These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Colorado For 2018


We analyzed over 111 places in Colorado to determine where the 1% live.

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Castle Pines, Cherry Hills Village, Erie: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Colorado. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Centennial State.

Castle Pines in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $140,764 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 1.6%.

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

How did we come up with these mega wealthy cities? We analyzed Census data from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey for the 75 places in Colorado with more than 5,000 people.

At the end of the day, here’s the set of the 10 richest places in Colorado for 2018:

  1. Castle Pines (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Cherry Hills Village (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Erie (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Greenwood Village (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Wellington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Eagle (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Frederick (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Superior (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Lone Tree (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Parker (Photos | Homes For Sale)

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list of the richest cities in Colorado.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out the best places to live in Colorado or the poorest.

How We Determined The Richest Places In Colorado For 2018

Map Of The Richest Cities In Colorado
The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is to simply identify personal incomes. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t believe 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 newly released 2012-2016 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 75 places with more than 5,000 people in Colorado, we ranked each place from 1 to 75 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, Castle Pines, crowned the “Richest Place In Colorado For 2018”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 75 places.

1. Castle Pines

Castle Pines, Colorado

Source: Public domain

Population: 10,389
Median Income: $140,764
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 1.6%
More on Castle Pines: Homes For Sale | Data
The City of Castle Pines is statutory city located in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 10,360. By 2013, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population to have increased to 10,726. The city is situated 19 miles (31 km) south-southeast of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. The city is located north of the Town of Castle Rock and south of the City of Lone Tree, Colorado.

2. Cherry Hills Village

Cherry Hills Village, Colorado

Population: 6,414
Median Income: $224,125
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 2.5%
More on Cherry Hills Village: Homes For Sale | Data

3. Erie

Erie, Colorado

Population: 20,801
Median Income: $110,877
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.4%
More on Erie: Homes For Sale | Data

4. Greenwood Village

Greenwood Village, Colorado

Population: 15,208
Median Income: $116,743
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 4.6%
More on Greenwood Village: Homes For Sale | Data
The City of Greenwood Village is a Home Rule Municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The city is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the city has a total population of 13,925.

5. Wellington

Wellington, Colorado

Population: 7,409
Median Income: $79,411
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.4%
More on Wellington: Homes For Sale | Data
Wellington is a Statutory Town in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. The population was 6,289 at the 2010 census.

6. Eagle

Eagle, Colorado

Source: Public domain

Population: 6,603
Median Income: $111,808
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 6.6%
More on Eagle: Homes For Sale | Data
Eagle is a statutory town that is the county seat of Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The population was 6,508 at the 2010 census, up from 3,032 at the 2000 census.

7. Frederick

Frederick, Colorado

Population: 10,791
Median Income: $90,321
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on Frederick: Homes For Sale | Data
The Town of Frederick is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 8679 at the 2010 census.

8. Superior

Superior, Colorado

Population: 12,928
Median Income: $114,310
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Superior: Homes For Sale | Data
Superior is a Statutory Town in Boulder County in the U.S. state of Colorado, with a small, uninhabited segment of land area extending into Jefferson County . According to the 2010 census, the population of the city was 12,483.

9. Lone Tree

Lone Tree, Colorado

Population: 12,808
Median Income: $115,049
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%
Poverty Rate: 4.5%
More on Lone Tree: Homes For Sale | Data

10. Parker

Parker, Colorado

Population: 48,442
Median Income: $101,969
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 4.8%
More on Parker: Homes For Sale | Data

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Colorado For 2018

Like we said earlier, when we set out to identify the richest places in Colorado, we weren’t sure what we’d encounter, but it ended up being some of the best places to live in Colorado.

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 Colorado, according to data:

Poorest: Alamosa
2nd Poorest: Gunnison
3rd Poorest: Pueblo

For more Colorado reading, check out:

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  • Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Colorado

    Rank City RichScore Median Income
    1 Castle Pines 4.33 $140,764
    2 Cherry Hills Village 6.5 $224,125
    3 Erie 8.33 $110,877
    4 Greenwood Village 8.67 $116,743
    5 Wellington 8.83 $79,411
    6 Eagle 9.67 $111,808
    7 Frederick 10.5 $90,321
    8 Superior 10.67 $114,310
    9 Lone Tree 11.33 $115,049
    10 Parker 12.17 $101,969
    11 Castle Rock 12.5 $93,153
    12 Milliken 13.5 $79,775
    13 Vail 13.67 $73,125
    14 John 14.17 $83,264
    15 Centennial 14.17 $96,422
    16 Louisville 14.33 $94,304
    17 Monument 15.67 $98,397
    18 Gypsum 16.33 $79,286
    19 Windsor 17.67 $86,410
    20 Broomfield 18.17 $83,334
    21 Firestone 23.0 $90,991
    22 Thornton 24.5 $69,417
    23 Lafayette 26.17 $72,895
    24 Arvada 26.33 $72,010
    25 Carbondale 28.0 $64,250
    26 Avon 28.0 $56,223
    27 Littleton 29.33 $67,133
    28 Brighton 32.67 $62,316
    29 Aspen 33.0 $67,776
    30 Westminster 33.0 $69,805
    31 Berthoud 35.0 $61,767
    32 Loveland 36.17 $59,353
    33 Estes Park 36.33 $48,533
    34 Woodland Park 36.67 $65,972
    35 Salida 36.83 $39,706
    36 Steamboat Springs 37.83 $53,996
    37 Lakewood 38.67 $58,227
    38 Commerce City 38.67 $67,787
    39 Durango 39.0 $60,334
    40 Fountain 40.33 $59,497
    41 Northglenn 41.33 $59,188
    42 Craig 41.33 $50,567
    43 Golden 42.17 $59,028
    44 Evans 42.67 $51,238
    45 Longmont 43.67 $62,847
    46 Denver 45.0 $56,258
    47 Glenwood Springs 45.17 $55,241
    48 Wheat Ridge 45.67 $49,340
    49 Lochbuie 45.67 $52,204
    50 Fort Lupton 46.5 $52,154
    51 Fort Morgan 46.67 $44,383
    52 Boulder 48.67 $60,569
    53 Colorado Springs 48.67 $56,227
    54 Fort Collins 50.17 $57,831
    55 Aurora 50.67 $55,303
    56 Manitou Springs 51.17 $52,646
    57 Rifle 55.17 $57,018
    58 Englewood 56.83 $50,184
    59 Federal Heights 57.83 $37,474
    60 Fruita 58.0 $52,479
    61 Brush 58.17 $40,455
    62 Greeley 59.17 $50,483
    63 Trinidad 60.67 $39,379
    64 Cortez 61.17 $39,530
    65 Grand Junction 61.67 $46,016
    66 Delta 63.17 $37,159
    67 Montrose 65.17 $41,547
    68 Sterling 66.17 $36,282
    69 Edgewater 66.33 $44,046
    70 Sheridan 66.67 $43,679
    71 La Junta 68.67 $31,999
    72 Lamar 71.33 $37,177
    73 Pueblo 72.0 $35,770
    74 Gunnison 73.0 $36,094
    75 Alamosa 73.0 $28,167

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