The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Jackson For 2022


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 Rolling Wood Beautiful ranks way above the rest.

We examined 106 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 2022? 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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Worst Neighborhoods In Jackson
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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Jackson For 2022

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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: 925
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $41,567 (12th worst)
Median Income: $20,861 (22nd worst)
More on Maddoxroad:  Data

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Population: 982
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
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: 323
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $53,200 (28th worst)
Median Income: $19,266 (12th worst)
More on Larchmont:  Data

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Population: 850
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $34,100 (6th worst)
Median Income: $20,274 (18th worst)
More on Bailey Avenue:  Data

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Population: 361
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
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: 8 (Down 1)
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: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $38,300 (10th worst)
Median Income: $19,504 (13th worst)
More on Utha Street:  Data

Methodology: How we determined the worst Jackson neighborhoods in 2022

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 106 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.

Summary: The Worst Neighborhoods Around Jackson

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. Rolling Wood Beautiful 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 2022?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Elraine 183 $56,400 $16,134
2 West Jackson 147 $53,300 $17,243
3 Maddoxroad 925 $41,567 $20,861
4 Mid City Business Association 982 $36,660 $18,439
5 Larchmont 323 $53,200 $19,266
6 Bailey Avenue 850 $34,100 $20,274
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 Bullard Hill 1,150 $42,900 $19,531
13 Skyline Dr 929 $24,000 $16,954
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 Country Club Place 1,282 $44,800 $18,226
18 Pine Hills 159 $63,800 $26,058
19 Lynch Street 224 $62,850 $21,746
20 College Addition 461 $59,600 $22,498
21 Tougaloo Community 2,111 $22,150 $23,819
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 Georgetown Community 1,485 $46,000 $20,319
27 Enochs Street-Hyde Park 655 $45,150 $17,056
28 Westhaven 1,436 $51,033 $19,579
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 Alta Woods 851 $68,000 $29,720
33 Savannah Street 1,182 $35,750 $28,804
34 Daniel Lake-Mason Blvd 894 $39,200 $21,358
35 Cheswood Park 210 $72,200 $33,381
36 North Midtown 1,223 $32,767 $22,370
37 Friends Of West Jackson 561 $50,100 $28,313
38 Country Club 278 $57,200 $34,762
39 Olin Park 1,769 $27,800 $20,688
40 Wingfield 262 $66,000 $36,500
41 Leavell Woods 309 $67,900 $42,617
42 Raines Community 313 $57,200 $34,762
43 Scotland Heights 945 $63,200 $21,557
44 Matthew East 301 $66,000 $36,500
45 Nantucket Drive Block 361 $57,200 $34,762
46 Beautiful View Block 173 $55,700 $35,580
47 Arbor Vista 811 $62,750 $25,125
48 Englewood 2,194 $43,167 $22,242
49 North Park And Ridgecrest 1,130 $77,200 $20,777
50 Wispering Pines 286 $88,200 $42,716
51 Presidential Hills 2,407 $78,533 $34,300
52 Capitol Neighbors 863 $62,750 $29,602
53 Poindexter Park 904 $61,900 $32,248
54 Hanging Moss East 1,613 $76,400 $28,425
55 Virden 3,495 $57,940 $26,351
56 Northbrook 4,330 $49,780 $30,085
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 Queens-Magnolia Terrace 3,572 $68,100 $31,042
63 Northwest Hills Terrace 183 $73,300 $37,500
64 Bel Air 923 $76,550 $29,768
65 Chrraige Hills 80 $99,600 $51,932
66 Magnolia Terrace 235 $69,200 $50,625
67 Windsor Forest 142 $99,600 $51,932
68 Sunkist 811 $92,900 $33,427
69 North Colony 1,823 $93,850 $29,097
70 Lakewood Drive 1,771 $69,400 $41,600
71 Berwood Drive-Azalea Circle 1,601 $93,950 $19,608
72 Lakeover 89 $150,300 $45,406
73 Brookhollow 350 $108,100 $63,056
74 Jakson Country Club 964 $94,950 $40,128
75 Heritage Estates 196 $99,500 $50,600
76 Sugaloch 1,392 $99,900 $37,198
77 Rolling Hills 1,677 $94,950 $40,128
78 Mayfair 312 $99,500 $50,600
79 Mccluer Road 2,008 $125,450 $56,270
80 Hibernia Hill 303 $68,200 $35,764
81 Norwood South 675 $99,400 $54,886
82 Norwood 3 And 4 787 $99,400 $54,886
83 Fonderen-Cherokee Heights 1,974 $135,450 $41,424
84 Northlake 473 $150,300 $41,917
85 Wildwood North 488 $150,300 $41,917
86 Broadmoor 2,383 $117,267 $40,221
87 Willow Wood 1,914 $90,200 $45,858
88 Mcleod 888 $130,100 $95,870
89 Bayridge 1,739 $100,800 $30,759
90 Imberlain Park 174 $140,300 $54,545
91 Wingfield Place 344 $132,400 $68,125
92 Pines 108 $104,300 $60,500
93 Greater Belhaven 4,680 $146,933 $46,475
94 Fondren North 3,555 $152,767 $43,520
95 Northgate 215 $160,500 $75,750
96 East Brooke 84 $227,000 $82,331
97 Woodhaven 1,608 $151,800 $41,812
98 The Northwood 395 $160,500 $63,000
99 Sherwood-Audubon Area 751 $357,800 $123,138
100 Northeast 383 $227,000 $82,331
101 Woodlea 611 $160,500 $75,750
102 Colonial Homeowners 1,220 $140,300 $54,545
103 North Pointe 498 $244,500 $49,429
104 Lake Trace 1,458 $166,000 $80,223
105 The Villages Of Northpointe 813 $221,250 $60,340
106 Rolling Wood Beautiful 1,100 $178,000 $48,958

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 2022. This is our time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Jackson.

About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.