These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Spokane For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Spokane.
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. Riverside
  3. Nevadalidgerwood
  4. West Central
  5. Hillyard
  6. East Central
  7. Emersongarfield
  8. Logan
  9. Thorpewestwood
  10. Whitman

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Spokane for 2019? 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.

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 Spokane hoods in 2019

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, Washington 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.

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Population: 6,060
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $112,400 (6th worst)
Median Income: $33,143 (5th worst)
More on Chief Garry Park:  Data

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Population: 3,397
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 10)
Median Home Value: $143,420 (13th worst)
Median Income: $20,835 (1st worst)
More on Riverside:  Data

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Population: 27,226
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $112,748 (7th worst)
Median Income: $34,250 (8th worst)
More on Nevadalidgerwood:  Data

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Population: 8,122
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $103,438 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $33,572 (6th worst)
More on West Central:  Data

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Population: 7,536
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $103,820 (4th worst)
Median Income: $35,926 (10th worst)
More on Hillyard:  Data

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Population: 10,618
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $133,924 (11th worst)
Median Income: $41,374 (13th worst)
More on East Central:  Data

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Population: 9,040
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $103,967 (5th worst)
Median Income: $34,356 (9th worst)
More on Emersongarfield:  Data

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Population: 10,881
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $88,400 (1st worst)
Median Income: $33,753 (7th worst)
More on Logan:  Data

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Population: 1,299
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $154,567 (14th worst)
Median Income: $45,466 (17th worst)
More on Thorpewestwood:  Data

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Population: 3,433
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 4)
Median Home Value: $99,025 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $31,878 (4th worst)
More on Whitman:  Data

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.

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Detailed List Of The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Spokane For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Chief Garry Park 6,060 $112,400 $33,143
2 Riverside 3,397 $143,420 $20,835
3 Nevadalidgerwood 27,226 $112,748 $34,250
4 West Central 8,122 $103,438 $33,572
5 Hillyard 7,536 $103,820 $35,926
6 East Central 10,618 $133,924 $41,374
7 Emersongarfield 9,040 $103,967 $34,356
8 Logan 10,881 $88,400 $33,753
9 Thorpewestwood 1,299 $154,567 $45,466
10 Whitman 3,433 $99,025 $31,878
11 Minnehaha 3,254 $133,320 $43,127
12 Peaceful Valley 865 $137,500 $29,608
13 Brownes Addition 1,390 $257,867 $29,333
14 Bemiss 7,551 $121,238 $37,434
15 Latah Valley 2,613 $182,300 $53,196
16 West Hills 2,818 $267,600 $38,882
17 North Hill 12,470 $130,718 $45,009
18 Cliffcannon 8,076 $189,450 $44,910
19 Northwest 21,532 $154,744 $51,972
20 Lincoln Heights 14,131 $185,614 $56,666
21 Balboasouth Indian Trail 5,918 $204,980 $64,123
22 Moran Prairie 8,559 $240,364 $61,926
23 Rockwood 4,304 $277,600 $68,089
24 Comstock 6,679 $227,275 $69,970
25 Five Mileprairie 2,072 $322,900 $103,585
26 North Indian Trail 7,003 $237,380 $80,622
27 Manitocannon Hill 4,778 $254,500 $82,814

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