These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Jacksonville For 2019


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville.
Worst Neighborhoods In Jacksonville

Jacksonville’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 Jacksonville.

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

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

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

We examined 196 of Jacksonville’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Jacksonville’s reputation.

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

  1. Midtown
  2. Allendale
  3. East Jacksonville
  4. Edgewood
  5. Cranzel T Brown Park
  6. Phoenix
  7. Longbranch
  8. Woodstock
  9. Lackawanna
  10. 45th And Moncrief

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Jacksonville for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Midtown looks to be the worst neighborhood in Jacksonville.

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

  • 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 Jacksonville, Florida 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 Jacksonville.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Jacksonville to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 196 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: 129
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $34,400 (1st worst)
Median Income: $30,875 (36th worst)
More on Midtown:  Data

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Population: 1,708
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $55,800 (13th worst)
Median Income: $30,833 (35th worst)
More on Allendale:  Data

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Population: 2,371
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $38,933 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $29,288 (29th worst)
More on East Jacksonville:  Data

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Population: 1,150
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $66,767 (28th worst)
Median Income: $26,694 (20th worst)
More on Edgewood:  Data

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Population: 286
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 10)
Median Home Value: $58,900 (18th worst)
Median Income: $29,545 (31st worst)
More on Cranzel T Brown Park:  Data

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Population: 1,094
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 6)
Median Home Value: $48,100 (6th worst)
Median Income: $20,652 (7th worst)
More on Phoenix:  Data

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Population: 1,614
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 11)
Median Home Value: $62,650 (26th worst)
Median Income: $20,966 (9th worst)
More on Longbranch:  Data

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Population: 4,410
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $58,420 (16th worst)
Median Income: $24,008 (13th worst)
More on Woodstock:  Data

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Population: 2,578
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 7)
Median Home Value: $61,325 (23rd worst)
Median Income: $22,820 (10th worst)
More on Lackawanna:  Data

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Population: 3,758
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $53,233 (9th worst)
Median Income: $23,219 (11th worst)
More on 45th And Moncrief:  Data

The ‘hoods around Jacksonville that are really hoods

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Jacksonville aren’t all bad. Saint Johns Bluff takes the cake as the best place to live in Jacksonville.

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 Jacksonville For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Midtown 129 $34,400 $30,875
2 Allendale 1,708 $55,800 $30,833
3 East Jacksonville 2,371 $38,933 $29,288
4 Edgewood 1,150 $66,767 $26,694
5 Cranzel T Brown Park 286 $58,900 $29,545
6 Phoenix 1,094 $48,100 $20,652
7 Longbranch 1,614 $62,650 $20,966
8 Woodstock 4,410 $58,420 $24,008
9 Lackawanna 2,578 $61,325 $22,820
10 45th And Moncrief 3,758 $53,233 $23,219
11 Panama Park 3,002 $37,900 $29,878
12 Royal Terrace 1,831 $59,350 $20,609
13 Hogan’s Creek 3,163 $41,800 $18,637
14 Fairfield 1,113 $55,650 $17,296
15 New Town 2,199 $72,575 $25,540
16 Tallyrand 415 $60,000 $26,339
17 Magnolia Gardens 3,827 $69,050 $20,672
18 Tallulah-North Shore 3,671 $62,640 $28,849
19 Commonwealth 1,183 $77,100 $27,768
20 College Gardens 1,548 $43,350 $18,180
21 Harborview] 1,824 $77,600 $43,443
22 Mixon Town 1,124 $101,233 $39,578
23 Lincoln Villas 3,815 $85,950 $36,533
24 Ribault 3,409 $81,900 $40,639
25 Carver Manor 2,234 $88,700 $31,916
26 Mid-Westside 7,026 $54,788 $25,142
27 Robinson’s Addition 1,398 $53,050 $29,440
28 Larsen 1,517 $58,500 $31,648
29 Brentwood 5,332 $62,538 $23,363
30 Highlands 9,978 $94,314 $38,539
31 Grand Park 3,108 $61,200 $35,512
32 Normandy 697 $64,500 $29,583
33 Kennel Club 1,268 $53,533 $37,417
34 Moncrief Park 3,030 $52,167 $19,290
35 Hillcrest 7,522 $80,025 $28,138
36 29th And Chase 1,790 $58,250 $25,000
37 College Park 1,950 $88,900 $35,000
38 Riverview 3,925 $76,850 $40,262
39 Lake Forest 3,120 $86,950 $33,820
40 Woodland Acres 8,679 $85,700 $30,222
41 Wesconnett 5,029 $60,675 $32,487
42 Kilarney Shores 1,538 $89,550 $26,814
43 Arlington Manor 4,744 $73,800 $37,554
44 Sweetwater 2,523 $75,900 $49,658
45 Marietta 2,542 $122,700 $45,988
46 Biltmore 1,871 $105,500 $50,507
47 Hyde Park 8,533 $92,317 $40,435
48 Brakridge 869 $70,400 $19,192
49 Downtown Jacksonville 3,501 $76,700 $24,546
50 Edgewood Manor 2,165 $86,100 $28,818
51 Spring Park 5,605 $91,860 $33,947
52 Springfield 5,730 $107,625 $28,821
53 Confederate Point 2,988 $89,600 $41,540
54 Arlington 4,722 $82,050 $38,196
55 Englewood 8,010 $109,180 $37,619
56 Lakeshore 4,630 $67,060 $41,255
57 Regency 4,026 $114,375 $49,661
58 Beachwood 1,566 $112,700 $43,313
59 Hollyford 865 $170,000 $33,011
60 Monterey 3,025 $91,167 $27,718
61 Ortega Hills 6,567 $75,800 $45,486
62 Mcgirts Creek 5,310 $99,575 $49,160
63 Normandy Village 2,401 $84,550 $44,722
64 Black Hammock Island 610 $86,800 $44,405
65 Oak Hill 8,401 $115,225 $44,771
66 Otis 337 $150,500 $51,982
67 Southpoint 3,852 $127,833 $54,827
68 Turtle Creek 6,086 $130,375 $41,964
69 Sherwood Forest 5,054 $74,633 $32,069
70 Duclay Foest 4,090 $103,100 $51,631
71 Deerwood Center 1,113 $111,600 $46,897
72 Garden City 944 $119,200 $41,017
73 Southsuide Estates 9,285 $103,543 $42,431
74 Royal Lakes 2,964 $110,900 $41,877
75 Cedar Hills Estate 4,201 $83,525 $40,926
76 Whitehouse 5,394 $109,950 $60,144
77 Lake Forest Hills 2,468 $89,000 $37,683
78 San Jose 5,659 $58,200 $33,492
79 Dinsmore 2,914 $144,200 $35,403
80 Forest Trails 4,115 $165,800 $51,344
81 Normandy Manor 5,952 $95,250 $44,644
82 Argyle Forest 4,767 $101,000 $54,908
83 Jacksonville University 2,076 $141,750 $31,724
84 Holiday Hill 7,239 $109,033 $38,003
85 Duclay 5,551 $66,900 $38,702
86 Murray Hill 9,492 $97,590 $40,021
87 Windy Hill 13,286 $111,675 $44,617
88 Empire Point 1,837 $135,600 $30,956
89 Jacksonville Heights 13,479 $87,217 $47,378
90 Cedar Hills 8,132 $80,283 $47,198
91 Pumpkin Hill 640 $217,900 $63,125
92 Greenfield Manor 1,828 $119,900 $52,054
93 Duval 3,629 $97,300 $60,032
94 Ortega Farms 3,234 $140,700 $43,137
95 Spring Glen 2,649 $86,400 $27,365
96 Atlantic Boulevard Estates 4,483 $108,667 $44,187
97 Jacksonville Heights South 4,484 $156,533 $58,618
98 Picketville 1,127 $122,600 $51,462
99 Herlong 3,691 $131,600 $60,274
100 Jacksonville North Estate 491 $134,300 $58,294
101 Hogan 588 $157,700 $45,438
102 Biscayne Terrace 2,865 $119,100 $42,412
103 Lake Lucina 5,243 $89,467 $48,383
104 Sans Souci 6,021 $120,133 $37,838
105 Saint Nicholas 1,470 $134,400 $49,758
106 Osceola Forest 1,510 $80,600 $51,731
107 Jacksonville Naval Air Station 2,836 $164,100 $49,539
108 Settlers Landing 5,389 $115,033 $59,269
109 Love Grove-Riviera Manor 1,347 $123,900 $59,500
110 University Club 816 $199,900 $42,804
111 Oceanway 5,476 $166,400 $73,262
112 Glynlea-Grove Park 5,829 $134,467 $46,053
113 Fort George Island 279 $217,900 $63,125
114 Imeson Park 1,299 $151,000 $57,292
115 Holly Oaks 1,800 $142,667 $59,907
116 Park Ridge 1,504 $149,200 $51,032
117 San Mateo 1,973 $133,200 $56,173
118 Oak Haven 1,021 $124,100 $57,500
119 Bulls Bay 1,147 $144,100 $50,507
120 Eastport 2,166 $135,900 $58,617
121 Sans Pareil 8,233 $133,333 $69,307
122 Lakewood 4,107 $186,400 $47,432
123 Cisco Gardens 1,454 $191,700 $54,926
124 Fairways Forest 2,672 $139,700 $43,995
125 Jacksonville Heights West 3,487 $160,300 $48,203
126 Alderman Park 4,035 $130,600 $58,734
127 Baymeadows 10,859 $97,033 $47,072
128 Charter Point 4,162 $186,600 $41,250
129 Biscayne 4,180 $119,200 $41,017
130 Normandy Estate 6,169 $123,900 $51,935
131 Rolling Hills 4,772 $99,700 $56,999
132 Arlingwood 5,605 $119,180 $51,943
133 Brierwood 1,801 $166,450 $59,104
134 The Cape 4,053 $179,000 $73,094
135 Tiger Hole-Secret Woods 2,722 $135,500 $66,749
136 Jacksonville Farms-Terrace 6,966 $157,950 $53,897
137 Southside 2,003 $240,300 $56,331
138 San Marco 2,405 $281,360 $77,215
139 Brooklyn 477 $325,300 $25,320
140 Arlington Hills 6,303 $130,550 $54,972
141 Craven 8,392 $138,440 $49,383
142 Riverside 5,967 $186,689 $53,078
143 Venetia 1,478 $216,850 $68,306
144 Beauclerc 1,071 $288,800 $94,786
145 Sunbeam 6,340 $147,267 $52,706
146 South Riverside 2,022 $147,450 $45,095
147 Chimney Lakes 14,713 $138,720 $70,966
148 Copper Hill 1,674 $149,300 $49,825
149 Goodby’s Creek 4,177 $149,500 $51,530
150 Jamestown 2,074 $188,350 $57,762
151 Colony Cove 487 $224,300 $91,154
152 Crystal Springs 8,541 $170,233 $61,357
153 Pecan Park 4,043 $198,400 $68,676
154 Arrowhead 4,207 $145,100 $49,301
155 Sandalwood 19,937 $143,912 $54,829
156 Eagle Bend 4,671 $179,000 $73,094
157 Southwood 2,906 $163,000 $38,688
158 Fort Caroline Shores 4,035 $194,867 $73,068
159 North Beach 12,949 $229,312 $57,259
160 Brown Island 1,145 $196,900 $87,907
161 Pickwick Park 1,969 $223,100 $61,050
162 Fairfax 1,782 $261,433 $71,388
163 Deercreek 3,412 $297,300 $78,543
164 Del Rio 12,295 $165,900 $62,955
165 Woodmere 2,858 $140,550 $52,448
166 Mandarin Station-Losco 11,726 $169,300 $68,819
167 Clifton 1,492 $186,700 $39,722
168 Girvin 6,102 $214,260 $77,849
169 Blaunt-Quarantine Island 4,111 $218,950 $89,477
170 Greenland 8,678 $273,567 $86,860
171 Mandarin 7,185 $283,125 $97,398
172 Monclair 443 $341,000 $120,577
173 University Park 2,749 $148,650 $38,725
174 East Arlington 18,408 $179,483 $77,265
175 San Jose Forest 1,049 $260,600 $89,456
176 Beacon Hills And Harbour 1,191 $241,000 $91,047
177 Deerwood 7,464 $348,850 $112,246
178 Ortega 1,164 $357,733 $99,424
179 Gilmore 1,175 $224,300 $91,154
180 Atlantic Highlands 1,070 $320,500 $88,462
181 Golden Glades-The Woods 17,311 $185,244 $65,776
182 Holiday Harbors 1,506 $320,500 $88,462
183 Loretto 7,883 $129,850 $59,093
184 Miramar 2,025 $367,825 $102,356
185 Hidden Hills 3,322 $161,850 $71,512
186 Avondale 4,049 $308,400 $76,474
187 Neptune Beach 5,330 $348,450 $72,096
188 Cobblestone 5,027 $219,350 $73,786
189 Atlantic Beach 9,564 $385,900 $79,638
190 Jacksonville Beach 19,692 $322,865 $70,023
191 Beach Haven 18,486 $228,686 $73,717
192 Julington Creek 6,588 $242,275 $91,294
193 Secret Cove 6,733 $168,300 $63,294
194 Isle Of Palms 2,790 $309,500 $78,043
195 Ortega Forest 2,013 $334,250 $97,366
196 Saint Johns Bluff 1,291 $250,000 $96,857

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