The Richest Town in Every U.S. State

Written by Carly Hallman

The median household income in the U.S. is $67,521, but this pales in comparison to the wealth found in America’s most affluent communities, which are located in nearly every corner of the country. While many people consider cities to be the epicenters of the rich, many retreat to small towns that offer safety, beauty, and privacy. So what is the richest town in every state? Many of these are obscure gated communities that evade the spotlight. The team at TitleMax has analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data to showcase the wealthiest towns in America, state by state, by median household income:

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Here are the 25 states that are home to the wealthiest small towns in America, along with the name of each town and its median household income:

  1. Richest town in California — Monte Sereno, $250,000+
  2. Richest town in Colorado — Cherry Hills Village, $250,000+
  3. Richest town in Kansas — Mission Hills, $250,000+
  4. Richest town in New Jersey — Short Hills, $250,000+
  5. Richest town in New York — Scarsdale, $250,000+
  6. Richest town in Tennessee — Belle Meade, $250,000+
  7. Richest town in Illinois — Glencoe, $248,851
  8. Richest town in Texas — Bunker Hill Village, $247,188
  9. Richest town in Washington — Clyde Hill, $238,958
  10. Richest town in Maryland — Chevy Chase Village, $238,333
  11. Richest town in Missouri — Frontenac, $217,768
  12. Richest town in Florida — Gulf Stream, $216,250
  13. Richest town in Arizona — Paradise Valley, $211,393
  14. Richest town in Ohio — The Village of Indian Hill, $207,174
  15. Richest town in North Carolina — Marvin Village, $206,469
  16. Richest town in Pennsylvania — Fox Chapel, $205,987
  17. Richest town in South Carolina — Kiawah Island, $193,750
  18. Richest town in Minnesota — Dellwood, $193,000
  19. Richest town in Kentucky — Indian Hills, $190,313
  20. Richest town in Oklahoma — Nichols Hills, $186,912
  21. Richest town in Indiana — Meridian Hills, $186,750
  22. Richest town in Michigan — Orchard Lake Village, $182,273
  23. Richest town in Wisconsin — River Hills, $161,719
  24. Richest town in Virginia — Vienna, $161,196
  25. Richest town in Alabama — Mountain Brook, $152,355

What Percentage of American Households Make More Than $200,000?

An estimated 6.68% of American households earn more than $200,000, which truly emphasizes just how wealthy these towns are. These towns have the highest percentages of households earning more than $200,000:

  1. Monte Sereno, California: 68.8%
  2. Scarsdale, New York: 68.5%
  3. Mission Hills, Kansas: 67.7%
  4. Short Hills, New Jersey: 66.1%
  5. Cherry Hills Village, Colorado: 60.1%

Monte Sereno is a quiet residential community with around 4,000 residents where many Silicon Valley elites reside. Now let’s venture across America to the Empire State: Not only is Scarsdale the wealthiest town in New York, but it’s the richest town on the East Coast! Located approximately 30 miles from New York City, Scarsdale is home to around 18,000 people. It’s known for its Old World flair, with elegant Tudor-style homes and buildings. The average home price in Scarsdale is $1.5 million — even a 1-bedroom condo goes for more than $200,000! Scarsdale is located in Westchester County, which has some of the highest property taxes in the United States, averaging more than $17,000.

Wealthiest Towns in Every State

State and Town Median Household Income Households Earning More Than $200,000
Alaska: Unalaska $94,750 10.1%
Alabama: Mountain Brook $152,355 39.1%
Arizona: Paradise Valley $211,393 52.2%
Arkansas: Goshen $141,389 32.6%
California: Monte Sereno $250,000+ 68.8%
Colorado: Cherry Hills Village $250,000+ 60.1%
Connecticut: Newtown Borough $140,625 25.8%
Delaware: Townsend $119,417 14.5%
Florida: Gulf Stream $216,250 51.1%
Georgia: Berkeley Lake $145,625 29.8%
Hawaii: Maunawili $141,136 31.6%
Idaho: Eagle $92,807 15.2%
Illinois: Glencoe $248,851 56.6%
Iowa: Robins $131,078 23.9%
Indiana: Meridian Hills $186,750 48.6%
Kansas: Mission Hills $250,000+ 67.7%
Kentucky: Indian Hills $190,313 47.9%
Louisiana: Youngsville $89,038 6%
Maine: Saco $70,517 6%
Maryland: Chevy Chase Village $238,333 57.5%
Massachusetts: Newton $151,068 37.5%
Michigan: Orchard Lake Village $182,273 47.2%
Minnesota: Dellwood $193,000 44.3%
Mississippi: Madison $114,521 18.7%
Missouri: Frontenac $217,768 52.1%
Montana: Colstrip $86,797 0.6%
Nebraska: Hickman $105,000 8.7%
New Hampshire: Portsmouth $83,923 13.4%
Nevada: Elko $79,205 5.3%
New Jersey: Short Hills $250,000+ 66.1%
New Mexico: Corrales Village $85,580 16.5%
New York: Scarsdale $250,000+ 68.5%
North Carolina: Marvin Village $206,469 51.3%
North Dakota: Horace $129,231 23.7%
Ohio: The Village of Indian Hill $207,174 52.6%
Oklahoma: Nichols Hills $186,912 49.4%
Oregon: Happy Valley $125,676 23.3%
Pennsylvania: Fox Chapel $205,987 52%
Rhode Island: Warwick $73,757 5.8%
South Carolina: Kiawah Island $193,750 49.7%
South Dakota: Crooks $94,904 1.4%
Tennessee: Belle Meade $250,000+ 57.3%
Texas: Bunker Hill Village $247,188 56.5%
Utah: Highland $139,453 23.4%
Vermont: Jericho Village $98,646 1.1%
Virginia: Vienna $161,196 40.8%
Washington: Clyde Hill $238,958 60%
West Virginia: Bridgeport $84,382 9.8%
Wisconsin: River Hills $161,719 42.6%
Wyoming: Bar Nunn $95,529 6%

Sources:

  • wgna.com
  • census.gov
  • Photo credit for Goshen, AR: cityofgoshenar.net
  • Photo credit for Gulf Stream, FL: gulf-stream.org
  • Photo credit for Robins, IA: cityofrobins.org
  • Photo credit for Youngsville, LA: youngsvillechamber.com
  • Photo credit for Indian Hills, KY: cincinnati.com
  • Photo credit for Dellwood, MN: bizjournals.com
  • Photo credit for Madison, MI: madisonthecity.com
  • Photo credit for Frontenac, MO: Paul Sableman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/pasa/26029825427/in/album-72157665387349811/)
  • Photo credit for Colstrip, MT: placesjournal.org
  • Photo credit for Hickman, NE: hickman.ne.gov
  • Photo credit for Corrales Village, NM: corrales-nm.org
  • Photo credit for Marvin, North Carolina: marvinnc.gov
  • Photo credit for Fox Chapel, PA: foxchapelbewcomers.org
  • Photo credit for River Hills, WI: riverhillswi.com
  • Photo credit for Bar Nuun, Wyoming: townofbarnunn.com

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