These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Ohio


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

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Powell, Dublin, Worthington: 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 $136,250 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 0.8%.

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.

After analyzing Census data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey for the 287 places in Ohio with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Buckeye State:

  1. Powell (Photos)
  2. Dublin (Photos)
  3. Worthington (Photos)
  4. Dry Run
  5. Highland Heights (Photos)
  6. Oakwood (Photos)
  7. New Albany (Photos)
  8. Bay Village (Photos)
  9. Wyoming (Photos)
  10. Canal Winchester (Photos)

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list. Oh, and the poorest place in Ohio? That would be Nelsonville.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Ohio

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

However, we don’t think 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 2010-2014 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 287 places with more than 5,000 people in Ohio, we ranked each place from 1 to 287 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”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 287 places.

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1. Powell

Powell, Ohio

Source: Powell Oh. Powellӓ Facebook Page

Population: 12,012
Median Income: $136,250
Poverty Level: 0.8%
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%

2. Dublin

Dublin, Ohio

Source: Dublin Oh. Wikimedia Commons

Population: 42,378
Median Income: $117,860
Poverty Level: 1.9%
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%

3. Worthington

Worthington, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,727
Median Income: $87,842
Poverty Level: 2.7%
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%

4. Dry Run


Population: 7,446
Median Income: $127,899
Poverty Level: 0.4%
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%

5. Highland Heights

Highland Heights, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,324
Median Income: $102,338
Poverty Level: 2.8%
Unemployment Rate: 4.7%

6. Oakwood

Oakwood, Ohio

Source: Flickr

Population: 9,150
Median Income: $100,724
Poverty Level: 4.2%
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%

7. New Albany

New Albany, Ohio

Source: A Parade In New Albany. New Albanyӓ Facebook Page

Population: 8,169
Median Income: $179,405
Poverty Level: 2.1%
Unemployment Rate: 5.2%

8. Bay Village

Bay Village, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,508
Median Income: $87,942
Poverty Level: 3.2%
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

9. Wyoming

Wyoming, Ohio

Source: Wyoming Police Department On Facebook

Population: 8,404
Median Income: $108,346
Poverty Level: 4.6%
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%

10. Canal Winchester

Canal Winchester, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,334
Median Income: $75,167
Poverty Level: 2.3%
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Ohio

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 OH, according to data:

Poorest: Nelsonville
2nd Poorest: East Cleveland
3rd Poorest: Youngstown
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Ohio

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Powell 1 12,012 $136,250 0.8% 4.1%
Dublin 2 42,378 $117,860 1.9% 4.1%
Worthington 3 13,727 $87,842 2.7% 3.4%
Dry Run 4 7,446 $127,899 0.4% 5.0%
Highland Heights 5 8,324 $102,338 2.8% 4.7%
Oakwood 6 9,150 $100,724 4.2% 1.9%
New Albany 7 8,169 $179,405 2.1% 5.2%
Bay Village 8 15,508 $87,942 3.2% 4.2%
Wyoming 9 8,404 $108,346 4.6% 3.3%
Canal Winchester 10 7,334 $75,167 2.3% 3.8%
Waterville 11 5,499 $71,413 3.1% 3.2%
Beckett Ridge 12 8,693 $85,847 3.0% 4.9%
Brecksville 13 13,543 $93,409 2.7% 5.3%
Grandview Heights 14 6,836 $82,007 4.4% 3.4%
Pepper Pike 15 6,079 $131,976 4.8% 4.4%
The Village of Indian Hill 16 5,802 $209,250 2.3% 5.8%
Landen 17 7,171 $83,926 2.1% 5.3%
Montgomery 18 10,332 $101,675 3.3% 5.3%
Upper Arlington 19 34,191 $100,736 4.6% 4.5%
Beachwood 20 11,855 $83,125 4.8% 3.4%
Avon Lake 21 22,881 $81,840 4.1% 4.3%
Kirtland 22 6,838 $81,825 3.7% 4.4%
Madeira 23 8,801 $86,612 4.9% 3.9%
Mack 24 10,919 $80,797 3.8% 4.6%
Hudson 25 22,351 $123,324 3.3% 5.6%
Delhi Hills 26 5,032 $84,896 3.3% 5.3%
Solon 27 23,177 $94,925 2.9% 6.0%
Twinsburg 28 18,784 $69,778 3.3% 4.6%
Mason 29 31,289 $83,466 3.0% 5.7%
Monfort Heights 30 11,965 $72,649 4.8% 4.1%
Dent 31 10,930 $71,235 4.4% 4.2%
Hilliard 32 30,815 $88,203 5.0% 5.6%
Loveland 33 12,425 $73,225 6.9% 2.1%
Westlake 34 32,513 $76,250 4.1% 5.6%
St. Clairsville 35 5,151 $54,295 3.5% 2.8%
Westerville 36 37,101 $81,763 7.1% 4.4%
Beavercreek 37 45,738 $79,243 6.0% 5.1%
Olmsted Falls 38 8,943 $70,198 4.0% 5.6%
Springboro 39 17,499 $93,292 4.1% 6.5%
Macedonia 40 11,364 $80,825 1.4% 7.1%
Gahanna 41 33,786 $73,583 5.2% 5.5%
Lyndhurst 42 13,856 $66,352 5.6% 4.8%
Strongsville 43 44,649 $77,849 4.2% 6.4%
Independence 44 7,136 $75,724 3.2% 6.7%
Broadview Heights 45 19,309 $79,213 5.9% 5.6%
Monroe 46 13,633 $69,313 5.4% 5.5%
Avon 47 21,783 $78,839 5.1% 6.1%
Bellbrook 48 7,035 $74,798 4.6% 6.3%
Rocky River 49 20,145 $63,889 5.5% 5.2%
Granville 50 5,689 $101,814 9.6% 4.9%
Aurora 51 15,568 $80,831 4.0% 6.9%
Munroe Falls 52 5,037 $63,085 1.5% 6.6%
North Royalton 53 30,353 $69,126 5.2% 5.8%
Covedale 54 6,660 $78,914 6.7% 5.6%
Pickerington 55 19,014 $82,247 3.6% 7.5%
Bexley 56 13,286 $93,893 10.4% 4.7%
Mentor 57 47,008 $67,983 6.4% 5.5%
Fairlawn 58 7,430 $62,113 3.9% 6.5%
Grove City 59 36,981 $66,964 8.0% 4.7%
Shaker Heights 60 28,071 $75,177 8.5% 5.4%
Howland Center 61 6,670 $58,955 7.3% 4.3%
Groveport 62 5,535 $58,082 6.6% 5.0%
Withamsville 63 6,841 $60,659 9.2% 3.5%
Northridge 64 7,404 $53,036 5.6% 4.7%
Apple Valley 65 5,465 $59,554 8.2% 4.4%
Bridgetown 66 14,412 $58,877 6.2% 5.5%
Stow 67 34,741 $64,073 6.2% 6.2%
Perrysburg 68 21,122 $74,271 7.3% 6.4%
Sylvania 69 18,923 $69,051 7.5% 5.9%
Lexington 70 5,706 $53,716 8.3% 2.8%
Seven Hills 71 11,735 $67,786 3.6% 7.8%
Forestville 72 10,595 $64,053 7.9% 5.6%
Cortland 73 7,050 $60,242 6.5% 6.0%
Pataskala 74 15,069 $67,880 9.5% 5.2%
Columbiana 75 6,341 $46,324 6.5% 1.9%
Blue Ash 76 12,124 $65,991 6.0% 6.9%
Louisville 77 9,151 $47,061 6.3% 3.8%
Norton 78 12,052 $62,161 4.7% 7.1%
Union 79 6,425 $52,526 3.3% 6.6%
Canfield 80 7,443 $64,539 7.7% 6.2%
New Franklin 81 14,245 $65,052 4.1% 8.1%
Kenwood 82 6,852 $70,347 6.2% 7.3%
Centerville 83 23,986 $59,917 6.1% 6.5%
Brunswick 84 34,438 $62,417 7.7% 6.2%
Willoughby Hills 85 9,446 $56,402 6.0% 6.4%
Delaware 86 36,188 $54,683 9.7% 4.3%
Amherst 87 12,080 $64,731 5.3% 7.7%
Tipp City 88 9,778 $61,975 5.5% 7.2%
Green 89 25,835 $61,665 7.9% 6.5%
Champion Heights 90 6,626 $50,577 7.3% 5.2%
Harrison 91 10,212 $60,529 7.1% 6.9%
Chardon 92 5,161 $54,661 9.8% 5.1%
North Olmsted 93 32,374 $60,136 5.4% 8.1%
Northgate 94 7,332 $61,348 7.4% 6.9%
Wadsworth 95 21,752 $58,007 8.6% 6.2%
Willoughby 96 22,361 $51,864 5.7% 6.5%
Maumee 97 14,148 $56,016 9.4% 6.0%
Middleburg Heights 98 15,823 $59,361 6.6% 7.5%
John 99 5,154 $60,615 4.8% 9.1%
North Ridgeville 100 30,680 $66,746 6.5% 9.0%

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