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 places don’t quite measure up to Mobile’s reputation.

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

  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.

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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.

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

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

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