These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Colorado


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

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Cherry Hills Village, Erie, The Pinery: 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.

Cherry Hills Village in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $215,299 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 2.1%.

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.

After analyzing Census data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey for the 111 places in Colorado with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Centennial State:

  1. Cherry Hills Village
  2. Erie
  3. The Pinery
  4. Castle Pines
  5. Highlands Ranch
  6. Greenwood Village
  7. Superior
  8. Eagle
  9. Stonegate
  10. Roxborough Park

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 Colorado? That would be Alamosa.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Colorado

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 111 places with more than 5,000 people in Colorado, we ranked each place from 1 to 111 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 Place In Colorado”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 111 places.

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1. Cherry Hills Village

Cherry Hills Village, Colorado

Source: Cherry Hills Village Co.

Population: 6,234
Median Income: 21529900.0%
Poverty Level: 2.1%
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%

2. Erie

Erie, Colorado

Source: Town Of Erie On Facebook

Population: 19,305
Median Income: 10885700.0%
Poverty Level: 2.2%
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%

3. The Pinery


Population: 11,087
Median Income: 12258100.0%
Poverty Level: 1.9%
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

4. Castle Pines

Castle Pines, Colorado

Source: Castle Pines Co.

Population: 10,626
Median Income: 13742600.0%
Poverty Level: 1.8%
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%

5. Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Source: Google Maps

Population: 101,350
Median Income: 11022100.0%
Poverty Level: 3.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%

6. Greenwood Village

Greenwood Village, Colorado

Source: Greenwood Village Co

Population: 14,546
Median Income: 10918000.0%
Poverty Level: 4.4%
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%

7. Superior

Superior, Colorado

Source: Superior Co.

Population: 12,716
Median Income: 11625000.0%
Poverty Level: 5.1%
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%

8. Eagle

Eagle, Colorado

Source: Uncover Colorado

Population: 6,511
Median Income: 8157100.0%
Poverty Level: 2.7%
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%

9. Stonegate


Population: 8,755
Median Income: 11228700.0%
Poverty Level: 5.5%
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%

10. Roxborough Park


Population: 9,273
Median Income: 10021600.0%
Poverty Level: 1.6%
Unemployment Rate: 5.6%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Colorado

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 CO, according to data:

Poorest: Alamosa
2nd Poorest: La Junta
3rd Poorest: Sterling
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Colorado

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Cherry Hills Village 1 6,234 $215,299 2.1% 3.7%
Erie 2 19,305 $108,857 2.2% 3.8%
The Pinery 3 11,087 $122,581 1.9% 4.6%
Castle Pines 4 10,626 $137,426 1.8% 4.9%
Highlands Ranch 5 101,350 $110,221 3.0% 4.3%
Greenwood Village 6 14,546 $109,180 4.4% 3.6%
Superior 7 12,716 $116,250 5.1% 4.1%
Eagle 8 6,511 $81,571 2.7% 3.9%
Stonegate 9 8,755 $112,287 5.5% 4.1%
Roxborough Park 10 9,273 $100,216 1.6% 5.6%
Woodmoor 11 8,155 $115,345 2.6% 5.9%
Wellington 12 6,634 $73,658 3.0% 2.1%
Parker 13 47,515 $98,170 3.5% 5.0%
Dakota Ridge 14 33,583 $84,710 3.8% 4.9%
Windsor 15 19,865 $82,724 4.6% 4.4%
Lone Tree 16 12,328 $110,694 6.9% 4.8%
Milliken 17 5,837 $66,649 3.9% 4.0%
Monument 18 6,226 $90,133 3.6% 5.6%
Cherry Creek 19 12,113 $93,976 6.5% 4.3%
Gleneagle 20 6,870 $106,092 1.3% 7.1%
John 21 11,639 $78,298 3.2% 5.3%
Louisville 22 19,171 $92,121 7.1% 4.7%
Gypsum 23 6,587 $94,211 6.6% 5.1%
Fairmount 24 8,093 $101,473 7.3% 5.5%
Firestone 25 10,908 $81,559 3.9% 5.9%
Centennial 26 104,213 $90,090 5.3% 6.0%
Castle Rock 27 51,802 $86,563 6.0% 5.8%
Ken Caryl 28 32,944 $85,655 4.4% 6.8%
Columbine 29 24,724 $82,000 4.4% 6.4%
Black Forest 30 12,959 $105,760 5.7% 7.0%
Edwards 31 9,385 $79,014 10.6% 1.7%
Broomfield 32 59,027 $80,430 6.3% 6.0%
Gunbarrel 33 8,933 $79,935 6.5% 5.9%
Dove Valley 34 5,401 $63,700 5.5% 5.4%
Frederick 35 9,636 $80,727 6.3% 6.4%
Estes Park 36 6,022 $56,236 7.1% 4.4%
Aspen 37 6,700 $66,635 6.5% 6.8%
Evergreen 38 8,690 $78,596 5.4% 8.0%
Redlands 39 9,546 $65,888 7.8% 6.1%
Arvada 40 109,800 $69,550 7.8% 7.1%
Lafayette 41 25,812 $71,038 7.6% 7.6%
Vail 42 5,280 $66,283 10.4% 6.4%
Thornton 43 124,707 $66,160 7.9% 7.5%
Littleton 44 43,710 $62,683 9.9% 6.8%
Air Force Academy 45 6,046 $68,914 9.7% 8.0%
Brighton 46 35,004 $60,319 8.9% 7.6%
Westminster 47 109,296 $66,300 9.6% 8.5%
Lochbuie 48 5,127 $49,193 13.9% 4.2%
Loveland 49 70,093 $55,580 9.3% 7.5%
Commerce City 50 48,792 $64,672 13.0% 7.3%
Glenwood Springs 51 9,668 $54,544 15.9% 5.1%
Pueblo West 52 30,655 $64,560 9.0% 8.7%
Manitou Springs 53 5,175 $51,628 13.1% 5.6%
Applewood 54 7,467 $66,297 9.6% 9.5%
Steamboat Springs 55 12,044 $54,218 11.4% 6.8%
Durango 56 17,268 $53,621 15.9% 5.3%
Avon 57 6,384 $50,203 18.3% 4.0%
Berthoud 58 5,323 $60,828 7.7% 9.7%
Fort Lupton 59 7,595 $47,583 11.6% 5.9%
Woodland Park 60 7,187 $64,248 7.5% 11.5%
Fruita 61 12,702 $54,875 13.1% 7.1%
Fountain 62 26,881 $56,687 8.3% 9.2%
Craig 63 9,092 $47,928 13.3% 5.9%
Golden 64 19,759 $58,630 18.7% 6.0%
Security-Widefield 65 33,566 $57,428 9.2% 9.6%
Lakewood 66 145,880 $56,134 11.6% 8.1%
Longmont 67 88,547 $60,218 13.2% 8.2%
Cimarron Hills 68 16,698 $51,421 10.7% 8.1%
Salida 69 5,329 $38,570 9.6% 6.9%
Carbondale 70 6,464 $59,083 11.1% 10.4%
Fort Morgan 71 11,397 $42,633 13.5% 6.5%
Fruitvale 72 8,422 $51,632 13.5% 8.3%
Colorado Springs 73 433,547 $54,228 13.2% 9.7%
Denver 74 633,777 $51,800 16.4% 7.8%
Rifle 75 9,397 $52,539 12.0% 9.8%
Northglenn 76 37,075 $53,616 12.9% 9.7%
Boulder 77 102,002 $58,062 27.6% 7.4%
Evans 78 19,535 $47,798 16.5% 7.2%
Wheat Ridge 79 30,655 $49,003 13.2% 8.5%
Brush 80 5,493 $40,063 10.6% 8.5%
Orchard Mesa 81 6,272 $51,623 16.0% 8.1%
Fort Collins 82 149,627 $53,775 22.1% 7.9%
Aurora 83 339,480 $52,275 14.3% 10.1%
Englewood 84 31,298 $46,776 15.2% 8.9%
Fort Carson 85 14,766 $43,632 12.6% 10.0%
Berkley 86 11,706 $49,398 16.5% 9.6%
Welby 87 16,273 $46,309 14.2% 11.8%
Twin Lakes CDP (Adams County) 88 6,332 $45,607 15.8% 11.6%
Federal Heights 89< /td> 11,835 $36,823 15.8% 9.0%
Grand Junction 90 59,731 $44,887 18.9% 9.4%
Trinidad 91 8,657 $43,614 19.3% 9.2%
Delta 92 8,801 $41,939 15.0% 11.8%
Greeley 93 95,677 $47,342 20.2% 9.9%
Ca 94 16,410 $38,540 22.2% 8.0%
Ca 95 16,410 $38,540 22.2% 8.0%
Ca 96 16,410 $38,540 22.2% 8.0%
Ca 97 16,410 $38,540 22.2% 8.0%
Sherrelwood 98 19,275 $47,176 18.7% 12.7%
Montrose 99 19,018 $43,281 19.5% 12.0%
Edgewater 100 5,217 $42,058 17.5% 12.7%
Derby 101 8,638 $40,736 16.5% 15.3%
Cortez 102 8,515 $39,141 19.5% 11.7%
Clifton 103 20,262 $39,418 19.5% 14.0%
Lamar 104 7,810 $31,741 21.9% 11.1%
Stratmoor 105 7,209 $40,059 21.3% 12.6%
Gunnison 106 5,927 $40,723 34.2% 11.9%
Sheridan 107 5,819 $36,250 19.8% 14.2%
Pueblo 108 107,706 $34,889 23.2% 12.5%
Sterling 109 14,709 $36,204 20.8% 15.9%
La Junta 110 7,040 $30,010 26.2% 12.4%
Alamosa 111 9,427 $26,057 35.0% 12.0%

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