These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Syracuse For 2019


Syracuse’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.

So the question arises, which Syracuse neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?

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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 Syracuse.
Worst Neighborhoods In Syracuse

Syracuse’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 Syracuse.

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 Syracuse. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

So the question arises, which Syracuse neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?

Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Syracuse hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Syracuse area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Sedgewick ranks way above the rest.

We examined 26 of Syracuse’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Syracuse’s reputation.

Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Syracuse according to data:

  1. Southwest
  2. Near Eastside
  3. Lakefront
  4. Westside
  5. Near Westside
  6. Brighton
  7. Salt Springs
  8. Near Northeast
  9. University Hill
  10. Skunk City

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Syracuse for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Southwest looks to be the worst neighborhood in Syracuse.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Syracuse 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 Syracuse 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 Syracuse:

  • 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 Syracuse, New York 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 Syracuse.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Syracuse to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 26 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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4
/10

Population: 4,459
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $59,586 (5th worst)
Median Income: $17,925 (4th worst)
More on Southwest:  Data

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4
/10

Population: 2,894
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $68,880 (12th worst)
Median Income: $17,039 (3rd worst)
More on Near Eastside:  Data

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3
/10

Population: 600
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $32,300 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $34,359 (13th worst)
More on Lakefront:  Data

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4
/10

Population: 2,680
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $61,667 (6th worst)
Median Income: $26,815 (9th worst)
More on Westside:  Data

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5
/10

Population: 6,154
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $63,300 (8th worst)
Median Income: $22,567 (5th worst)
More on Near Westside:  Data

Brighton Syracuse, NY

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5
/10

Population: 10,330
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $54,207 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $25,420 (6th worst)
More on Brighton:  Data

Southside is one of the 26 official neighborhoods in Syracuse, New York.

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5
/10

Population: 4,766
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $84,917 (15th worst)
Median Income: $39,351 (16th worst)
More on Salt Springs:  Data

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5
/10

Population: 9,938
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $55,180 (4th worst)
Median Income: $25,698 (7th worst)
More on Near Northeast:  Data

9. University Hill

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6
/10

Population: 8,101
Rank Last Year:
Median Home Value: $2,500 (1st worst)
Median Income: $9,454 (1st worst)

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5
/10

Population: 2,166
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 5)
Median Home Value: $64,100 (9th worst)
Median Income: $29,532 (12th worst)
More on Skunk City:  Data

The ‘hoods around Syracuse that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Syracuse with Southwest landing at the bottom of the pack.

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

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 Syracuse For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Southwest 4,459 $59,586 $17,925
2 Near Eastside 2,894 $68,880 $17,039
3 Lakefront 600 $32,300 $34,359
4 Westside 2,680 $61,667 $26,815
5 Near Westside 6,154 $63,300 $22,567
6 Brighton 10,330 $54,207 $25,420
7 Salt Springs 4,766 $84,917 $39,351
8 Near Northeast 9,938 $55,180 $25,698
9 University Hill 8,101 $2,500 $9,454
10 Skunk City 2,166 $64,100 $29,532
11 Washington Square 13,954 $67,817 $29,102
12 Skytop-South Campus 3,584 $141,300 $13,712
13 Outer Comstock 4,521 $61,780 $35,668
14 Elmwood 1,881 $69,100 $47,050
15 North Valley 5,775 $65,480 $27,037
16 Wescott 3,250 $115,300 $26,119
17 Downtown 2,591 $113,100 $39,632
18 Far West-Side 6,819 $87,325 $46,855
19 Strathmore 6,358 $108,138 $54,151
20 Lincoln Park 2,035 $113,500 $36,912
21 South Valley 5,327 $130,800 $56,723
22 Northside 8,131 $77,644 $41,694
23 University 4,829 $155,860 $42,864
24 Eastwood 13,659 $87,233 $41,761
25 Meadowbrook 5,159 $153,467 $76,101
26 Sedgewick 2,136 $196,850 $106,808

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