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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.
So what's the worst neighborhood to live in San Bernardino for 2021? 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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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In San Bernardino For 2021
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $79,800 (4th worst)
Median Income: $18,232 (worst)
More on Stadium West: Data
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $51,140 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $22,067 (5th worst)
More on East Valley: Data
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $103,275 (8th worst)
Median Income: $19,631 (3rd worst)
More on Carousel: Data
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $36,567 (worst)
Median Income: $27,370 (11th worst)
More on International: Data
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $124,400 (14th worst)
Median Income: $21,448 (4th worst)
More on Lytle Creek: Data
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $136,067 (20th worst)
Median Income: $22,207 (6th worst)
More on Ne-Sterling: Data
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $128,017 (15th worst)
Median Income: $24,124 (7th worst)
More on Feldheym: Data
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $55,075 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $29,259 (14th worst)
More on Lankershim: Data
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $88,640 (6th worst)
Median Income: $26,747 (9th worst)
More on Dmv: Data
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $113,067 (10th worst)
Median Income: $27,720 (12th worst)
More on Curtis: Data
How we determined the worst San Bernardino hoods in 2021
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.
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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