Omaha’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 Omaha.
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 Omaha. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.
So the question arises, which Omaha neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Omaha hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Omaha area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Dundee ranks way above the rest.
We examined 23 of Omaha’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These ten places don’t quite measure up to Omaha’s reputation:
- North Omaha
- Southwest Omaha
- Holy Cross
- South Central Omaha
- Northwest Omaha
Read on to see how we determined the places around Omaha 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 Omaha 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 Omaha:
- 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 Omaha 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 Omaha.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Omaha to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 23 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.
Median Income: $70,517
Median Home Value: $88,009
Median Income: $53,419
Median Home Value: $136,769
Median Income: $65,146
Median Home Value: $232,682
4. North Omaha
Median Income: $41,793
Median Home Value: $105,149
5. Southwest Omaha
Median Income: $84,873
Median Home Value: $162,630
6. Holy Cross
Median Income: $58,275
Median Home Value: $149,133
Median Income: $39,809
Median Home Value: $111,196
8. South Central Omaha
Median Income: $90,147
Median Home Value: $351,715
9. Northwest Omaha
Median Income: $63,381
Median Home Value: $149,921
Median Income: $82,944
Median Home Value: $189,348
The ‘hoods around Omaha that are really hoods
Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Omaha with Florence landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Omaha aren’t all bad. Dundee takes the cake as the best place to live in Omaha.
We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Worst Omaha Neighborhoods
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