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.

How We Determined The Richest Places In Ohio For 2018

Map Of The Richest Cities In Ohio
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.

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:

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  • Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Ohio

    Rank City RichScore Median Income
    1 Powell 6.67 $132,917
    2 Grandview Heights 7.5 $95,938
    3 The Village Of Indian Hill 9.67 $205,221
    4 Dublin 11.33 $125,540
    5 Madeira 12.67 $91,810
    6 Bay Village 14.5 $93,220
    7 Beachwood 14.5 $88,287
    8 Pepper Pike 15.0 $164,471
    9 Mason 17.33 $92,819
    10 Wyoming 17.83 $120,676
    11 Montgomery 18.0 $108,469
    12 Worthington 18.0 $91,075
    13 Brecksville 18.67 $98,345
    14 Avon Lake 20.83 $80,884
    15 Independence 21.33 $84,900
    16 Highland Heights 21.83 $101,875
    17 Solon 22.83 $96,976
    18 Waterville 23.33 $79,293
    19 Oakwood 24.33 $96,790
    20 Bellbrook 26.5 $76,576
    21 Hilliard 27.67 $92,727
    22 Kirtland 28.83 $76,691
    23 Broadview Heights 31.0 $77,480
    24 Springboro 32.0 $99,364
    25 Westlake 33.83 $80,989
    26 New Albany 34.17 $191,375
    27 Upper Arlington 34.33 $102,094
    28 Hudson 35.0 $126,618
    29 Canal Winchester 35.67 $78,718
    30 Westerville 37.17 $85,230
    31 Pickerington 38.5 $84,410
    32 Macedonia 40.5 $86,061
    33 Beavercreek 43.5 $82,956
    34 Twinsburg 44.0 $73,314
    35 Fairlawn 44.5 $65,521
    36 Mentor 45.5 $70,058
    37 Granville 45.5 $92,109
    38 Loveland 46.17 $69,355
    39 Perrysburg 47.5 $84,508
    40 Lyndhurst 48.17 $65,921
    41 Aurora 50.67 $84,135
    42 Strongsville 51.33 $80,323
    43 Canfield 51.5 $66,716
    44 Grove City 51.5 $65,277
    45 Pataskala 53.0 $69,574
    46 North Canton 53.17 $55,874
    47 North Royalton 53.33 $66,189
    48 Sylvania 54.0 $72,936
    49 Rocky River 54.5 $65,226
    50 Avon 54.67 $90,846
    51 Gahanna 55.83 $73,535
    52 Stow 56.17 $66,079
    53 New Franklin 57.83 $68,161
    54 Groveport 59.17 $56,750
    55 Olmsted Falls 59.17 $62,058
    56 Blue Ash 59.33 $72,628
    57 Rossford 59.33 $61,485
    58 North Ridgeville 60.17 $68,778
    59 Seven Hills 60.83 $73,948
    60 St. Clairsville 60.83 $68,234
    61 Bexley 62.33 $101,736
    62 Tipp City 64.33 $63,349
    63 Maumee 64.67 $63,043
    64 Brunswick 64.83 $64,706
    65 Centerville 66.0 $63,524
    66 Delaware 67.33 $58,472
    67 Green 67.5 $66,656
    68 Monroe 67.67 $72,982
    69 Harrison 68.83 $61,343
    70 Medina 69.67 $60,706
    71 Marysville 71.67 $62,371
    72 Middleburg Heights 73.17 $58,810
    73 Shaker Heights 73.33 $79,519
    74 North Olmsted 76.5 $61,444
    75 Wadsworth 77.0 $62,607
    76 Willoughby 77.67 $53,324
    77 Columbiana 78.17 $49,930
    78 Norton 78.83 $62,355
    79 Munroe Falls 79.5 $62,855
    80 Streetsboro 79.83 $58,511
    81 Union 82.33 $64,608
    82 Amherst 83.33 $66,731
    83 Fairfield 83.5 $60,336
    84 Willoughby Hills 83.67 $61,276
    85 Chardon 84.17 $60,845
    86 University Heights 84.17 $65,143
    87 Ontario 84.83 $50,000
    88 Wickliffe 86.67 $51,018
    89 Cortland 87.67 $63,493
    90 Deer Park 88.17 $49,102
    91 Wapakoneta 89.5 $49,934
    92 Mentor-On-The-Lake 92.5 $50,040
    93 Sharonville 92.5 $52,934
    94 Dover 94.83 $47,451
    95 Willowick 98.33 $54,493
    96 Vandalia 98.33 $52,700
    97 Lebanon 99.0 $61,669
    98 Reynoldsburg 100.0 $61,648
    99 Louisville 100.0 $54,087
    100 Clayton 101.0 $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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