St. Paul’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 St. Paul.
And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Minnesota thanks in part to tons of entertainment and jobs, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in St. Paul. Some neighborhoods aren’t as safe as others.
So the question arises, which St. Paul neighborhoods are the most dangerous and which are the safest?
Today, we’ll use Saturday Night Science to determine which St. Paul hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the St. Paul area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Utica Square ranks way above the rest.
We examined 15 of St. Paul’s neighborhoods to find out the most dangerous places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to St. Paul’s reputation.
So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in St. Paul for 2023? According to the most recent census data, Brady Arts District looks to be the worst neighborhood in St. Paul.
Read on to see how we determined the places around St. Paul that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.
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The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In St. Paul For 2023
1. Brady Arts District
Median Home Value: $84,502 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $37,813 (4th worst)
Median Home Value: $99,227 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $31,905 (worst)
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3. North Tulsa
Median Home Value: $81,020 (worst)
Median Income: $36,327 (3rd worst)
4. West Tulsa
Median Home Value: $174,026 (7th worst)
Median Income: $41,704 (5th worst)
5. East Tulsa
Median Home Value: $126,233 (5th worst)
Median Income: $43,840 (7th worst)
6. Expo Square
Median Home Value: $112,552 (4th worst)
Median Income: $53,962 (10th worst)
Median Home Value: $271,375 (12th worst)
Median Income: $32,826 (2nd worst)
8. Burning Tree Housing Addition
Median Home Value: $160,146 (6th worst)
Median Income: $42,148 (6th worst)
9. 71 Street Corridor
Median Home Value: $182,005 (8th worst)
Median Income: $57,713 (11th worst)
10. South Tulsa
Median Home Value: $235,754 (11th worst)
Median Income: $53,207 (8th worst)
Methodology: How we determined the most dangerous St. Paul 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 St. Paul:
- 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 St. Paul, Minnesota 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 St. Paul.
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 St. Paul.
Skip to the end to see the list of all 15 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.
Summary: The Worst Neighborhoods Around St. Paul
Well, there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in St. Paul with Brady Arts District landing at the bottom of the pack.
As mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in St. Paul aren’t all bad. Utica Square takes the cake as the best place to live in St. Paul.
We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.
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Most Dangerous Neighborhoods To Live In St. Paul For 2023?
|Rank||Neighborhood||Population||Home Value||Median Income|
|1||Brady Arts District||181||$84,502||$37,813|
|8||Burning Tree Housing Addition||4,188||$160,146||$42,148|
|9||71 Street Corridor||1,966||$182,005||$57,713|