05Mar

10 of America’s Richest Cities

Consisting of 3.8 million square miles, The United States is a largely diverse set of land. Within its vast borders that touch both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, exists a diverse group of citizens who vary in belief, lifestyle, history and income level. Using data from the latest Five-Year American Community Survey, FindtheHome.com has compiled a list of the country’s 10 most richest cities. The list only considers cities with more than 500,000 residents and determines a city’s wealth by the percentage of its residents who earn more than $150,000, annually.

10. Denver
Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 11%
Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 42.9%
Total population: 619,297

9. Austin, Texas
Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 11.1%
Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 45.6%
Total population: 836,800

8. Los Angeles
Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 11.3%
Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 31.1%
Total population: 3.83 million

7. New York City
Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 12.7%
Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 34.5%
Total population: 8.27 million

6. Boston
Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 13%
Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 43.9%
Total population: 629,182

5. San Diego
Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 14.8%
Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 41.7%
Total population: 1.32 million

4. Seattle
Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 16.2%
Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 57.4%
Total population: 624,681

3. Washington D.C.
Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 19.0%
Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 51.7%
Total population: 618,777

2. San Jose, Calif.
Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 22.6%
Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 37.4%
Total population: 968,903

1. San Francisco
Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 23.4%
Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 52.4%
Total population: 817,501

Resources: http://www.census.gov/acs/www/about_the_survey/american_community_survey/
http://places.findthehome.com/stories/3389/33-richest-cities-u-s#28-Boston


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lynette Robbins