THE 10 WORST Neighborhoods In Lubbock For 2020


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Lubbock 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 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Lubbock.
Worst Neighborhoods In Lubbock

Lubbock’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 Lubbock.

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

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

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

We examined 39 of Lubbock’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Lubbock’s reputation.

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

  1. Skyview
  2. Chatman Park
  3. Dunbar
  4. Parkway
  5. Maxey
  6. Jackson
  7. Slaton-Bean
  8. Ballenger
  9. East
  10. Harwell

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Lubbock for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Skyview looks to be the worst neighborhood in Lubbock.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Lubbock 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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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Lubbock For 2020

1. Skyview

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

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Population: 113
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $90,110 (14th worst)
Median Income: $440,481 (39th worst)

2. Chatman Park

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

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Population: 843
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $64,073 (5th worst)
Median Income: $32,417 (6th worst)

3. Dunbar

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

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Population: 1,695
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $64,776 (6th worst)
Median Income: $37,270 (13th worst)

4. Parkway

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

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Population: 14,177
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $59,428 (4th worst)
Median Income: $32,690 (7th worst)

5. Maxey

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

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Population: 3,496
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $87,365 (13th worst)
Median Income: $33,596 (9th worst)

6. Jackson

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

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Population: 1,962
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $36,494 (1st worst)
Median Income: $25,615 (3rd worst)

7. Slaton-Bean

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

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Population: 1,543
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $73,268 (9th worst)
Median Income: $38,538 (15th worst)

8. Ballenger

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

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Population: 3,278
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $65,738 (7th worst)
Median Income: $85,073 (35th worst)

9. East

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

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Population: 21,337
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $78,456 (10th worst)
Median Income: $41,581 (19th worst)

10. Harwell

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

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Population: 1,789
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $41,477 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $33,960 (10th worst)

How we determined the worst Lubbock hoods in 2020

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 Lubbock:

  • 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 Lubbock, Texas 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 Lubbock.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Lubbock to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 39 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.

The ‘hoods around Lubbock that are really hoods

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Lubbock aren’t all bad. Adobe Row takes the cake as the best place to live in Lubbock.

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

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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Lubbock For 2020?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Skyview 113 $90,110 $440,481
2 Chatman Park 843 $64,073 $32,417
3 Dunbar 1,695 $64,776 $37,270
4 Parkway 14,177 $59,428 $32,690
5 Maxey 3,496 $87,365 $33,596
6 Jackson 1,962 $36,494 $25,615
7 Slaton-Bean 1,543 $73,268 $38,538
8 Ballenger 3,278 $65,738 $85,073
9 East 21,337 $78,456 $41,581
10 Harwell 1,789 $41,477 $33,960
11 Caprock 7,664 $111,172 $47,824
12 Waters 4,046 $94,055 $92,331
13 South 177,909 $137,258 $49,942
14 Kings Park 1,740 $128,257 $33,250
15 University Pines 4,622 $107,852 $63,857
16 Coronado 2,389 $121,483 $54,114
17 Heart Of Lubbock 6,302 $83,252 $28,496
18 Arnett Benson 11,629 $49,860 $26,908
19 Tech Terrace 4,841 $116,851 $37,321
20 Raintree 2,474 $132,644 $87,112
21 Stubbs 6,112 $72,129 $40,818
22 North 92,333 $141,842 $42,543
23 Lubbock International Airport 762 $137,650 $59,979
24 West 306,598 $144,445 $48,927
25 West End 5,151 $114,282 $51,965
26 Atkins 7,911 $86,657 $40,735
27 Maedgen 5,168 $131,320 $48,370
28 Wester 3,684 $149,422 $35,520
29 Regal Park 1,147 $190,870 $81,950
30 Texas Technological College Historic District 2,179 $190,294 $22,663
31 Bowie 3,605 $122,497 $41,759
32 Wham 5,455 $118,921 $39,391
33 Northridge 4,134 $131,816 $71,339
34 Lakeridge Country Club 2,866 $428,461 $82,581
35 Lakeridge 6,159 $389,068 $73,832
36 Texas Tech 12,695 $193,213 $34,194
37 West Carlisle 1,098 $163,606 $56,900
38 South Overton 2,353 $190,294 $17,885
39 Adobe Row 64 $151,199 $101,776