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Shreveport'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 Shreveport.
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 Shreveport. Some neighborhoods aren't as great as others.
So the question arises, which Shreveport neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we'll use science and data to determine which Shreveport hoods need a little tender loving care - the sore thumbs of the Shreveport area if you will. Realistically, you can't expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Springlake-University Terrace ranks way above the rest.
We examined 18 of Shreveport's neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don't quite measure up to Shreveport's reputation.
So what's the worst neighborhood to live in Shreveport for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Downtown Riverfront looks to be the worst neighborhood in Shreveport.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Shreveport 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 Shreveport.
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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Shreveport For 2021
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $24,600 (worst)
Median Income: $25,548 (5th worst)
More on Downtown Riverfront: Data
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $49,793 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $24,550 (3rd worst)
More on Queensborough: Data
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $38,892 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $19,668 (worst)
More on Allendale-Lakeside: Data
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $56,738 (6th worst)
Median Income: $24,660 (4th worst)
More on Mooretown And Hollywood Heights: Data
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $51,922 (4th worst)
Median Income: $20,545 (2nd worst)
More on Martin Luther King: Data
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $77,362 (8th worst)
Median Income: $27,858 (7th worst)
More on Country Club Hills-Lakeshore Shopping: Data
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $91,387 (10th worst)
Median Income: $27,744 (6th worst)
More on Highland-Stoner Hill: Data
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $55,400 (5th worst)
Median Income: $31,012 (9th worst)
More on Ceder Grove-Lynbrook: Data
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $82,671 (9th worst)
Median Income: $37,236 (10th worst)
More on Freestate-North Highlands: Data
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $111,900 (11th worst)
Median Income: $45,494 (11th worst)
More on Airport-Pines Road: Data
How we determined the worst Shreveport 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 Shreveport:
- 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 Shreveport, Louisiana 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 Shreveport.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Shreveport to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 18 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 Shreveport that are really hoods
Well there you have it -- the worst of the neighborhoods in Shreveport with Downtown Riverfront landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Shreveport aren't all bad. Springlake-University Terrace takes the cake as the best place to live in Shreveport.
We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.
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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Shreveport For 2021?
|4||Mooretown And Hollywood Heights||6,769|
|5||Martin Luther King||7,724|
|6||Country Club Hills-Lakeshore Shopping||7,511|
|11||Sunset Arcre-Garden Valley-Morningside||10,214|
|12||Caddo Heights-South Highlands||13,251|
|13||Western Hills And Yarborough||5,738|
|16||Hyde Park Brookwood-Southern Hills||17,375|
|17||Broadmoor-Anderson Island-Shreve Isle||18,886|