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July 27, 2016

The 12 Richest Cities in the U.S.

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The 12 Richest Cities in the U.S.

Many of the wealthiest cities in the country are small suburbs tucked near major metro areas known for providing some of the highest paying jobs.

Crunching metrics from the American Community Survey, experts at  FindTheHome identified the average per capita income of cities with populations larger than 4,000 to help come up with a list of the wealthiest cities in the country.

Here are the top 12:

1. Portola Valley, Calif.

  • Average per capita income: $152,128
  • Average per capita income in California: $29,906

2. Atherton, Calif.

  • Average per capita income: $144,197
  • Average per capita income in California: $29,906

3. Palm Beach, Fla.

  • Average per capita income: $129,941
  • Average per capita income in Florida: $26,499

4. Hillsborough, Calif.

  • Average per capita income: $127,868
  • Average per capita income in California: $29,906

5. Woodside, Calif.

  • Average per capita income: $125,559
  • Average per capita income in California: $29,906

6. Highland Park, Texas

  • Average per capita income: $123,793
  • Average per capita income in Texas: $26,513

7. Los Altos Hills, Calif.

  • Average per capita income: $123,127
  • Average per capita income in California: $29,906

8. The Village of Indian Hill, Ohio

  • Average per capita income: $121,411
  • Average per capita income in Ohio: $26,520

9. Cherry Hills Village, Colo.

  • Average per capita income: $120,898
  • Average per capita income in Colorado: $31,674

10. Old Greenwich, Conn.

  • Average per capita income: $115,502
  • Average per capita income in Connecticut: $38, 480

11. Scarsdale, N.Y.

  • Average per capita income: $113,535
  • Average per capita income in New York: $32,829

12. Hunters Creek Village, Texas

  • Average per capita income: $112,585
  • Average per capita income in Texas: $26,513

Source: “The Top 20 Richest Cities in the U.S.,” The Houston Chronicle (Jan. 11, 2016)