These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Toledo For 2019


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Toledo 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 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Toledo.
Worst Neighborhoods In Toledo

Toledo’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 Toledo.

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

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

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

We examined 24 of Toledo’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Toledo’s reputation.

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

  1. Warren Sherman
  2. North River
  3. Roosevelt
  4. Birmingham
  5. La Grange
  6. Onyx
  7. South Side
  8. Olde Towne
  9. City Center
  10. Scott Park

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

Read on to see how we determined the places around Toledo 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 Toledo.

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How we determined the worst Toledo 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 Toledo:

  • 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 Toledo, Ohio 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 Toledo.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Toledo to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 24 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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Population: 2,307
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $32,050 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $15,975 (2nd worst)
More on Warren Sherman:  Data

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2
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Population: 6,939
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $30,131 (1st worst)
Median Income: $20,004 (4th worst)
More on North River:  Data

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Population: 3,322
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $34,945 (4th worst)
Median Income: $24,645 (7th worst)
More on Roosevelt:  Data

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Population: 3,845
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $33,200 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $27,632 (9th worst)
More on Birmingham:  Data

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3
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Population: 12,704
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $37,545 (6th worst)
Median Income: $25,396 (8th worst)
More on La Grange:  Data

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3
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Population: 5,628
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $44,833 (8th worst)
Median Income: $19,605 (3rd worst)
More on Onyx:  Data

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3
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Population: 19,204
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $37,129 (5th worst)
Median Income: $24,198 (6th worst)
More on South Side:  Data

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3
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Population: 2,301
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $61,767 (12th worst)
Median Income: $22,489 (5th worst)
More on Olde Towne:  Data

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3
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Population: 3,230
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $77,625 (13th worst)
Median Income: $14,821 (1st worst)
More on City Center:  Data

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3
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Population: 10,804
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $59,438 (11th worst)
Median Income: $27,790 (10th worst)
More on Scott Park:  Data

The ‘hoods around Toledo that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Toledo with Warren Sherman landing at the bottom of the pack.

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

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 Toledo For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Warren Sherman 2,307 $32,050 $15,975
2 North River 6,939 $30,131 $20,004
3 Roosevelt 3,322 $34,945 $24,645
4 Birmingham 3,845 $33,200 $27,632
5 La Grange 12,704 $37,545 $25,396
6 Onyx 5,628 $44,833 $19,605
7 South Side 19,204 $37,129 $24,198
8 Olde Towne 2,301 $61,767 $22,489
9 City Center 3,230 $77,625 $14,821
10 Scott Park 10,804 $59,438 $27,790
11 East Toledo 21,922 $37,796 $30,306
12 Old West End 5,434 $48,082 $30,370
13 North Towne 6,563 $80,900 $38,562
14 Five Points 19,543 $58,385 $42,293
15 Reynolds Corners 27,129 $84,119 $40,942
16 Ottawa 18,753 $85,481 $35,697
17 Point Place 9,689 $78,486 $46,109
18 Beverly 9,154 $95,840 $52,175
19 Whitmer-Trilby 16,896 $91,173 $42,574
20 Glendale-Heather Downs 11,374 $85,264 $45,718
21 Franklin Park 15,655 $108,704 $51,610
22 Deveaux 17,933 $81,036 $47,335
23 West Gate 5,073 $117,400 $43,164
24 Southwyck 12,280 $123,545 $45,963

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