These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Richmond For 2019


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Richmond 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 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Richmond.
Worst Neighborhoods In Richmond

Richmond’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 Richmond.

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 Richmond. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

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

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

We examined 136 of Richmond’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Richmond’s reputation.

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

  1. Cofer
  2. Broad Rock Industrial Park
  3. Oak Grove
  4. Broad Rock
  5. McGuire
  6. Hillside Court
  7. Jeff Davis
  8. Elkhardt
  9. Maury
  10. Pine Camp

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Richmond for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Cofer looks to be the worst neighborhood in Richmond.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Richmond 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 Richmond.

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How we determined the worst Richmond hoods in 2019

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 Richmond:

  • 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 Richmond, Virginia 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 Richmond.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Richmond to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 136 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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Population: 357
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $36,150 (1st worst)
Median Income: $27,474 (23rd worst)
More on Cofer:  Data

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Population: 1,207
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $51,133 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $25,689 (16th worst)
More on Broad Rock Industrial Park:  Data

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Population: 1,511
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $55,667 (4th worst)
Median Income: $31,698 (38th worst)
More on Oak Grove:  Data

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Population: 708
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $68,200 (9th worst)
Median Income: $25,694 (17th worst)
More on Broad Rock:  Data

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Population: 725
Rank Last Year: 37 (Up 32)
Median Home Value: $91,650 (18th worst)
Median Income: $27,772 (24th worst)
More on Mcguire:  Data

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Population: 728
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $66,800 (8th worst)
Median Income: $16,732 (5th worst)
More on Hillside Court:  Data

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Population: 2,196
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $44,200 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $27,816 (25th worst)
More on Jeff Davis:  Data

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Population: 789
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $116,100 (36th worst)
Median Income: $25,100 (15th worst)
More on Elkhardt:  Data

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Population: 921
Rank Last Year: 28 (Up 19)
Median Home Value: $65,500 (7th worst)
Median Income: $29,241 (29th worst)
More on Maury:  Data

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Population: 451
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $120,200 (44th worst)
Median Income: $26,711 (20th worst)
More on Pine Camp:  Data

The ‘hoods around Richmond that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Richmond with Cofer landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Richmond aren’t all bad. Mary Munford takes the cake as the best place to live in Richmond.

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

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Detailed List Of The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Richmond For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Cofer 357 $36,150 $27,474
2 Broad Rock Industrial Park 1,207 $51,133 $25,689
3 Oak Grove 1,511 $55,667 $31,698
4 Broad Rock 708 $68,200 $25,694
5 Mcguire 725 $91,650 $27,772
6 Hillside Court 728 $66,800 $16,732
7 Jeff Davis 2,196 $44,200 $27,816
8 Elkhardt 789 $116,100 $25,100
9 Maury 921 $65,500 $29,241
10 Pine Camp 451 $120,200 $26,711
11 Washington Park 601 $120,200 $26,711
12 Biotech And Mcv District 506 $118,750 $28,125
13 Davee Gardens 43 $59,600 $29,063
14 Hollywood Cemetery 568 $119,200 $24,375
15 Oakwood 306 $103,400 $37,159
16 Swansboro West 2,060 $98,850 $21,406
17 Woodville 755 $85,200 $22,004
18 Peter Paul 768 $85,200 $22,004
19 Parnell Industrial Area 889 $93,550 $32,636
20 Maymont 314 $136,300 $25,938
21 Midlothian 3,735 $111,812 $33,587
22 Worthington 1,230 $114,850 $33,783
23 Green Park 664 $97,800 $31,462
24 Upper Shockoe Valley 1,491 $74,250 $18,752
25 Highland Terrace 753 $89,950 $29,649
26 Fairfield 1,218 $81,900 $10,942
27 Fairmount 1,300 $63,567 $17,747
28 Creighton 1,085 $84,800 $11,581
29 Magnolia Industrial Center 692 $116,200 $26,554
30 Belmont Woods 519 $167,300 $42,853
31 Brookbury 591 $167,300 $42,853
32 Oakwood Cemetery 1,298 $103,400 $37,159
33 Brauers 725 $97,500 $20,357
34 Deerbourne 691 $123,450 $35,631
35 Hioaks 1,328 $70,200 $33,516
36 Eastview 1,292 $79,000 $10,304
37 Cullenwood 268 $135,600 $35,536
38 Chamberlayne Industrial Center 1,071 $130,767 $35,993
39 Southern Barton Heights 750 $139,867 $39,618
40 Woodhaven 1,959 $116,400 $36,128
41 Providence Park 1,148 $101,550 $29,920
42 Pocoshock 412 $113,600 $42,466
43 Mcguire Veterans Hospital 459 $135,600 $35,536
44 Whitcomb 2,820 $95,467 $20,537
45 Piney Knolls 3,545 $146,150 $36,540
46 Mcguire Manor 1,373 $110,000 $38,393
47 North Highland Park 3,149 $102,067 $32,693
48 Warwick 621 $113,600 $42,466
49 Blackwell 1,428 $128,367 $35,756
50 John Marshall 850 $241,600 $30,827
51 Hickory Hill 1,529 $113,600 $43,144
52 Swansboro 2,229 $148,900 $35,306
53 Fulton 4,591 $125,325 $29,791
54 Belt Center 831 $127,050 $45,910
55 British Camp Farms 1,634 $126,250 $41,170
56 Highland Park Southern Tip 1,715 $113,175 $33,429
57 Jahnke 3,040 $120,950 $38,910
58 Swanson 1,062 $113,600 $42,466
59 City Center 454 $240,267 $32,624
60 Broad Rock Sports Complex 396 $116,900 $44,849
61 Old Town Manchester 1,520 $128,150 $39,884
62 Church Hill North 2,068 $136,580 $37,656
63 Capitol District 288 $241,650 $37,123
64 Ginter Park Terrace 366 $150,600 $43,438
65 Beaufont 1,400 $129,600 $31,633
66 Brookland Park 1,945 $140,367 $37,118
67 Virginia Union 1,544 $152,125 $47,192
68 Carver 2,454 $156,300 $35,958
69 Vcu 3,791 $291,700 $15,898
70 Maymont Park 212 $197,100 $59,100
71 Belle And Mayo Islands 173 $175,500 $31,063
72 Walmsley 2,485 $144,450 $43,834
73 Northern Barton Heights 2,503 $160,000 $43,478
74 Stadium 351 $162,500 $42,216
75 Newtowne West 181 $206,600 $49,306
76 Museums 263 $206,600 $49,306
77 Cottrell Farms 1,012 $145,050 $40,763
78 Powhite Park 310 $189,400 $60,734
79 Brookhaven Farms 279 $179,800 $43,737
80 Reedy Creek 1,363 $166,200 $26,875
81 South Garden 2,008 $116,900 $44,849
82 Westover 2,917 $148,550 $44,202
83 The Diamond 1,021 $212,700 $57,580
84 Jackson Ward 1,753 $237,500 $28,125
85 Randolph 2,867 $176,067 $41,655
86 Carillon 560 $218,750 $68,020
87 Fawnbrook 562 $179,800 $43,737
88 Union Hill 1,260 $182,500 $31,748
89 Westlake Hills 1,641 $180,433 $45,592
90 Northrop 1,426 $235,000 $24,777
91 Southampton 485 $308,100 $73,333
92 Byrd Park 1,436 $216,600 $63,763
93 Scott’s Addition 566 $224,350 $45,348
94 Chimborazo 1,713 $203,633 $43,921
95 Monroe Ward 2,193 $241,650 $30,694
96 Stony Point 1,053 $325,900 $86,621
97 Gravel Hill 577 $235,050 $67,228
98 Rosedale 780 $253,000 $51,702
99 Woodland Heights 2,160 $203,825 $48,226
100 Country Club Of Virginia 560 $313,550 $150,667
101 Shockoe Slip 181 $483,300 $37,123
102 Willow Oaks 610 $231,600 $56,538
103 Forest Hill Park 391 $267,850 $64,032
104 Central Office 245 $483,300 $37,123
105 Cedarhurst 2,102 $179,600 $57,756
106 Forest View 819 $215,767 $51,837
107 Gambles Hill 343 $483,300 $37,123
108 Edgewood 780 $148,850 $56,274
109 Westover Hills West 635 $196,100 $70,909
110 Bryan Park 933 $287,200 $37,549
111 Oregon Hill 1,330 $198,200 $56,071
112 Stratford Hills 2,786 $259,025 $86,908
113 Huguenot 3,374 $276,850 $86,355
114 Chippenham Forest 1,127 $280,000 $50,320
115 Ginter Park 4,164 $257,286 $50,565
116 Shockoe Bottom 2,545 $254,350 $40,956
117 Forest Hill 1,061 $260,000 $80,692
118 Forest Hill Terrace 1,167 $236,950 $57,652
119 Church Hill 2,389 $258,120 $51,391
120 Bellevue 2,672 $270,133 $62,486
121 Sherwood Park 813 $242,400 $69,063
122 Sauer’s Gardens 1,042 $255,000 $63,936
123 Westover Hills 1,031 $253,350 $65,729
124 Willow Lawn 997 $333,700 $87,861
125 Oxford 2,122 $286,400 $83,076
126 Wilton 743 $899,800 $231,750
127 Carytown 1,965 $298,150 $56,769
128 The Museum District 6,902 $334,660 $54,284
129 Windsor Farms 1,597 $866,100 $220,818
130 Monument Avenue Park 631 $267,900 $86,484
131 The Fan 13,216 $383,990 $55,164
132 Stonewall Court 942 $483,450 $127,808
133 Malvern Gardens 1,494 $316,800 $77,642
134 Colonial Place 2,098 $379,950 $105,212
135 Three Chopt 2,235 $433,900 $110,615
136 Mary Munford 1,463 $373,500 $70,202

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