These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Georgia


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

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Skidaway Island, Milton, Evans: 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.

Skidaway Island in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $108,886 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 2.5%.

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.

After analyzing Census data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey for the 156 places in Georgia with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Peach State:

  1. Skidaway Island
  2. Milton
  3. Evans
  4. Alpharetta
  5. Suwanee
  6. Pooler
  7. Wilmington Island
  8. Johns Creek
  9. Peachtree City
  10. Roswell

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 Georgia? That would be Fort Valley.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Georgia

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 156 places with more than 5,000 people in Georgia, we ranked each place from 1 to 156 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, Skidaway Island, crowned the “Richest Place In Georgia”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 156 places.

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1. Skidaway Island

Skidaway Island, Georgia

Source: Skidaway Island

Population: 7,798
Median Income: 10888600.0%
Poverty Level: 2.5%
Unemployment Rate: 1.1%

2. Milton

Milton, Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 34,874
Median Income: 11089100.0%
Poverty Level: 4.2%
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%

3. Evans


Population: 32,591
Median Income: 9025900.0%
Poverty Level: 3.3%
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%

4. Alpharetta

Alpharetta, Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 60,903
Median Income: 8783700.0%
Poverty Level: 4.3%
Unemployment Rate: 5.8%

5. Suwanee

Suwanee, Georgia

Source: Suwanee Ga

Population: 16,648
Median Income: 8378000.0%
Poverty Level: 5.0%
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%

6. Pooler

Pooler, Georgia

Source: Flickr

Population: 20,646
Median Income: 6878700.0%
Poverty Level: 6.0%
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%

7. Wilmington Island

Wilmington Island, Georgia

Source: Google Maps

Population: 15,338
Median Income: 7533300.0%
Poverty Level: 6.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

8. Johns Creek

Johns Creek, Georgia

Source: The Atlanta Athletic Club Johns Creek Ga

Population: 80,979
Median Income: 10811400.0%
Poverty Level: 4.4%
Unemployment Rate: 7.3%

9. Peachtree City

Peachtree City, Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 34,701
Median Income: 8635200.0%
Poverty Level: 6.8%
Unemployment Rate: 7.3%

10. Roswell

Roswell, Georgia

Source: Roswell City Hall Roswell Ga

Population: 92,364
Median Income: 7935900.0%
Poverty Level: 7.6%
Unemployment Rate: 6.8%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Georgia

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 GA, according to data:

Poorest: Fort Valley
2nd Poorest: Cordele
3rd Poorest: Americus
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Georgia

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Skidaway Island 1 7,798 $108,886 2.5% 1.1%
Milton 2 34,874 $110,891 4.2% 4.4%
Evans 3 32,591 $90,259 3.3% 6.0%
Alpharetta 4 60,903 $87,837 4.3% 5.8%
Suwanee 5 16,648 $83,780 5.0% 5.7%
Pooler 6 20,646 $68,787 6.0% 3.8%
Wilmington Island 7 15,338 $75,333 6.0% 4.6%
Johns Creek 8 80,979 $108,114 4.4% 7.3%
Peachtree City 9 34,701 $86,352 6.8% 7.3%
Roswell 10 92,364 $79,359 7.6% 6.8%
Rincon 11 9,273 $61,144 6.4% 5.4%
Woodstock 12 25,672 $68,499 5.9% 7.7%
Holly Springs 13 9,678 $65,189 8.7% 5.9%
Druid Hills 14 14,439 $80,278 12.3% 5.1%
Dunwoody 15 47,182 $78,063 9.2% 7.4%
Richmond Hill 16 10,334 $64,381 8.6% 7.2%
Braselton 17 8,212 $83,547 6.1% 8.8%
Brookhaven 18 50,181 $67,916 13.4% 4.5%
Vinings 19 10,221 $58,550 9.5% 5.7%
Centerville 20 7,468 $58,333 8.5% 6.5%
St. Simons 21 12,807 $62,205 7.1% 7.7%
Fayetteville 22 16,323 $63,750 8.5% 7.9%
Decatur 23 19,888 $77,202 12.6% 7.4%
Martinez 24 36,190 $63,422 9.8% 7.9%
Flowery Branch 25 6,012 $62,863 11.5% 7.2%
Sandy Springs 26 98,480 $63,401 12.2% 7.3%
Mountain Park 27 12,510 $69,178 10.1% 8.7%
Whitemarsh Island 28 7,139 $58,796 13.9% 5.6%
Smyrna 29 52,922 $61,333 11.3% 7.7%
Peachtree Corners 30 39,381 $63,431 10.7% 8.3%
Loganville 31 10,711 $59,205 9.1% 8.9%
Port Wentworth 32 6,189 $51,984 13.1% 6.8%
Jefferson 33 9,630 $56,140 13.0% 7.8%
Sugar Hill 34 19,688 $67,426 10.1% 10.7%
Kingsland 35 16,147 $57,278 10.7% 8.8%
Kennesaw 36 31,358 $58,483 11.3% 9.4%
Acworth 37 21,169 $50,668 7.4% 9.7%
Duluth 38 27,821 $56,849 13.9% 8.5%
North Druid Hills 39 17,996 $51,365 17.4% 6.5%
Georgetown 40 12,235 $47,877 17.5% 5.3%
Cartersville 41 19,858 $46,909 12.9% 7.7%
Tucker 42 28,343 $60,536 14.0% 10.0%
Glennville 43 5,166 $44,638 18.5% 4.5%
Auburn 44 7,388 $53,466 17.6% 7.9%
Tyrone 45 7,028 $77,066 15.0% 11.6%
North Decatur 46 17,023 $55,821 17.2% 8.8%
Snellville 47 18,939 $56,654 9.8% 13.2%
Mableton 48 40,521 $55,532 14.2% 10.5%
Locust Grove 49 5,573 $53,214 9.2% 13.3%
Canton 50 23,841 $50,071 14.7% 9.7%
St. Marys 51 17,555 $51,442 11.3% 12.3%
Chamblee 52 15,835 $50,209 20.1% 8.1%
Morrow 53 6,837 $48,059 14.3% 10.0%
Lilburn 54 12,162 $49,081 14.4% 10.4%
Newnan 55 34,457 $50,175 19.6% 8.5%
Dahlonega 56 5,884 $35,518 19.1% 4.6%
Grovetown 57 12,179 $53,223 15.8% 11.5%
Stockbridge 58 26,992 $54,864 11.2% 14.3%
Buford 59 12,864 $43,750 18.1% 8.9%
Douglasville 60 31,573 $47,563 15.7% 11.2%
Doraville 61 10,513 $42,407 18.7% 8.4%
Bremen 62 6,204 $56,107 22.1% 10.2%
Powder Springs 63 14,271 $56,768 18.0% 13.3%
Fort Oglethorpe 64 9,368 $39,671 15.2% 10.4%
Hinesville 65 34,253 $44,896 13.7% 13.0%
Villa Rica 66 14,266 $50,759 15.3% 13.6%
Calhoun 67 15,837 $35,517 22.7% 6.3%
McRae 68 5,762 $29,729 20.3% 1.5%
McDonough 69 22,560 $45,263 16.9% 12.6%
Warner Robins 70 71,359 $44,661 19.4% 11.1%
Columbus 71 198,247 $41,362 17.7% 11.3%
Marietta 72 58,436 $42,688 20.1% 10.5%
Cusseta-Chattahoochee County unified government 73 11,846 $48,488 10.5% 18.1%
Fairburn 74 13,520 $43,830 14.0% 14.0%
Gainesville 75 34,938 $39,791 23.5% 9.5%
Lawrenceville 76 29,364 $42,459 17.4% 13.7%
Dallas 77 12,129 $50,113 21.5% 13.3%
Douglas 78 11,738 $31,943 22.3% 7.9%
Winder 79 14,495 $44,327 18.2% 13.7%
Irondale 80 7,927 $44,384 20.8% 12.6%
Lovejoy 81 6,433 $37,677 10.5% 16.7%
Atlanta 82 440,641 $46,439 22.5% 12.9%
Redan 83 33,603 $45,484 14.6% 17.1%
Norcross 84 15,799 $39,436 24.9% 9.9%
Hawkinsville 85 5,588 $35,173 10.0% 16.3%
Perry 86 14,714 $49,140 20.7% 14.5%
Austell 87 6,944 $45,931 18.1% 15.4%
Lakeview 88 5,603 $35,369 16.4% 13.7%
Garden City 89 8,924 $28,583 27.3% 7.1%
Covington 90 13,342 $32,171 22.0% 10.8%
Eastman 91 5,442 $29,556 18.6% 11.0%
Commerce 92 6,535 $37,952 26.1% 11.3%
Conyers 93 15,456 $39,423 20.5% 14.3%
Augusta-Richmond County consolidated government (balance) 94 196,551 $37,593 22.5% 13.0%
Stone Mountain 95 5,924 $36,444 18.4% 14.6%
Country Club Estates 96 9,091 $34,042 20.1% 13.3%
Dalton 97 33,336 $35,530 24.3% 11.9%
Cumming 98 5,538 $42,414 21.3% 14.9%
Savannah 99 141,298 $36,628 24.3% 12.7%
Adel 100 5,294 $31,815 31.3% 8.7%
Folkston 101 5,233 $44,922 20.3% 20.3%
Eatonton 102 6,489 $26,101 26.7% 8.7%
Dublin 103 16,200 $28,491 30.9% 8.5%
Fairview 104 7,381 $32,822 22.1% 13.8%
Gresham Park 105 7,947 $36,694 22.9% 15.1%
Jesup 106 10,275 $31,309 33.0% 9.5%
Vidalia 107 10,596 $30,294 22.2% 13.3%
LaFayette 108 7,105 $30,492 21.2% 13.8%
Hapeville 109 6,611 $37,118 28.2% 14.3%
Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance) 110 118,514 $33,293 39.2% 9.8%
Waynesboro 111 5,820 $27,188 36.0% 8.0%
Union City 112 20,200 $32,324 23.0% 14.6%
Tifton 113 16,589 $30,615 37.2% 9.7%
East Point 114 35,070 $37,646 22.8% 19.5%
Rome 115 36,099 $33,787 27.8% 13.9%
Lithia Springs 116 16,384 $38,221 25.4% 17.2%
LaGrange 117 30,138 $34,056 26.7% 14.7%
Belvedere Park 118 16,446 $38,779 23.5% 21.5%
Hampton 119 7,092 $43,512 28.8% 18.9%
Toccoa 120 8,327 $34,047 26.2% 15.4%
Monroe 121 13,427 $31,947 28.6% 14.5%
Fort Stewart 122 5,325 $32,165 20.2% 31.3%
Camilla 123 5,078 $26,841 28.9% 12.6%
Waycross 124 14,363 $25,942 31.4% 10.8%
Moultrie 125 14,467 $22,935 36.0% 9.1%
Riverdale 126 15,496 $34,354 25.5% 17.3%
Sylvester 127 6,180 $28,898 24.0% 14.8%
Carrollton 128 25,138 $32,969 29.8% 15.4%
Bainbridge 129 12,600 $25,366 32.5% 11.2%
Candler-McAfee 130 22,345 $33,402 24.6% 21.9%
Sandersville 131 5,839 $27,733 39.1% 11.4%
Scottdale 132 9,847 $35,153 32.8% 16.4%
Thomson 133 6,682 $21,211 31.9% 12.3%
Milledgeville 134 18,840 $22,500 49.6% 10.7%
Griffin 135 23,425 $29,119 30.5% 14.8%
Panthersville 136 9,474 $31,286 26.3% 27.6%
Thomasville 137 18,558 $31,240 34.0% 15.7%
Fitzgerald 138 9,054 $25,155 40.1% 12.4%
Statesboro 139 29,630 $22,196 57.9% 11.3%
Barnesville 140 6,617 $30,858 27.6% 22.8%
Valdosta 141 56,324 $29,828 34.1% 14.9%
Forest Park 142 18,783 $30,814 32.0% 17.1%
Clarkston 143 7,717 $33,151 38.8% 17.1%
Thomaston 144 9,068 $26,112 29.8% 16.4%
Dock Junction 145 7,261 $29,789 30.0% 19.8%
Conley 146 5,679 $29,925 29.2% 26.3%
College Park 147 14,019 $26,150 31.8% 16.0%
Cairo 148 9,750 $25,460 30.1% 16.9%
Fair Oaks 149 8,533 $28,721 32.3% 17.3%
Brunswick 150 15,648 $26,775 33.8% 16.2%
Cedartown 151 9,760 $26,659 31.4% 17.2%
Swainsboro 152 7,431 $28,221 35.2% 16.8%
Albany 153 76,946 $28,303 32.8% 19.4%
Americus 154 16,557 $26,227 33.2% 19.9%
Cordele 155 11,177 $22,143 41.6% 20.3%
Fort Valley 156 9,448 $21,364 42.9% 21.4%

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