The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Jackson For 2021


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Jackson 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 Jackson.
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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 100 of Jackson's neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don't quite measure up to Jackson's reputation.

So what's the worst neighborhood to live in Jackson for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Elraine looks to be the worst neighborhood in Jackson.

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. Looking for places to avoid outside of the city? You can also check out the worst suburbs of Jackson.

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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Jackson For 2021

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Population: 183
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $56,400 (35th worst)
Median Income: $16,134 (4th worst)
More on Elraine:  Data

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Population: 147
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $53,300 (30th worst)
Median Income: $17,243 (7th worst)
More on West Jackson:  Data

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Population: 982
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $36,660 (8th worst)
Median Income: $18,439 (9th worst)
More on Mid City Business Association:  Data

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Population: 925
Rank Last Year: 22 (Up 18)
Median Home Value: $41,567 (12th worst)
Median Income: $20,861 (22nd worst)
More on Maddoxroad:  Data

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Population: 850
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $34,100 (6th worst)
Median Income: $20,274 (18th worst)
More on Bailey Avenue:  Data

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Population: 323
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $53,200 (28th worst)
Median Income: $19,266 (12th worst)
More on Larchmont:  Data

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Population: 361
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $53,200 (28th worst)
Median Income: $19,266 (12th worst)
More on Old Dixon:  Data

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Population: 123
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $48,400 (24th worst)
Median Income: $26,025 (37th worst)
More on University Park:  Data

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Population: 744
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $43,800 (15th worst)
Median Income: $14,167 (2nd worst)
More on Colonial Heights:  Data

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Population: 763
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $38,300 (10th worst)
Median Income: $19,504 (13th worst)
More on Utha Street:  Data

How we determined the worst Jackson 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 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, Mississippi 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 100 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 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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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Jackson For 2021?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Elraine 183 $56,400 $16,134
2 West Jackson 147 $53,300 $17,243
3 Mid City Business Association 982 $36,660 $18,439
4 Maddoxroad 925 $41,567 $20,861
5 Bailey Avenue 850 $34,100 $20,274
6 Larchmont 323 $53,200 $19,266
7 Old Dixon 361 $53,200 $19,266
8 University Park 123 $48,400 $26,025
9 Colonial Heights 744 $43,800 $14,167
10 Utha Street 763 $38,300 $19,504
11 Sunnyside 412 $46,050 $22,462
12 Skyline Dr 929 $24,000 $16,954
13 Bullard Hill 1,150 $42,900 $19,531
14 West Central Jackson 4,540 $54,525 $24,156
15 Washington Addition 1,383 $53,733 $19,006
16 State Capitol 174 $37,500 $25,722
17 Tougaloo Community 2,111 $22,150 $23,819
18 Country Club Place 1,282 $44,800 $18,226
19 Pine Hills 159 $63,800 $26,058
20 College Addition 461 $59,600 $22,498
21 Lynch Street 224 $62,850 $21,746
22 Grand Avenue 452 $53,950 $19,888
23 Northfield 270 $44,300 $23,819
24 Delhaven 739 $45,450 $13,148
25 Saint Paul 193 $45,900 $16,033
26 Enochs Street-Hyde Park 655 $45,150 $17,056
27 Westhaven 1,436 $51,033 $19,579
28 Georgetown Community 1,485 $46,000 $20,319
29 Jayne Avenue 556 $46,200 $22,284
30 West Park 1,814 $26,450 $26,098
31 Citizens Southwest 16,450 $69,011 $36,675
32 Daniel Lake-Mason Blvd 894 $39,200 $21,358
33 Savannah Street 1,182 $35,750 $28,804
34 Alta Woods 851 $68,000 $29,720
35 North Midtown 1,223 $32,767 $22,370
36 Cheswood Park 210 $72,200 $33,381
37 Olin Park 1,769 $27,800 $20,688
38 Friends Of West Jackson 561 $50,100 $28,313
39 Country Club 278 $57,200 $34,762
40 Wingfield 262 $66,000 $36,500
41 Scotland Heights 945 $63,200 $21,557
42 Leavell Woods 309 $67,900 $42,617
43 Raines Community 313 $57,200 $34,762
44 Matthew East 301 $66,000 $36,500
45 Englewood 2,194 $43,167 $22,242
46 Nantucket Drive Block 361 $57,200 $34,762
47 Beautiful View Block 173 $55,700 $35,580
48 Presidential Hills 2,407 $78,533 $34,300
49 Arbor Vista 811 $62,750 $25,125
50 North Park And Ridgecrest 1,130 $77,200 $20,777
51 Wispering Pines 286 $88,200 $42,716
52 Capitol Neighbors 863 $62,750 $29,602
53 Poindexter Park 904 $61,900 $32,248
54 Virden 3,495 $57,940 $26,351
55 Northbrook 4,330 $49,780 $30,085
56 Hanging Moss East 1,613 $76,400 $28,425
57 Woodville Heights 2,069 $78,000 $36,861
58 Ashley Acres 34 $77,300 $30,450
59 Mid City 759 $60,400 $21,346
60 Appleridge 1,997 $71,767 $32,914
61 High School Park 422 $68,700 $34,949
62 Northwest Hills Terrace 183 $73,300 $37,500
63 Queens-Magnolia Terrace 3,572 $68,100 $31,042
64 Bel Air 923 $76,550 $29,768
65 Magnolia Terrace 235 $69,200 $50,625
66 Sunkist 811 $92,900 $33,427
67 North Colony 1,823 $93,850 $29,097
68 Berwood Drive-Azalea Circle 1,601 $93,950 $19,608
69 Lakewood Drive 1,771 $69,400 $41,600
70 Jakson Country Club 964 $94,950 $40,128
71 Sugaloch 1,392 $99,900 $37,198
72 Mccluer Road 2,008 $125,450 $56,270
73 Rolling Hills 1,677 $94,950 $40,128
74 Hibernia Hill 303 $68,200 $35,764
75 Norwood South 675 $99,400 $54,886
76 Norwood 3 And 4 787 $99,400 $54,886
77 Fonderen-Cherokee Heights 1,974 $135,450 $41,424
78 Northlake 473 $150,300 $41,917
79 Wildwood North 488 $150,300 $41,917
80 Brairwood Heights 243 $108,000 $41,824
81 Imberlain Park 174 $140,300 $54,545
82 Broadmoor 2,383 $117,267 $40,221
83 Willow Wood 1,914 $90,200 $45,858
84 Bayridge 1,739 $100,800 $30,759
85 Bellevue Oaks 164 $136,700 $55,000
86 East Brooke 84 $227,000 $82,331
87 Greater Belhaven 4,680 $146,933 $46,475
88 Fondren North 3,555 $152,767 $43,520
89 Heatherton 367 $505,000 $121,389
90 Northeast 383 $227,000 $82,331
91 Sherwood-Audubon Area 751 $357,800 $123,138
92 Woodhaven 1,608 $151,800 $41,812
93 The Northwood 395 $160,500 $63,000
94 Sheffield 656 $246,900 $105,920
95 Colonial Homeowners 1,220 $140,300 $54,545
96 North Pointe 498 $244,500 $49,429
97 The Villages Of Northpointe 813 $221,250 $60,340
98 Rolling Wood Beautiful 1,100 $178,000 $48,958
99 Northpointe Estate 603 $198,000 $71,250
100 Heatherwood 1,409 $224,100 $92,308