These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Milwaukee For 2019


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Milwaukee 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 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Milwaukee.
Worst Neighborhoods In Milwaukee

Milwaukee’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 Milwaukee.

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

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

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

We examined 180 of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Milwaukee’s reputation.

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

  1. Triangle North
  2. Metcalfe Park
  3. Halyard Park
  4. North Division
  5. Hillside
  6. Williamsburg
  7. Garden Homes
  8. Clock Tower Acres
  9. Park West
  10. King Park

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Milwaukee for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Triangle North looks to be the worst neighborhood in Milwaukee.

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

Looking for places to avoid outside of the city? You can also check out the worst suburbs of Milwaukee.

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How we determined the worst Milwaukee hoods in 2019

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 Milwaukee:

  • 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 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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 Milwaukee.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Milwaukee to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 180 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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Population: 1,563
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 9)
Median Home Value: $72,660 (34th worst)
Median Income: $24,584 (14th worst)
More on Triangle North:  Data

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Population: 2,673
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $53,175 (11th worst)
Median Income: $22,064 (9th worst)
More on Metcalfe Park:  Data

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Population: 616
Rank Last Year: 22 (Up 19)
Median Home Value: $70,650 (30th worst)
Median Income: $24,730 (15th worst)
More on Halyard Park:  Data

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Population: 6,023
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 10)
Median Home Value: $45,575 (4th worst)
Median Income: $22,031 (8th worst)
More on North Division:  Data

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Population: 1,622
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $23,633 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $18,505 (1st worst)
More on Hillside:  Data

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Population: 2,641
Rank Last Year: 30 (Up 24)
Median Home Value: $71,980 (33rd worst)
Median Income: $24,766 (16th worst)
More on Williamsburg:  Data

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Population: 3,016
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 8)
Median Home Value: $35,140 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $27,673 (30th worst)
More on Garden Homes:  Data

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Population: 881
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 8)
Median Home Value: $50,467 (8th worst)
Median Income: $26,556 (23rd worst)
More on Clock Tower Acres:  Data

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Population: 6,270
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $51,536 (9th worst)
Median Income: $21,585 (7th worst)
More on Park West:  Data

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Population: 2,146
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $45,840 (5th worst)
Median Income: $20,025 (4th worst)
More on King Park:  Data

The ‘hoods around Milwaukee that are really hoods

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Milwaukee aren’t all bad. Downer Woods takes the cake as the best place to live in Milwaukee.

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

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Detailed List Of The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Milwaukee For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Triangle North 1,563 $72,660 $24,584
2 Metcalfe Park 2,673 $53,175 $22,064
3 Halyard Park 616 $70,650 $24,730
4 North Division 6,023 $45,575 $22,031
5 Hillside 1,622 $23,633 $18,505
6 Williamsburg 2,641 $71,980 $24,766
7 Garden Homes 3,016 $35,140 $27,673
8 Clock Tower Acres 881 $50,467 $26,556
9 Park West 6,270 $51,536 $21,585
10 King Park 2,146 $45,840 $20,025
11 Fairfield 2,622 $71,580 $30,280
12 Old North Milwaukee 11,494 $61,000 $27,024
13 Borchert Field 3,405 $53,950 $25,183
14 Midtown 6,807 $62,338 $26,767
15 Harambee 12,435 $53,462 $19,812
16 Grover Heights 266 $95,300 $40,833
17 Havenwoods 1,272 $68,550 $30,000
18 Sherman Park 6,916 $69,841 $29,307
19 Triangle 765 $90,050 $33,206
20 Baran Park 769 $80,300 $34,879
21 Franklin Heights 6,836 $48,150 $25,840
22 Walnut Hill 2,343 $57,575 $29,564
23 Menomonee River Valley 2,476 $70,386 $30,915
24 Roosevelt Grove 5,709 $75,755 $29,979
25 Washington Park 4,448 $63,050 $25,323
26 Arlington Heights 4,414 $54,483 $23,732
27 Town And Country Manor 1,527 $112,933 $36,243
28 Martin Drive 1,503 $90,550 $27,296
29 Walker’s Point 7,065 $77,077 $28,660
30 Merrill Park 2,966 $61,083 $20,177
31 Graceland 2,327 $83,350 $36,042
32 Northridge Lakes 2,203 $46,700 $23,200
33 Mcgovern Park 3,643 $66,617 $33,811
34 Concordia 3,128 $84,500 $25,198
35 North Meadows 2,099 $138,650 $27,050
36 Lincoln Park 5,267 $83,757 $32,614
37 Estabrook Park 747 $120,800 $28,672
38 Cold Spring Park 2,142 $78,900 $19,488
39 Dineen Park 4,010 $94,220 $33,841
40 Wahl Park 2,621 $73,867 $33,543
41 Rufus King 4,145 $85,414 $32,002
42 Park View 566 $80,700 $24,250
43 Valhalla 3,872 $57,625 $34,173
44 Saint Joseph 6,020 $105,862 $35,368
45 Lincoln Creek 7,301 $81,833 $34,958
46 Holler Park 532 $108,300 $43,235
47 Granville Station 1,898 $89,067 $47,130
48 Clarke Square 6,852 $75,450 $23,453
49 Silver Spring 12,433 $74,220 $34,350
50 Southgate 2,717 $97,500 $39,300
51 Tripoli Park 522 $129,100 $45,050
52 Whispering Hills 251 $62,500 $31,815
53 Historic Mitchell Street 11,308 $54,827 $25,922
54 Brynwood 1,291 $53,000 $30,193
55 Thurston Woods 3,656 $81,020 $31,541
56 Servite Woods 896 $71,800 $42,212
57 Maple Tree 1,184 $165,200 $40,313
58 Lenox Heights 1,912 $113,060 $33,302
59 Miller Valley 1,504 $137,233 $46,292
60 Wyrick Park 1,601 $109,700 $36,686
61 Menomonee River Hills East 3,348 $98,325 $40,500
62 Grasslyn Manor 4,848 $98,610 $37,987
63 Freedom Village 210 $62,500 $31,815
64 Avenues West 8,847 $23,169 $20,784
65 Hampton Heights 7,560 $80,343 $35,298
66 Brown Deer Park 1,282 $129,100 $45,050
67 Timmerman Airport 614 $89,400 $53,125
68 Silver Swan 3,615 $92,050 $34,114
69 Muskego Way 11,525 $73,608 $26,522
70 Uptown 6,605 $105,246 $37,542
71 Kilbourn Town 4,159 $64,200 $45,010
72 Lincoln Village 11,856 $80,158 $27,275
73 Land Bank 2,251 $91,933 $40,871
74 Forest Home Hills 5,977 $96,817 $31,816
75 North Granville 2,208 $138,650 $27,046
76 Riverton Heights 546 $138,100 $61,848
77 Capitol Heights 6,588 $95,673 $49,878
78 National Park 2,253 $88,075 $31,852
79 Sunset Heights 4,421 $105,086 $39,151
80 Granville Woods 342 $62,500 $31,815
81 Bradley Estates 1,809 $104,167 $53,964
82 Timmerman West 5,211 $110,350 $38,872
83 Vogel Park 2,497 $89,400 $48,283
84 Long View 3,079 $86,575 $50,016
85 Melody View 159 $151,000 $50,208
86 Grantosa 1,856 $97,150 $37,458
87 Silver City 4,535 $90,160 $33,498
88 Mitchell West 3,641 $104,475 $37,754
89 Jones’ Island 557 $141,400 $44,868
90 Fair Park 1,185 $125,000 $42,723
91 Polonia 5,992 $110,538 $36,874
92 Little Menomonee Parkway 1,043 $117,700 $43,218
93 Arlington Gardens 2,466 $113,175 $39,826
94 Zoo 604 $134,600 $43,781
95 Columbus Park 4,203 $100,450 $41,796
96 Calumet Farms 1,256 $230,400 $55,938
97 Mount Olivet 785 $147,800 $30,733
98 Wilson Park 3,750 $109,150 $31,320
99 Parkway Hills 967 $110,900 $36,420
100 Southpoint 3,418 $123,550 $43,366
101 Historic Third Ward 1,052 $129,250 $84,391
102 The Valley-Pigsville 407 $153,700 $57,860
103 Pollber Heights 110 $151,000 $50,208
104 Story Hill 1,814 $132,350 $50,608
105 Morgandale 8,624 $122,060 $46,705
106 Lindsay Park 4,956 $108,520 $38,162
107 Layton Park 9,252 $104,875 $41,539
108 Saint Amelian’s 1,622 $101,150 $40,778
109 Brewer’s Hill 2,227 $142,800 $48,704
110 Burnham Park 8,504 $93,256 $39,637
111 Heritage Heights 1,905 $165,200 $40,313
112 Menomonee River Hills 8,811 $112,650 $46,088
113 Menomonee River Parkway 359 $131,300 $50,938
114 Enderis Park 3,238 $129,117 $42,110
115 Park Knoll 701 $145,750 $55,972
116 New Coeln 90 $137,500 $63,839
117 Johnson’s Woods 2,980 $118,050 $45,000
118 Saveland Park 1,121 $135,100 $56,790
119 Park Place 1,268 $230,400 $55,938
120 Root Creek 2,038 $132,800 $46,307
121 Honey Creek Parkway 825 $135,800 $51,484
122 Florist Highlands 1,302 $150,750 $50,590
123 Harbor View 1,183 $150,267 $50,644
124 Maitland Park 822 $149,800 $58,898
125 Pheasant Run 1,624 $129,100 $52,500
126 Bluemound Heights 3,590 $119,214 $46,598
127 Nash Park 2,310 $110,567 $47,679
128 Castle Manor 3,632 $142,620 $42,218
129 Jackson Park 7,407 $139,318 $50,335
130 Wick Field 614 $150,400 $49,167
131 Hawley Farms 1,695 $126,133 $44,212
132 Riverwest 12,197 $143,569 $43,872
133 Hawthorne Glen 254 $150,400 $49,167
134 Mitchell Field 1,752 $145,250 $58,649
135 White Manor 1,536 $133,833 $54,057
136 Alverno 1,059 $155,000 $38,571
137 Cambridge Heights 2,331 $172,620 $36,397
138 Lyons Park 1,827 $133,100 $53,157
139 Town Of Lake 5,450 $144,167 $55,016
140 Cannon Park 2,203 $139,050 $51,344
141 Kops Park 3,156 $122,175 $56,854
142 Bay View 15,069 $151,109 $58,175
143 Green Moor 510 $145,200 $56,719
144 Mill Valley 899 $134,500 $66,250
145 Golden Gate 375 $174,800 $81,583
146 Valley Forge 198 $185,500 $54,318
147 Riverside Park 2,524 $222,733 $34,597
148 Mack Acres 261 $174,800 $81,583
149 College Heights 886 $136,400 $65,096
150 Honey Creek Manor 3,014 $130,375 $41,129
151 Murray Hill 4,008 $224,875 $49,929
152 Fairview 3,930 $129,357 $58,151
153 Morgan Heights 1,723 $163,400 $66,739
154 West View 1,761 $130,800 $49,688
155 Juneau Town 5,521 $225,017 $59,091
156 Golden Valley 2,774 $137,750 $62,387
157 Woodland Court 658 $150,800 $55,123
158 Cooper Park 3,369 $144,433 $59,550
159 Tippecanoe 6,261 $144,789 $57,484
160 Yankee Hill 3,352 $281,714 $38,110
161 Clayton Crest 2,006 $159,150 $55,852
162 Alcott Park 1,764 $163,400 $66,739
163 Gra-Ram 2,357 $150,133 $55,697
164 Upper East Side 3,297 $277,450 $59,591
165 Highwood Estates 1,951 $145,400 $39,820
166 Lower East Side 11,051 $228,600 $45,767
167 Mount Mary 1,955 $145,500 $72,966
168 River Bend 1,402 $144,500 $63,660
169 Washington Heights 7,146 $152,300 $61,358
170 Goldman Park 1,864 $152,450 $65,040
171 Copernicus Park 1,293 $165,900 $66,477
172 Harder’s Oaks 511 $159,600 $57,969
173 Euclid Park 1,912 $165,800 $50,111
174 Northpoint 5,695 $257,962 $66,314
175 Schlitz Park 528 $222,200 $67,569
176 Rolling Green 1,997 $150,800 $55,123
177 Wedgewood 1,774 $168,450 $66,628
178 Red Oak Heights 1,086 $178,900 $64,663
179 Fernwood 2,709 $183,280 $62,028
180 Downer Woods 4,628 $319,400 $68,167

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