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Old 12-17-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Southlake. Don't judge me.
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On the subject of affluent neighborhoods and such, here's a list of the cities/towns with the highest median household income based on the just out data from the American Community Survey, put out by the US Census. This is the "five year" survey, looking at data from 2006 thru 2010. For comparison, I've included the 2009 income and rankings as well. Note that I am excluding Westlake and Westover Hills (both have under 200 households, and both have median household incomes projected as over $250,000. Feel free to just put them at the top and rank everyone else two places lower).

Also, my apologies in advance if this table doesn't line up well.

Rank......Community.........2010 Income......... 2009 Income.....2009 Rank
1..........Highland Park........$228,106............... $176,375.........2
2..........Southlake.............$182,237......... .......$181,930.........1
3..........Colleyville.............$152,034....... .........$154,233.........3
4..........University Park......$143,140................$142,250........ .4
5..........Argyle..................$133,274....... .........$128,750.........6
6..........Lantana...............$127,234......... .............NA...........NA
7..........Lucas..................$126,667........ ........$125,200.........7
8..........Double Oak...........$126,500................$131,500.... .....5
9..........Heath..................$124,462........ ........$115,932.........12
10.........Parker.................$124,306........ .........$124,032.........8
11.........Highland Village.....$123,765................$123,469...... ...10
12t........Sunnyvale...........$116,042........... .....$119,375..........11
12t........Trophy Club.........$116,042................$123,993..... ......9
14.........Murphy................$113,407......... .......$111,919..........16
15.........Keller...................$113,313...... ..........$115,723..........13
16.........Prosper................$111,987........ ........$105,019..........19
17.........Flower Mound.......$111,961................$111,523...... ....17
18.........Hudson Oaks........$110,114................$102,426...... ....21
19.........Talty...................$108,375....... ..........$98,889...........24
20.........Coppell................$107,320........ .......$108,809...........18

Note that I'm arbitrarily excluding the "Annetta" towns from this list. They don't really seem like "suburbs", but if anyone cares, Annetta is at $114,167 (down from $118,750 in 2009) and Annetta North is at $105,417 (almost unchanged from $105,625). I suppose one can also argue about including Talty, but it's ~30 miles from downtown Dallas. FWIW, if you exclude it then the next one on the list would be Bartonville at $106,831.

Nothing really to say about any of this. I already commented on the huge increase in Highland Park's median, which speaks to sampling error or limited data in some years or...well, SOMETHING. Other than that everyone is pretty much within a few thousand of where they were last year.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:23 PM
 
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Accurate information Synch ...North Texas has alot to be proud of.Educated people are moving here and remaining here after growing up in the area for a reason.
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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So they used the national census data. I am sure no-one lies on the census forms, if they even fill them in.

You'd need a full-on IRS audit of every household to get a number closer to the truth, and even then it would have a large margin of error.
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Southlake. Don't judge me.
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So they used the national census data. I am sure no-one lies on the census forms, if they even fill them in.

You'd need a full-on IRS audit of every household to get a number closer to the truth, and even then it would have a large margin of error.
FWIW, the census numbers actually include a margin-of-error calc. When you factor that in, anything within 10-15K or so of each other is pretty much guesswork.

I used these types of numbers to get an overview of DFW, and they work well. Park Cities are incredibly upscale (median home price numbers for those two are far higher than Southlake/Colleyville), everything W to NW of DFW airport is generally high rent districts out to about 377 and Lewisville Lake. None of which is news to people who live here, but when you're just moving in and don't know a darn thing...
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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Agreed synch...All of these towns/ cities have very low crime rates and high median home prices.This is a great list to work off of for new comers seeking suburbs....
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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Great list. SL is definitely impressive. I already thought Flower Mound was affluent.
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:52 PM
 
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Agreed synch...All of these towns/ cities have very low crime rates and high median home prices.This is a great list to work off of for new comers seeking suburbs....
Agree that it is a good starting place, but a recon is definitely advisable.
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