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Stockton'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 Stockton.
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 Stockton. Some neighborhoods aren't as great as others.
So the question arises, which Stockton neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we'll use science and data to determine which Stockton hoods need a little tender loving care - the sore thumbs of the Stockton area if you will. Realistically, you can't expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Brookside ranks way above the rest.
We examined 15 of Stockton's neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don't quite measure up to Stockton's reputation.
So what's the worst neighborhood to live in Stockton for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Park looks to be the worst neighborhood in Stockton.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Stockton 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. Looking for places to avoid outside of the city? You can also check out the worst suburbs of Stockton.
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The 5 Worst Neighborhoods In Stockton For 2022
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $113,358 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $33,773 (3rd worst)
More on Park: Data
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $99,340 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $25,467 (worst)
More on Civic Center: Data
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $86,670 (worst)
Median Income: $30,863 (2nd worst)
More on Seaport: Data
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $156,736 (7th worst)
Median Income: $45,206 (5th worst)
More on Country Club: Data
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $150,024 (5th worst)
Median Income: $45,891 (7th worst)
More on Valley Oak: Data
Methodology: How we determined the worst Stockton neighborhoods in 2022
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 Stockton:
- 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 Stockton, California 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 Stockton.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Stockton to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 15 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.
Summary: The Worst Neighborhoods Around Stockton
Well there you have it -- the worst of the neighborhoods in Stockton with Park landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Stockton aren't all bad. Brookside takes the cake as the best place to live in Stockton.
We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.
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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Stockton For 2022?
|7||Lincoln Village Proper||6,786|
|12||Lincoln Village West||8,446|