These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Chicago


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

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Richest Neighborhoods In Chicago

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 2.65x the national median and household incomes are 1.98x 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:

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

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $870,996. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank acount for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Continue on to find wher your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Chicago.
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How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In Chicago

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 criteria:

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

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Forest Glen $98,950
2 Lincoln Park $92,380
3 Edison Park $91,206
4 Mount Greenwood $90,173
5 North Center $89,520
6 Beverly $88,189
7 Near North Side $85,771
8 Loop $85,424
9 Lake View $77,574
10 Ashburn $71,809
11 Norwood Park $71,048
12 West Town $69,017
13 Morgan Park $65,030
14 Garfield Ridge $63,887
15 Jefferson Park $63,763
16 Near South Side $62,707
17 Lincoln Square $60,983
18 Dunning $60,925
19 North Park $57,506
20 Logan Square $56,626
21 Irving Park $56,353
22 Calumet Heights $55,559
23 Near West Side $55,295
24 Pottage Park $54,657
25 Clearing $54,554
26 Hyde Park $53,596
27 Hegewisch $52,097
28 West Lawn $50,470
29 West Elsdon $50,260
30 Edgewater $49,689
31 West Ridge $49,673
32 Albany Park $49,592
33 Avondale $47,936
34 Bridgeport $46,482
35 Archer Heights $46,464
36 Avalon Park $45,476
37 Uptown $45,248
38 East Side $45,099
39 O’Hare $44,747
40 Washington Heights $43,738
41 Kenwood $43,640
42 Hermosa $43,628
43 Belmont Cragin $43,083
44 Pullman $43,064
45 Montclare $42,064
46 Mckinley Park $41,501
47 Rogers Park $40,836
48 Roseland $40,103
49 Brighton Park $39,057
50 Gage Park $38,881
51 West Pullman $37,172
52 Lower West Side $36,793
53 Chicago Lawn $36,655
54 Austin $35,847
55 South Chicago $35,766
56 Douglas $35,459
57 Chatham $35,185
58 New City $34,344
59 South Deering $34,197
60 Grand Boulevard $33,865
61 Auburn Gresham $33,287
62 South Lawndale $33,046
63 South Shore $32,355
64 Grand Crossing $31,738
65 Humboldt Park $31,321
66 West Englewood $29,643
67 East Garfield Park $27,680
68 Woodlawn $27,651
69 Oakland $27,499
70 West Garfield Park $26,794
71 North Lawndale $25,231
72 Washington Park $24,721
73 Burnside $24,492
74 Armour Square $24,428
75 Englewood $20,200
76 Fuller Park $18,036
77 Riverdale $14,673

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