The 10 Most Dangerous And Worst Neighborhoods In Stockton, CA

The most dangerous and worst Stockton neighborhoods are Park and Civic Center for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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

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

Today, we’ll use Saturday Night Science 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 most dangerous places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Stockton’s reputation.

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

The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Stockton For 2024

  1. Park
  2. Civic Center
  3. Seaport
  4. Valley Oak
  5. Pacific
  6. Lincoln Village Proper
  7. Lakeview
  8. Bear Creek
  9. Country Club
  10. Sherwood Manor

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Stockton for 2024? 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.

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The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Stockton For 2024

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 26,331
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 2,199
Property Crime Per 100k: 6,368
Median Home Value: $113,358 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $33,773 (3rd worst)
More on Park:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 14,864
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 4,819
Property Crime Per 100k: 6,775
Median Home Value: $99,340 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $25,467 (worst)
More on Civic Center:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 32,392
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,953
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,319
Median Home Value: $86,670 (worst)
Median Income: $30,863 (2nd worst)
More on Seaport:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 36,077
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,208
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,650
Median Home Value: $150,024 (5th worst)
Median Income: $45,891 (6th worst)
More on Valley Oak:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 44,600
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,499
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,560
Median Home Value: $145,654 (4th worst)
Median Income: $42,679 (4th worst)
More on Pacific:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 6,786
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 352
Property Crime Per 100k: 11,039
Median Home Value: $217,262 (9th worst)
Median Income: $61,607 (7th worst)
More on Lincoln Village Proper:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 32,545
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,596
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,683
Median Home Value: $181,728 (6th worst)
Median Income: $45,375 (5th worst)
More on Lakeview:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 16,747
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,105
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,718
Median Home Value: $185,550 (7th worst)
Median Income: $63,519 (8th worst)
More on Bear Creek:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 5,705
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,334
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,114
Median Home Value: $236,625 (10th worst)
Median Income: $65,430 (10th worst)
More on Country Club:  Data

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 17,435
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 582
Property Crime Per 100k: 797
Median Home Value: $192,942 (8th worst)
Median Income: $63,961 (9th worst)
More on Sherwood Manor:  Data

Methodology: How we determined the most dangerous Stockton neighborhoods in 2024

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 Stockton:

  • 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 Stockton, California 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 Stockton.

The article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. We updated this article for 2024. This report is our time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Stockton.

Skip to the end to see the list of all 15 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

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.

The worst neighborhoods in Stockton are Park, Civic Center, Seaport, Valley Oak, Pacific, Lincoln Village Proper, Lakeview, Bear Creek, Country Club, and Sherwood Manor.

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

The best neighborhoods in Stockton are Brookside, Weston Ranch, Stonewood, Lincoln Village West, and Spanos Park.

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

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Most Dangerous Neighborhoods To Live In Stockton For 2024?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Park 26,331 $113,358 $33,773
2 Civic Center 14,864 $99,340 $25,467
3 Seaport 32,392 $86,670 $30,863
4 Valley Oak 36,077 $150,024 $45,891
5 Pacific 44,600 $145,654 $42,679
6 Lincoln Village Proper 6,786 $217,262 $61,607
7 Lakeview 32,545 $181,728 $45,375
8 Bear Creek 16,747 $185,550 $63,519
9 Country Club 5,705 $236,625 $65,430
10 Sherwood Manor 17,435 $192,942 $63,961
11 Spanos Park 7,546 $278,900 $99,748
12 Lincoln Village West 9,631 $377,988 $75,714
13 Stonewood 7,986 $294,475 $79,331
14 Weston Ranch 20,123 $322,786 $84,407
15 Brookside 7,098 $498,433 $117,676
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.