These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Georgia For 2018


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

Join HomeSnacks

Swipe left for slideshow. Article continues below.
Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

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)
  2. Braselton (Photos)
  3. Pooler (Photos)
  4. Suwanee (Photos)
  5. Alpharetta (Photos)
  6. Roswell (Photos)
  7. Dunwoody (Photos)
  8. Peachtree City (Photos)
  9. Rincon
  10. Woodstock (Photos)

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.

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

How We Determined The Richest Places In Georgia For 2018

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.
c
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.

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

1. Milton

Milton, Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 36,755
Median Income: $109,784
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 5.5%
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

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,409
Median Income: $90,284
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 5.5%
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

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,131
Median Income: $73,125
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 6.5%
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: Wikipedia

Population: 18,001
Median Income: $82,465
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%
Poverty Rate: 8.7%
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: Wikipedia

Population: 63,013
Median Income: $93,613
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
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

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 93,968
Median Income: $84,959
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 8.9%
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

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 48,128
Median Income: $83,538
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%
Poverty Rate: 8.3%
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

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 34,988
Median Income: $90,051
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
Poverty Rate: 5.8%
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%
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: Wikipedia

Population: 27,964
Median Income: $68,286
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%
Poverty Rate: 7.3%
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 Richest 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:

  • These Are The 10 Dumbest Cities In Georgia
  • These Are The 10 Snobbiest Cities In Georgia
  • These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Places In Georgia
  • Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Georgia

    City Rank Median Income
    Milton 1 $109,784
    Braselton 2 $90,284
    Pooler 3 $73,125
    Suwanee 4 $82,465
    Alpharetta 5 $93,613
    Roswell 6 $84,959
    Dunwoody 7 $83,538
    Peachtree City 8 $90,051
    Rincon 9 $63,029
    Woodstock 10 $68,286
    Johns Creek 11 $107,176
    Port Wentworth 12 $64,485
    Sandy Springs 13 $68,629
    Kennesaw 14 $63,756
    Brookhaven 15 $71,743
    Centerville 16 $55,625
    Flowery Branch 17 $57,371
    Decatur 18 $81,598
    Smyrna 19 $64,889
    Peachtree Corners 20 $66,553
    Fayetteville 21 $66,793
    Tyrone 22 $87,665
    Jefferson 23 $51,419
    Kingsland 24 $53,148
    Holly Springs 25 $77,307
    Sugar Hill 26 $73,353
    Duluth 27 $61,472
    Buford 28 $51,463
    Hapeville 29 $43,326
    Acworth 30 $55,226
    Dacula 31 $58,750
    Bremen 32 $55,635
    Dallas 33 $50,795
    Fort Oglethorpe 34 $42,355
    Snellville 35 $58,044
    Richmond Hill 36 $56,364
    Lilburn 37 $51,079
    Powder Springs 38 $60,621
    Canton 39 $55,195
    Fairburn 40 $40,954
    Doraville 41 $47,122
    Locust Grove 42 $42,134
    Morrow 43 $47,785
    Newnan 44 $51,693
    Loganville 45 $55,286
    Auburn 46 $53,255
    Cartersville 47 $46,264
    Stockbridge 48 $54,769
    Chamblee 49 $50,707
    Mcdonough 50 $45,517
    Norcross 51 $40,788
    Cumming 52 $45,846
    Marietta 53 $48,154
    St. Marys 54 $55,170
    Glennville 55 $42,809
    Gainesville 56 $40,321
    Austell 57 $49,850
    Hampton 58 $50,197
    Winder 59 $44,276
    Hawkinsville 60 $39,845
    Calhoun 61 $35,160
    Douglasville 62 $48,036
    Grovetown 63 $52,233
    Villa Rica 64 $48,519
    Atlanta 65 $49,398
    Warner Robins 66 $46,446
    Adel 67 $33,292
    Columbus 68 $42,661
    Lawrenceville 69 $41,578
    Lovejoy 70 $40,000
    Hinesville 71 $42,949
    Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government 72 $43,929
    Commerce 73 $40,483
    Lafayette 74 $29,034
    Garden City 75 $36,097
    Douglas 76 $29,757
    Stone Mountain 77 $35,964
    Perry 78 $45,213
    Dalton 79 $34,682
    Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance) 80 $38,458
    Eatonton 81 $28,949
    Rome 82 $36,616
    Carrollton 83 $37,074
    Palmetto 84 $48,590
    Savannah 85 $37,108
    Union City 86 $35,229
    Thomasville 87 $31,669
    Sylvester 88 $26,017
    Tifton 89 $29,688
    Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance) 90 $32,959
    Covington 91 $32,793
    Dahlonega 92 $30,413
    Waycross 93 $26,963
    Conyers 94 $38,403
    Griffin 95 $30,692
    Waynesboro 96 $26,303
    Lagrange 97 $33,501
    East Point 98 $36,863
    Dublin 99 $27,847
    Eastman 100 $31,935

    Like HomeSnacks on Facebook:

    Facebook Discussion

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *