These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Las Vegas For 2019


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas.
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. Meadows Village
  6. Michael Way
  7. East Las Vegas
  8. Downtown
  9. Rancho Charleston
  10. Sunrise

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Las Vegas for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Cultural Corridor looks to be the worst neighborhood in Las Vegas.

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 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 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, Nevada 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.

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4
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Population: 12,643
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $57,176 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $27,639 (4th worst)
More on Cultural Corridor:  Data

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4
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Population: 7,843
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $46,257 (1st worst)
Median Income: $24,540 (2nd worst)
More on Downtown East:  Data

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4
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Population: 3,994
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $70,160 (5th worst)
Median Income: $34,737 (7th worst)
More on Umc:  Data

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5
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Population: 20,217
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $78,568 (6th worst)
Median Income: $32,355 (5th worst)
More on West Las Vegas:  Data

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4
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Population: 3,097
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $117,140 (11th worst)
Median Income: $26,180 (3rd worst)
More on Meadows Village:  Data

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5
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Population: 51,496
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $110,170 (9th worst)
Median Income: $43,871 (10th worst)
More on Michael Way:  Data

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5
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Population: 34,490
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $58,517 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $33,576 (6th worst)
More on East Las Vegas:  Data

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5
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Population: 10,896
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $62,833 (4th worst)
Median Income: $21,804 (1st worst)
More on Downtown:  Data

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Population: 28,767
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $160,581 (15th worst)
Median Income: $53,220 (13th worst)
More on Rancho Charleston:  Data

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5
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Population: 19,066
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $78,947 (7th worst)
Median Income: $40,072 (8th worst)
More on Sunrise:  Data

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 Neighborhoods To Live In Las Vegas For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Cultural Corridor 12,643 $57,176 $27,639
2 Downtown East 7,843 $46,257 $24,540
3 Umc 3,994 $70,160 $34,737
4 West Las Vegas 20,217 $78,568 $32,355
5 Meadows Village 3,097 $117,140 $26,180
6 Michael Way 51,496 $110,170 $43,871
7 East Las Vegas 34,490 $58,517 $33,576
8 Downtown 10,896 $62,833 $21,804
9 Rancho Charleston 28,767 $160,581 $53,220
10 Sunrise 19,066 $78,947 $40,072
11 Charleston Heights 38,504 $120,190 $47,170
12 Huntridge 16,115 $103,271 $41,038
13 Twin Lakes 12,178 $114,556 $49,286
14 Pioneer Park 14,970 $142,775 $53,788
15 Angel Park Lindell 13,653 $153,210 $53,273
16 Desert Shores 17,179 $194,779 $61,355
17 Buffalo 15,013 $291,008 $54,754
18 North Cheyenne 40,202 $182,400 $61,193
19 Centennial Hills 45,680 $216,567 $71,867
20 Summerlin North 48,606 $328,923 $91,080
21 Sheep Mountain 17,572 $266,047 $83,885
22 Sun City Summerlin 12,542 $228,717 $53,685
23 Kyle Canyon 14,557 $238,073 $70,640
24 Lone Mountain 50,163 $224,867 $72,338
25 Tule Springs 19,044 $253,160 $84,977
26 The Lakes 29,173 $305,152 $69,754