These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Las Vegas For 2018


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Las Vegas that are the real pits.

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Worst Neighborhoods In Las Vegas

Las Vegas’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 Las Vegas.

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 Las Vegas. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

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

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

We examined 26 of Las Vegas’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Las Vegas’s reputation.

Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Las Vegas according to data:

  1. Cultural Corridor
  2. Downtown East
  3. Umc
  4. West Las Vegas
  5. East Las Vegas
  6. Meadows Village
  7. Downtown
  8. Michael Way
  9. Twin Lakes
  10. Huntridge

Read on to see how we determined the places around Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas:

  • 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 Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Las Vegas to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 26 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.

1. Cultural Corridor

Population: 13,184
Median Income: $30,264
Median Home Value: $58,259

2. Downtown East

Population: 8,646
Median Income: $22,580
Median Home Value: $36,907

3. Umc

Population: 3,896
Median Income: $32,960
Median Home Value: $48,400

4. West Las Vegas

Population: 19,896
Median Income: $28,793
Median Home Value: $86,279

5. East Las Vegas

Population: 33,012
Median Income: $34,058
Median Home Value: $61,241

6. Meadows Village

Population: 3,198
Median Income: $27,943
Median Home Value: $110,960

7. Downtown

Population: 11,118
Median Income: $21,587
Median Home Value: $66,058

8. Michael Way

Population: 50,252
Median Income: $45,160
Median Home Value: $99,759

9. Twin Lakes

Population: 10,481
Median Income: $41,019
Median Home Value: $96,133

10. Huntridge

Population: 15,968
Median Income: $44,112
Median Home Value: $107,607

The ‘hoods around Las Vegas that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Las Vegas with Cultural Corridor landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Las Vegas aren’t all bad. The Lakes takes the cake as the best place to live in Las Vegas.

We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Worst Las Vegas Neighborhoods

Rank Neighborhood Population Median Income Median Home Values
1 Cultural Corridor 13,184 $30,264 $58,259
2 Downtown East 8,646 $22,580 $36,907
3 Umc 3,896 $32,960 $48,400
4 West Las Vegas 19,896 $28,793 $86,279
5 East Las Vegas 33,012 $34,058 $61,241
6 Meadows Village 3,198 $27,943 $110,960
7 Downtown 11,118 $21,587 $66,058
8 Michael Way 50,252 $45,160 $99,759
9 Twin Lakes 10,481 $41,019 $96,133
10 Huntridge 15,968 $44,112 $107,607
11 Sunrise 19,365 $39,979 $74,407
12 Rancho Charleston 28,867 $49,490 $144,564
13 Charleston Heights 37,367 $46,793 $105,710
14 Pioneer Park 15,273 $53,770 $119,408
15 Angel Park Lindell 13,648 $50,265 $145,450
16 North Cheyenne 36,342 $60,148 $162,204
17 Desert Shores 17,209 $61,167 $164,043
18 Kyle Canyon 11,430 $69,734 $207,518
19 Tule Springs 18,057 $80,838 $223,327
20 Centennial Hills 45,289 $76,634 $196,761
21 Lone Mountain 47,496 $71,142 $195,906
22 Sun City Summerlin 12,332 $52,166 $202,442
23 Buffalo 14,961 $58,758 $244,338
24 Sheep Mountain 17,445 $82,245 $228,580
25 Summerlin North 49,553 $87,774 $289,094
26 The Lakes 29,411 $71,328 $279,630

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