These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Arizona


We analyzed over 94 places in Arizona to determine where the 1% live.

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Corona de Tucson, Vail, Litchfield Park: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Arizona. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Grand Canyon State.

Corona de Tucson in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $90,264 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 2.0%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Arizona share common characteristics such as having a genius level populous, sky high home prices, and a Pleasantville level of married couples.

After analyzing Census data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey for the 94 places in Arizona with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Grand Canyon State:

  1. Corona De Tucson
  2. Vail
  3. Litchfield Park
  4. Doney Park
  5. Queen Creek
  6. Paradise Valley
  7. Gilbert
  8. Anthem
  9. Sahuarita
  10. Tanque Verde

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list. Oh, and the poorest place in Arizona? That would be South Tucson.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Arizona

The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is simply how much people earn. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t think that one statistic wholly encompasses what it means to be one of the “richest places”. So we looked at this set of criteria from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how rich a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. If more people are employed, the richer the future looks.

After we collected the data for all 94 places with more than 5,000 people in Arizona, we ranked each place from 1 to 94 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the richest.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a “Rich Score” with the place having the lowest overall Rich Score, Corona de Tucson, crowned the “Richest Place In Arizona”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 94 places.

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1. Corona De Tucson


Population: 7,172
Median Income: 9026400.0%
Poverty Level: 2.0%
Unemployment Rate: 5.6%

2. Vail


Population: 10,764
Median Income: 8293500.0%
Poverty Level: 6.2%
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%

3. Litchfield Park

Litchfield Park, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,122
Median Income: 7629000.0%
Poverty Level: 3.6%
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%

4. Doney Park


Population: 5,860
Median Income: 8130700.0%
Poverty Level: 6.4%
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%

5. Queen Creek

Queen Creek, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 28,529
Median Income: 8380900.0%
Poverty Level: 6.7%
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

6. Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,243
Median Income: 13409700.0%
Poverty Level: 8.6%
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%

7. Gilbert

Gilbert, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 223,131
Median Income: 8148500.0%
Poverty Level: 6.4%
Unemployment Rate: 6.3%

8. Anthem


Population: 23,995
Median Income: 7935100.0%
Poverty Level: 3.9%
Unemployment Rate: 7.1%

9. Sahuarita

Sahuarita, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 26,441
Median Income: 6518300.0%
Poverty Level: 5.0%
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%

10. Tanque Verde


Population: 16,411
Median Income: 9501900.0%
Poverty Level: 6.4%
Unemployment Rate: 7.3%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Arizona

Like we said earlier, when we set out to identify the richest places in Arizona, we weren’t sure what we’d encounter, but it ended up being some of the best places to live in Arizona. When you look at the data, the cities and places mentioned above meet the criteria for being at the very top of the income ladder for everyone that lives there.

If you’re curious enough, here are the poorest cities in AZ, according to data:

Poorest: South Tucson
2nd Poorest: New Kingman-Butler
3rd Poorest: Eloy
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Arizona

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Corona de Tucson 1 7,172 $90,264 2.0% 5.6%
Vail 2 10,764 $82,935 6.2% 2.8%
Litchfield Park 3 5,122 $76,290 3.6% 3.2%
Doney Park 4 5,860 $81,307 6.4% 2.9%
Queen Creek 5 28,529 $83,809 6.7% 4.2%
Paradise Valley 6 13,243 $134,097 8.6% 3.3%
Gilbert 7 223,131 $81,485 6.4% 6.3%
Anthem 8 23,995 $79,351 3.9% 7.1%
Sahuarita 9 26,441 $65,183 5.0% 3.8%
Tanque Verde 10 16,411 $95,019 6.4% 7.3%
Catalina Foothills 11 50,643 $79,568 7.9% 6.1%
New River 12 15,432 $76,022 6.4% 6.3%
Marana 13 37,028 $74,817 4.2% 7.3%
Cave Creek 14 5,014 $78,972 8.1% 6.3%
Oro Valley 15 41,493 $74,480 6.0% 7.4%
Fountain Hills 16 23,051 $72,462 6.3% 7.7%
Chandler 17 245,231 $72,072 8.5% 6.7%
Scottsdale 18 223,519 $72,455 8.8% 6.3%
Maricopa 19 45,388 $65,214 6.0% 7.4%
Goodyear 20 70,148 $70,293 9.4% 6.6%
Snowflake 21 5,595 $60,886 10.8% 5.7%
Saddlebrooke 22 9,392 $68,821 9.1% 7.6%
Peoria 23 160,231 $63,025 9.5% 7.6%
Sun Lakes 24 13,885 $52,937 6.8% 8.1%
Green Valley 25 22,519 $46,732 8.6% 6.9%
Sierra Vista 26 45,365 $58,818 12.2% 8.2%
Casas Adobes 27 68,525 $56,164 10.0% 9.0%
Valencia West 28 10,051 $55,561 11.3% 8.4%
Gold Canyon 29 9,392 $67,202 4.7% 14.2%
Surprise 30 121,648 $59,094 10.5% 9.4%
San Tan Valley 31 86,743 $59,874 11.1% 9.2%
Sun City West 32 24,066 $45,157 7.7% 8.5%
Sedona 33 10,092 $50,133 10.9% 8.9%
Buckeye 34 54,927 $58,703 13.2% 9.0%
Catalina 35 7,527 $49,332 9.6% 9.2%
Picture Rocks 36 8,775 $54,583 10.8% 9.4%
Lake Montezuma 37 5,594 $41,204 13.9% 5.9%
Florence 38 26,513 $48,503 16.8% 7.2%
Williamson 39 5,398 $72,604 11.2% 13.3%
Sierra Vista Southeast 40 14,501 $53,593 12.1% 9.4%
Avondale 41 77,912 $57,170 14.9% 9.5%
Fortuna Foothills 42 27,181 $51,886 13.0% 9.7%
Mesa 43 452,091 $48,259 15.7% 9.1%
Rio Rico 44 18,837 $50,754 14.7% 10.3%
El Mirage 45 32,600 $47,564 16.4% 9.1%
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park) 46 6,341 $55,357 11.4% 14.1%
Page 47 7,374 $54,208 18.5% 9.6%
Chino Valley 48 10,879 $43,238 17.0% 7.9%
Arizona City 49 9,573 $46,578 14.4% 10.3%
Payson 50 15,234 $42,987 16.2% 8.9%
Globe 51 7,463 $42,639 16.7% 8.2%
Wickenburg 52 6,629 $38,916 19.7% 7.1%
Tempe 53 166,975 $48,183 23.7% 9.0%
Flagstaff 54 67,419 $48,120 26.2% 8.5%
Phoenix 55 1,490,758 $46,881 20.5% 9.9%
Tuba City 56 9,860 $50,488 30.7% 8.5%
Prescott Valley 57 39,575 $42,973 16.2% 10.0%
Glendale 58 231,978 $46,855 19.5% 11.1%
Safford 59 9,574 $46,140 15.5% 13.2%
Lake Havasu City 60 52,827 $42,718 15.9% 10.8%
Casa Grande 61 50,316 $44,719 16.8% 11.7%
Drexel Heights 62 28,291 $45,981 19.5% 12.0%
Yuma 63 93,078 $44,166 16.2% 12.4%
Bisbee 64 5,475 $33,722 26.1% 6.8%
Prescott 65 40,130 $45,190 21.0% 11.2%
Sun City 66 38,622 $36,464 12.3% 13.6%
Verde Village 67 12,739 $44,375 19.8% 12.8%
Fort Mohave 68 13,862 $41,466 11.6% 17.0%
Kingman 69 28,381 $42,859 22.5% 11.0%
Holbrook 70 5,003 $43,705 24.1% 11.9%
Benson 71 5,075 $36,184 24.1% 10.7%
Flowing Wells 72 16,062 $34,397 21.9% 11.2%
Show Low 73 10,754 $39,795 17.2% 16.1%
Tucson 74 525,031 $37,149 24.5% 12.1%
Bullhead City 75 39,480 $37,121 20.6% 14.5%
Tucson Estates 76 12,829 $44,556 22.4% 18.9%
Winslow 77 9,570 $40,556 20.9% 15.5%
Youn 78 6,299 $35,737 20.7% 15.3%
Coolidge 79 12,058 $40,875 27.9% 13.4%
Cottonwood 80 11,358 $32,712 25.9% 12.2%
Apache Junction 81 36,965 $36,771 24.3% 16.3%
Camp Verde 82 10,965 $35,809 32.4% 12.7%
Douglas 83 17,137 $26,222 30.4% 12.2%
Guadalupe 84 5,892 $29,517 22.7% 16.3%
Tolleson 85 6,707 $34,485 27.2% 16.1%
Three Points 86 5,313 $35,683 31.8% 15.3%
Nogales 87 20,699 $27,567 29.2% 14.9%
Golden Valley 88 8,162 $33,491 26.4% 20.5%
San Luis 89 30,139 $31,064 26.5% 17.2%
Somerton 90 14,679 $31,178 28.1% 17.0%
Kayenta 91 5,094 $24,835 41.5% 15.6%
Eloy 92 17,062 $27,701 31.6% 19.7%
New Kingman-Butler 93 11,892 $25,701 34.4% 24.7%
South Tucson 94 5,675 $23,778 42.8% 20.8%

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