Pew researchers tried to capture how Americans define upper-middle or upper class. So where do all of these high earners live? Communities with a majority of high earners are concentrated on the periphery of large cities. Wealth in the West. Over half of the cities on our top 20 list can be found along the Pacific Coast, and most are in California. Cities near Silicon Valley and Dallas also stand out as high-income spots, perhaps owing to the strength of their local economies.
For similar studies and more, visit NerdWallet Cities. Wages among Sammamish residents are bolstered by nearby employers that include Microsoft, Boeing and Amazon. This small Southern California community is on our list for the And incomes continue to climb beyond that with Bordered by Dallas on all four sides, this affluent community boasts an easy commute and close proximity to Southern Methodist University.
Here, residents commute High earners in Southlake are the majority of residents: Homebuyers seek out Southlake for its plentiful shopping opportunities and high-performing public schools, with an eight-time state champion high school football team. Los Altos made our list with Residents here who work at places like Google and LinkedIn in nearby cities vault this community to the top of any highest-earning list.
Its small downtown hosts a popular farmers market and a yearly art and wine festival that is among the largest summer events in the San Francisco Bay Area. The combination of a lower cost of living and high-income households creates an excellent quality of life in this Nashville suburb. In this Chicago suburb with enviable access to the shores of Lake Michigan, Then we ranked cities by this percentage. Our chart contains cities; some places are tied in the rankings with others because of data limitations.
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