These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Lubbock For 2018


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

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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 ten places don’t quite measure up to Lubbock’s reputation:

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

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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How we determined the worst Lubbock 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 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 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.

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1. Skyview

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 113
Median Income: $440,481
Median Home Value: $90,110

2. Chatman Park

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 843
Median Income: $32,417
Median Home Value: $64,073

3. Dunbar

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 1,695
Median Income: $37,270
Median Home Value: $64,776

4. Parkway

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 14,177
Median Income: $32,690
Median Home Value: $59,428

5. Maxey

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 3,496
Median Income: $33,596
Median Home Value: $87,365

6. Jackson

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 1,962
Median Income: $25,615
Median Home Value: $36,494

7. Slaton-Bean

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 1,543
Median Income: $38,538
Median Home Value: $73,268

8. Ballenger

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 3,278
Median Income: $85,073
Median Home Value: $65,738

9. East

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 21,337
Median Income: $41,581
Median Home Value: $78,456

10. Harwell

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 1,789
Median Income: $33,960
Median Home Value: $41,477

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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Detailed List Of The Worst Lubbock Neighborhoods

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

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