The Richest Small Town in Every State

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When you think of the richest locations in the U.S., places like San Francisco, New York and Beverly Hills might come to mind. But prosperity and affluence aren’t only thriving among the glitz and glamour of big cities.

Instead, if you look hard enough you’ll find little pockets of wealth in the nation’s quieter communities and small towns. And for some, living in a small town can be the best financial decision ever.

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In this study, GOBankingRates analyzed U.S. Census Bureau income data in locations in every state with 500 to 15,000 households to determine the wealthiest small towns in America and they’re ranked here from lowest to highest income. Alaska is not included because of a lack of sufficient data.

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Vermont: Shelburne

Median Income: $96,976

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West Virginia: Cassville

Median Income: $105,440

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Louisiana: Inniswold

Median Income: $106,759

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Nebraska: Hickman

Median Income: $107,604

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Montana: Helena Valley Northeast

Median Income: $115,833

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Rhode Island: Kingston

Median Income: $116,250

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Mississippi: Madison

Median Income: $119,662

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South Dakota: Dakota Dunes

Median Income: $126,181

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Nevada: Mogul

Median Income: $133,343

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New Hampshire: Hanover

Median Income: $136,992

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Georgia: Berkeley Lake

Median Income: $138,182

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North Dakota: Horace

Median Income: $138,636

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Idaho: Hidden Springs

Median Income: $138,895

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Wyoming: Rafter J Ranch

Median Income: $140,523

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Iowa: Polk City

Median Income: $141,548

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Arkansas: Goshen

Median Income: $141,563

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Alabama: Mountain Brook

Median Income: $150,268

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Delaware: Hockessin

Median Income: $158,036

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Kansas: Leawood

Median Income: $159,540

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Hawaii: Maunawili

Median Income: $159,583

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Oregon: Stafford

Median Income: $161,489

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Utah: East Basin

Median Income: $170,677

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Indiana: Meridian Hills

Median Income: $172,969

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Florida: Parkland

Median Income: $174,295

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Maine: Falmouth Foreside

Median Income: $175,248

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Wisconsin: River Hills

Median Income: $178,750

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New Mexico: Las Campanas

Median Income: $190,144

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Kentucky: Anchorage

Median Income: $199,261

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Arizona: Paradise Valley

Median Income: $203,659

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Michigan: Orchard Lake Village City

Median Income: $203,750

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Ohio: New Albany

Median Income: $206,130

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Washington: Medina

Median Income: $208,500

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Tennessee: Forest Hills

Median Income: $211,250

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Missouri: Town and Country

Median Income: $211,429

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South Carolina: Kiawah Island

Median Income: $216,750

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Oklahoma: Nichols Hills

Median Income: $218,500

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Minnesota: North Oaks

Median Income: $220,861

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North Carolina: Marvin

Median Income: $221,350

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Illinois: Kildeer

Median Income: $226,375

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Massachusetts: Boxford

Median Income: $232,326

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Maryland: Travilah

Median Income: $238,194

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Virginia: South Run

Median Income: $238,456

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Colorado: Columbine Valley

Median Income: $248,984

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New Jersey: Lyons

Median Income: $245,226

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New York: Flower Hill

Median Income: $246,533

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Texas: University Park

Median Income: $247,045

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Pennsylvania: Fox Chapel

Median Income: $247,930

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Doug Kerr / Wikimedia Commons

Connecticut: Noroton

Median Income: $248,125

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California: Orinda

Median Income: $248,984

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Jami Farkas and Sean Dennison contributed to this report.

Methodology: GOBankingRates determined the richest small town in every state by analyzing income data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2021 American Community Survey. “Small town” was defined as having between 500 and 15,000 households. Due to data availability, Alaska has insufficient information and was skipped. Data is up to date as of May 16, 2023.

Photo Disclaimer: Please note photos are for representational purposes only. As a result, some of the photos might not reflect the locations listed in this article.

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