These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Mobile For 2019


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Mobile 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 Mobile.
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Mobile’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 Mobile.

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

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

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

We examined 155 of Mobile’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Mobile’s reputation.

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

  1. Plateau
  2. Summerville
  3. Bell Aire
  4. Driftwood
  5. Fisher
  6. Autumndale
  7. Fire Tower
  8. Argyle
  9. Arlington
  10. Baltimore

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

Read on to see how we determined the places around Mobile 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 Mobile 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 Mobile:

  • 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 Mobile, Alabama 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 Mobile.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Mobile to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 155 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: 299
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $53,450 (4th worst)
Median Income: $20,620 (5th worst)
More on Plateau:  Data

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Population: 662
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $53,800 (5th worst)
Median Income: $17,760 (2nd worst)
More on Summerville:  Data

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Population: 496
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 7)
Median Home Value: $95,200 (49th worst)
Median Income: $30,114 (26th worst)
More on Bell Aire:  Data

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Population: 494
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $76,300 (26th worst)
Median Income: $32,827 (35th worst)
More on Driftwood:  Data

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Population: 1,625
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $44,200 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $24,258 (13th worst)
More on Fisher:  Data

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Population: 717
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 11)
Median Home Value: $74,500 (24th worst)
Median Income: $36,389 (45th worst)
More on Autumndale:  Data

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Population: 426
Rank Last Year: 35 (Up 28)
Median Home Value: $98,900 (57th worst)
Median Income: $37,077 (49th worst)
More on Fire Tower:  Data

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Population: 676
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 7)
Median Home Value: $95,200 (49th worst)
Median Income: $30,114 (26th worst)
More on Argyle:  Data

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Population: 1,338
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $66,300 (17th worst)
Median Income: $9,685 (1st worst)
More on Arlington:  Data

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Population: 2,922
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 10)
Median Home Value: $63,400 (13th worst)
Median Income: $24,568 (15th worst)
More on Baltimore:  Data

The ‘hoods around Mobile that are really hoods

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Mobile aren’t all bad. College Park takes the cake as the best place to live in Mobile.

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 Mobile For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Plateau 299 $53,450 $20,620
2 Summerville 662 $53,800 $17,760
3 Bell Aire 496 $95,200 $30,114
4 Driftwood 494 $76,300 $32,827
5 Fisher 1,625 $44,200 $24,258
6 Autumndale 717 $74,500 $36,389
7 Fire Tower 426 $98,900 $37,077
8 Argyle 676 $95,200 $30,114
9 Arlington 1,338 $66,300 $9,685
10 Baltimore 2,922 $63,400 $24,568
11 Bayview 1,320 $62,800 $34,490
12 Oakdale 592 $74,100 $18,750
13 Oakleigh 2,580 $65,367 $24,311
14 Owens 1,289 $22,800 $22,399
15 Grove Hill 496 $99,000 $40,292
16 Maryvale 3,482 $55,075 $18,504
17 Bienville 1,454 $117,900 $41,676
18 Riverfront Industrial Area 2,900 $31,900 $28,973
19 Glen Acres 1,107 $87,100 $48,022
20 Beverly 832 $92,850 $35,481
21 Neely 1,943 $62,150 $23,044
22 Fowl River 794 $84,900 $47,500
23 Loma Vista 932 $85,700 $35,404
24 Edington 370 $84,900 $40,469
25 Theodore Industrial Park 1,325 $105,250 $32,266
26 Muddy Creek 627 $95,200 $30,114
27 Irvington 684 $101,800 $36,966
28 Ferry 1,300 $60,600 $38,508
29 Gorgas 4,034 $77,583 $26,871
30 Tillman 895 $95,800 $36,788
31 Mcvoy 2,198 $107,150 $30,230
32 South Crichton 2,168 $67,750 $20,776
33 Highland 148 $108,500 $40,702
34 Mertz 793 $75,500 $38,688
35 Rosedale 1,191 $86,900 $27,162
36 Riviera 1,913 $71,667 $28,725
37 Seminole 323 $84,900 $40,469
38 Woodlawn 2,764 $66,225 $30,546
39 Usa 1,258 $59,550 $49,336
40 Twin Lakes 359 $84,900 $40,469
41 Rickarby 3,027 $72,000 $25,070
42 Huron 383 $84,900 $40,469
43 Melrose 276 $108,500 $40,702
44 Nevius 1,248 $96,600 $50,202
45 Bellmont 1,391 $122,000 $42,942
46 Mohawk 483 $84,900 $40,469
47 Riverside 1,046 $127,450 $55,688
48 Azalea 464 $131,300 $46,340
49 Maysville 1,842 $60,400 $25,075
50 Scenic Hill 698 $158,550 $60,692
51 Westfield 2,079 $122,000 $42,942
52 Deer River 416 $115,300 $34,419
53 Churchill 474 $122,700 $55,391
54 Neshota 1,661 $99,650 $36,924
55 Jackson Creek 516 $122,700 $55,391
56 Larkspur 1,730 $91,850 $49,362
57 Cypress Branch 526 $122,700 $55,391
58 North Crichton 1,883 $65,200 $26,009
59 Dauphin Acres 4,635 $91,660 $23,248
60 Bates 1,414 $108,500 $40,702
61 Navco 2,953 $74,500 $35,050
62 Hamilton 608 $122,700 $55,391
63 Rothfield 1,988 $97,650 $52,460
64 Pine Grove 878 $143,567 $51,438
65 Hillview 2,120 $91,850 $49,362
66 Hillsdale 1,630 $85,433 $27,305
67 Jefferson 1,495 $119,600 $32,126
68 Beau Terra 2,426 $85,700 $35,404
69 Bayside 536 $135,400 $42,434
70 Pleasant Valley 1,212 $77,650 $34,884
71 Greenmound 1,320 $63,333 $23,778
72 Lott Road 440 $108,200 $47,815
73 Devonshire 1,189 $97,400 $63,617
74 North Industrial Area 3,481 $72,340 $30,798
75 Colonial Heights 2,657 $111,000 $47,180
76 Lourdes 2,359 $82,550 $34,062
77 Cedar Grove 1,319 $115,850 $46,167
78 Belmeade 1,426 $125,100 $45,227
79 Redstone 1,427 $164,650 $62,540
80 Bellfontaine 313 $142,650 $43,001
81 Lyons Park 1,891 $166,767 $45,526
82 Westmont 4,249 $91,700 $40,572
83 Kimberline 2,743 $136,450 $57,624
84 Rose Haven 427 $138,650 $55,036
85 Bellewood 2,340 $98,600 $39,175
86 Forest Highland 996 $120,100 $56,486
87 Greenwich Hills 2,606 $86,533 $40,650
88 Ridgeway 639 $131,500 $55,161
89 Malibar Heights 5,234 $128,150 $39,823
90 Blackstone 1,529 $153,400 $65,781
91 Pinewood 1,184 $119,550 $51,085
92 Brookwood 2,521 $110,167 $51,671
93 Park Place 2,939 $96,320 $51,420
94 Crestview 1,740 $174,100 $51,777
95 Goldmine 898 $146,750 $63,727
96 Carver 3,484 $77,040 $34,231
97 Warwick 1,567 $128,300 $54,551
98 Airmont 3,504 $120,167 $44,163
99 Venetia 1,297 $129,967 $58,748
100 Reichlieu 3,943 $143,700 $31,530
101 Winfield 1,257 $112,100 $60,208
102 Big Creek 351 $142,200 $60,041
103 Central Business District 1,232 $198,700 $21,202
104 Jackson Heights 3,295 $149,950 $29,232
105 Camelia 310 $163,700 $55,602
106 Overlook 2,466 $118,600 $50,551
107 Millers Creek 665 $182,800 $95,391
108 Mccrary 611 $142,200 $60,041
109 Leinkauf 1,516 $124,600 $42,426
110 Cottage Park 2,634 $196,050 $85,542
111 Cody 2,873 $108,500 $45,848
112 Skyland Park 3,532 $153,550 $58,393
113 Texas Street 1,862 $117,767 $22,657
114 Georgia Avenue 1,272 $152,200 $32,266
115 Garland 1,846 $129,500 $61,296
116 Carlen 3,600 $142,700 $51,478
117 Dawes 2,293 $165,000 $71,750
118 Yorkwood 5,405 $152,950 $62,626
119 Terrace Hills 4,069 $123,800 $45,462
120 Spring Valley 1,500 $174,100 $51,777
121 Westavia 1,387 $138,900 $66,107
122 Pamona 518 $175,900 $59,298
123 Sunnyvale 639 $175,900 $59,298
124 Llanfair 2,653 $236,550 $44,004
125 Sheldon 3,708 $154,233 $48,516
126 Mooncrest 764 $175,900 $59,298
127 Thornhill 3,648 $249,200 $41,959
128 Red Creek 785 $175,900 $59,298
129 Westhill 3,563 $170,850 $44,732
130 Washington Square 2,143 $159,467 $44,667
131 Baker 2,194 $144,600 $60,697
132 Pierce Creek 290 $182,700 $88,993
133 Prospect 2,345 $164,650 $70,684
134 Alligator Bayou 347 $268,000 $66,786
135 D Iberville 1,905 $170,800 $72,063
136 Audubon 442 $268,000 $66,786
137 Koolman 473 $268,000 $66,786
138 Rochon 539 $268,000 $66,786
139 Westlake 1,309 $196,050 $85,542
140 Alderbrook 2,116 $184,800 $82,976
141 Cypress Shores 1,814 $150,800 $70,556
142 Canterbury 3,730 $149,350 $65,576
143 Milkhouse 4,448 $175,050 $59,060
144 Overton 3,644 $264,750 $48,155
145 Riviere De Chien 566 $209,100 $96,094
146 Rolling Acres 3,022 $152,333 $64,420
147 Claremont 2,993 $164,700 $58,458
148 Berkleigh 4,219 $173,800 $60,054
149 Travis 2,550 $198,300 $83,901
150 Parkhill 4,601 $307,633 $81,085
151 Second Creek 4,338 $214,900 $90,562
152 Hannon Park 1,886 $176,050 $57,089
153 Country Club 1,931 $474,000 $93,393
154 Di Grado 1,908 $238,100 $98,496
155 College Park 3,507 $284,167 $79,405

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