These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In San Bernardino For 2019


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino.
Worst Neighborhoods In San Bernardino

San Bernardino’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 San Bernardino.

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 San Bernardino. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

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

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

We examined 50 of San Bernardino’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to San Bernardino’s reputation.

Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in San Bernardino according to data:

  1. Stadium West
  2. Carousel
  3. East Valley
  4. Ne-Sterling
  5. International
  6. Lytle Creek
  7. Lankershim
  8. Feldheym
  9. Dmv
  10. Curtis

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in San Bernardino for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Stadium West looks to be the worst neighborhood in San Bernardino.

Read on to see how we determined the places around San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino.

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How we determined the worst San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino:

  • 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 San Bernardino, California 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 San Bernardino.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around San Bernardino to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 50 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: 909
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $79,800 (4th worst)
Median Income: $18,232 (1st worst)
More on Stadium West:  Data

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Population: 2,798
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $103,275 (8th worst)
Median Income: $19,631 (3rd worst)
More on Carousel:  Data

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Population: 6,508
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $51,140 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $22,067 (5th worst)
More on East Valley:  Data

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4
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Population: 1,480
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $136,067 (20th worst)
Median Income: $22,207 (6th worst)
More on Ne-Sterling:  Data

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3
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Population: 3,568
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $36,567 (1st worst)
Median Income: $27,370 (11th worst)
More on International:  Data

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4
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Population: 4,203
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 7)
Median Home Value: $124,400 (14th worst)
Median Income: $21,448 (4th worst)
More on Lytle Creek:  Data

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5
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Population: 7,679
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $55,075 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $29,259 (14th worst)
More on Lankershim:  Data

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4
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Population: 4,947
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 7)
Median Home Value: $128,017 (15th worst)
Median Income: $24,124 (7th worst)
More on Feldheym:  Data

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5
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Population: 8,064
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $88,640 (6th worst)
Median Income: $26,747 (9th worst)
More on Dmv:  Data

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Population: 6,556
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 9)
Median Home Value: $113,067 (10th worst)
Median Income: $27,720 (12th worst)
More on Curtis:  Data

The ‘hoods around San Bernardino that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in San Bernardino with Stadium West landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in San Bernardino aren’t all bad. Cimmeron takes the cake as the best place to live in San Bernardino.

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 San Bernardino For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Stadium West 909 $79,800 $18,232
2 Carousel 2,798 $103,275 $19,631
3 East Valley 6,508 $51,140 $22,067
4 Ne-Sterling 1,480 $136,067 $22,207
5 International 3,568 $36,567 $27,370
6 Lytle Creek 4,203 $124,400 $21,448
7 Lankershim 7,679 $55,075 $29,259
8 Feldheym 4,947 $128,017 $24,124
9 Dmv 8,064 $88,640 $26,747
10 Curtis 6,556 $113,067 $27,720
11 Delman 2,795 $148,333 $39,833
12 Sbhs 7,515 $124,150 $28,656
13 Valley View 1,507 $137,900 $31,856
14 Show Place 1,459 $152,800 $38,962
15 Amtrak 3,585 $96,800 $31,644
16 Seccombe Lane 4,204 $85,933 $19,481
17 Wilson 3,393 $150,975 $37,922
18 Valley College 1,840 $146,667 $33,938
19 Hi-30 1,663 $184,700 $45,192
20 Arrowview 3,311 $154,525 $39,235
21 San Gorgonio 7,009 $115,480 $30,839
22 Muscupiabe 3,639 $134,133 $43,174
23 La Plaza 4,568 $135,400 $36,436
24 Muscoy 10,134 $168,533 $41,701
25 Roosevelt 3,749 $139,050 $37,924
26 Cajon 4,502 $199,440 $42,052
27 Alessandro 3,721 $128,667 $25,451
28 Ridgeline 930 $265,750 $26,804
29 Belevedere 4,334 $222,833 $66,832
30 Drnag 17,378 $184,831 $43,530
31 Blair Park 1,522 $211,900 $34,496
32 Pacific 9,989 $173,260 $41,812
33 Riverview 3,985 $179,767 $44,041
34 Terrace 10,941 $106,586 $41,901
35 Carvedale 3,465 $172,150 $32,840
36 Perris Hills 4,880 $157,550 $39,538
37 North Park 3,419 $214,117 $56,207
38 Hudson 2,974 $158,075 $55,894
39 Rancho West 10,024 $120,333 $50,970
40 Wildwood Park 3,621 $183,267 $45,318
41 California 3,596 $186,167 $48,263
42 Arrowhead 4,610 $188,883 $56,948
43 South Pointe 3,940 $136,600 $50,551
44 University 3,780 $207,200 $43,559
45 Mount Vernon 4,068 $130,150 $41,550
46 Yerdemont 8,709 $287,780 $82,495
47 Kendall 3,812 $181,075 $57,548
48 Sandin Hills 4,922 $209,833 $49,955
49 Nena 2,759 $241,820 $59,738
50 Cimmeron 1,358 $189,800 $55,820