These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Georgia For 2018


We analyzed over 156 places in Georgia to determine where the 1% live.

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Milton, Braselton, Pooler: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Georgia. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Peach State.

Milton in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $109,784 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 5.5%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Georgia 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 128 places in Georgia with more than 5,000 people.

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

  1. Milton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Braselton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Pooler (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Suwanee (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Alpharetta (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Roswell (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Dunwoody (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Peachtree City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Rincon (Homes For Sale)
  10. Woodstock (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 Georgia.

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

How We Determined The Richest Places In Georgia For 2018

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Georgia
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 128 places with more than 5,000 people in Georgia, we ranked each place from 1 to 128 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, Milton, crowned the “Richest Place In Georgia For 2018”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 128 places.

Milton, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 36,755.0
Median Income: $109,784.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 5.5%
More on Milton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Milton is a city and suburb in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. Incorporated on December 1, 2006, it was created out of the entire unincorporated northernmost part of northern Fulton County. It is an affluent community, with an average household income within the ZIP code 30004 of $99,412. As of the 2010 census, Milton’s population was 32,661, with an estimated population of 36,662 in 2014.

Braselton, GA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,409.0
Median Income: $90,284.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 5.5%
More on Braselton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Braselton is a town in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties in the U.S. state of Georgia, approximately 53 miles (85 km) northeast of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 7,511, and in 2015 the estimated population was 9,476.

Pooler, GA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 22,131.0
Median Income: $73,125.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 6.5%
More on Pooler: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pooler is a city in Chatham County, Georgia, United States. According to 2010 US Census, the population was 19,140, a threefold increase over the 2000 count of 6,239. The 2013 population estimate was 21,187. Pooler is located northwest of Savannah along I-95 and Interstate 16.

Suwanee, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 18,001.0
Median Income: $82,465.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%
Poverty Rate: 8.7%
More on Suwanee: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Suwanee is a city in Gwinnett County in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,355; this had grown to an estimated 18,694 as of 2015. Suwanee was the practicing home of the Atlanta Falcons football team from 1979 to 2001 and was voted among the Top 10 Best Places to Live by Money in 2007. In 2012, Suwanee was rated by Kiplinger as the third best place in America for raising families, and in 2013, Suwanee was identified as one of the nation’s 10 Best Towns for Families by Family Circle magazine.

Alpharetta, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 63,013.0
Median Income: $93,613.0
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
More on Alpharetta: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Alpharetta is a city located in north Fulton County, Georgia, United States and is a suburb of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, Alpharetta’s population was 57,551. The estimated population in 2014 was 63,038.

Roswell, GA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 93,968.0
Median Income: $84,959.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 8.9%
More on Roswell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Roswell is a city in north Fulton County, Georgia, United States. At the 2010 census it had a population of 88,346, and in 2014 the estimated population was 94,089, making it Georgia’s seventh largest city.

Dunwoody, GA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 48,128.0
Median Income: $83,538.0
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%
Poverty Rate: 8.3%
More on Dunwoody: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dunwoody is a city located in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. It is a northern suburb of Atlanta. Dunwoody was incorporated as a city on December 1, 2008. As of 2015, the city has a population of 48,733, up from 46,267 in the 2010 Census.

Peachtree City, GA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 34,988.0
Median Income: $90,051.0
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
Poverty Rate: 5.8%
More on Peachtree City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Peachtree City is the largest city in Fayette County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 34,364. Peachtree City is located in South Metro Atlanta.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,690.0
Median Income: $63,029.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 11.0%
More on Rincon: Real Estate | Data

Rincon is a town in Effingham County, Georgia, United States. The population was 8,836 at the 2010 census, up from 4,376 in 2000. It is part of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Woodstock, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 27,964.0
Median Income: $68,286.0
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%
Poverty Rate: 7.3%
More on Woodstock: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Woodstock is a city in Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. The population was 23,896 at the 2010 census. Originally a stop on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Woodstock is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. In 2007 it was the tenth fastest-growing suburb in the United States.

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

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

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 Georgia, according to data:

Poorest: Fort Valley
2nd Poorest: Cordele
3rd Poorest: Americus

For more Georgia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Georgia

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Milton 3.83 $109,784
2 Braselton 4.17 $90,284
3 Pooler 8.33 $73,125
4 Suwanee 9.33 $82,465
5 Alpharetta 9.5 $93,613
6 Roswell 9.5 $84,959
7 Dunwoody 11.83 $83,538
8 Peachtree City 13.5 $90,051
9 Rincon 14.67 $63,029
10 Woodstock 15.17 $68,286
11 Johns Creek 15.67 $107,176
12 Port Wentworth 16.33 $64,485
13 Sandy Springs 17.0 $68,629
14 Kennesaw 17.0 $63,756
15 Brookhaven 18.67 $71,743
16 Centerville 19.5 $55,625
17 Flowery Branch 22.83 $57,371
18 Decatur 23.33 $81,598
19 Smyrna 24.33 $64,889
20 Peachtree Corners 24.33 $66,553
21 Fayetteville 26.0 $66,793
22 Tyrone 27.0 $87,665
23 Jefferson 27.17 $51,419
24 Kingsland 27.5 $53,148
25 Holly Springs 28.0 $77,307
26 Sugar Hill 29.33 $73,353
27 Duluth 29.33 $61,472
28 Buford 33.33 $51,463
29 Hapeville 37.17 $43,326
30 Acworth 37.5 $55,226
31 Dacula 37.83 $58,750
32 Bremen 39.33 $55,635
33 Dallas 39.33 $50,795
34 Fort Oglethorpe 40.5 $42,355
35 Snellville 41.67 $58,044
36 Richmond Hill 42.17 $56,364
37 Lilburn 43.17 $51,079
38 Powder Springs 43.33 $60,621
39 Canton 44.67 $55,195
40 Fairburn 47.0 $40,954
41 Doraville 47.17 $47,122
42 Locust Grove 49.5 $42,134
43 Morrow 50.17 $47,785
44 Newnan 50.33 $51,693
45 Loganville 50.67 $55,286
46 Auburn 51.0 $53,255
47 Cartersville 52.33 $46,264
48 Stockbridge 53.33 $54,769
49 Chamblee 54.17 $50,707
50 Mcdonough 54.17 $45,517
51 Norcross 54.5 $40,788
52 Cumming 55.0 $45,846
53 Marietta 55.17 $48,154
54 St. Marys 56.17 $55,170
55 Glennville 57.0 $42,809
56 Gainesville 57.33 $40,321
57 Austell 58.0 $49,850
58 Hampton 61.17 $50,197
59 Winder 61.33 $44,276
60 Hawkinsville 61.83 $39,845
61 Calhoun 62.0 $35,160
62 Douglasville 62.83 $48,036
63 Grovetown 63.33 $52,233
64 Villa Rica 63.83 $48,519
65 Atlanta 64.33 $49,398
66 Warner Robins 65.0 $46,446
67 Adel 65.5 $33,292
68 Columbus 67.0 $42,661
69 Lawrenceville 67.17 $41,578
70 Lovejoy 69.67 $40,000
71 Hinesville 69.67 $42,949
72 Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government 70.0 $43,929
73 Commerce 72.0 $40,483
74 Lafayette 72.67 $29,034
75 Garden City 74.17 $36,097
76 Douglas 75.17 $29,757
77 Stone Mountain 75.33 $35,964
78 Perry 76.0 $45,213
79 Dalton 78.0 $34,682
80 Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance) 78.5 $38,458
81 Eatonton 79.0 $28,949
82 Rome 80.0 $36,616
83 Carrollton 80.83 $37,074
84 Palmetto 81.33 $48,590
85 Savannah 82.67 $37,108
86 Union City 82.83 $35,229
87 Thomasville 85.5 $31,669
88 Sylvester 86.83 $26,017
89 Tifton 87.0 $29,688
90 Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance) 88.33 $32,959
91 Covington 88.5 $32,793
92 Dahlonega 88.67 $30,413
93 Waycross 89.0 $26,963
94 Conyers 90.33 $38,403
95 Griffin 91.67 $30,692
96 Waynesboro 92.33 $26,303
97 Lagrange 92.5 $33,501
98 East Point 93.0 $36,863
99 Dublin 93.0 $27,847
100 Eastman 93.17 $31,935

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