These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Jackson For 2019


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 2019. 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 112 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. West Jackson
  3. Mid City Business Association
  4. Larchmont
  5. Old Dixon
  6. Bailey Avenue
  7. Colonial Heights
  8. Washington Addition
  9. University Park
  10. West Central Jackson

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Jackson for 2019? 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.

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How we determined the worst Jackson 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 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 112 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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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: 6 (Up 4)
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: 4 (Up 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: 19 (Up 15)
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: 20 (Up 15)
Median Home Value: $53,200 (28th worst)
Median Income: $19,266 (12th worst)
More on Old Dixon:  Data

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Population: 850
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $34,100 (6th worst)
Median Income: $20,274 (18th worst)
More on Bailey Avenue:  Data

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Population: 744
Rank Last Year: 36 (Up 29)
Median Home Value: $43,800 (15th worst)
Median Income: $14,167 (2nd worst)
More on Colonial Heights:  Data

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Population: 1,383
Rank Last Year: 22 (Up 14)
Median Home Value: $53,733 (31st worst)
Median Income: $19,006 (10th worst)
More on Washington Addition:  Data

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Population: 123
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 7)
Median Home Value: $48,400 (24th worst)
Median Income: $26,025 (37th worst)
More on University Park:  Data

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Population: 4,540
Rank Last Year: 24 (Up 14)
Median Home Value: $54,525 (33rd worst)
Median Income: $24,156 (34th worst)
More on West Central Jackson:  Data

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 Neighborhoods To Live In Jackson For 2019

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 Larchmont 323 $53,200 $19,266
5 Old Dixon 361 $53,200 $19,266
6 Bailey Avenue 850 $34,100 $20,274
7 Colonial Heights 744 $43,800 $14,167
8 Washington Addition 1,383 $53,733 $19,006
9 University Park 123 $48,400 $26,025
10 West Central Jackson 4,540 $54,525 $24,156
11 Utha Street 763 $38,300 $19,504
12 Sunnyside 412 $46,050 $22,462
13 State Capitol 174 $37,500 $25,722
14 Pine Hills 159 $63,800 $26,058
15 Lynch Street 224 $62,850 $21,746
16 Country Club Place 1,282 $44,800 $18,226
17 Bullard Hill 1,150 $42,900 $19,531
18 College Addition 461 $59,600 $22,498
19 Grand Avenue 452 $53,950 $19,888
20 Northfield 270 $44,300 $23,819
21 Tougaloo Community 2,111 $22,150 $23,819
22 Maddoxroad 925 $41,567 $20,861
23 Delhaven 739 $45,450 $13,148
24 West Park 1,814 $26,450 $26,098
25 Saint Paul 193 $45,900 $16,033
26 Westhaven 1,436 $51,033 $19,579
27 Jayne Avenue 556 $46,200 $22,284
28 Alta Woods 851 $68,000 $29,720
29 Cheswood Park 210 $72,200 $33,381
30 Daniel Lake-Mason Blvd 894 $39,200 $21,358
31 Scotland Heights 945 $63,200 $21,557
32 Poindexter Park 904 $61,900 $32,248
33 Savannah Street 1,182 $35,750 $28,804
34 Capitol Neighbors 863 $62,750 $29,602
35 Enochs Street-Hyde Park 655 $45,150 $17,056
36 North Midtown 1,223 $32,767 $22,370
37 Skyline Dr 929 $24,000 $16,954
38 Woodville Heights 2,069 $78,000 $36,861
39 Friends Of West Jackson 561 $50,100 $28,313
40 Country Club 278 $57,200 $34,762
41 Wingfield 262 $66,000 $36,500
42 Leavell Woods 309 $67,900 $42,617
43 Virden 3,495 $57,940 $26,351
44 Raines Community 313 $57,200 $34,762
45 Matthew East 301 $66,000 $36,500
46 Olin Park 1,769 $27,800 $20,688
47 Beautiful View Block 173 $55,700 $35,580
48 Nantucket Drive Block 361 $57,200 $34,762
49 Wispering Pines 286 $88,200 $42,716
50 Citizens Southwest 16,450 $69,011 $36,675
51 Arbor Vista 811 $62,750 $25,125
52 Georgetown Community 1,485 $46,000 $20,319
53 North Park And Ridgecrest 1,130 $77,200 $20,777
54 Brookhollow 350 $108,100 $63,056
55 Hanging Moss East 1,613 $76,400 $28,425
56 Englewood 2,194 $43,167 $22,242
57 Northbrook 4,330 $49,780 $30,085
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 Bel Air 923 $76,550 $29,768
64 Chrraige Hills 80 $99,600 $51,932
65 Windsor Forest 142 $99,600 $51,932
66 Magnolia Terrace 235 $69,200 $50,625
67 Sunkist 811 $92,900 $33,427
68 North Colony 1,823 $93,850 $29,097
69 Presidential Hills 2,407 $78,533 $34,300
70 Berwood Drive-Azalea Circle 1,601 $93,950 $19,608
71 Queens-Magnolia Terrace 3,572 $68,100 $31,042
72 Lakeover 89 $150,300 $45,406
73 Jakson Country Club 964 $94,950 $40,128
74 Heritage Estates 196 $99,500 $50,600
75 Sugaloch 1,392 $99,900 $37,198
76 Mayfair 312 $99,500 $50,600
77 Hibernia Hill 303 $68,200 $35,764
78 Rolling Hills 1,677 $94,950 $40,128
79 Lakewood Drive 1,771 $69,400 $41,600
80 Mccluer Road 2,008 $125,450 $56,270
81 Brairwood Heights 243 $108,000 $41,824
82 Norwood South 675 $99,400 $54,886
83 Norwood 3 And 4 787 $99,400 $54,886
84 Fonderen-Cherokee Heights 1,974 $135,450 $41,424
85 Bellevue Oaks 164 $136,700 $55,000
86 Northlake 473 $150,300 $41,917
87 Broadmoor 2,383 $117,267 $40,221
88 Wildwood North 488 $150,300 $41,917
89 Willow Wood 1,914 $90,200 $45,858
90 Bayridge 1,739 $100,800 $30,759
91 Mcleod 888 $130,100 $95,870
92 Imberlain Park 174 $140,300 $54,545
93 Pines 108 $104,300 $60,500
94 Wingfield Place 344 $132,400 $68,125
95 Fondren North 3,555 $152,767 $43,520
96 Heatherton 367 $505,000 $121,389
97 East Brooke 84 $227,000 $82,331
98 Northgate 215 $160,500 $75,750
99 Woodhaven 1,608 $151,800 $41,812
100 The Northwood 395 $160,500 $63,000
101 Sherwood-Audubon Area 751 $357,800 $123,138
102 Northeast 383 $227,000 $82,331
103 Greater Belhaven 4,680 $146,933 $46,475
104 Sheffield 656 $246,900 $105,920
105 Woodlea 611 $160,500 $75,750
106 Colonial Homeowners 1,220 $140,300 $54,545
107 North Pointe 498 $244,500 $49,429
108 Lake Trace 1,458 $166,000 $80,223
109 The Villages Of Northpointe 813 $221,250 $60,340
110 Rolling Wood Beautiful 1,100 $178,000 $48,958
111 Northpointe Estate 603 $198,000 $71,250
112 Heatherwood 1,409 $224,100 $92,308

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