These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Oklahoma City For 2018


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

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Oklahoma City’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 Oklahoma City.

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 Oklahoma City. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

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

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

We examined 24 of Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These ten places don’t quite measure up to Oklahoma City’s reputation:

  1. Flatiron District
  2. Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Park
  3. Adventure District
  4. Capitol Hill
  5. Stockyards City
  6. I-40 Expansion Area
  7. Warr Acres
  8. Medical Community
  9. Inner City Southside
  10. Paseo Artists District

Read on to see how we determined the places around Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City:

  • 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 Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Oklahoma City to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 24 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. Flatiron District

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Oklahoma City

Population: 98
Median Income: $15,368
Median Home Value: $108,449

2. Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Park

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Oklahoma City

Population: 105
Median Income: $15,368
Median Home Value: $108,449

3. Adventure District

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Oklahoma City

Population: 2,506
Median Income: $40,034
Median Home Value: $133,322

4. Capitol Hill

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Oklahoma City

Population: 298
Median Income: $71,310
Median Home Value: $65,439

5. Stockyards City

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Oklahoma City

Population: 193
Median Income: $35,682
Median Home Value: $98,529

6. I-40 Expansion Area

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Oklahoma City

Population: 505
Median Income: $26,197
Median Home Value: $125,455

7. Warr Acres

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Oklahoma City

Population: 1,627
Median Income: $37,732
Median Home Value: $102,158

8. Medical Community

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Oklahoma City

Population: 1,211
Median Income: $28,188
Median Home Value: $100,702

9. Inner City Southside

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Oklahoma City

Population: 8,956
Median Income: $25,738
Median Home Value: $72,102

10. Paseo Artists District

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Oklahoma City

Population: 112
Median Income: $37,929
Median Home Value: $96,847

The ‘hoods around Oklahoma City that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Oklahoma City with Flatiron District landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Oklahoma City aren’t all bad. Oklahoma School Of Science And Mathematics takes the cake as the best place to live in Oklahoma City.

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

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Detailed List Of The Worst Oklahoma City Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Rank Population Median Income Median Home Values
Flatiron District 1 98 $15,368 $108,449
Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Park 2 105 $15,368 $108,449
Adventure District 3 2,506 $40,034 $133,322
Capitol Hill 4 298 $71,310 $65,439
Stockyards City 5 193 $35,682 $98,529
I-40 Expansion Area 6 505 $26,197 $125,455
Warr Acres 7 1,627 $37,732 $102,158
Medical Community 8 1,211 $28,188 $100,702
Inner City Southside 9 8,956 $25,738 $72,102
Paseo Artists District 10 112 $37,929 $96,847
Bricktown 11 221 $28,155 $125,455
Meridian Avenue Hospitality Corridor 12 658 $50,031 $66,469
Downtown 13 3,425 $44,680 $111,510
Arts District 14 2,091 $48,746 $125,455
Inner City Northside 15 49,067 $45,616 $123,882
Nichols Hills 16 3,003 $111,119 $639,319
Quail Springs 17 2,511 $82,822 $315,957
Northwest 39 Street Enclave 18 584 $41,350 $108,757
Suburban Northside 19 152,038 $55,096 $204,806
Deep Deuce 20 565 $71,696 $108,449
Automobile Alley 21 379 $55,347 $160,260
Eastside 22 5,463 $59,694 $188,978
Asia District 23 538 $47,725 $134,730
Oklahoma School Of Science And Mathematics 24 502 $55,322 $193,547