These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Connecticut


We analyzed over 60 places in Connecticut to determine where the 1% live.

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Old Greenwich, Cheshire Village, Trumbull: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Connecticut. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Constitution State.

Old Greenwich in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $219,313 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 3.1%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Connecticut 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 60 places in Connecticut with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Constitution State:

  1. Old Greenwich
  2. Cheshire Village
  3. Trumbull
  4. Ridgefield
  5. Glastonbury Center
  6. Simsbury Center
  7. Riverside
  8. Westport
  9. Newington
  10. Kensington

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 Connecticut? That would be Hartford.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Connecticut

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 60 places with more than 5,000 people in Connecticut, we ranked each place from 1 to 60 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, Old Greenwich, crowned the “Richest Place In Connecticut”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 60 places.

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1. Old Greenwich

Old Greenwich, Connecticut

Source: Flickr User Doug Kerr

Population: 6,520
Median Income: 21931300.0%
Poverty Level: 3.1%
Unemployment Rate: 6.5%

2. Cheshire Village

Cheshire Village - Richest Connecticut

Source: Google Maps

Population: 5,264
Median Income: 10273400.0%
Poverty Level: 2.0%
Unemployment Rate: 5.6%

3. Trumbull


Population: 36,444
Median Income: 10855400.0%
Poverty Level: 2.6%
Unemployment Rate: 7.0%

4. Ridgefield


Population: 7,599
Median Income: 11601900.0%
Poverty Level: 4.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%

5. Glastonbury Center


Population: 7,418
Median Income: 8662900.0%
Poverty Level: 3.4%
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%

6. Simsbury Center


Population: 5,843
Median Income: 10628900.0%
Poverty Level: 3.9%
Unemployment Rate: 6.7%

7. Riverside

Riverside, Connecticut

Source: Cos Cob Library. Wikipedia

Population: 8,682
Median Income: 14282400.0%
Poverty Level: 3.8%
Unemployment Rate: 7.9%

8. Westport

Westport, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,055
Median Income: 15177100.0%
Poverty Level: 4.8%
Unemployment Rate: 7.5%

9. Newington


Population: 30,652
Median Income: 7900800.0%
Poverty Level: 3.9%
Unemployment Rate: 7.3%

10. Kensington


Population: 9,492
Median Income: 8516700.0%
Poverty Level: 5.1%
Unemployment Rate: 5.6%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Connecticut

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

Poorest: Hartford
2nd Poorest: Willimantic
3rd Poorest: New Haven
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Connecticut

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Old Greenwich 1 6,520 $219,313 3.1% 6.5%
Cheshire Village 2 5,264 $102,734 2.0% 5.6%
Trumbull 3 36,444 $108,554 2.6% 7.0%
Ridgefield 4 7,599 $116,019 4.0% 4.9%
Glastonbury Center 5 7,418 $86,629 3.4% 5.0%
Simsbury Center 6 5,843 $106,289 3.9% 6.7%
Riverside 7 8,682 $142,824 3.8% 7.9%
Westport 8 27,055 $151,771 4.8% 7.5%
Newington 9 30,652 $79,008 3.9% 7.3%
Kensington 10 9,492 $85,167 5.1% 5.6%
Orange 11 13,947 $105,190 3.9% 8.5%
Cos Cob 12 6,265 $142,297 4.7% 8.5%
Darien 13 21,190 $199,444 7.3% 7.5%
North Haven 14 23,997 $84,078 4.0% 8.6%
West Hartford 15 63,396 $84,092 7.3% 6.8%
Wethersfield 16 26,579 $78,008 4.8% 7.4%
Shelton 17 40,472 $88,369 4.9% 8.6%
Milford 18 51,509 $80,793 5.3% 8.1%
Southwood Acres 19 8,060 $78,287 8.2% 7.2%
Sherwood Manor 20 5,449 $74,833 4.0% 9.3%
Windsor Locks 21 12,554 $67,222 5.6% 8.2%
Greenwich 22 13,221 $90,359 7.5% 9.1%
Bethel 23 9,471 $72,824 4.5% 10.7%
Pawcatuck 24 5,428 $51,250 7.3% 6.9%
Oakville 25 9,118 $65,033 4.5% 10.8%
Norwalk 26 87,214 $76,051 8.0% 9.3%
Danbury 27 82,781 $65,981 10.4% 8.5%
Middletown 28 47,424 $61,373 11.8% 7.4%
Stratford 29 52,092 $66,451 6.8% 10.5%
Terryville 30 5,121 $63,953 8.9% 9.1%
East Haven 31 29,139 $61,435 9.4% 8.6%
Stamford 32 125,401 $77,221 9.1% 10.2%
Wallingford Center 33 17,824 $60,227 7.2% 9.6%
Conning Towers Nautilus Park 34 10,130 $56,891 6.3% 10.8%
Branford Center 35 6,255 $60,469 6.5% 11.3%
Bristol 36 60,556 $60,208 8.8% 10.6%
Portland 37 5,634 $69,907 13.4% 9.7%
Torrington 38 35,774 $55,460 11.0% 9.5%
Naugatuck 39 31,790 $58,641 8.6% 11.5%
Winsted 40 7,876 $51,929 11.9% 9.1%
Groton 41 9,348 $51,475 12.3% 9.1%
Derby 42 12,837 $52,136 9.4% 11.6%
New Milford 43 6,568 $49,575 16.6% 8.8%
Manchester 44 30,621 $54,364 12.7% 12.3%
Meriden 45 60,616 $53,401 13.7% 11.9%
West Haven 46 55,290 $49,993 12.2% 13.1%
Norwich 47 40,378 $49,695 13.8% 11.4%
Thompsonville 48 9,021 $48,302 16.0% 11.1%
East Hartford 49 51,211 $50,355 13.2% 13.6%
Storrs 50 15,374 $31,925 54.7% 8.7%
Putnam 51 7,249 $42,000 11.5% 15.5%
Ansonia 52 19,128 $43,144 16.4% 13.1%
Rockville 53 7,348 $36,790 18.7% 13.1%
Waterbury 54 109,887 $41,136 20.8% 13.7%
Bridgeport 55 146,680 $41,204 20.4% 16.6%
New Britain 56 73,095 $40,515 22.2% 14.1%
New London 57 27,536 $41,230 23.1% 15.5%
New Haven 58 130,553 $37,508 24.4% 13.7%
Willimantic 59 17,845 $33,008 29.6% 13.2%
Hartford 60 125,211 $29,313 30.6% 20.2%

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