Richest Neighborhoods In Seattle, WA For 2020


We used science and data to determine which Seattle 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 Seattle.
Richest Neighborhoods In Seattle
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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 Seattle has to offer. Where houses go for over 6.28x the national median and household incomes are 3.43x the national median.

But where exactly in Seattle do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Broadmoor where the median income is a cool $188,646.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Seattle out of 78 for 2020.

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

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,485,324. 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 Seattle. 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 Seattle reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Seattle and the worst neighborhoods in Seattle. Or, for living around Seattle, out the best Seattle suburbs and the worst Seattle suburbs.

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

The poorest neighborhood? That would be International District.

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

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Seattle For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Broadmoor $188,646
2 Denny-Blaine $186,066
3 Laurelhurst $170,046
4 Madison Park $168,926
5 Montlake $148,077
6 View Ridge $133,298
7 Windermere $127,762
8 Madrona $123,935
9 Madison Valley $123,390
10 Matthews Beach $115,178
11 Hawthorne Hills $113,832
12 Leschi $111,087
13 Portage Bay $110,704
14 Magnolia $108,612
15 Fauntleroy $107,902
16 Green Lake $106,534
17 Bryant $105,780
18 Queen Anne $104,518
19 Olympic Manor $103,313
20 Wedgwood $101,398
21 Arbor Heights $100,528
22 North Beach $99,843
23 Loyal Heights $96,947
24 Ravenna $96,775
25 Admiral $96,220
26 Blue Ridge $95,292
27 Westlake $94,208
28 Phinney Ridge $94,057
29 Wallingford $93,826
30 Sunset Hill $93,572
31 Alki $92,988
32 Whittier Heights $92,956
33 Seward Park $91,406
34 West Seattle $89,963
35 Industrial District $89,424
36 Crown Hill $89,372
37 Maple Leaf $89,121
38 Ballard $88,479
39 South Lake Union $88,097
40 Capitol Hill $85,656
41 Broadview $85,064
42 Belltown $84,419
43 Mount Baker $84,194
44 Pioneer Square $82,597
45 Fremont $81,943
46 Greenwood $81,641
47 Interbay $81,117
48 Meadowbrook $79,570
49 Lower Queen Anne $79,278
50 Roosevelt $78,093
51 Riverview $76,727
52 Eastlake $75,217
53 North Delridge $73,541
54 Cedar Park $73,451
55 North College Park $72,782
56 Downtown $70,330
57 Central District $69,524
58 Victory Heights $66,984
59 Atlantic $66,899
60 Haller Lake $66,470
61 Sand Point $66,250
62 Georgetown $64,669
63 Pinehurst $64,376
64 Roxhill $63,066
65 Olympic Hills $61,322
66 Rainier Beach $61,016
67 High Point $60,140
68 Beacon Hill $60,130
69 Columbia City $58,398
70 Northgate $55,515
71 Bitter Lake $55,490
72 Highland Park $53,914
73 South Delridge $52,981
74 University District $51,109
75 Brighton $48,031
76 First Hill $47,158
77 South Park $37,624
78 International District $31,574

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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