These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Mobile For 2018


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

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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 Country Club ranks way above the rest.

We examined 158 of Mobile’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These ten places don’t quite measure up to Mobile’s reputation:

  1. Plateau
  2. Happy Hill
  3. Mobile Terrace
  4. Fisher
  5. Summerville
  6. North Crichton
  7. Driftwood
  8. Owens
  9. Glen Acres
  10. Bell Aire

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.

And if you’re looking for something more national, check out the worst cities in America or the most dangerous cities in America.

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How we determined the worst Mobile 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 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 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 158 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. Plateau

Population: 320
Median Income: $20,270
Median Home Value: $62,700

2. Happy Hill

Population: 22
Median Income: $18,661
Median Home Value: $84,300

3. Mobile Terrace

Population: 701
Median Income: $20,486
Median Home Value: $75,200

4. Fisher

Population: 1,778
Median Income: $23,124
Median Home Value: $34,600

5. Summerville

Population: 510
Median Income: $18,264
Median Home Value: $46,800

6. North Crichton

Population: 2,128
Median Income: $22,064
Median Home Value: $63,825

7. Driftwood

Population: 492
Median Income: $31,702
Median Home Value: $75,600

8. Owens

Population: 1,336
Median Income: $15,600
Median Home Value: $38,125

9. Glen Acres

Population: 1,156
Median Income: $32,250
Median Home Value: $80,900

10. Bell Aire

Population: 515
Median Income: $35,100
Median Home Value: $97,900

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. Country Club 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 Mobile Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Rank Population Median Income Median Home Values
Plateau 1 320 $20,270 $62,700
Happy Hill 2 22 $18,661 $84,300
Mobile Terrace 3 701 $20,486 $75,200
Fisher 4 1,778 $23,124 $34,600
Summerville 5 510 $18,264 $46,800
North Crichton 6 2,128 $22,064 $63,825
Driftwood 7 492 $31,702 $75,600
Owens 8 1,336 $15,600 $38,125
Glen Acres 9 1,156 $32,250 $80,900
Bell Aire 10 515 $35,100 $97,900
Muddy Creek 11 650 $35,100 $97,900
South Crichton 12 2,160 $25,232 $64,850
Maryvale 13 4,126 $19,317 $56,950
Arlington 14 1,376 $8,579 $70,200
Argyle 15 701 $35,100 $97,900
Maysville 16 1,991 $27,266 $63,100
Autumndale 17 496 $47,813 $62,100
Oakdale 18 589 $22,868 $70,500
North Industrial Area 19 3,162 $29,492 $81,100
Baltimore 20 2,709 $17,151 $64,667
Riverfront Industrial Area 21 2,577 $25,104 $35,525
Riviera 22 1,784 $30,650 $69,467
Neely 23 1,900 $21,656 $74,600
Oakleigh 24 2,304 $24,203 $66,967
Bayview 25 1,323 $36,800 $69,350
Plantation 26 835 $34,018 $16,000
Loma Vista 27 884 $36,477 $89,200
Beverly 28 854 $40,050 $98,600
Gorgas 29 4,381 $25,884 $76,350
Woodlawn 30 2,870 $32,382 $73,550
Ridgeway 31 545 $38,929 $89,400
Larkspur 32 1,630 $34,036 $97,000
Greenmound 33 1,068 $22,282 $68,267
Hillview 34 1,987 $34,036 $97,000
Fire Tower 35 443 $50,455 $99,700
Pleasant Valley 36 1,242 $35,488 $76,850
Rickarby 37 3,270 $32,586 $75,533
Ferry 38 1,225 $35,332 $97,850
Beau Terra 39 2,302 $36,477 $89,200
Tillman 40 889 $32,832 $88,600
Fowl River 41 578 $27,344 $59,300
Lourdes 42 2,101 $34,206 $80,050
Lott Road 43 439 $41,742 $86,400
Highland 44 161 $37,885 $106,900
Hillsdale 45 1,270 $30,517 $89,133
Rothfield 46 1,723 $44,296 $93,950
Theodore Industrial Park 47 1,349 $38,956 $110,500
Melrose 48 301 $37,885 $106,900
Grove Hill 49 389 $38,720 $78,350
Carver 50 3,754 $29,141 $84,580
Dauphin Acres 51 4,387 $30,688 $91,220
Navco 52 2,878 $38,924 $78,300
Seminole 53 360 $44,554 $83,400
Neshota 54 1,589 $33,074 $95,600
Belmeade 55 1,368 $34,124 $122,900
Rosedale 56 1,326 $22,818 $88,900
Twin Lakes 57 399 $44,554 $83,400
Rose Haven 58 399 $41,196 $117,200
Edington 59 412 $44,554 $83,400
Bienville 60 1,874 $40,558 $119,000
Huron 61 426 $44,554 $83,400
Mertz 62 1,435 $40,091 $76,700
Nevius 63 1,090 $48,190 $95,650
Bates 64 1,540 $37,885 $106,900
Mohawk 65 537 $44,554 $83,400
Churchill 66 489 $48,864 $109,700
Pinewood 67 1,333 $45,368 $119,750
Jackson Creek 68 532 $48,864 $109,700
Jefferson 69 1,830 $30,357 $128,500
Usa 70 1,398 $55,270 $66,400
Cypress Branch 71 542 $48,864 $109,700
Big Creek 72 320 $55,625 $136,800
Hamilton 73 627 $48,864 $109,700
Azalea 74 529 $52,206 $130,050
Cedar Grove 75 1,496 $41,706 $115,800
Mccrary 76 557 $55,625 $136,800
Bellmont 77 1,599 $47,090 $126,950
Cody 78 2,641 $41,340 $102,850
Bayside 79 629 $46,150 $125,000
Westfield 80 2,206 $47,090 $126,950
Irvington 81 710 $47,548 $98,350
Bellewood 82 2,217 $40,944 $110,100
Devonshire 83 983 $63,549 $102,700
Texas Street 84 1,897 $24,573 $116,067
Reichlieu 85 3,986 $34,624 $136,500
Colonial Heights 86 3,201 $47,207 $118,633
Brookwood 87 2,447 $41,316 $112,267
Deer River 88 356 $42,813 $123,100
Greenwich Hills 89 2,758 $41,584 $100,567
Winfield 90 1,165 $53,056 $103,100
Forest Highland 91 830 $57,031 $119,600
Scenic Hill 92 751 $60,856 $158,600
Mcvoy 93 2,023 $35,187 $162,700
Goldmine 94 876 $58,566 $136,900
Venetia 95 1,330 $57,571 $136,133
Camelia 96 379 $53,956 $160,400
Pine Grove 97 842 $57,336 $149,400
Bellfontaine 98 338 $47,448 $156,300
Westmont 99 4,425 $40,320 $110,350
Airmont 100 3,831 $44,871 $124,133
Redstone 101 1,384 $58,942 $163,650
Pierce Creek 102 270 $60,321 $181,100
Blackstone 103 1,502 $67,756 $156,800
Leinkauf 104 1,768 $39,597 $175,300
Garland 105 1,688 $63,182 $128,950
Park Place 106 3,258 $41,373 $157,720
Malibar Heights 107 4,945 $40,232 $130,350
Riverside 108 1,324 $44,224 $178,950
Georgia Avenue 109 1,341 $35,532 $174,400
Baker 110 2,111 $61,193 $149,300
Kimberline 111 2,519 $59,050 $136,350
Pamona 112 491 $50,129 $170,500
Jackson Heights 113 3,417 $42,435 $144,750
Overlook 114 2,408 $57,908 $128,550
Sunnyvale 115 606 $50,129 $170,500
Mooncrest 116 725 $50,129 $170,500
Central Business District 117 1,077 $21,500 $241,000
Red Creek 118 744 $50,129 $170,500
Terrace Hills 119 4,396 $46,329 $134,600
Spring Valley 120 1,443 $47,163 $150,600
Dawes 121 2,269 $68,527 $164,800
Crestview 122 1,462 $47,163 $150,600
Warwick 123 1,419 $56,907 $123,400
Washington Square 124 2,429 $43,657 $172,867
Westavia 125 1,273 $69,333 $138,300
Yorkwood 126 4,897 $65,548 $145,100
Westhill 127 3,680 $48,118 $183,050
Riviere De Chien 128 652 $102,500 $238,600
Prospect 129 2,332 $67,793 $161,050
D Iberville 130 1,765 $68,269 $164,100
Sheldon 131 3,750 $43,979 $141,000
Carlen 132 3,834 $54,445 $146,650
Skyland Park 133 3,912 $60,210 $152,450
Thornhill 134 3,252 $43,298 $229,200
Millers Creek 135 621 $88,594 $207,200
Rolling Acres 136 2,899 $60,269 $149,900
Alligator Bayou 137 397 $63,869 $284,600
Westlake 138 1,224 $87,900 $197,800
Audubon 139 506 $63,869 $284,600
Koolman 140 541 $63,869 $284,600
Canterbury 141 3,420 $57,458 $152,500
Rochon 142 617 $63,869 $284,600
Cypress Shores 143 1,846 $64,784 $152,400
Cottage Park 144 2,438 $87,900 $197,800
Hannon Park 145 1,926 $50,340 $182,700
Lyons Park 146 1,928 $51,722 $198,167
Llanfair 147 2,635 $45,354 $249,850
Alderbrook 148 1,922 $87,609 $175,700
Travis 149 2,612 $83,034 $205,700
Overton 150 3,676 $56,508 $293,750
Berkleigh 151 4,205 $61,946 $187,900
Claremont 152 3,034 $61,469 $160,100
Milkhouse 153 4,080 $65,608 $184,400
College Park 154 3,772 $79,683 $271,167
Second Creek 155 3,616 $102,946 $246,200
Parkhill 156 4,813 $83,242 $310,467
Di Grado 157 1,851 $98,750 $253,400
Country Club 158 2,029 $95,174 $453,350

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