Special Report

25 Richest Cities in America


To determine the richest cities in America, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed median household income in 381 U.S. metro areas from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey. We also reviewed cost of living-adjusted median household income using the city’s 2016 regional purchasing parity, obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Poverty rates, median home values, and educational attainment rates also came from the ACS. Unemployment rates are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are seasonally adjusted for March 2019, the most recent period for which data is available.