Bakersfield always comes in near the top of the safest cities in California, but that doesn't mean there's some bad parts of the city! Every citizen of Bakersfield has their own opinion on the 'bad' parts of the city, but you have to look at the hard data to get the true facts about the actual worst areas here.
When searching for the most accurate data, we found Roadsnacks.net to have very thorough data on Bakersfield's worst areas. They took in a number of factors to determine their rankings, which included: population, median income and home values, crime per 100K, and unemployment rate. This data was compiled between 40 neighborhoods in the city to determine the 10 worst.
The top 5 worst included (worst at #1)
- Homaker park
- Downtown Bakersfield
- Tyner Homes
- Rexland Acres
So why did Homaker Park score the worst on the list? The neighborhood has a 10% unemployment rate and a median income of almost $23k per year. The crime per 100k is 8008, just a little higher than Downtown Bakersfield, putting Homaker Park in the #1 spot and scoring a 3 out of 10 "Overall SnackAbility".
To see if your neighborhood makes the remainder of the top 10 list, click here , and we'll leave it up to you to unofficially determine where the worst areas of Bakersfield are.