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 Lakeridge Country Club 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:
- Tech Terrace
- Chatman Park
- Texas Technological College Historic District
- Heart of Lubbock
- West End
So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Lubbock for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Jackson 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
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $36,494 (1st worst)
Median Income: $25,615 (3rd worst)
2. Tech Terrace
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $116,851 (19th worst)
Median Income: $37,321 (14th worst)
3. Chatman Park
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $64,073 (5th worst)
Median Income: $32,417 (6th worst)
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $87,365 (13th worst)
Median Income: $33,596 (9th worst)
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $64,776 (6th worst)
Median Income: $37,270 (13th worst)
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $149,422 (31st worst)
Median Income: $35,520 (12th worst)
7. Texas Technological College Historic District
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $190,294 (34th worst)
Median Income: $22,663 (2nd worst)
8. Heart Of Lubbock
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $83,252 (11th worst)
Median Income: $28,496 (5th worst)
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $59,428 (4th worst)
Median Income: $32,690 (7th worst)
10. West End
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $114,282 (18th worst)
Median Income: $51,965 (26th 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 Jackson landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Lubbock aren’t all bad. Lakeridge Country Club 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?
|7||Texas Technological College Historic District||2,179|
|8||Heart Of Lubbock||6,302|
|34||Lubbock International Airport||762|
|39||Lakeridge Country Club||2,866|