THE 10 WORST Neighborhoods In Stockton For 2020


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Stockton 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 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Stockton.
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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.

Here are the 5 worst neighborhoods in Stockton according to data:

  1. Park
  2. Civic Center
  3. Seaport
  4. Country Club
  5. Valley Oak

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Stockton for 2020? 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 2020