Richest Neighborhoods In Houston, TX For 2020


We used science and data to determine which Houston 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 Houston.
Richest Neighborhoods In Houston
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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 Houston has to offer. Where houses go for over 4.25x the national median and household incomes are 3.01x the national median.

But where exactly in Houston do the richest of the rich people live? That would be West University where the median income is a cool $165,516.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Houston out of 26 for 2020.

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

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,166,762. 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 Houston. 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 Houston reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Houston and the worst neighborhoods in Houston. Or, for living around Houston, out the best Houston suburbs and the worst Houston suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Houston 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 Houston by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, West University, was named the richest neighborhood in Houston.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Far North.

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

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Houston For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 West University $165,516
2 Greater Memorial $143,470
3 Rice $131,929
4 River Oaks $130,337
5 Rice Military $118,360
6 Downtown $114,810
7 Greater Heights $95,610
8 Galleria-Uptown $90,760
9 Far Northeast $90,179
10 Montrose $85,791
11 Midtown $80,524
12 West Houston $79,271
13 Meyerland $73,349
14 Medical $71,233
15 Pasadina $64,381
16 Spring Branch $59,660
17 Bellaire $55,830
18 Westchase $51,899
19 Northwest $48,919
20 Southwest $48,850
21 Sugarland $42,634
22 Southeast $41,297
23 East End $37,480
24 North $34,255
25 Northeast $32,777
26 Far North $30,316

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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