The Richest Town in Every State

Your hometown carries a lot of weight. Just naming the city, town, or suburb where you grew up immediately tells others something about you. Maybe it's a suburban community renowned for the good school district and club soccer teams; perhaps it's a bustling urban neighborhood filled with trendy bars and restaurants. Either way, the character of your hometown helps new acquaintances gain an initial understanding of who you are.

This principle is especially true for the 50 places on this list. Each town holds the distinction of being the richest location in its state. Stacker used the most recent U.S. Census Bureau Five-Year American Community Survey data, last updated in December 2019, to pull crucial information about each town, including the unemployment rate and median household income. The places are ranked by the median household income, and ties are broken by the percentage of people annually earning more than $200,000. Any towns with a population smaller than 1,000 people were omitted. Additionally, the U.S. Census Bureau's statistics do not show specific median incomes or earnings after $250,000, so those numbers are just designated as $250,000+.

The richest town in every state
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Of course, the year 2020 proved to be wildly out of the ordinary in many ways—and earning money and fueling the economy were among the challenges. You might be wondering if COVID-19 had an impact on these high-earning communities. The truth is, while the coronavirus pandemic ravaged communities across the nation and the world, these richest towns were largely spared. That's because the industries hardest hit by the coronavirus were airlines, leisure facilities, oil and gas, auto parts, and restaurants, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. The majority of these towns are fueled by the health care industry, education, finance, manufacturing, and real estate.

So let's get down to the list. Just saying the names of these towns immediately conjures up images of grand mansions, luxury cars, and ritzy restaurants. Read on to see which town in your home state took the title of the richest location and which place had the highest median income in the country. Who knows—your hometown might even be on this list.

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Alabama: Highland Lakes
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Alabama: Highland Lakes

- Median household income: $151,055 (150.5% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 614 (33.4%)
- Median earnings for workers: $68,307 (male: $125,712; female: $57,167)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 99.1%
- Unemployment rate: 2.8%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.1%

Highland Lakes, Alabama, is a small suburb less than an hour outside of Birmingham. The population, according to Data USA, is 5,500 as of 2018. The three largest ethnic groups in Highland Lakes are white non-Hispanic at 81.5%, Black non-Hispanic at 9.35%, and Asian non-Hispanic at 6.69%.

Alaska: Fishhook
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Alaska: Fishhook

- Median household income: $101,667 (68.6% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 188 (10.7%)
- Median earnings for workers: $42,757 (male: $74,375; female: $56,033)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 87.3%
- Unemployment rate: 10.8%
- Families with income below poverty level: 5%

Fishhook, Alaska, is part of the greater Anchorage metropolitan area. Since the most recent census, the population has increased by 32.5%, according to World Population Review. Just over 84% of the population is white, 7% is two or more races, and 5% is Native American.

Arizona: Paradise Valley
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Arizona: Paradise Valley

- Median household income: $204,145 (238.6% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 2,772 (50.9%)
- Median earnings for workers: $78,208 (male: $160,625; female: $64,907)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 97.5%
- Unemployment rate: 1.4%
- Families with income below poverty level: 4%

Paradise Valley, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix, is one of the top tourist destinations in the state. It is known for its luxury golf courses, shopping, real estate, and dining. The top employers in the town, according to the 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, include five-star resorts like Camelback Inn, Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa, and the InterContinental Montelucia Resort and Joya Spa.

Arkansas: Goshen
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Arkansas: Goshen

- Median household income: $122,396 (103% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 162 (23.4%)
- Median earnings for workers: $59,375 (male: $88,125; female: $71,875)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 97.4%
- Unemployment rate: 2.8%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.2%

Located in Washington County, Arkansas, the small town of Goshen is considered to be the wealthiest in the state. One of the main reasons for this is likely a high level of education. It is one of the most educated towns in the state, with 37% of the population holding a bachelor's degree. According to Niche, the national percentage is 19%. In addition, 16% of Goshen's residents have a master's degree or higher.

California: Monte Sereno
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California: Monte Sereno

- Median household income: $250,000+
- Households earning over $200,000: 757 (66.5%)
- Median earnings for workers: $144,050 (male: $250,000+; female: $143,942)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 98.9%
- Unemployment rate: 3.9%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.8%

Perched on the outskirts of Silicon Valley, the residential Monte Sereno in California is a bedroom community that houses some of the brightest minds in the world. The entire community is residential, with no commercial activity. Residents use the retail facilities in nearby Saratoga and Los Gatos.

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Colorado: Cherry Hills Village
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Colorado: Cherry Hills Village

- Median household income: $250,000+
- Households earning over $200,000: 1,261 (58.4%)
- Median earnings for workers: $101,739 (male: $214,022; female: $90,500)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 98.4%
- Unemployment rate: 2%
- Families with income below poverty level: 4.1%

Cherry Hills Village is part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area in Colorado, and is one of the wealthiest places in the country. The largest percentage of employed residents in Cherry Hills Village works in professional, scientific, or technical services, according to Best Places. The next largest percentage works in health care.

Connecticut: Old Greenwich
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Connecticut: Old Greenwich

- Median household income: $233,519 (287.3% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 1,325 (60.6%)
- Median earnings for workers: $101,078 (male: $209,250; female: $102,759)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 97.3%
- Unemployment rate: 1.8%
- Families with income below poverty level: 3.4%

Old Greenwich is a coastal neighborhood in Connecticut that is part of the larger Greenwich town. Old Greenwich is known for its stately U.S. history, as it was founded in the 17th century, and many of its buildings and residences are designated as historic places. NeighborhoodScout has analyzed that more than 44% of the residents in Old Greenwich have a master's degree or higher, which is higher than more than 98% of the country. More than 64% of residents work in executive, management, or professional occupations.

Delaware: North Star
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Delaware: North Star

- Median household income: $141,533 (134.7% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 664 (24.1%)
- Median earnings for workers: $59,659 (male: $104,609; female: $75,793)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 97.9%
- Unemployment rate: 2.9%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1%

A suburb of Philadelphia, North Star, Delaware, is one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. One of the most educated places in the nation, NeighborhoodScout reports that 33.5% of the residents have a master's degree or higher. More than 65% of the residents work as professionals, managers, or executives.

Florida: Pinecrest

- Median household income: $153,417 (154.5% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 2,144 (35.5%)
- Median earnings for workers: $52,738 (male: $112,992; female: $61,763)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 93.9%
- Unemployment rate: 4%
- Families with income below poverty level: 4.7%

Pinecrest, Florida, is a suburb of Miami, located in Miami-Dade County. The affluent community is highly educated, with 34% of the population holding a master's degree or higher, according to Niche. The community has strong racial diversity, as well, with 46% of the population of Hispanic origin, 43% is white, and 7% is Asian.

Georgia: Berkeley Lake
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Georgia: Berkeley Lake

- Median household income: $131,339 (117.8% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 203 (28.1%)
- Median earnings for workers: $63,625 (male: $108,281; female: $66,250)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 95.6%
- Unemployment rate: 6.7%
- Families with income below poverty level: 2%

Berkeley Lake is a suburb of Atlanta. The town is named for the 88-acre lake of the same name. Berkeley Lake is a highly educated town, with 25% of the population holding a master's degree or higher, and 38% have a bachelor's degree. According to BestPlaces, the largest percentage of residents work in health care, while the second highest percentage works in professional, scientific, or technical services.

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Hawaii: Maunawili
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Hawaii: Maunawili

- Median household income: $135,000 (123.9% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 180 (25.6%)
- Median earnings for workers: $53,445 (male: $84,803; female: $62,396)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 98.6%
- Unemployment rate: 2.2%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.1%

A small section of Kailua, Maunawili is a small community on the island of Oahu. More than 98% of residents graduated high school, which is 18% higher than the national average, according to Area Vibes. Maunawili is one of the state's most affluent neighborhoods, where a majority of residents earn the bulk of their living through passive income regularly generated from stocks, bonds, bank accounts, royalties, and trusts, according to Pacific Business News.

Idaho: Hidden Springs
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Idaho: Hidden Springs

- Median household income: $133,409 (121.3% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 249 (30.1%)
- Median earnings for workers: $53,696 (male: $126,364; female: $60,313)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 93.2%
- Unemployment rate: 0.8%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.4%

Hidden Springs is a master-planned community just outside of Boise, Idaho. According to a case study by the Urban Land Institute, most buyers in the community are couples in their 30s and 40s who are drawn to the employment opportunities nearby at the local technology campuses. Retirees are also attracted to the community.

Illinois: Winnetka
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Illinois: Winnetka

- Median household income: $220,577 (265.8% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 2,233 (54%)
- Median earnings for workers: $104,344 (male: $242,798; female: $106,406)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 98.1%
- Unemployment rate: 2.4%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.8%

Just 16 miles north of Chicago, Winnetka is a village on the banks of Lake Michigan, settled in the early 19th century. According to BestPlaces, the majority of residents work in professional, scientific, or technical services. The second-highest percentage works in finance and insurance.

Indiana: Meridian Hills
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Indiana: Meridian Hills

- Median household income: $180,000 (198.5% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 292 (44.4%)
- Median earnings for workers: $82,569 (male: $145,694; female: $81,250)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 98.4%
- Unemployment rate: 4.6%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.4%

A residential enclave just outside Indianapolis, Meridian Hills was founded in the 1920s as a bucolic suburb for the wealthy. According to Data USA, the biggest industries in Meridian Hills are health care, professional, scientific and technical services, and educational services. However the highest-paying industries in the community are real estate, finance, and insurance.

Iowa: Robins
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Iowa: Robins

- Median household income: $129,081 (114.1% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 269 (22.5%)
- Median earnings for workers: $55,057 (male: $100,781; female: $61,750)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 99.3%
- Unemployment rate: 1.7%
- Families with income below poverty level: 0.7%

According to NeighborhoodScout, more than 86% of the workforce in Robins, Iowa, located just outside of Cedar Rapids, is employed in white-collar jobs. Most residents are professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. About 13% of residents work in management occupations.

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Kansas: Mission Hills
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Kansas: Mission Hills

- Median household income: $250,000+
- Households earning over $200,000: 830 (67.5%)
- Median earnings for workers: $107,266 (male: $250,000+; female: $106,500)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 98.4%
- Unemployment rate: 0.5%
- Families with income below poverty level: 0.9%

Mission Hills, Kansas, is a city in Johnson County, which is right on the Kansas-Missouri state line. The town is just 2 square miles and continuously ranks as one of the best places to live in the nation. According to The Kansas City Star, Mission Hills has long been an enclave for the Kansas City elite, as well as the town of choice for the city's old family money.

Kentucky: Indian Hills
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Kentucky: Indian Hills

- Median household income: $184,375 (205.8% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 517 (47%)
- Median earnings for workers: $73,676 (male: $176,750; female: $70,956)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 99.5%
- Unemployment rate: 0.4%
- Families with income below poverty level: 2%

Kentucky's Indian Hills has been considered one of the most affluent suburbs of Louisville for more than 50 years. The largest industries in Indian Hills, according to Data USA, include professional, scientific, and technical services, as well as health care. The highest paying industries are finance and insurance, as well as real estate.

Louisiana: Lafourche Crossing
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Louisiana: Lafourche Crossing

- Median household income: $98,262 (63% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 34 (4.6%)
- Median earnings for workers: $40,601 (male: $54,157; female: $39,291)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 95.7%
- Unemployment rate: 7.6%
- Families with income below poverty level: 5.6%

The unincorporated community of Lafourche Crossing is part of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, about 50 miles from New Orleans. According to Point2Homes research, about 71% of residents work in white-collar jobs. Nearly 71% of residents work for private companies, while 11.4% work in government jobs.

Maine: Falmouth Foreside
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Maine: Falmouth Foreside

- Median household income: $103,594 (71.8% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 115 (19.6%)
- Median earnings for workers: $47,386 (male: $81,146; female: $96,058)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 97.4%
- Unemployment rate: 4.1%
- Families with income below poverty level: 0%

Not far from Portland, Falmouth Foreside is a census-designated place within the town of Falmouth, Maine. According to Niche, it is one of the most educated communities in the country, with 36% of residents holding a master's degree or higher. There is little-to-no diversity in Falmouth Foreside. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 99.5% of the population is white.

Maryland: Chevy Chase Village
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Maryland: Chevy Chase Village

- Median household income: $250,000+
- Households earning over $200,000: 483 (72.9%)
- Median earnings for workers: $125,350 (male: $250,000+; female: $147,708)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 99.4%
- Unemployment rate: 1.2%
- Families with income below poverty level: 0.3%

A suburb of Washington D.C., Chevy Chase Village is the wealthiest town in Maryland and the highest income bracket listed by the Census Bureau. It is one of the most educated areas in the country, with 65% of the community holding a master's degree or higher, according to Niche. That said, it is one of the least racially diverse communities. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 94.6% of residents are white.

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Massachusetts: Dover
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Massachusetts: Dover

- Median household income: $212,574 (252.6% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 432 (51.5%)
- Median earnings for workers: $82,235 (male: $175,909; female: $85,625)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 99.4%
- Unemployment rate: 2.2%
- Families with income below poverty level: 0%

Dover, Massachusetts, about 15 miles from Boston, is one of the most historic towns in America. It was founded in the early 17th century. Today it is a highly educated community. According to Niche, 50% of residents have a master's degree or higher. Residents are drawn to the employment and research opportunities at the major universities of Boston, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Harvard University, Boston University, Tufts University, and Boston College.

Michigan: Bloomfield Hills
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Michigan: Bloomfield Hills

- Median household income: $174,750 (189.8% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 594 (45.2%)
- Median earnings for workers: $59,970 (male: $146,719; female: $57,774)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 98.9%
- Unemployment rate: 2.3%
- Families with income below poverty level: 2.2%

A northern suburb of Metro Detroit, Bloomfield Hills is the headquarters of several companies, from Acme Group and Taubman Centers to Princeton Enterprises, Bloomfield Hills Bancorp, Penske Automotive Group, and O2 Investment Partners. As such, many residents work in industries such as manufacturing, professional services, educational services, and health care.

Minnesota: Minnetrista
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Minnesota: Minnetrista

- Median household income: $161,392 (167.7% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 845 (33.8%)
- Median earnings for workers: $62,842 (male: $102,695; female: $73,538)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 98.7%
- Unemployment rate: 2.4%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.3%

Minnetrista is located in Hennepin County, Minnesota, and is known for its heavy agricultural industry, as well as the many lakes that dot the community. According to Data USA, the highest paying industries in Minnetrista are wholesale trade, finance and insurance, and transportation and warehousing. The largest industries are manufacturing and retail trade.

Mississippi: Madison
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Mississippi: Madison

- Median household income: $106,849 (77.2% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 1,642 (18.4%)
- Median earnings for workers: $51,329 (male: $79,944; female: $53,977)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 98.3%
- Unemployment rate: 1.8%
- Families with income below poverty level: 2.1%

Part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area, Madison, Mississippi is one of the most educated towns in the state. The percentage of residents who hold a master's degree or higher is 28%, according to Niche, and 39% have a bachelor's degree. The major employers in Madison County are businesses within automotive manufacturing, technology, and government.

Missouri: Ladue
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Missouri: Ladue

- Median household income: $192,500 (219.3% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 1,616 (49.3%)
- Median earnings for workers: $94,632 (male: $168,005; female: $96,806)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 99.2%
- Unemployment rate: 1.6%
- Families with income below poverty level: 2.3%

Ladue, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, is part of the county that is the "economic giant," of the state, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. According to the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the largest industries in the state are automotive suppliers, biosciences, manufacturing, financial services, and health sciences. Ladue's largest industries are health care, professional, scientific and technical services, and finance, according to Data USA.

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Montana: Montana City
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Montana: Montana City

- Median household income: $93,194 (54.6% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 65 (6.3%)
- Median earnings for workers: $48,322 (male: $61,629; female: $55,938)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 96.5%
- Unemployment rate: 6.2%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1%

Montana City, Montana, in Jefferson County, is a suburb located outside of Helena. According to City Data, the most common industries in Montana City are public administration and health care. The majority of residents in Montana City hold occupations in management.

Nebraska: Hickman
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Nebraska: Hickman

- Median household income: $96,719 (60.4% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 14 (1.9%)
- Median earnings for workers: $46,875 (male: $61,477; female: $45,893)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 98.5%
- Unemployment rate: 1.9%
- Families with income below poverty level: 0.5%

A suburb of Lincoln, Nebraska, Hickman is a young and affluent community. According to the City of Hickman, the median age is 31.8, and the majority of residents are under 25. It's one of the fastest-growing communities in Nebraska thanks to its proximity to Lincoln, as well as its excellent school system. Residents are a mix of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers, according to NeighborhoodScout. About 13% of Hickman residents also work in health care.

Nevada: East Valley
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Nevada: East Valley

- Median household income: $105,139 (74.4% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 128 (20.4%)
- Median earnings for workers: $40,192 (male: $103,500; female: -)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 97.9%
- Unemployment rate: 3.4%
- Families with income below poverty level: 0%

Not far from the Nevada state capital of Carson City, East Valley is predominantly a retirement community, where the median age is 60.2, according to Data USA. The largest industries in East Valley are health care, finance, and manufacturing. The highest paying industries are wholesale trade, manufacturing, and finance.

New Hampshire: Hanover
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New Hampshire: Hanover

- Median household income: $103,558 (71.8% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 572 (29.6%)
- Median earnings for workers: $8,434 (male: $85,595; female: $70,391)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 98%
- Unemployment rate: 3.4%
- Families with income below poverty level: 5.8%

Perched on the banks of the Connecticut River, Hanover, New Hampshire, is best known as the hometown of Dartmouth College. As a result, it attracts a highly educated population. In Hanover, 51% of residents have a master's degree or higher. The majority of those who live in Hanover are affiliated with the college in some way. According to The Dartmouth, of the 6,000 nonstudents in Hanover, about half are affiliated with the college, and another 20% work at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

New Jersey: Short Hills
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New Jersey: Short Hills

- Median household income: $250,000+
- Households earning over $200,000: 2,674 (66%)
- Median earnings for workers: $126,165 (male: $212,184; female: $119,671)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 99.3%
- Unemployment rate: 4.4%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.5%

Short Hills, New Jersey, is a town in the northern part of the state and serves as a commuter town for people who work in New York City. More than 55% of the population has a master's degree or higher. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Short Hills is 71.4% white, 23.5% Asian, and 0.3% Black.

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New Mexico: White Rock
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New Mexico: White Rock

- Median household income: $135,929 (125.4% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 458 (21.3%)
- Median earnings for workers: $72,065 (male: $105,594; female: $76,464)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 96.1%
- Unemployment rate: 4.7%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.7%

White Rock, New Mexico, is one of two major population centers in Los Alamos County. The other is Los Alamos. White Rock serves mostly as a bedroom community for those who work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In fact, according to Best Places, nearly 60% of residents of White Rock work in professional, scientific, or technical services.

Scarsdale
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New York: Scarsdale

- Median household income: $250,000+
- Households earning over $200,000: 3,777 (67.6%)
- Median earnings for workers: $116,823 (male: $250,000+; female: $111,115)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 99%
- Unemployment rate: 2.3%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.1%

Scarsdale, New York, just happens to be the richest town on the East Coast, according to Bloomberg. Just 35 minutes north of New York City, many of its residents work in the Big Apple. U.S. News & World Report ranks Scarsdale High School among the top 100 schools in the state. Scarsdale is in Westchester County, which has some of the highest property taxes in the country at more than $17,000. According to Westchester magazine, the national average is less than $3,500 for property taxes.

North Carolina: Marvin
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North Carolina: Marvin

- Median household income: $178,194 (195.5% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 796 (44.5%)
- Median earnings for workers: $65,417 (male: $148,636; female: $61,979)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 95.7%
- Unemployment rate: 3.1%
- Families with income below poverty level: 2.7%

Marvin, North Carolina, is a suburb of Charlotte. Charlotte is a banking hub, home to financial heavy hitters like Bank of America and Wachovia. It is also the home base for Lowe's and steelmaker Nucor. According to Data USA, the highest paying industries in Marvin are information, manufacturing, and finance.

North Dakota: Horace
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North Dakota: Horace

- Median household income: $131,354 (117.9% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 243 (25%)
- Median earnings for workers: $57,174 (male: $81,500; female: $53,869)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 98.7%
- Unemployment rate: 0.6%
- Families with income below poverty level: 0.7%

A wealthy suburb of Fargo, North Dakota, Horace has a mix of white-collar and blue-collar workers. The majority of residents work as managers; in sales, health care, and administrative support; and as office workers, according to NeighborhoodScout. More people work in computers in Horace than in the majority of the country. According to Niche, 33% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Ohio: The Village of Indian Hill
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Ohio: The Village of Indian Hill

- Median household income: $210,663 (249.4% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 1,171 (54.5%)
- Median earnings for workers: $106,740 (male: $164,878; female: $87,188)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 99%
- Unemployment rate: 3.5%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.7%

Just outside Cincinnati, The Village of Indian Hill has headquarters or significant operations for Mitsubishi, Toyota, Ford, First Financial Bank, Fidelity Investments, and Belcan, among many others. According to Data USA, the largest industries in The Village of Indian Hill are professional, scientific and technical services, health care, and manufacturing. Finance is one of the highest-paying industries.

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Oklahoma: Nichols Hills
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Oklahoma: Nichols Hills

- Median household income: $149,554 (148% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 691 (42.7%)
- Median earnings for workers: $68,906 (male: $144,750; female: $63,333)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 99.3%
- Unemployment rate: 2%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.3%

Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, is a wealthy suburb of Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City is known for lucrative industries such as aviation, biotech, energy, business, health care, and hospitality. The largest industries are professional, scientific and technical services, oil and gas extraction, and health care. The highest paying industries, according to Data USA, are hospitality, and arts and entertainment.

Oregon: Cedar Mill
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Oregon: Cedar Mill

- Median household income: $129,526 (114.8% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 1,684 (27.6%)
- Median earnings for workers: $50,945 (male: $115,107; female: $60,673)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 95.2%
- Unemployment rate: 5.5%
- Families with income below poverty level: 4.3%

Cedar Mill, Oregon, is in Washington County, just outside of Portland. It is a city known for its families, young professionals, and solid education system. The percentage of residents who have bachelor's degrees is 35%, while 29% have a master's degree or higher, according to Niche.

Pennsylvania: Woodside
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Pennsylvania: Woodside

- Median household income: $186,453 (209.2% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 349 (44.6%)
- Median earnings for workers: $79,148 (male: $151,397; female: $95,208)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 99.6%
- Unemployment rate: 2.4%
- Families with income below poverty level: 5.7%

Woodside, Pennsylvania, is a suburb of Philadelphia. Philadelphia is the home base for a variety of companies in the chemical and financial industries. Woodside is on the border of New Jersey, as well, which is known for its industrial development, according to BestPlaces.

Rhode Island: Kingston
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Rhode Island: Kingston

- Median household income: $95,875 (59% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 115 (17.3%)
- Median earnings for workers: $4,152 (male: $53,929; female: $48,986)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 96.5%
- Unemployment rate: 12.9%
- Families with income below poverty level: 8.2%

Kingston, Rhode Island, is a suburb of Providence, and is the site of the main campus of the University of Rhode Island. Kingston is also the home base for APC by Schneider Electric and the Arnold Lumber Company. The largest industries in Kingston are education and retail trade, while the highest-paying are professional, scientific, and technical services, as well as finance and real estate, according to Data USA.

South Carolina: Kiawah Island
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South Carolina: Kiawah Island

- Median household income: $143,750 (138.4% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 338 (42%)
- Median earnings for workers: $65,417 (male: $211,875; female: $151,250)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 99.1%
- Unemployment rate: 3.3%
- Families with income below poverty level: 5.5%

Kiawah Island, a barrier island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the most exclusive spots in the nation. For wealthy Southerners, it is a private community where gated communities are the norm and hotels are a rarity to keep tourists away. According to Niche, 39% of residents have a master's degree or higher, and 42% have a bachelor's degree.

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South Dakota: Dakota Dunes
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South Dakota: Dakota Dunes

- Median household income: $115,568 (91.7% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 285 (22.2%)
- Median earnings for workers: $61,848 (male: $95,638; female: $54,926)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 94.7%
- Unemployment rate: 0%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.8%

Dakota Dunes is a master-planned residential and commercial community between the Big Sioux River and the Missouri River. It's about an hour outside of Sioux Falls, which is known for industries like biomedical, finance, manufacturing, food processing, and data centers. The highest-paying industries in Dakota Dunes are health care and manufacturing, according to Data USA.

Tennessee: Belle Meade
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Tennessee: Belle Meade

- Median household income: $220,417 (265.6% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 505 (53.7%)
- Median earnings for workers: $106,645 (male: $250,000+; female: $101,250)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 98.5%
- Unemployment rate: 1.2%
- Families with income below poverty level: 4%

Belle Meade, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, is a city known for its health care and social assistance, professional, scientific, and tech services, and finance. The top three occupations in Belle Meade are management, sales, and health practitioners, according to Data USA. Niche reports that 39% of residents have a master's degree or higher.

Texas: Piney Point Village
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Texas: Piney Point Village

- Median household income: $250,000+
- Households earning over $200,000: 778 (65.1%)
- Median earnings for workers: $126,667 (male: $210,643; female: $106,400)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 99.6%
- Unemployment rate: 0.4%
- Families with income below poverty level: 4.1%

Piney Point Village is a wealthy suburb of Houston, Texas. Houston is a major powerhouse of industry, from manufacturing and aviation to energy and biotechnology. It is also ranked #4 in the United States among Fortune 500 headquarters. More than 20% of residents of Piney Point Village work in health care. Just over 22% work in professional, science, and tech services, according to BestPlaces.

Utah: Silver Summit
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Utah: Silver Summit

- Median household income: $151,813 (151.8% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 432 (33.5%)
- Median earnings for workers: $56,736 (male: $111,111; female: $65,208)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 96.4%
- Unemployment rate: 1.4%
- Families with income below poverty level: 0%

Silver Summit is about 30 minutes outside of Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City is a major employer in computer and health care services, as well as government and finance, and universities like University of Utah, according to City Data. The largest employers in Silver Summit are in educational services, professional, scientific and tech services, and health care, reports Data USA.

Vermont: Jericho
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Vermont: Jericho

- Median household income: $93,182 (54.5% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 21 (3.6%)
- Median earnings for workers: $54,643 (male: $60,640; female: $63,214)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 97.2%
- Unemployment rate: 2.2%
- Families with income below poverty level: 0%

Jericho, a suburb of Burlington, Vermont, is a small town with a mix of white- and blue-collar residents. It's a highly educated part of the country, according to Niche, as more than one in four residents have a master's degree or higher. Many residents in Jericho work in management, teaching, and office and administrative support, according to NeighborhoodScout.

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Virginia: Great Falls
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Virginia: Great Falls

- Median household income: $228,836 (279.5% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 2,848 (57.7%)
- Median earnings for workers: $104,928 (male: $167,127; female: $110,000)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 96.9%
- Unemployment rate: 3.8%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.8%

Great Falls, Virginia, is a naturally beautiful place to live on the border of Maryland on the banks of the Potomac River. It's just about 30 minutes from Washington D.C., which means it's at the center of government, health care, research, finance, and education. According to GlassDoor, the largest employers near Great Falls are University of Maryland, the National Institute of Health, Freddie Mac, and Capital One.

Washington: Clyde Hill
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Washington: Clyde Hill

- Median household income: $212,396 (252.3% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 635 (56.2%)
- Median earnings for workers: $125,670 (male: $210,000; female: $127,788)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 98.9%
- Unemployment rate: 5.3%
- Families with income below poverty level: 4%

Clyde Hill is a suburb of Seattle, a city known for its heavy hitters in the aerospace industry, manufacturing, forestry, and advanced technology, reports City Data. The residents of Clyde Hill are highly educated, with 38% carrying a master's degree or higher. According to BestPlaces, the largest industries in Clyde Hill are health care, professional, scientific and technical services, and retail trade.

West Virginia: Teays Valley
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West Virginia: Teays Valley

- Median household income: $85,708 (42.2% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 454 (8.8%)
- Median earnings for workers: $48,459 (male: $69,365; female: $50,252)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 97.6%
- Unemployment rate: 4.1%
- Families with income below poverty level: 3.8%

Teays Valley is a suburb of Charleston, West Virginia. The leading industries in West Virginia as a whole are in chemicals, biotech, energy, aerospace, and automotive. Nearly 20% of residents of Teays Valley work in health care, another 11.4% work in retail trade, and more than 10% work in education, according to BestPlaces.

Wisconsin: River Hills
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Wisconsin: River Hills

- Median household income: $160,417 (166.1% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 252 (44.3%)
- Median earnings for workers: $68,929 (male: $134,250; female: $74,464)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 98.4%
- Unemployment rate: 2%
- Families with income below poverty level: 1.5%

Just outside of Milwaukee is the community of River Hills, Wisconsin. Milwaukee is known for the many Fortune 1000 companies that are headquartered there, such as Kohl's, Northwestern Mutual, WEC Energy, and others. The highest-paying industries in River Hills are transportation and warehousing, finance, and real estate.

Wyoming: Rafter J Ranch
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Wyoming: Rafter J Ranch

- Median household income: $130,151 (115.9% more than U.S. median income)
- Households earning over $200,000: 241 (32%)
- Median earnings for workers: $55,486 (male: $121,683; female: $58,045)
- Civilian population with health insurance: 96.7%
- Unemployment rate: 0%
- Families with income below poverty level: 0%

Located in Teton County, Rafter J Ranch is part of the Jackson Micropolitan Statistical Area. As reported in Niche, 30% of residents hold a master's degree or higher. Rafter J Ranch is close to Jackson Hole, where the economy is fueled by tourism to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. According to NeighborhoodScout, a large portion of adults in Rafter J Ranch are wealthy and educated executives. Nearly 40% of the population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations.

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