The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Mobile For 2021


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 2021. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Mobile.
Worst Neighborhoods 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 147 of Mobile's neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don't quite measure up to Mobile's reputation.

So what's the worst neighborhood to live in Mobile for 2021? 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. Looking for places to avoid outside of the city? You can also check out the worst suburbs of Mobile.

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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Mobile For 2021

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1
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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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2
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Population: 662
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $53,800 (5th worst)
Median Income: $17,760 (2nd worst)
More on Summerville:  Data

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3
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Population: 494
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $76,300 (24th worst)
Median Income: $32,827 (35th worst)
More on Driftwood:  Data

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3
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Population: 496
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $95,200 (47th worst)
Median Income: $30,114 (26th worst)
More on Bell Aire:  Data

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2
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Population: 1,625
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $44,200 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $24,258 (13th worst)
More on Fisher:  Data

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3
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Population: 426
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $98,900 (55th worst)
Median Income: $37,077 (48th worst)
More on Fire Tower:  Data

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3
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Population: 1,338
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $66,300 (16th worst)
Median Income: $9,685 (worst)
More on Arlington:  Data

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3
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Population: 676
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $95,200 (47th worst)
Median Income: $30,114 (26th worst)
More on Argyle:  Data

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3
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Population: 1,320
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $62,800 (10th worst)
Median Income: $34,490 (39th worst)
More on Bayview:  Data

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3
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Population: 2,922
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $63,400 (12th worst)
Median Income: $24,568 (15th worst)
More on Baltimore:  Data

How we determined the worst Mobile hoods in 2021

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 147 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.

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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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Mobile For 2021?

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