Richest Cities In Colorado For 2020


We analyzed 76 places in Colorado to determine where the 1% live.

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the richest cities in Colorado.

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You are just one minute away from learning where Colorado's richest places are located.

Now that you're here, HomeSnacks is super happy to tell you where the richest places are located in Colorado for 2020; but first, we think that you should take a look at how we identified The Centennial State's cream of the crop.

Folks, the competition out of the gate was fierce to say the least. There are a lot of wealthy people in Colorado and a lot of wealthy places that placate to the state's one percent. So, we had to break it down by giving every place with 5,000 residents a Wealth Score: we ended up with 78 Colorado cities that anyone with some cash in their pocket would be lucky to call home. And, yes, you're going to need a fat bank account if you think you're going to live in one of Colorado's richest places.

But, we're here to tell you that you're not going to have to grow or sell marijuana to live in one of the state's richest places to be happy, wealthy, and livin' the Colorado dream. The median income in most of the top ten is close to $80,486/year, and the jobs that are paying the highest in this state are in healthcare and engineering. That's right, if you want to live like Colorado royalty, go get one of those jobs and find yourself a favorite place from our list below; but don't wait too long, because Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the country.

Want to know more? We suggest that you crank some John Denver, grab a quiet spot next to the Colorado River in Grand Junction, and read on.

Now, if you guessed that Aspen and Vail made Colorado's richest list because this is where the rich and famous like to play, guess again. Actually, many of the state's richest places are located in the greater Denver area.

So, where is Colorado's number one richest place to live? According to the latest data, that would be Cherry Hills Village.

To see the other cities that made Colorado's top ten richest places, take a look below. And if you have some time on your hands, check out the state's worst places...it will REALLY put things in perspective.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out some more reading about Colorado:

The 10 Richest Cities In Colorado For 2020

Cherry Hills Village, CO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,600
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $250,001
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Cherry Hills Village: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The City of Cherry Hills Village is a home rule municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 5987 at the 2010 United States Census. Cherry Hills Village is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is one of the most affluent places in Colorado and the United States.

The city hosted two PGA Championships and the 2005 U.S. Women's Open at the Cherry Hills Country Club.

The community was named for a grove of cherry trees near the original town site.

Superior, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 13,014
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 4)
Median Income: $126,430
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
More on Superior: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Castle Pines, CO

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,573
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Median Income: $156,144
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.1%
More on Castle Pines: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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 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.

Eagle, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 6,816
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Income: $121,899
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 4.5%
More on Eagle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Lone Tree, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 14,209
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Median Income: $115,746
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Lone Tree: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Parker, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 52,563
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 5)
Median Income: $110,779
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
More on Parker: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Parker is a home rule municipality in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. As a self-declared "Town" under the Home Rule statutes, Parker is the second most populous town in the county; Castle Rock is the most populous. In recent years, Parker has become a commuter town at the southeasternmost corner of the Denver Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census the town population was 45,297; the estimated population in 2014 was 49,857. Parker is now the 19th most populous municipality in the state of Colorado.

Review Of Parker by HomeSnacks User

I had to go to Parker to buy a peacock who was losing his mini-farm to development. Oh my G*d you do not want to live in Parker. Just the road rage and crowding alone flunks Parker.

Castle Rock, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 59,680
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Income: $104,642
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 4.3%
More on Castle Rock: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Castle Rock is an affluent home rule municipality that is the county seat of Douglas County, Colorado, United States. The most populous municipality of the county, the community's population was 48,231 at the 2010 United States Census, with an estimated population of 55,747 as of 2014. It is named for the prominent, castle tower-shaped butte near the center of town. Located midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, Castle Rock is part of the Denver Metropolitan Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor.

Windsor, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 25,232
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 8)
Median Income: $96,710
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 4.3%
More on Windsor: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The Town of Windsor is a Home Rule Municipality in Larimer and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. According to June 2016 estimates, the population of the town was 24,500. Windsor is located in the region known as Northern Colorado. Windsor is situated 59 miles north of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.

Centennial, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 109,505
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 4)
Median Income: $105,974
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on Centennial: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The City of Centennial is a Home Rule Municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 100,377 at the 2010 United States Census. Centennial is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Centennial is the tenth most populous municipality in the state of Colorado and its 2001 city incorporation was the largest in U.S. history. Centennial is ranked as the 15th-safest city in the country.

Gypsum, CO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,079
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 4)
Median Income: $80,486
Unemployment Rate: 0.8%
Poverty Rate: 5.0%
More on Gypsum: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gypsum is a home rule municipality in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The population was 6,477 at the 2010 census. Gypsum is the home of an American Gypsum drywall plant and mine.

How We Determined The Richest Places In Colorado For 2020

Map Of The Richest Places To Live 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 2014-2018 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 78 places with more than 5,000 people in Colorado, we ranked each place from 1 to 78 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, Cherry Hills Village, crowned the "Richest City In Colorado For 2020". You can download the data here.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 78 places.

There You Have It - The Wealthiest Places In Colorado For 2020

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: Pueblo
3rd Poorest: La Junta

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Colorado

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Cherry Hills Village 3.33 $250,001
2 Superior 5.67 $126,430
3 Castle Pines 6.33 $156,144
4 Eagle 7.0 $121,899
5 Lone Tree 7.67 $115,746
6 Parker 9.67 $110,779
7 Castle Rock 10.33 $104,642
8 Windsor 11.33 $96,710
9 Centennial 11.67 $105,974
10 Gypsum 12.0 $80,486
11 Greenwood Village 13.33 $127,134
12 Frederick 14.0 $100,057
13 Wellington 16.0 $88,978
14 Erie 16.33 $119,973
15 Broomfield 18.33 $89,624
16 Carbondale 18.67 $78,438
17 Firestone 20.67 $97,102
18 Milliken 22.33 $72,101
19 Arvada 22.33 $80,055
20 Vail 22.33 $75,703
21 Louisville 22.67 $100,188
22 John 23.0 $90,240
23 Avon 23.0 $76,196
24 Aspen 24.67 $72,973
25 Eaton 25.33 $77,762
26 Thornton 27.67 $76,236
27 Lafayette 29.67 $78,297
28 Manitou Springs 30.67 $67,055
29 Monument 32.0 $103,981
30 Littleton 32.0 $73,185
31 Steamboat Springs 33.67 $71,476
32 Westminster 33.67 $73,629
33 Woodland Park 35.33 $71,295
34 Lakewood 36.33 $64,100
35 Salida 38.0 $46,308
36 Dacono 38.67 $67,524
37 Loveland 39.0 $64,209
38 Berthoud 39.67 $72,849
39 Commerce City 39.67 $71,621
40 Evans 40.33 $58,405
41 Brighton 41.33 $72,185
42 Fort Morgan 43.0 $50,184
43 Glenwood Springs 43.33 $63,248
44 Fort Lupton 43.67 $63,548
45 Northglenn 44.33 $66,972
46 Durango 44.33 $63,167
47 Craig 44.67 $50,455
48 Golden 45.67 $66,344
49 Fountain 45.67 $64,891
50 Wheat Ridge 46.0 $55,893
51 Denver 47.0 $63,793
52 Longmont 47.0 $69,857
53 Glendale 49.33 $51,026
54 Rifle 49.67 $64,832
55 Aurora 50.0 $62,541
56 Lochbuie 52.67 $65,000
57 Boulder 54.33 $66,117
58 Sheridan 54.67 $42,061
59 Colorado Springs 56.67 $61,324
60 Estes Park 56.67 $50,833
61 Edgewater 57.33 $49,665
62 Englewood 59.0 $56,586
63 Fort Collins 59.33 $62,132
64 Greeley 60.67 $55,007
65 Federal Heights 60.67 $40,205
66 Sterling 63.67 $41,220
67 Fruita 64.33 $54,464
68 Grand Junction 65.67 $49,849
69 Brush 65.67 $45,144
70 Montrose 68.67 $45,660
71 Delta 69.0 $41,594
72 Cortez 69.33 $40,048
73 Gunnison 71.0 $46,161
74 Trinidad 71.33 $37,870
75 Lamar 74.33 $37,554
76 La Junta 74.33 $30,830
77 Pueblo 75.0 $38,338
78 Alamosa 77.33 $34,840

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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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2 thoughts on “Richest Cities In Colorado For 2020

  1. Broadmoor the worst place to live in Colorado Springs? Skyway Park and Cheyenne Canyon are bad? Are you writing a satire here? Broadmoor is a very upscale, safe, beautiful place, as is Skyway Park. All these “worst” places you mention are actually considered the BEST neighborhoods. Have you ever been to Colorado?

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