The 10 Most Dangerous And Worst Neighborhoods In Spokane For 2023

The most dangerous and worst Spokane neighborhoods are Chief Garry Park and Hillyard for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

Worst Neighborhoods In Spokane
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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 Washington thanks in part to tons of entertainment and jobs, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Spokane. Some neighborhoods aren’t as safe as others.

So the question arises, which Spokane neighborhoods are the most dangerous and which are the safest?

Today, we’ll use Saturday Night Science 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 Comstock ranks way above the rest.

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

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Spokane for 2023? According to the most recent census data, Chief Garry Park looks to be the worst neighborhood in Spokane.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Spokane that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.

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Table Of Contents: Top 10 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Spokane For 2023

Population: 5,581
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 761
Property Crime Per 100k: 6,206
Median Home Value: $155,000 (5th worst)
Median Income: $39,280 (5th worst)

More on Chief Garry Park:  Data

Population: 6,156
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,112
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,034
Median Home Value: $139,067 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $41,458 (7th worst)

More on Hillyard:  Data

Population: 27,612
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 893
Property Crime Per 100k: 8,912
Median Home Value: $171,165 (10th worst)
Median Income: $46,128 (10th worst)

More on Nevadalidgerwood:  Data

Population: 11,110
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,539
Property Crime Per 100k: 11,949
Median Home Value: $184,200 (11th worst)
Median Income: $53,837 (15th worst)

More on East Central:  Data

Population: 7,248
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,599
Property Crime Per 100k: 6,281
Median Home Value: $148,829 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $41,195 (6th worst)

More on West Central:  Data

Population: 9,191
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 695
Property Crime Per 100k: 6,511
Median Home Value: $158,200 (7th worst)
Median Income: $43,482 (8th worst)

More on Emersongarfield:  Data

Brownes Addition Spokane, WA

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Population: 1,700
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 2,412
Property Crime Per 100k: 11,292
Median Home Value: $192,000 (12th worst)
Median Income: $30,374 (3rd worst)

More on Brownes Addition:  Data

Population: 11,803
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 616
Property Crime Per 100k: 7,573
Median Home Value: $154,489 (4th worst)
Median Income: $49,584 (12th worst)

More on Logan:  Data

Population: 3,502
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,099
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,048
Median Home Value: $132,025 (worst)
Median Income: $37,747 (4th worst)

More on Whitman:  Data

Population: 3,320
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 258
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,929
Median Home Value: $165,200 (9th worst)
Median Income: $47,273 (11th worst)

More on Minnehaha:  Data

Methodology: How we determined the most dangerous Spokane neighborhoods in 2023

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 plugged the following criteria into Saturday Night Science to get the worst neighborhoods in Spokane:

  • High crime (Estimated)
  • 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)

Then, we ranked each neighborhood in Spokane, Washington for each of these criteria from worst to best.

Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criterion into a “Worst Score.”

The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the most dangerous neighborhood of Spokane.

The article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. We updated this article for 2023. This report is our time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Spokane.

Skip to the end to see the list of all 27 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

Summary: The Worst Neighborhoods Around Spokane

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

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

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

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Most Dangerous Neighborhoods To Live In Spokane For 2023?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Chief Garry Park 5,581 $155,000 $39,280
2 Hillyard 6,156 $139,067 $41,458
3 Nevadalidgerwood 27,612 $171,165 $46,128
4 East Central 11,110 $184,200 $53,837
5 West Central 7,248 $148,829 $41,195
6 Emersongarfield 9,191 $158,200 $43,482
7 Brownes Addition 1,700 $192,000 $30,374
8 Logan 11,803 $154,489 $49,584
9 Whitman 3,502 $132,025 $37,747
10 Minnehaha 3,320 $165,200 $47,273
11 Riverside 3,773 $333,667 $24,197
12 Latah Valley 5,894 $245,429 $60,460
13 Peaceful Valley 769 $201,150 $26,088
14 West Hills 2,982 $294,767 $53,211
15 Bemiss 7,617 $155,350 $44,232
16 Thorpewestwood 1,450 $300,550 $61,514
17 Cliffcannon 8,507 $266,336 $53,090
18 North Hill 12,667 $162,964 $54,362
19 Northwest 22,022 $202,750 $64,566
20 Lincoln Heights 14,991 $258,158 $70,905
21 Balboasouth Indian Trail 6,184 $260,660 $83,494
22 Moran Prairie 9,784 $293,833 $77,450
23 Rockwood 4,485 $393,800 $77,766
24 Manitocannon Hill 4,719 $324,600 $93,006
25 North Indian Trail 7,404 $333,280 $88,874
26 Five Mileprairie 2,553 $356,300 $106,175
27 Comstock 7,613 $302,033 $79,599
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.