The town of six square miles is near Palo Alto, Stanford University and Menlo Park, the home of Facebook and other tech ventures. Atherton’s average household income was $443,403 in 2016, more than $50,000 higher than second-place Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.
The 10 richest towns in America 1. Scarsdale village, N.Y. > Median household income: $233,311. ... 2. Winnetka village, Ill. > Median household income: $211,250. ... 3. Piedmont city, Calif. > Median household income: $207,222. ... 4. West University Place city, Texas. > Median household income: $205,136. ... 5. University Park city, Texas. ...
Where do the richest Americans live? Short answer: the Northeast. Six out of 10 of the nation’s wealthiest zip codes come from Connecticut, Maryland, New York and New Jersey, while three more lie just to the south, in Virginia. Only one zip code west of the Mississippi—76092 in Southlake, Texas—cracks the top 10.
Last month, Time published a list of the 10 Richest Towns in America, crowning Short Hills, New Jersey, number one. Darien, Connecticut; Chappaqua, New York; and Fairfax Station, Virginia also made the cut. Notably absent, to the consternation of their residents: Greenwich, Connecticut; Beverly Hills; and Manhattan, to name a few.