These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Ohio For 2018


We analyzed over 287 places in Ohio to determine where the 1% live.

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Powell, Grandview Heights, The Village Of Indian Hill: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Ohio. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Buckeye State.

Powell in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $132,917 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 0.3%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Ohio share common characteristics such as having a genius level populous, sky high home prices, and a Pleasantville level of married couples.

How did we come up with these mega wealthy cities? We analyzed Census data from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey for the 254 places in Ohio with more than 5,000 people.

At the end of the day, here’s the set of the 10 richest places in Ohio for 2018:

  1. Powell (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Grandview Heights (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. The Village Of Indian Hill (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Dublin (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Madeira (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Bay Village (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Beachwood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Pepper Pike (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Mason (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Wyoming (Photos | Homes For Sale)

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list of the richest cities in Ohio.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out the best places to live in Ohio or the poorest.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Ohio For 2018

The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is to simply identify personal incomes. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t believe that one statistic wholly encompasses what it means to be one of the ‘richest places’. So we looked at this set of criteria from the newly released 2012-2016 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how rich a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. If more people are employed, the richer the future looks.

After we collected the data for all 254 places with more than 5,000 people in Ohio, we ranked each place from 1 to 254 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the richest.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a ‘Rich Score’ with the place having the lowest overall Rich Score, Powell, crowned the ‘Richest Place In Ohio For 2018’.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 254 places.

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1. Powell

Powell, Ohio

Population: 12,436
Median Income: $132,917
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 0.3%
More on Powell: Homes For Sale | Data

2. Grandview Heights

Grandview Heights, Ohio

Population: 7,191
Median Income: $95,938
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.0%
More on Grandview Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

3. The Village Of Indian Hill

The Village Of Indian Hill, Ohio

Population: 5,803
Median Income: $205,221
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on The Village of Indian Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

4. Dublin

Dublin, Ohio

Population: 43,874
Median Income: $125,540
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Dublin: Homes For Sale | Data
Dublin is an affluent city in Franklin, Delaware, and Union counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 41,751 at the 2010 census. Dublin is a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.

5. Madeira

Madeira, Ohio

Population: 8,924
Median Income: $91,810
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 2.1%
More on Madeira: Homes For Sale | Data
Madeira is a city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 8,726 at the 2010 census. Madeira has a Council-Manager form of government, where the elected City Council appoints a paid City Manager to run the day-to-day operations of the city. Madeira is served by its own police department, while fire service is provided by the Madeira-Indian Hill Joint Fire District. Madeira is largely a residential community, with a small downtown and some light industry. Educational needs are served by the nationally ranked Madeira City Schools. Madeira is a suburb of Cincinnati. In 2007, BusinessWeek ranked it as one of the ‘Best Places to Raise Kids–For Less.’ Madeira, known for its beautiful parks, has a plethora of sports programs.

6. Bay Village

Bay Village, Ohio

Population: 15,414
Median Income: $93,220
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
More on Bay Village: Homes For Sale | Data
Bay Village is a city located west of Cleveland Ohio in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 15,651 at the 2010 census. Bay Village is located in Ohio’s 9th congressional district.

7. Beachwood

Beachwood, Ohio

Source: Public domain

Population: 11,786
Median Income: $88,287
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Beachwood: Homes For Sale | Data
Beachwood is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and a suburb of Cleveland. As of the 2010 census the city’s population was 11,953.

8. Pepper Pike

Pepper Pike, Ohio

Population: 6,150
Median Income: $164,471
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Pepper Pike: Homes For Sale | Data
Pepper Pike is an affluent eastern suburb of the Greater Cleveland area in the US state of Ohio. The population was 5,979 at the 2010 census.

9. Mason

Mason, Ohio

Source: Public domain

Population: 32,025
Median Income: $92,819
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Mason: Homes For Sale | Data
Mason is a city in southwestern Warren County, Ohio, United States, approximately 22 miles (35 km) from downtown Cincinnati. As of the 2010 census, Mason’s population was 30,712.

10. Wyoming

Wyoming, Ohio

Population: 8,484
Median Income: $120,676
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Poverty Rate: 2.0%
More on Wyoming: Homes For Sale | Data
Wyoming is a city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 8,428 at the 2010 census.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Ohio For 2018

Like we said earlier, when we set out to identify the richest places in Ohio, we weren’t sure what we’d encounter, but it ended up being some of the best places to live in Ohio.

When you look at the data, the cities and places mentioned above meet the criteria for being at the very top of the income ladder for everyone that lives there.

If you’re curious enough, here are the poorest cities in Ohio, according to data:

Poorest: East Cleveland
2nd Poorest: Youngstown
3rd Poorest: Nelsonville

For more Ohio reading , check out:

  • 10 Worst Places To Live In Ohio
  • 10 Safest Places In Ohio
  • 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Ohio
  • Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Ohio

    City Rank Median Income
    Powell 1 $132,917
    Grandview Heights 2 $95,938
    The Village Of Indian Hill 3 $205,221
    Dublin 4 $125,540
    Madeira 5 $91,810
    Bay Village 6 $93,220
    Beachwood 7 $88,287
    Pepper Pike 8 $164,471
    Mason 9 $92,819
    Wyoming 10 $120,676
    Montgomery 11 $108,469
    Worthington 12 $91,075
    Brecksville 13 $98,345
    Avon Lake 14 $80,884
    Independence 15 $84,900
    Highland Heights 16 $101,875
    Solon 17 $96,976
    Waterville 18 $79,293
    Oakwood 19 $96,790
    Bellbrook 20 $76,576
    Hilliard 21 $92,727
    Kirtland 22 $76,691
    Broadview Heights 23 $77,480
    Springboro 24 $99,364
    Westlake 25 $80,989
    New Albany 26 $191,375
    Upper Arlington 27 $102,094
    Hudson 28 $126,618
    Canal Winchester 29 $78,718
    Westerville 30 $85,230
    Pickerington 31 $84,410
    Macedonia 32 $86,061
    Beavercreek 33 $82,956
    Twinsburg 34 $73,314
    Fairlawn 35 $65,521
    Mentor 36 $70,058
    Granville 37 $92,109
    Loveland 38 $69,355
    Perrysburg 39 $84,508
    Lyndhurst 40 $65,921
    Aurora 41 $84,135
    Strongsville 42 $80,323
    Canfield 43 $66,716
    Grove City 44 $65,277
    Pataskala 45 $69,574
    North Canton 46 $55,874
    North Royalton 47 $66,189
    Sylvania 48 $72,936
    Rocky River 49 $65,226
    Avon 50 $90,846
    Gahanna 51 $73,535
    Stow 52 $66,079
    New Franklin 53 $68,161
    Groveport 54 $56,750
    Olmsted Falls 55 $62,058
    Blue Ash 56 $72,628
    Rossford 57 $61,485
    North Ridgeville 58 $68,778
    Seven Hills 59 $73,948
    St. Clairsville 60 $68,234
    Bexley 61 $101,736
    Tipp City 62 $63,349
    Maumee 63 $63,043
    Brunswick 64 $64,706
    Centerville 65 $63,524
    Delaware 66 $58,472
    Green 67 $66,656
    Monroe 68 $72,982
    Harrison 69 $61,343
    Medina 70 $60,706
    Marysville 71 $62,371
    Middleburg Heights 72 $58,810
    Shaker Heights 73 $79,519
    North Olmsted 74 $61,444
    Wadsworth 75 $62,607
    Willoughby 76 $53,324
    Columbiana 77 $49,930
    Norton 78 $62,355
    Munroe Falls 79 $62,855
    Streetsboro 80 $58,511
    Union 81 $64,608
    Amherst 82 $66,731
    Fairfield 83 $60,336
    Willoughby Hills 84 $61,276
    Chardon 85 $60,845
    University Heights 86 $65,143
    Ontario 87 $50,000
    Wickliffe 88 $51,018
    Cortland 89 $63,493
    Deer Park 90 $49,102
    Wapakoneta 91 $49,934
    Mentor-On-The-Lake 92 $50,040
    Sharonville 93 $52,934
    Dover 94 $47,451
    Willowick 95 $54,493
    Vandalia 96 $52,700
    Lebanon 97 $61,669
    Reynoldsburg 98 $61,648
    Louisville 99 $54,087
    Clayton 100 $71,911

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    One thought on “These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Ohio For 2018

    1. This list is very flawed. Indian Hill, OH in Cincinnati has a median income of $250,000 and a few Cities in Celeveland come close to 250 as well. I would recommend re-doing this list and including the ACTUAL richest places in Ohio.

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