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 Texas thanks in part to tons of entertainment and jobs, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Lubbock. Some neighborhoods aren’t as safe as others.
So the question arises, which Lubbock neighborhoods are the most dangerous and which are the safest?
Today, we’ll use Saturday Night Science 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 most dangerous places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Lubbock’s reputation.
So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Lubbock for 2023? 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.
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The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Lubbock For 2023
Median Home Value: $36,494 (worst)
Median Income: $25,615 (3rd worst)
2. Tech Terrace
Median Home Value: $116,851 (19th worst)
Median Income: $37,321 (14th worst)
3. Chatman Park
Median Home Value: $64,073 (5th worst)
Median Income: $32,417 (6th worst)
Median Home Value: $87,365 (13th worst)
Median Income: $33,596 (9th worst)
Median Home Value: $64,776 (6th worst)
Median Income: $37,270 (13th worst)
Median Home Value: $149,422 (3worst)
Median Income: $35,520 (12th worst)
7. Texas Technological College Historic District
Median Home Value: $190,294 (34th worst)
Median Income: $22,663 (2nd worst)
8. Heart Of Lubbock
Median Home Value: $83,252 (11th worst)
Median Income: $28,496 (5th worst)
Median Home Value: $59,428 (4th worst)
Median Income: $32,690 (7th worst)
10. West End
Median Home Value: $114,282 (18th worst)
Median Income: $51,965 (26th worst)
Methodology: How we determined the most dangerous Lubbock neighborhoods in 2023
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 plugged the following criteria into Saturday Night Science to get the worst neighborhoods in Lubbock:
- High crime (Estimated)
- 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)
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 criterion into a “Worst Score.”
The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the most dangerous neighborhood of Lubbock.
The article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. We updated this article for 2023. This report is our time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Lubbock.
Skip to the end to see the list of all 39 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.
Summary: The Worst Neighborhoods Around Lubbock
Well, there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Lubbock with Jackson landing at the bottom of the pack.
As 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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Most Dangerous Neighborhoods To Live In Lubbock For 2023?
|Rank||Neighborhood||Population||Home Value||Median Income|
|7||Texas Technological College Historic District||2,179||$190,294||$22,663|
|8||Heart Of Lubbock||6,302||$83,252||$28,496|
|34||Lubbock International Airport||762||$137,650||$59,979|
|39||Lakeridge Country Club||2,866||$428,461||$82,581|