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 ten places don’t quite measure up to Jackson’s reputation:

  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.

And if you’re looking for something more national, check out the worst cities in America or the most dangerous cities in America.

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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.

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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

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

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