These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Ohio For 2019


We analyzed 256 places in Ohio to determine where the 1% live.

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the richest cities in Ohio.

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The Village Of Indian Hill, Grandview Heights, Powell: 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.

The Village Of Indian Hill in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $215,679 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 2.7%.

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 2013-2017 American Community Survey for the 256 places in Ohio with more than 5,000 people.

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 some more reading about Ohio:

How We Determined The Richest Places In Ohio For 2019

Map Of The Richest Places To Live 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 2013-2017 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 256 places with more than 5,000 people in Ohio, we ranked each place from 1 to 256 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, The Village Of Indian Hill, crowned the “Richest City In Ohio For 2019”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 256 places.

The Village Of Indian Hill, OH

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5
/10

Population: 5,853
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 2)
Median Income: $215,679
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on The Village Of Indian Hill: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Grandview Heights, OH

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10
/10

Population: 7,377
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Income: $98,806
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 2.0%
More on Grandview Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Review Of Grandview Heights by HomeSnacks User

Crime was low overall and this small city is located in the heart of Columbus, Ohio but has it’s own police department.

The abundance of great places to eat and socialize make this city a spectacular place to live. There are no less than three awesome coffee shops with great coffees and food.

Powell, OH

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10
/10

Population: 12,658
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Median Income: $139,851
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 1.0%
More on Powell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Madeira, OH

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7
/10

Population: 8,993
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Income: $97,292
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 1.9%
More on Madeira: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Bay Village, OH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 15,426
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Income: $95,524
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Bay Village: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Granville, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,721
Rank Last Year: 36 (Up 30)
Median Income: $94,688
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.0%
More on Granville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Granville is a village in Licking County, Ohio, United States. The population was 5,646 at the 2010 census. The village is located in a rural area of rolling hills in central Ohio. It is 35 miles east of Columbus, the state capital, and 7 miles west of Newark, the county seat.

Montgomery, OH

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 10,587
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 4)
Median Income: $115,489
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
More on Montgomery: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Montgomery is a city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, settled in 1796. The town was a coach stop on the Cincinnati-Zanesville Road, later known as the Montgomery Pike, with an inn, two taverns, a grist mill and a carding mill to process its agricultural products. It would remain a rather sleepy hamlet until the 1960s when it became an affluent bedroom community for people working in Cincinnati. It retains its historic downtown with many other 19th-century houses scattered throughout the community. It is currently accessed from exit 15 off Interstate 71 and exit 50 off Interstate 275, and it is the eastern terminus of the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway about five miles northeast of the Cincinnati city line. The population was 10,251 at the 2010 census.

Mason, OH

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Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 32,317
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Median Income: $93,872
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 2.3%
More on Mason: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Review Of Mason by John Lyes

I lived in Mason, loved it, but Dayton is a shitville

Waterville, OH

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,476
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 9)
Median Income: $86,531
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on Waterville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Waterville is a city in Lucas County, Ohio, United States, along the Maumee River, a suburb of Toledo. The population was 5,523 at the 2010 census.

Macedonia, OH

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 11,715
Rank Last Year: 32 (Up 22)
Median Income: $91,116
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 1.7%
More on Macedonia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Macedonia is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 11,188 at the 2010 census. Macedonia is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Ohio For 2019

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:

How Is The Area In ?

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Ohio

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 The Village Of Indian Hill 9.83 $215,679
2 Grandview Heights 10.67 $98,806
3 Powell 11.17 $139,851
4 Madeira 14.5 $97,292
5 Bay Village 16.0 $95,524
6 Granville 16.33 $94,688
7 Montgomery 16.83 $115,489
8 Mason 19.0 $93,872
9 Waterville 19.17 $86,531
10 Macedonia 19.67 $91,116
11 Dublin 19.83 $128,916
12 Broadview Heights 19.83 $85,339
13 Highland Heights 20.33 $103,787
14 Independence 20.5 $93,443
15 Pepper Pike 20.83 $166,786
16 Bellbrook 21.33 $78,496
17 Solon 22.83 $99,050
18 Worthington 23.33 $98,784
19 Wyoming 24.33 $118,947
20 Avon Lake 25.5 $80,943
21 Canal Winchester 25.67 $83,304
22 Beachwood 25.83 $86,026
23 Oakwood 26.0 $98,125
24 New Albany 26.83 $187,200
25 Upper Arlington 29.17 $110,397
26 Hilliard 30.83 $95,742
27 Aurora 33.83 $84,657
28 Hudson 33.83 $128,324
29 Springboro 35.0 $104,063
30 Beavercreek 38.0 $88,456
31 Kirtland 44.0 $77,530
32 Centerville 45.5 $71,026
33 Tipp City 45.5 $65,127
34 Westlake 46.5 $81,966
35 Mentor 47.0 $70,625
36 Monroe 47.17 $81,442
37 Westerville 48.17 $86,466
38 North Royalton 48.17 $69,236
39 Olmsted Falls 48.5 $63,750
40 Lyndhurst 48.83 $70,496
41 Brecksville 49.17 $101,060
42 Perrysburg 49.83 $87,947
43 Rossford 49.83 $61,682
44 Sunbury 50.0 $72,888
45 Strongsville 50.33 $84,135
46 Avon 50.83 $92,883
47 Ontario 50.83 $52,194
48 Gahanna 51.83 $78,854
49 Canfield 51.83 $69,118
50 Grove City 52.0 $68,907
51 Rocky River 52.33 $69,989
52 Chardon 54.83 $64,105
53 Loveland 55.67 $70,469
54 Fairlawn 55.67 $69,004
55 Pickerington 55.83 $85,320
56 Brunswick 57.33 $68,087
57 Twinsburg 58.0 $75,365
58 Groveport 59.83 $59,459
59 Marysville 62.0 $67,500
60 Bexley 62.5 $104,796
61 North Ridgeville 63.67 $69,848
62 Maumee 63.83 $66,020
63 Stow 64.33 $68,008
64 Seven Hills 66.0 $77,384
65 Middleburg Heights 66.17 $64,539
66 New Franklin 66.33 $68,537
67 Delaware 66.83 $62,154
68 Blue Ash 67.83 $75,775
69 Pataskala 69.5 $71,469
70 Wadsworth 69.5 $65,917
71 Deer Park 69.5 $60,639
72 Norton 70.67 $65,321
73 Sylvania 70.67 $71,889
74 Sharonville 72.67 $61,477
75 North Canton 74.17 $57,003
76 Medina 76.67 $60,728
77 Green 77.83 $70,706
78 Sheffield Lake 81.5 $61,692
79 Columbiana 82.33 $48,259
80 Willoughby 82.83 $54,078
81 Union 83.33 $67,468
82 Shaker Heights 86.67 $82,830
83 Fairfield 87.33 $62,198
84 Canal Fulton 88.17 $52,708
85 Willoughby Hills 88.33 $60,757
86 Munroe Falls 88.67 $65,095
87 Lebanon 89.83 $64,700
88 North Olmsted 90.17 $62,112
89 St. Clairsville 90.5 $65,792
90 Trenton 91.5 $67,975
91 Bellevue 91.67 $51,875
92 University Heights 92.5 $71,007
93 Reynoldsburg 93.0 $64,220
94 Wickliffe 93.0 $51,168
95 Clayton 93.33 $70,856
96 John 95.33 $50,195
97 Streetsboro 97.0 $60,914
98 Harrison 97.0 $59,472
99 Amherst 99.5 $68,159
100 St. Marys 101.67 $48,661

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2 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Ohio For 2019

  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.

  2. According to the U.S. government the median income for the village of Ottawa Hills Oh is $158,000. According to your list the number 2 is 98,000.00? I think you need to look at your data.

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