These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Omaha For 2018


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

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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:

  1. Florence
  2. Aksarben
  3. Rockbrook
  4. North Omaha
  5. Southwest Omaha
  6. Holy Cross
  7. Benson
  8. South Central Omaha
  9. Northwest Omaha
  10. Millard

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.

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1. Florence

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 490
Median Income: $70,517
Median Home Value: $88,009

2. Aksarben

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 5,421
Median Income: $53,419
Median Home Value: $136,769

3. Rockbrook

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 5,265
Median Income: $65,146
Median Home Value: $232,682

4. North Omaha

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 86,948
Median Income: $41,793
Median Home Value: $105,149

5. Southwest Omaha

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 41,418
Median Income: $84,873
Median Home Value: $162,630

6. Holy Cross

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 5,259
Median Income: $58,275
Median Home Value: $149,133

7. Benson

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 8,646
Median Income: $39,809
Median Home Value: $111,196

8. South Central Omaha

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 3,899
Median Income: $90,147
Median Home Value: $351,715

9. Northwest Omaha

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 50,085
Median Income: $63,381
Median Home Value: $149,921

10. Millard

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 21,911
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

Neighborhood Rank Population Median Income Median Home Values
Florence 1 490 $70,517 $88,009
Aksarben 2 5,421 $53,419 $136,769
Rockbrook 3 5,265 $65,146 $232,682
North Omaha 4 86,948 $41,793 $105,149
Southwest Omaha 5 41,418 $84,873 $162,630
Holy Cross 6 5,259 $58,275 $149,133
Benson 7 8,646 $39,809 $111,196
South Central Omaha 8 3,899 $90,147 $351,715
Northwest Omaha 9 50,085 $63,381 $149,921
Millard 10 21,911 $82,944 $189,348
Southeast Omaha 11 73,909 $45,019 $107,391
Westside 12 2,346 $103,819 $190,189
Old Market 13 6,580 $41,544 $72,349
West Omaha 14 38,223 $76,626 $290,126
Keystone 15 4,917 $54,890 $127,689
Ralston 16 21,576 $58,643 $161,085
Central 17 40,073 $58,956 $199,799
Near South 18 7,172 $40,336 $111,076
Downtown 19 33,997 $36,715 $129,096
Field Club 20 3,413 $33,985 $146,690
Cathedral 21 6,165 $34,052 $147,219
Fairacres 22 11,071 $72,774 $230,379
Dundee 23 6,298 $69,233 $296,365

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