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 the best places to live in Georgia or the poorest.

How We Determined The Richest Places In Georgia For 2018

Map Of The Richest Cities 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.

1. Milton

Milton, Georgia

Source: Public domain

Population: 36,755
Median Income: $109,784
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 5.5%
More on Milton: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

2. Braselton

Braselton, Georgia

Population: 8,409
Median Income: $90,284
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 5.5%
More on Braselton: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

3. Pooler

Pooler, Georgia

Population: 22,131
Median Income: $73,125
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 6.5%
More on Pooler: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

4. Suwanee

Suwanee, Georgia

Source: Public domain

Population: 18,001
Median Income: $82,465
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%
Poverty Rate: 8.7%
More on Suwanee: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

5. Alpharetta

Alpharetta, Georgia

Source: Public domain

Population: 63,013
Median Income: $93,613
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
More on Alpharetta: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

6. Roswell

Roswell, Georgia

Population: 93,968
Median Income: $84,959
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 8.9%
More on Roswell: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

7. Dunwoody

Dunwoody, Georgia

Population: 48,128
Median Income: $83,538
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%
Poverty Rate: 8.3%
More on Dunwoody: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

8. Peachtree City

Peachtree City, Georgia

Population: 34,988
Median Income: $90,051
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
Poverty Rate: 5.8%
More on Peachtree City: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

9. Rincon


Population: 9,690
Median Income: $63,029
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 11.0%
More on Rincon: Homes For Sale | 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.

10. Woodstock

Woodstock, Georgia

Source: Public domain

Population: 27,964
Median Income: $68,286
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%
Poverty Rate: 7.3%
More on Woodstock: Homes For Sale | Data
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:

  • 10 Worst Places To Live In Georgia
  • 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Georgia
  • 10 Most Diverse Cities In Georgia
  • 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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