Richest Neighborhoods In Rochester, NY For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Rochester are home to the 1%.

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

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 Rochester has to offer. Where houses go for over 0.89x the national median and household incomes are 1.51x the national median.

But where exactly in Rochester do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Cobbs Hill where the median income is a cool $83,062.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Rochester out of 35 for 2020.

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

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $534,167. 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 Rochester. 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 Rochester reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Rochester and the worst neighborhoods in Rochester. Or, for living around Rochester, out the best Rochester suburbs and the worst Rochester suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Rochester 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 Rochester by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Cobbs Hill, was named the richest neighborhood in Rochester.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Genesee Valley Park.

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

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Rochester For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Cobbs Hill $83,062
2 Browncroft $59,790
3 Park Avenue $57,052
4 Homestead Heights $52,330
5 Culver-Winton $51,785
6 Ellwanger-Barry $49,988
7 Strong $48,747
8 East Avenue $46,852
9 Swillburg $45,023
10 Atlantic-University $39,538
11 Corn Hill $37,973
12 Highland $37,308
13 Charlotte $36,917
14 19th Ward $36,499
15 South Wedge $36,400
16 Pearl-Meigs-Monroe $35,997
17 Central Business District $35,651
18 Maplewood $34,491
19 Northland-Lyceum $34,388
20 Beechwood $30,428
21 Lyell-Otis $27,936
22 Brown Square $22,826
23 Genesee-Jefferson $22,632
24 North Marketview Heights $22,091
25 Dutchtown $21,620
26 Charles House $20,658
27 South Marketview Heights $20,220
28 Susan B Anthony $19,618
29 Plymouth-Exchange $19,068
30 Mayor’s Heights $18,939
31 Edgerton $18,831
32 Best $18,122
33 Upper Falls $16,813
34 Duran Eastman Park $0
35 Genesee Valley Park $0

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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