 $237,500
99 Wingfield Place 503 $56,795 $141,600
100 Mcleod 876 $93,281 $133,200
101 Woodhaven 1,715 $46,349 $141,750
102 Northgate 199 $63,902 $156,800
103 Sherwood-Audubon Area 881 $122,811 $379,567
104 Greater Belhaven 4,934 $43,327 $148,083
105 Heatherton 322 $128,125 $456,700
106 Northeast 389 $78,250 $237,500
107 Rolling Wood Beautiful 938 $36,424 $176,800
108 Sheffield 700 $104,000 $309,250
109 Colonial Homeowners 1,236 $54,022 $139,100
110 Woodlea 565 $63,902 $156,800
111 Northpointe Estate 854 $67,616 $212,500
112 The Villages Of Northpointe 1,068 $59,498 $231,900
113 Northlake 302 $49,891 $180,400
114 Wildwood North 311 $49,891 $180,400
115 North Pointe 628 $51,381 $251,300
116 Lake Trace 1,241 $75,052 $165,700
117 Heatherwood 1,544 $85,192 $246,400

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