Richest Neighborhoods In Austin, TX For 2020


We used science and data to determine which Austin neighborhoods have the richest people.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in Austin.
Richest Neighborhoods In Austin

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Austin has to offer. Where houses go for over 2.44x the national median and household incomes are 1.79x the national median.

But where exactly in Austin do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Downtown where the median income is a cool $98,498.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Austin out of 61 for 2020.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in Austin for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Downtown looks to be the richest Austin neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $797,854. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Austin. Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

For more Austin reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Austin and the worst neighborhoods in Austin. Or, for living around Austin, out the best Austin suburbs and the worst Austin suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Austin For 2020

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in Austin by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Downtown, was named the richest neighborhood in Austin.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be West University.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Austin ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Austin For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Downtown $98,498
2 Rosedale $85,834
3 Windsor Road $83,929
4 South River City $83,666
5 Zilker $79,611
6 Crestview $78,024
7 Old West Austin $72,697
8 Barton Hills $72,514
9 Allandale $72,429
10 Gateway $70,652
11 Rmma $66,995
12 Bouldin $63,868
13 East Cesar Chavez $62,881
14 North Shoal Creek $62,650
15 Chestnut $62,572
16 Garrison Park $60,027
17 Brentwood $59,856
18 Upper Boggy Creek $58,518
19 East Congress $57,876
20 Wooten $56,640
21 University Hills $56,300
22 North Burnett $56,120
23 Mckinney $55,700
24 Hancock $55,110
25 West Congress $54,579
26 Central East Austin $54,415
27 South Lamar $54,142
28 Hyde Park $53,870
29 South Manchaca $53,741
30 Galindo $53,509
31 Johnston Terrace $50,223
32 Holly $48,968
33 Windsor Park $48,717
34 Highland $48,647
35 Dawson $48,360
36 Southeast $48,233
37 North Loop $48,192
38 Sweet Briar $48,151
39 Windsor Hills $48,038
40 University Of Texas $46,573
41 Govalle $45,932
42 Triangle State $45,880
43 West Gate $45,249
44 Franklin Park $42,526
45 Pecan Springs Springdale $41,166
46 Mlk $40,115
47 Riverside $39,997
48 North Austin $39,560
49 Saint Johns $38,935
50 North Lamar $38,197
51 Martin Luther King-Hwy 183 $38,101
52 Saint Edwards $37,831
53 Heritage Hills $34,850
54 Parker Lane $34,384
55 Georgian Acres $34,377
56 Rosewood $33,471
57 Coronado Hills $32,758
58 Montopolis $31,146
59 Pleasant Valley $28,283
60 North University $26,698
61 West University $10,313

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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