These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Lincoln For 2018


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

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Lincoln’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 Lincoln.

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

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

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

We examined 43 of Lincoln’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These ten places don’t quite measure up to Lincoln’s reputation:

  1. North Bottoms
  2. Tri-Court
  3. Downtown
  4. Everett
  5. Malone
  6. Arnold Heights
  7. Clinton
  8. Hartley
  9. South Salt Creek
  10. Belmont

Read on to see how we determined the places around Lincoln 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.

And if you’re looking for something more national, check out the worst cities in America or the most dangerous cities in America.

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How we determined the worst Lincoln 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 Lincoln:

  • 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Lincoln to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 43 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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1. North Bottoms

Population: 684
Median Income: $29,327
Median Home Value: $76,800

2. Tri-Court

Population: 1,385
Median Income: $36,792
Median Home Value: $69,650

3. Downtown

Population: 5,357
Median Income: $19,124
Median Home Value: $61,975

4. Everett

Population: 4,051
Median Income: $20,692
Median Home Value: $73,417

5. Malone

Population: 2,826
Median Income: $26,745
Median Home Value: $73,400

6. Arnold Heights

Population: 1,826
Median Income: $42,725
Median Home Value: $91,500

7. Clinton

Population: 5,218
Median Income: $27,020
Median Home Value: $90,200

8. Hartley

Population: 4,206
Median Income: $30,836
Median Home Value: $78,300

9. South Salt Creek

Population: 3,270
Median Income: $34,489
Median Home Value: $88,350

10. Belmont

Population: 4,465
Median Income: $41,667
Median Home Value: $112,440

The ‘hoods around Lincoln that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Lincoln with North Bottoms landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Lincoln aren’t all bad. Family Acres takes the cake as the best place to live in Lincoln.

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

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Detailed List Of The Worst Lincoln Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Rank Population Median Income Median Home Values
North Bottoms 1 684 $29,327 $76,800
Tri-Court 2 1,385 $36,792 $69,650
Downtown 3 5,357 $19,124 $61,975
Everett 4 4,051 $20,692 $73,417
Malone 5 2,826 $26,745 $73,400
Arnold Heights 6 1,826 $42,725 $91,500
Clinton 7 5,218 $27,020 $90,200
Hartley 8 4,206 $30,836 $78,300
South Salt Creek 9 3,270 $34,489 $88,350
Belmont 10 4,465 $41,667 $112,440
Woods Park 11 3,338 $35,445 $88,100
Near South 12 9,531 $30,740 $94,393
West A 13 8,964 $52,562 $107,100
East Campus 14 2,297 $40,948 $126,025
Antelope Park 15 983 $46,071 $111,650
University Place 16 10,379 $36,910 $98,231
South 48Th Street 17 5,365 $47,336 $134,100
Salt Valley View 18 129 $65,714 $137,700
Sunset Acres 19 1,396 $39,433 $159,000
Landons 20 1,500 $48,233 $134,600
Autumn Wood 21 660 $34,545 $127,700
Far South 22 146 $53,750 $139,700
Capitol Beach 23 1,612 $59,246 $169,600
High Ridge-Cushman 24 1,787 $72,815 $141,100
Meadowlane 25 4,772 $55,475 $127,400
Eastridge 26 1,535 $48,050 $167,000
Indian Village 27 3,203 $54,833 $123,800
Greater South 28 3,069 $67,345 $132,360
40Th And A 29 3,911 $56,939 $130,183
Taylor Park 30 478 $51,364 $164,100
Maple Village-Wedgewood 31 725 $68,578 $148,900
Highlands 32 5,921 $83,533 $152,133
Yankee Hill 33 342 $111,324 $156,650
Southern Hills 34 491 $74,140 $208,000
Amber Hills 35 127 $106,595 $244,500
Colonial Hills 36 3,488 $72,643 $151,925
Bishop Park 37 451 $72,404 $157,800
Porter Ridge 38 1,091 $85,455 $212,600
Crown Pointe 39 780 $93,250 $216,100
Bicentennial Estates 40 774 $88,750 $159,200
Yankee Ridge 41 102 $123,293 $308,400
Country Club 42 5,273 $89,273 $179,212
Family Acres 43 8,139 $100,882 $246,733

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