These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Colorado For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the richest cities in Colorado.

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Castle Pines, Cherry Hills Village, Lone Tree: 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 $157,550 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 1.8%.

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 2013-2017 American Community Survey for the 76 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 2019:

  1. Castle Pines (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Cherry Hills Village (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Lone Tree (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Wellington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Superior (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Eagle (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Castle Rock (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Parker (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Milliken (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Greenwood Village (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 some more reading about Colorado:

How We Determined The Richest Places In Colorado For 2019

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 2013-2017 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 76 places with more than 5,000 people in Colorado, we ranked each place from 1 to 76 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 City In Colorado For 2019”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 76 places.

Castle Pines, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,623
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $157,550
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
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 (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.

Cherry Hills Village, CO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,542
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Income: $238,750
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 2.3%
More on Cherry Hills Village: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lone Tree, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 13,430
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 6)
Median Income: $122,202
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on Lone Tree: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wellington, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 7,941
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Income: $86,190
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
More on Wellington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wellington is a Statutory Town in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. The population was 6,289 at the 2010 census.

Superior, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 12,879
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 3)
Median Income: $119,810
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 4.6%
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.

Eagle, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 6,711
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Income: $118,630
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 5.3%
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.

Castle Rock, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 57,274
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 4)
Median Income: $101,122
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.4%
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.

Parker, CO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 51,125
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Median Income: $105,373
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 4.4%
More on Parker: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Milliken, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,362
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 3)
Median Income: $77,840
Unemployment Rate: 0.6%
Poverty Rate: 4.7%
More on Milliken: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The Town of Milliken is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 5610 at the 2010 United States Census.

Greenwood Village, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 15,397
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 5)
Median Income: $123,680
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 5.5%
More on Greenwood Village: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Colorado For 2019

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 Castle Pines 4.67 $157,550
2 Cherry Hills Village 5.5 $238,750
3 Lone Tree 9.0 $122,202
4 Wellington 9.67 $86,190
5 Superior 10.0 $119,810
6 Eagle 10.0 $118,630
7 Castle Rock 10.67 $101,122
8 Parker 11.5 $105,373
9 Milliken 11.67 $77,840
10 Greenwood Village 11.67 $123,680
11 John 12.0 $85,339
12 Erie 13.5 $113,304
13 Centennial 14.33 $100,770
14 Gypsum 14.67 $89,464
15 Vail 15.83 $73,981
16 Windsor 16.5 $90,699
17 Frederick 17.0 $92,000
18 Monument 18.5 $104,488
19 Broomfield 19.0 $85,639
20 Louisville 19.17 $94,784
21 Firestone 23.0 $94,545
22 Lafayette 23.67 $76,059
23 Arvada 23.83 $75,640
24 Manitou Springs 24.5 $65,396
25 Littleton 26.67 $71,315
26 Avon 26.83 $61,791
27 Thornton 27.67 $73,517
28 Carbondale 29.0 $68,217
29 Steamboat Springs 33.0 $63,393
30 Westminster 33.83 $70,990
31 Berthoud 34.17 $67,427
32 Aspen 34.5 $64,594
33 Commerce City 35.67 $69,268
34 Brighton 36.0 $67,024
35 Estes Park 36.0 $53,025
36 Lakewood 37.33 $61,058
37 Salida 37.67 $39,741
38 Woodland Park 38.33 $69,507
39 Loveland 39.0 $61,133
40 Craig 40.0 $49,831
41 Northglenn 42.0 $64,237
42 Fountain 43.0 $61,534
43 Durango 43.67 $60,521
44 Evans 44.5 $54,410
45 Golden 44.67 $61,918
46 Longmont 45.0 $66,349
47 Lochbuie 45.83 $58,799
48 Glenwood Springs 46.0 $61,044
49 Denver 46.17 $60,098
50 Fort Lupton 46.17 $55,887
51 Fort Morgan 46.5 $47,216
52 Wheat Ridge 47.17 $52,747
53 Aurora 51.5 $58,343
54 Boulder 52.17 $64,183
55 Fort Collins 52.83 $60,110
56 Glendale 52.83 $45,365
57 Colorado Springs 53.0 $58,158
58 Brush 53.83 $51,300
59 Rifle 54.67 $61,696
60 Englewood 55.5 $55,655
61 Greeley 59.0 $52,887
62 Federal Heights 59.0 $38,328
63 Cortez 60.17 $40,183
64 Fruita 60.33 $55,286
65 Grand Junction 63.0 $47,824
66 Edgewater 64.67 $50,536
67 Delta 65.0 $38,708
68 Sheridan 65.33 $40,890
69 Sterling 67.0 $38,432
70 Trinidad 68.33 $37,727
71 Montrose 68.67 $42,930
72 Lamar 70.33 $38,136
73 Gunnison 71.33 $41,510
74 La Junta 72.0 $32,437
75 Pueblo 73.67 $36,280
76 Alamosa 75.67 $32,785

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