The Richest Town by states in the US 2021
The Richest Town by states in the US 2021

When you think of parts of the country with the most top 10-percenters, you probably picture bustling metropolises like New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles; but not only are these not the wealthiest towns in the country, they're not even the wealthiest in their respective states, according to a 2021 report from GOBankingRates. The financial website crunched the numbers in all 50 states to discover which town in each is the richest. To do so, they looked at all the towns or cities in each state with over 1,000 households.

From there, they looked at median household income to determine which one was the wealthiest. Interestingly, their results showed that residents who live in towns, not cities, are actually the ones who bring home the most bucks. Wondering which town is the richest in your state is?

Read on to find out!

List of Top 30 Most Richest Town By State In The US

1. Alabama - Highland Lakes: $152,774

2. Alaska - Fishhook: $106,310

3. Arizona - Paradise Valley: $211,393

4. Arkansas - Cave Springs: $134,740

5. California - Atherton: $250,000

6. Colorado - Cherry Hills Village: $250,000-plus

7. Connecticut - Darien: $232,523

8. Delaware - North Star: $137,917

9. Florida - Pinecrest: $156,875

10. Georgia - Druid Hills: $129,740

11. Hawaii - East Honolulu: $133,165

12. Idaho - Eagle: $92,807

13. Illinois - Winnetka: $250,000-plus

14. Indiana - Zionsville: $137,377

15. Iowa - Robins: $131,078

16. Kansas - Mission Hills: $250,000-plus

17. Kentucky - Indian Hills: $190,313

18. Louisiana - Prairieville: $99,953

19. Maine - Cumberland Center: $99,500

20. Maryland - Travilah: $241,369

21. Massachusetts - Wellesley: $197,132

22. Michigan - Bloomfield Hills: $178,894

23. Minnesota - North Oaks: $178,816

24. Mississippi - Madison: $114,521

25. Missouri - Frontenac: $217,768

26. Montana - Helena Valley Northeast: $96,146

27. Nebraska - Gretna: $83,103

28. Nevada - Spring Creek: $99,854

29. New Hampshire - Hanover: $109,514

30. New Jersey - Short Hills: $250,000+

Detailed Information on The Richest Town By States In US

1. Highland Lakes - Alabama

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Photo: Pinterest

​The Town of Highland welcomes you to its website and invites you to visit our beautiful home, nestled in the mountains and situated around a 257-acre lake with 15 miles of shoreline. This picturesque town is a vibrant community with both full-time residents and property owners whose vacation homes are a welcome break during the summer months and weekends from their busy lives in the city. Property owners hail from Alabama and at least 12 other states. Both homefolk and visitors share a love of the natural beauty of the mountain lake community which features wildlife, fishing, boating, and many varieties of flora and fauna.

2. Alaska - Fishhook

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Photo: Flickr

Fishhook is located at 61°40′38″N 149°15′54″W (61.677320, -149.265043).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 88.4 square miles (229 km2), of which, 88.1 square miles (228 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (0.33%) is water. It could be characterized as slightly more rural than suburban. It contains a number of mid-sized to small lakes and the Little Susitna River. In general, it is accessed by Wasilla-Fishhook Road.

3. Arkansas - Cave Springs

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Photo: Wikipedia

Cave Springs has become a crossroads for people going to the airport, yet remains a haven for those who wish to escape the noise and traffic of big city life.

he small town is a gateway to the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, known as XNA, and also provides great access to interstate highways. Offering the tranquility of the countryside and a hometown atmosphere, its location provides access to the amenities of the larger cities – Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville -- that lie along nearby Interstate 540.

4. California - Atherton

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Photo: Wikipedia

Atherton is an incorporated town in San Mateo County, California, United States. Its population was 6,914 as of 2010.

Atherton is known for its wealth; in 1990 and 2019, Atherton was ranked as having the highest per capita income among U.S. towns with a population between 2,500 and 9,999, and it is regularly ranked as the most expensive ZIP Code in the United States.

5. Arizona - Paradise Valley

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Photo: The Crazy Tourist

Paradise Valley is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, that is a suburb of Phoenix. It is Arizona's wealthiest municipality. The town is known for its luxury golf courses, shopping, real estate, and restaurant scene. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town was 12,820. Despite its relatively small area and population compared to other municipalities in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Paradise Valley is home to eight full-service resorts, making it one of Arizona's premier tourist destinations. It is also known for expensive real estate.

6. Colorado - Cherry Hills Village

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Photo: Denver Post

The City of Cherry Hills Village is a Home Rule Municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. Cherry Hills Village is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city population was 5987 at the 2010 United States Census. It is one of the most affluent places in Colorado and the United States.

The city hosted two PGA Championships (1941 and 1985) and the 2005 U.S. Women's Open at the Cherry Hills Country Club.

7. Connecticut - Darien

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Photo: Patch

Darien is a coastal town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States 37 miles northeast of New York City. With a population of 21,000 and a land area of just under 13 square miles, it is the smallest town on Connecticut's "Gold Coast". It has the youngest population of any non-college town in Connecticut, a high rate of marriage, and high number of average children per household. Darien is also one of the wealthiest communities in the U.S.

8. Delaware - North Star

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Photo: Shutterstock

North Star is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 7,503. North Star is in New Castle County and is one of the best places to live in Delaware. Living in North Star offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In North Star there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of North Star tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in North Star are above average.

9. Florida - Pinecrest

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Photo: Getty Images

Pinecrest is a suburban village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States of America. The 2010 U.S. census recorded a population of 18,223; as of 2019, this has increased by over five percent to an estimated 19,155.

Pinecrest is governed by a five-member Village Council and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. 33156, the zip code that encompasses most of the village, has been consistently ranked as one of the most expensive in the United States.

10. Georgia - Druid Hills

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Photo: Digital Commonwealth

Druid Hills is a community which includes both a census-designated place (CDP) in unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, as well as a neighborhood of the city of Atlanta. The CDP's population was 14,568 at the 2010 census. The CDP formerly contained the main campus of Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); they were annexed by Atlanta in 2018. The Atlanta-city section of Druid Hills is one of Atlanta's most affluent neighborhoods with a mean household income in excess of $238,500 (making it the ninth most affluent, per that metric).

11. Hawaii - East Honolulu

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Photo: Britannica

East Honolulu is a census-designated place (CDP) located in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a population of 49,914, making it the 2nd most populated CDP in Hawaii, behind Honolulu.

12. Idaho - Eagle

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Photo: Wikipedia

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.40 square miles (76.15 km2), of which 28.92 square miles (74.90 km2) is land and 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2) is water.

This region experiences warm to hot, dry summers, and cold, dry winters, with summer high temperatures averaging 85 °F and winter low temperatures averaging 25.6 °F. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Eagle has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

13. Illinois - Winnetka

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Photo: Zillow

Nestled along Lake Michigan’s North Shore, Winnetka is a community of tree-lined streets, sandy beaches, renowned schools, outstanding parks, quality recreation facilities, and plentiful non-profit and religious organizations. Founded in 1869, the name given to the community was a Native American word meaning "beautiful land." Natural beauty brought early settlers, but through careful planning, Winnetka has maintained a historic, small town charm, as well as family-oriented neighborhoods, while developing into a thriving village for people to live, work, and visit.

14. Indiana - Zionsville

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Photo: Ray's Trash Service

Located a mere 20 minutes north from the major metropolitan amenities of Indianapolis, today Zionsville enjoys one of the most enviable lifestyles of any town in Indiana. A visit to Zionsville includes shopping at one of a kind boutiques and stores, visiting a variety of art galleries of nationally known artists and dining choices to fit every taste and every budget at one of our locally owned restaurants.

15. Iowa - Robins

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Photo: Cityofrobins

Small city - East-central Iowa, along Cedar River. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Robins, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

The unemployment rate in Robins is 5.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Robins jobs have increased by 1.3%. Compared to the rest of the country, Robins's cost of living is 0.1% lower than the U.S. average.

16. Kansas - Mission Hills

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Photo: Wikipedia

The City of Mission Hills is located in Northeast Johnson County, Kansas, and was envisioned in 1912 by urban planner J.C. Nichols, who developed the renowned Country Club Plaza district in Kansas City.

First-time visitors to Mission Hills can’t help noticing our fountains, statues, sculptures and urns. Some are hundreds of years old and many are museum pieces imported from abroad. You’ll see them decorating our traffic islands or adorning our roadsides. But that’s not the only thing that’ll stop you. In how many other cities would you come upon a ford crossing a creek? Or a water garden where a heron waits patiently for his dinner? This is Mission Hills. America’s first and foremost garden community.

17. Kentucky - Indian Hills

Indian Hills is a home rule-class cityalong the Ohio River in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 2,868 as of the 2010 census. Indian Hills and the nearby cities of Mockingbird Valley, Glenview, and Anchorage have been cited as the most prosperous suburbs of Louisville since the mid-20th century. It was among the highest-income places in the United States as of the 2000 U.S. census.

18. Louisiana - Prairieville

Prairieville is a suburb of Baton Rouge with a population of 31,974. Prairieville is in Ascension Parish and is one of the best places to live in Louisiana. Living in Prairieville offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Prairieville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Prairieville are highly rated.

19. Maine - Cumberland Center

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Photo: Wikipedia

Cumberland Center is a suburb of with a population of 2,926. Cumberland Center is in Cumberland County and is one of the best places to live in Maine. Living in Cumberland Center offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Cumberland Center there are a lot of parks. Residents of Cumberland Center tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Cumberland Center are highly rated.

20. Maryland - Travilah

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Photo: Shannon Moris

Travilah is a United States census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is 17.28 square miles (44.8 km2) located along the north side of the Potomac River, and surrounded by the communities of Potomac, North Potomac, and Darnestown—all census-designated places. It has a population of nearly 12,000.

21. Massachusetts - Wellesley

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Photo; Technical Support International

Wellesley is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Wellesley is part of Greater Boston. The population was 27,982 at the time of the 2010 census.Wellesley College, Babson College, and a campus of Massachusetts Bay Community College are located in Wellesley.

22. Michigan - Bloomfield Hills

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Photo: Wikipedia

Bloomfield Hills is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a northern suburb of Metro Detroit and is approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Downtown Detroit. Except a small southern border with the city of Birmingham, the city is almost completely surrounded by Bloomfield Township, but the city and township are administered autonomously. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 3,869.

23. Minnesota - North Oaks

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Photo: Wikipedia

North Oaks is a suburb of St. Paul with a population of 5,177. North Oaks is in Ramsey County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in North Oaks offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In North Oaks there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in North Oaks and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in North Oaks are highly rated.

24. Mississippi - Madison

Madison, Mississippi, named for James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, grew up along a bustling railroad track in pre-Civil War Mississippi. In 1856 the Illinois Central Railroad opened its Madison Station, the forerunner of today’s City of Madison. Although near-by Madisonville, a settlement established along the stagecoach route of the Natchez Trace, boasted a race track, two banks, a wagon factory and at least one hotel, its residents could not resist the lure of the future. madison the city ms cabooseThe newly established railroad community began to thrive, and Madisonville soon became extinct.

25. Missouri - Frontenac

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Photo: Wikipedia

Frontenac is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of 3,513. Frontenac is in St. Louis County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Frontenac offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Frontenac there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Frontenac and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Frontenac are highly rated.

26. Montana - Helena Valley Northeast

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Photo: Data USA

Helena Valley Northeast is located in southern Lewis and Clark County at 46°40′18″N 111°56′29″W (46.671590, -111.941337).[2] It is bordered to the southwest by the city of Helena, the state capital. It is bordered to the south by the Helena Valley Southeast CDP, to the west by the Helena Valley West Central CDP, and to the northwest by the Helena Valley Northwest CDP, all unincorporated. Interstate 15 forms the western edge of the Helena Valley Northeast CDP, with access from Exit 200 (East Lincoln Road), which is approximately 10 miles (16 km) north of downtown Helena.

27. Nebraska - Gretna

Gretna started shortly after the Burlington Railroad built a short line between Omaha and Ashland in the summer of 1886. Before the beginning of the Village of Gretna, this new laid rail line was the cue for the exit of the nearby trading post of Forest City, which had existed since 1856. In its day, Forest City, located 2.5 miles southwest of where Gretna now stands, was a flourishing and busy place, but it was doomed by the rail road which passed it by. The only marker that exists today to show the site of old Forest City is the cemetery (Holy Sepulcher) which is located a little east of what was the center of activity in the settlement. Names that were prominent in the beginnings of Forest city were the families of William Langdon, John Thomas, and John Conner.

28. Nevada - Spring Creek

Spring Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in central Elko County, in northeastern Nevada in the western United States. It mainly serves as a bedroom community for the businesses and industries in and around the nearby city of Elko. It is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 12,361 at the 2010 census.

29. New Hampshire - Hanover

Hanover is located on the western side of New Hampshire in the scenic Upper Connecticut River Valley. The river forms the border between Vermont and New Hampshire. The Town has a population of 11,260 (per 2010 census) and is the home of Dartmouth College, which was established in 1769.

30. New Jersey - Short Hills

Short Hills is a suburb of New York City with a population of 13,428. Short Hills is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Short Hills offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Short Hills there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Short Hills tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Short Hills are highly rated.

Bonus: More 20 Richest Towns in USA

31. New Mexico

Richest town: White Rock

Median household income: $135,964

32. New York

Richest town: Lloyd Harbor and Scarsdale (pictured)

Median household income: $250,000-plus

33. North Carolina

Richest town: Marvin

Median household income: $206,469

34. North Dakota

Richest town: Beulah

Median household income: $99,125

35. Ohio

Richest town: Village of Indian Hill

Median household income: $207,174

36. Oklahoma

Median household income: $186,912

37. Oregon

Richest town: Cedar Mill

Median household income: $145,057

38. Pennsylvania

Richest town: Fox Chapel

Median household income: $205,987

39. Rhode Island

Richest town: Cumberland Hill

Median household income: $89,456

40. South Carolina

Richest town: Tega Cay

Median household income: $130,918

41. South Dakota

Richest town: Dakota Dunes

Median household income: $118,966

42. Tennessee

Richest town: Forest Hills

Median household income: $203,056

43. Texas

Richest town: Hunters Creek Village, Piney Point Village (pictured), West University Place

Median household income: $250,000-plus

44. Utah

Richest town: Silver Summit

Median household income: $147,404

45. Vermont

Richest town: Essex Junction

Median household income: $80,019

46. Virginia

Richest town: Great Falls

Median household income: $238,125

47. Washington

Richest town: Clyde Hill

Median household income: $238,958

48. West Virginia

Richest town: Cheat Lake

Median household income: $89,310

49. Wisconsin

Richest town: Merton

Median household income: $154,464

50. Wyoming

Richest town: Ranchettes

Median household income: $99,403

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