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Old 02-27-2014, 08:14 PM
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The Richest Zip Codes

Figure 1 maps the 170 zip codes with more than 1000 people and median incomes over $150,000 or mean incomes over $200,000. The most astounding thing about the map (which shows the number of rich zip codes by the county they are part of) is their concentration in a few areas, led by the country’s premier global city, greater New York City, with 75 of the 170 . New York is followed by Washington DC with 23, another sign of the growing wealth of the national capital. Los Angeles, 18, San Francisco (14), Boston #10 , and Chicago (6) and then a scattering in other leading metropolitan areas. There is no such concentration of the super-rich in any rural or small town area. But many are quasi-rural suburban and exurban.


Washington's GDP is now ahead of SF too. NYC is a clear #1 in terms of dominance (in the world, really) but I think DC is #2 now in the US, not SF (LA is too irrelevant in commerce and poor) and Chicago is quite irrelevant. And DC seems booming with construction but SF doesn't. SF is expensive because of the lack of new housing. What do you think?
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Location: Oakland, CA
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Good for you! Enjoy your horrible weather, workaholism, and dreadful people. I couldn't be happier now that I don't live there anymore
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:07 PM
Location: Piedmont, CA/São Paulo, Brazil
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LOL cute.

Anyway, the Bay Area has more towns than anywhere except Greater New York with an Average Family Income of $200,000+, fyi.

Metro Regions and the number of places with an Average Family Income of $200,000+ annually, 2010

San Francisco: 39
Diablo, CA $556,663
Atherton, CA $391,633
Portola Valley, CA $369,825
Los Altos Hills, CA $353,977
Woodside, CA $351,533
Hillsborough, CA $347,658
Tiburon, CA $311,451
Belvedere, CA $307,555
Ross, CA $306,164
Sereno del Mar, CA $298,816
Pasatiempo, CA $270,080
Kenwood, CA $270,675
Rutherford, CA $265,298
Shell Ridge, CA $254,066
Kentfield, CA $261,712
Ladera, CA $259,509
West Menlo Park, CA $257,403
Loyola, CA $256,619
Piedmont, CA $248,737
Norris Canyon, CA $248,015
Monte Sereno, CA $245,776
Blackhawk, CA $241,646
Orinda, CA $240,131
Saratoga, CA $229,610
Los Altos, CA $227,861
Silverado Resort, CA $227,766
Sleepy Hollow, CA $225,490
Alamo, CA $220,862
Dillon Beach, CA $222,210
Emerald Lake Hills, CA $219,300
Stanford, CA $216,541
Lafayette, CA $209,874
Palo Alto, CA $208,153
Mill Valley, CA $207,794
Menlo Park, CA $206,670
Castle Hill, CA $203,432
Acalanes Ridge, CA $203,178
Los Gatos, CA $202,375
Reliez Valley, CA $201,391

Chicago: 25
Winnetka, IL $363,776
Kenilworth, IL $360,649
Bannockburn, IL $351,464
Glencoe, IL $335,542
Dune Acres, IN $330,160
Lake Forest, IL $309,825
Hinsdale, IL $280,695
Burr Ridge, IL $277,320
Barrington Hills, IL $260,232
Northfield, IL $255,512
North Barrington, IL $254,014
Oak Brook, IL $249,167
South Barrington, IL $248,794
Wilmette, IL $229,826
Green oaks, IL $225,089
River Forest, IL $225,045
Wayne, IL $223,830
Kildeer, IL $220,911
Long Grove, IL $217,685
Riverwoods, IL $216,841
Golf, IL $214,528
Clarendon HIlls, IL $209,717
Lake Bluff, IL $209,296
Lake Barrington, IL $205,709
Inverness, IL $202,200

Washington DC: 24
Chevy Chase Village, MD $490,928
Somerset, MD $344,324
Brookmont, MD $314,016
Chevy Chase Section Three, MD $311,861
Chevy Chase, MD $310,196
Chevy Chase Section Five, MD $305,118
Travilah, MD $293,799
McLean, VA $276,249
Chevy Chase(Census Place), MD $262,375
Martin's Addition, MD $298,470
Great Falls, VA $281,855
Potomac, MD $270,499
Bethesda, MD $251,880
Chevy Chase View, MD $246,177
Glen Echo, MD $237,093
Wolf Trap, VA $228,559
Cabin John, MD $222,171
Belle Haven, VA $215,802
Darnestown, MD $209,978
North Chevy Chase, MD $208,318
Crosspointe, VA $206,423
Woodmore, MD $203,905
Floris, VA $203,368
Mantua, VA $203,160

Los Angeles: 16
Hidden Hills, CA $392,679
Rolling Hills, CA $376,925
Lake Sherwood, CA $298,863
Malibu, CA $276,007
Palos Verdes Estates, CA $271,908
Indian Wells, CA $265,461
Manhattan Beach, CA $255,853
San Marino, CA $246,465
Newport Beach, CA $241,005
Bell Canyon, CA $239,203
La Canada Flintridge, CA $237,475
Laguna Beach, CA $227,969
Rolling Hills Estates, CA $223,879
Bradbury, CA $216,316
Coto de Caza, CA $215,556
Santa Rosa valley, CA $200,223

Minneapolis: 11
Woodland, MN $321,539
Sunfish Lake, MN $303,539
Medina, MN $275,580
Minnetonka Beach, MN $266,738
Greenwood, MN $264,796
Dellwood, MN $228,798
Orono, MN $223,439
Deephaven, MN $221,481
Tonka Bay, MN $218,414
North Oaks, MN $215,440
Medicine Lake, MN $208,704

Miami: 9
Fisher Island, FL $690,319
Indian Creek, FL $532,700
Golf, FL $403,755
Gulf Stream, FL $369,778
Palm Beach, FL $317,516
Manalapan, FL $305,224
Golden Beach, FL $244,513
Sea Ranch Lakes, FL $225,986
Key Biscayne, FL $221,298

Boston: 8
Dover, MA $282,943
Wellesley, MA $257,870
Duxbury, MA $244,398
Boxford, MA $237,065
South Duxbury, MA $231,258
Weekpaug, RI $216,942
Winchester, MA $213,552
Brookline, MA $206,826

Houston: 8
Hunters Creek Village, TX $398,874
Piney Point Village, TX $373,831
Bunker Hill Village, TX $354,238
Hilshire Village, TX $313,198
West University Place, TX $294,912
Southside Place, TX $260,160
Bellaire, TX $241,509
Spring Valley Village, TX $201,620

Denver: 7
Cherry Hills Village, CO $361,057
Castle Pines, CO $312,337
Pine Brook Hill, CO $265,657
Valmont, CO $258,050
Greenwood Village, CO $241,655
Paragon Estates, CO $222,699
Bow Mar, CO $216,151

Detroit: 7
Barton Hills, MI $398,981
Lake Angelus, MI $352,431
Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI $254,170
Bloomfield Hills, MI $247,865
Franklin, MI $238,523
Orchard Lake Village, MI $210,914
Bingham Farms, MI $218,726

St Louis: 7
Huntleigh, MO $400,573
Country Life Acres, MO $319,307
Town & Country, MO $282,685
Ladue, MO $271,196
Westwood, MO $260,224
Clarkson, MO $252,305
Frontenac, MO $250,483

Cleveland: 6
Hunting Valley, OH $574,294
Bentleyville, OH $303,845
Moreland Hills, OH $244,524
Gates Mills, OH $232,024
Waite Hill, OH $224,064
Pepper Pike, OH $218,630

Dallas: 6
Westlake, TX $532,045
Westover Hills, TX $424,345
Highland Park, TX $374,208
University Park, TX $273,583
Southlake, TX $228,840
Colleyville, TX $202,607

Seattle: 6
Hunts Point, WA $421,503
Medina, WA $332,002
Clyde Hill, WA $313,023
Yarrow Point, WA $269,700
Woodway, WA $237,003
Mercer Island, WA $223,343

Milwaukee: 5
Chenequa, WI $359,735
River Hills, WI $302,311
Oconomowoc Lake, WI $267,606
Lac La Belle, WI $248,080
Wind Point, WI $230,209

San Antonio: 5
Olmos Park, TX $273,864
Shavano Park, TX $269,209
Terrell Hills, TX $254,772
Hill Country Village, TX $222,000
Alamo Heights, TX $200,336

Cincinnati: 4
The Village of Indian Hill, OH $366,623
Coldstream, OH $351,842
Concorde Hills, OH $285,281
Rabbit Hash, KY $238,319

Indianapolis: 4
Crows Nest, IN $694,378
Williams Creek, IN $247,080
North Crows Nest, IN $233,250
Meridian Hills, IN $225,383

Pittsburgh: 4
Sewickley Heights, PA $334,457
Fox Chapel, PA $279,114
Edgeworth, PA $238,143
Bradford Woods, PA $204,248

Hartford: 3
Fenwick, CT $337,175
Suffield Depot, CT $214,675
West Simsbury, CT $206,079

Kansas City: 3
Mission Hills, KS $340,849
Mission Woods, KS $301,272
Loch Lloyd, MO $231,141

Nashville: 3
Belle Meade, TN $404,399
Oak Hill, TN $244,417
Forest Hills, TN $235,063

Oklahoma City: 3
Lake Aluma, OK $503,894
Cimarron, OK $334,949
Nichols Hills, OK $307,963

Austin: 2
Barton Creek, TX $315,603
West Lake Hills, TX $236,892

Birmingham: 2
Mountain Brook, AL $242,948
Shoal Creek, AL $225,797

Philadelphia: 2
Greenville, DE $335,297
Woodside, PA $200,787

Atlanta: 1
Druid Hills, GA $212,759

Charlotte: 1
Marvin, NC $203,717

Columbus: 1
New Albany, OH $252,702

Phoenix: 1
Paradise Valley, AZ $255,416

Sacramento: 1
Glenbrook, NV $504,900

Salt Lake City: 1
Emigration Canyon, UT $207,664

San Diego: 1
Rancho Santa Fe, CA $391,197

Tampa: 1
Belleair Shore, FL $233,105

Source: American Factfinder, US Census Bureau
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:25 AM
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The Bay Area probably kicks DC area's ass when it comes to the number of billionaires too.

From having lived in both places, it seems that DC area has a very large population of what has been traditionally called upper middle class people, $100k-$200k/yr, more so than the Bay Area, particularly as a percentage of the population. Nowadays 4 counties in the area have a median household income above $100k so over half of households earn over $100k/yr, but in the Bay Area there are zero counties like that, Santa Clara Co, and Marin are the richest by that measure at around $91k, that means that the bulk of households are not earning that much.

I think the big difference is that DC area doesn't have as many truly rich people as the Bay Area, when you count millionaires and billionaires you will probably see the Bay Area ahead. What measure is important to you depends on you. But I much rather care about how the median person is doing, rather than the upper crust, and in that measure the Bay Area is behind the DC area, and parts of the NYC greater area.

List of highest-income counties in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:16 AM
Location: Piedmont, CA/São Paulo, Brazil
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Originally Posted by cardinal2007 View Post
The Bay Area probably kicks DC area's ass when it comes to the number of billionaires too.
The Bay Area has about 60 Billionaires and DC has something like 15.

And yes, they have lots of upper middle class people. But as far as actual rich people the Bay Area has nearly twice as more according to the ranking below, but DC does very well in the 30M+ range too tho.

Individuals Worth $30 Millon+, 2013
Top 10 Cities

1 New York 8,025
2 London 6,360
3 Tokyo 6,015
4 Los Angeles 4,945
5 San Francisco 4,840
6 Osaka 3,300
7 Paris 3,195
8 Hong Kong 3,180
9 Mexico City 2,695
10 Washington DC 2,675

This is according to Wealth-X
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