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.
Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Shreveport according to data:
- Downtown Riverfront
- Martin Luther King
- Mooretown And Hollywood Heights
- Ceder Grove-Lynbrook
- Country Club Hills-Lakeshore Shopping
- Sunset Arcre-Garden Valley-Morningside
- Highland-Stoner Hill
- Freestate-North Highlands
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.
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How we determined the worst Shreveport 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 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 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.
1. Downtown Riverfront
Median Income: $18,202
Median Home Value: $46,900
Median Income: $18,899
Median Home Value: $40,533
3. Martin Luther King
Median Income: $23,480
Median Home Value: $55,800
Median Income: $23,167
Median Home Value: $49,960
5. Mooretown And Hollywood Heights
Median Income: $21,562
Median Home Value: $53,725
6. Ceder Grove-Lynbrook
Median Income: $27,410
Median Home Value: $63,407
7. Country Club Hills-Lakeshore Shopping
Median Income: $33,784
Median Home Value: $77,925
8. Sunset Arcre-Garden Valley-Morningside
Median Income: $29,828
Median Home Value: $59,167
9. Highland-Stoner Hill
Median Income: $28,213
Median Home Value: $81,927
10. Freestate-North Highlands
Median Income: $40,745
Median Home Value: $88,486
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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Detailed List Of The Worst Shreveport Neighborhoods
|3||Martin Luther King||8,172|
|5||Mooretown And Hollywood Heights||6,641|
|7||Country Club Hills-Lakeshore Shopping||7,025|
|8||Sunset Arcre-Garden Valley-Morningside||10,543|
|12||Western Hills And Yarborough||5,730|
|13||Hyde Park Brookwood-Southern Hills||17,569|
|16||Broadmoor-Anderson Island-Shreve Isle||19,091|
|17||Caddo Heights-South Highlands||12,964|