These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Chicago, IL For 2018


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

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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 Chicago has to offer. Where houses go for over 2.48x the national median and household incomes are 1.84x the national median.

But where exactly in Chicago do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Forest Glen where the median income is a cool $130,959.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Chicago out of 77 for 2018:

  1. Forest Glen (Homes)
  2. Lincoln Park (Homes)
  3. Beverly (Homes)
  4. North Center (Homes)
  5. Loop (Homes)
  6. Edison Park (Homes)
  7. Near North Side (Homes)
  8. Mount Greenwood (Homes)
  9. Lake View (Homes)
  10. Norwood Park (Homes)

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $902,593. 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 Chicago.

For more Chicago reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Chicago and the worst neighborhoods in Chicago.

Or, for living around Chicago, out the best Chicago suburbs and the worst Chicago suburbs.

How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In Chicago For 2018

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?

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

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Riverdale.

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

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Chicago For 2018

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Forest Glen $101,222
2 Lincoln Park $94,993
3 Beverly $94,107
4 North Center $92,806
5 Loop $92,187
6 Edison Park $90,852
7 Near North Side $90,036
8 Mount Greenwood $89,877
9 Lake View $81,886
10 Norwood Park $74,627
11 West Town $72,318
12 Jefferson Park $67,206
13 Ashburn $66,542
14 Garfield Ridge $65,876
15 Morgan Park $65,250
16 Lincoln Square $64,267
17 Near South Side $64,263
18 Dunning $61,594
19 Clearing $60,652
20 Logan Square $60,650
21 North Park $60,431
22 Near West Side $58,249
23 Hegewisch $56,500
24 Pottage Park $56,219
25 Hyde Park $55,852
26 Albany Park $54,545
27 West Ridge $54,415
28 Irving Park $52,804
29 West Lawn $51,896
30 Calumet Heights $51,390
31 Edgewater $50,067
32 Avalon Park $47,342
33 Kenwood $47,162
34 O’hare $46,180
35 West Elsdon $46,173
36 Washington Heights $45,942
37 Avondale $45,886
38 Bridgeport $45,875
39 Uptown $45,640
40 East Side $45,270
41 Belmont Cragin $44,450
42 Archer Heights $44,395
43 Montclare $43,245
44 McKinley Park $41,698
45 Douglas $40,424
46 Pullman $39,095
47 Rogers Park $38,924
48 Roseland $38,896
49 Hermosa $38,191
50 Gage Park $38,056
51 Brighton Park $37,831
52 Lower West Side $37,427
53 Chatham $37,337
54 South Deering $37,259
55 West Pullman $34,936
56 Chicago Lawn $34,714
57 Auburn Gresham $34,422
58 Grand Boulevard $34,292
59 Oakland $34,015
60 Austin $33,819
61 Humboldt Park $33,523
62 South Chicago $33,094
63 New City $32,448
64 South Lawndale $31,846
65 Grand Crossing $29,910
66 West Englewood $29,019
67 South Shore $28,617
68 Burnside $27,452
69 East Garfield Park $27,326
70 Woodlawn $26,940
71 North Lawndale $25,914
72 West Garfield Park $25,658
73 Armour Square $25,249
74 Washington Park $24,840
75 Englewood $19,930
76 Fuller Park $19,195
77 Riverdale $15,734

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