These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Spokane For 2018

We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Spokane that are the real pits.

Join RoadSnacks
This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out.
Worst Neighborhoods In Spokane

Spokane’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 Spokane.

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

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

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

We examined 27 of Spokane’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Spokane’s reputation.

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

  1. Chief Garry Park
  2. Hillyard
  3. West Central
  4. Emersongarfield
  5. Nevadalidgerwood
  6. Whitman
  7. Logan
  8. Bemiss
  9. East Central
  10. Thorpewestwood

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

For more reading on Washington, check out:

How we determined the worst Spokane 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 Spokane:

  • 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 Spokane 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 Spokane.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Spokane to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 27 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. Chief Garry Park

Population: 5,794
Median Income: $31,284
Median Home Value: $109,425

2. Hillyard

Population: 7,177
Median Income: $36,402
Median Home Value: $109,400

3. West Central

Population: 8,323
Median Income: $27,042
Median Home Value: $117,550

4. Emersongarfield

Population: 7,929
Median Income: $31,119
Median Home Value: $125,325

5. Nevadalidgerwood

Population: 27,238
Median Income: $32,739
Median Home Value: $111,710

6. Whitman

Population: 3,304
Median Income: $32,220
Median Home Value: $107,800

7. Logan

Population: 10,472
Median Income: $30,265
Median Home Value: $108,983

8. Bemiss

Population: 7,982
Median Income: $36,896
Median Home Value: $121,175

9. East Central

Population: 11,108
Median Income: $39,588
Median Home Value: $134,312

10. Thorpewestwood

Population: 1,128
Median Income: $47,764
Median Home Value: $150,800

The ‘hoods around Spokane that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Spokane with Chief Garry Park landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Spokane aren’t all bad. Manitocannon Hill takes the cake as the best place to live in Spokane.

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

For more Washington reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Worst Spokane Neighborhoods

Rank Neighborhood Population Median Income Median Home Values
1 Chief Garry Park 5,794 $31,284 $109,425
2 Hillyard 7,177 $36,402 $109,400
3 West Central 8,323 $27,042 $117,550
4 Emersongarfield 7,929 $31,119 $125,325
5 Nevadalidgerwood 27,238 $32,739 $111,710
6 Whitman 3,304 $32,220 $107,800
7 Logan 10,472 $30,265 $108,983
8 Bemiss 7,982 $36,896 $121,175
9 East Central 11,108 $39,588 $134,312
10 Thorpewestwood 1,128 $47,764 $150,800
11 Minnehaha 3,247 $43,371 $132,560
12 Riverside 3,556 $20,438 $225,620
13 Northwest 21,260 $52,748 $151,112
14 West Hills 2,467 $36,025 $233,533
15 Latah Valley 2,894 $55,378 $191,940
16 Balboasouth Indian Trail 5,729 $64,735 $201,860
17 Lincoln Heights 14,454 $56,238 $180,857
18 North Hill 11,929 $47,073 $130,055
19 Peaceful Valley 688 $43,876 $170,000
20 Brownes Addition 1,692 $38,493 $275,167
21 Cliffcannon 8,216 $46,386 $206,725
22 Moran Prairie 7,978 $60,699 $235,782
23 North Indian Trail 6,732 $82,948 $239,180
24 Five Mileprairie 2,057 $91,952 $301,600
25 Comstock 6,847 $70,598 $222,512
26 Rockwood 4,548 $67,318 $283,567
27 Manitocannon Hill 4,842 $74,844 $245,875

Like RoadSnacks on Facebook:

 Rankings, Worst