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50 Richest Zip Codes in the USA

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Not much in the midwest. Why can't they just publish a list instead of making us go through the pictures one at a time?

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Here is a table that's easy to read. However, this table is based solely on salary/wage income as reported to IRS. Note that the all-zip-codes table is somewhat skewed because it includes some rural zip codes that have very few tax returns filed. Click on the 1,000+ returns link or one of the other data sort parameters to see better info for more populous communities.
 

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This is one of the reasons I want to move the heck out of this area. I live in the cheap seats compared to the NY towns in the list, but its still pretty crazy around me. I wish this house would sell.

It's crazy to think that the people that live in those houses pay more in household taxes (property/school) than the avg annual income for the United States. NUTS!!
 

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I don't have to worry about being included in that list. There isn't one of those zipcodes within 7-800 miles of here. Maybe I'm missing something but I don't find it helpful or productive to hold one's own locale up to such a yardstick.

We have some counties with huge percentages of extremely wealthy families. They just happen to be ranchers or farmers with thousands of acres of productive land.

Folks in New York, Connecticut, Maryland/VA, Silicon Valley or urban Florida should be careful about bragging about their wealth with their mouths full. There's a lot of people out in 'flyover' land that make urban dwellers' wealth more tolerable.

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So how can you go from reported income of $2,976,929 to Adjusted gross of $ 41,677. That is just wrong. (and I don't mean incorrect)
 

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I see Beverly Hills, 90210 is #4.
 

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No Wisconsin but I wouldn't expect it, we're on our way to becoming the Mississippi of the Midwest.....
 

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So what's going on in Chattanooga, TN?
 

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I like Money Magazine's take on what constitutes "the best" towns in America as it looks beyond wealth and takes in crime rates, school quality, stability - jobs and house prices, access to medical care, transporation, etc. Bloomberg took a narrow approach here.

Agree that wealth does not equate to quality. Yes, it can buy access to health care, public services (police, fire, water/sewer) and good school buildings, but it's the human factors in these places that gives it "true richness" - Have to say that in my town, despite its standing, there has been a very large drug problem in the high school that has been "quietly" handled as the families have enough resources to "keep things quiet" with private hosptializations/rehab and counseling.
JMHO.
 
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Keeping Up With The Joneses. (Not.)

Our ZIP Code is not on the list -- & a good thing, too. (If it were, we might have to move.)

However that may be, several very good friends are living comfortably smack in the middle of a few of those listed high-bracket ZIP Codes -- e.g., Fairfax Station VA & Great Falls VA & another section of McLean VA, near us but in a different ZIP Code (22102 -- over where the rich folks live).

Plus, Fairfax Station VA & Great Falls VA & McLean VA are all in the same suburban county outside Washington DC -- not that there's anything wrong with that.

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​
 

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Moved from zip code

We lived in one of the zip codes until two years ago and boy am I glad we moved. We were paying a huge property tax bill and now we are on the same street but about 4 blocks away and pay about one third of what we were paying. Along with the property tax we found our garbage and water bills to be higher and whenever we needed a plumber or other jobs to be done the price was jacked up.
The funny part is the house we now live in is worth more, bigger, and we get city services instead of county and all at a cheaper price. The school district is a great one and it is still the same one we had before. A few blocks in our case made a huge difference.
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Our community made the list at no. 14, born and raised in this area and wouldn't want to raise a family anywhere else. Old, safe town with excellent schools and beautiful historic neighborhoods some with brick streets. sure the property taxes are high but that benefits our community. the no. 3 location is not but a mile or so away
 
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Agree that wealth does not equate to quality. Yes, it can buy access to health care, public services (police, fire, water/sewer) and good school buildings, but it's the human factors in these places that gives it "true richness" - Have to say that in my town, despite its standing, there has been a very large drug problem in the high school that has been "quietly" handled as the families have enough resources to "keep things quiet" with private hosptializations/rehab and counseling.
JMHO.
I don't know about "quietly ". I watched a show a few months ago about oxy abuse in high schools and half the show was about the huge oxy problem in the schools in Boston .
 

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I don't know about "quietly ". I watched a show a few months ago about oxy abuse in high schools and half the show was about the huge oxy problem in the schools in Boston .

You are confusing Boston with the 'burbs. Worlds apart. I saw that too and it was about Boston, inner city Boston (where I grew up) and not here in #16.

I was talking about the town that I live in, (#16), that is not in Boston, but 12 miles due west; a world away where things are handled very discreetly so that little Chip or Muffy can get into Harvard without anything negative on their applications. Huge difference between this comfy bedroom community and Boston in many respects.

I am thankful for growing up in the real world.
 
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Large cities probably don't make the list due to the wide socioeconomic classes in one general "city." For example, none of San Diego made it yet some of the communities in the 'burbs of SD could easily be in the top 15 or 20...

Puzzling is that Del Mar never made it on the list. There are literally no homes under $2M in Del Mar, and many with ocean views average $5-$6M in this small city. Yet it's not on the list whereas Fresno is???


Katherine
 
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Seems like they've listed some of the most expensive places to LIVE. Wonder how far that 200+k salary gets them. It always amazes me to watch house hunters, when you see people with a budget of 500k and they are looking at 1000 sq foot 3bdrm ranches. Unless there is an ocean view from my toilet seat, I can't imagine why I'd ever want to live somewhere where you'd have to spend that much for a tiny house when you can get 6 times that much space for the same or less money in the midwest.

I guess only people who live in the midwest "get" why we like it here! :D
 

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Large cities probably don't make the list due to the wide socioeconomic classes in one general "city." For example, none of San Diego made it yet some of the communities in the 'burbs of SD could easily be in the top 15 or 20...

Puzzling is that Del Mar never made it on the list. There are literally no homes under $2M in Del Mar, and many with ocean views average $5-$6M in this small city. Yet it's not on the list whereas Fresno is???


Katherine

Remember, the ranking is not by city, it's by zip code.
 
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