These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Indiana For 2018


We analyzed over 127 places in Indiana to determine where the 1% live.

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Zionsville, St. John, Carmel: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Indiana. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Hoosier State.

Zionsville in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $118,190 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 2.7%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Indiana 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 120 places in Indiana with more than 5,000 people.

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

  1. Zionsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. St. John (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Carmel (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Hunte (Homes For Sale)
  5. Winfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Westfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Bargersville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. McCordsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Avon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Brownsburg (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 Indiana.

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

How We Determined The Richest Places In Indiana For 2018

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Indiana
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 120 places with more than 5,000 people in Indiana, we ranked each place from 1 to 120 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, Zionsville, crowned the “Richest Place In Indiana For 2018”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 120 places.

Zionsville, IN

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Population: 25,709.0
Median Income: $118,190.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Zionsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Zionsville is a suburban town located in the extreme southeast area of Boone County, Indiana, United States, northwest of Indianapolis. The population was 14,160 at the 2010 census, and grew to 26,784 in the Census 2016 estimates.

St. John, IN

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Population: 15,777.0
Median Income: $98,545.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.0%
More on St. John: Real Estate | Data | Photos

St. John is a town in Lake County, Indiana, United States. The town of St. John has homes in St. John Township, Hanover Township, and Center Township. St. John was founded in 1837. The population was 14,850 at the 2010 census. In 2009, St. John ranked 48th among CNN’s top 100 places to live in the United States. In 2014, St. John was ranked as the 4th safest place in Indiana by Movoto Real Estate.

Carmel, IN

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Population: 86,940.0
Median Income: $106,546.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.6%
More on Carmel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Carmel /krml/ is a suburban city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States, located immediately north of Indianapolis. It has been one of the fastest-growing communities in the country. In 2012, Carmel was selected as the “Best Place to Live in the United States” by CNN Money magazine, and received the same designation by Niche.com in 2017. The population was 79,191 as of the 2010 and was estimated to be 91,065 in 2016 by the US Census Bureau, making it the fifth-largest city in Indiana.

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Population: 5,286.0
Median Income: $72,292.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 6.4%
More on Hunte: Real Estate | Data

Winfield, IN

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Population: 5,233.0
Median Income: $93,571.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Poverty Rate: 1.3%
More on Winfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Westfield, IN

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Population: 34,284.0
Median Income: $90,048.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 6.6%
More on Westfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Westfield is a city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 30,068, and in 2016 the estimated population was 37,221. Westfield is in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area.

Bargersville, IN

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Population: 6,824.0
Median Income: $72,096.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 8.3%
More on Bargersville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bargersville is a town in White River and Union townships, Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,013 at the 2010 census.

Mccordsville, IN

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Population: 5,924.0
Median Income: $92,838.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Mccordsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

McCordsville is a town in Vernon Township, Hancock County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,797 at the 2010 census.

Avon, IN

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Population: 15,712.0
Median Income: $93,116.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%
Poverty Rate: 3.8%
More on Avon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Avon is a town in Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 12,446 at the 2010 census, and in 2016 the estimated population was 16,960.

Brownsburg, IN

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 24,072.0
Median Income: $68,647.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 4.3%
More on Brownsburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brownsburg is a town in Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 21,285 at the 2010 Census, an increase from 14,520 in 2000. As of 2016 the estimated population was 25,408.

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

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

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 Indiana, according to data:

Poorest: Gary
2nd Poorest: East Chicago
3rd Poorest: Muncie

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Indiana

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Zionsville 2.5 $118,190
2 St. John 6.17 $98,545
3 Carmel 7.17 $106,546
4 Hunte 7.67 $72,292
5 Winfield 9.33 $93,571
6 Westfield 9.67 $90,048
7 Bargersville 13.0 $72,096
8 Mccordsville 13.17 $92,838
9 Avon 13.5 $93,116
10 Brownsburg 13.83 $68,647
11 Noblesville 13.83 $70,276
12 Whitestown 14.67 $75,183
13 Schererville 19.17 $69,525
14 Jasper 21.17 $55,209
15 Highland 24.67 $62,240
16 Lebanon 25.33 $46,943
17 Dyer 25.5 $78,043
18 Batesville 26.33 $53,183
19 Winona Lake 27.67 $57,978
20 Crown Point 27.67 $65,968
21 Sellersburg 27.67 $65,667
22 Columbus 30.17 $56,048
23 Plainfield 31.83 $61,410
24 Franklin 32.17 $53,207
25 New Whiteland 32.5 $57,043
26 Danville 32.67 $54,681
27 Chesterton 34.33 $72,643
28 Nappanee 34.33 $47,546
29 Yor 35.17 $55,398
30 Cumberland 35.17 $55,610
31 Munster 36.0 $70,894
32 Auburn 36.33 $45,948
33 Tipton 37.17 $42,976
34 Lowell 37.33 $63,170
35 Huntingburg 39.5 $47,221
36 Greenwood 40.67 $53,592
37 Warsaw 42.0 $47,434
38 Clarksville 43.5 $42,520
39 Greenfield 43.5 $52,513
40 Jeffersonville 44.0 $51,130
41 Rensselaer 44.33 $43,056
42 Greencastle 45.0 $45,309
43 Greensburg 45.33 $48,906
44 Ellettsville 45.5 $45,357
45 Hobart 46.33 $59,424
46 Valparaiso 46.67 $49,429
47 Scottsburg 48.67 $43,870
48 Seymour 48.67 $44,143
49 Charlestown 48.67 $42,250
50 Griffith 49.5 $55,583
51 Mount Vernon 50.0 $50,271
52 Columbia City 51.83 $43,160
53 New Haven 51.83 $46,691
54 Portage 52.17 $54,069
55 Cedar Lake 53.17 $63,107
56 Mooresville 53.17 $51,408
57 Tell City 54.17 $42,019
58 Boonville 55.17 $40,879
59 Rochester 55.67 $39,076
60 Merrillville 56.0 $52,428
61 Monticello 58.33 $38,403
62 North Vernon 61.17 $41,250
63 Rushville 64.0 $37,366
64 Bluffton 64.17 $38,982
65 Wabash 66.17 $41,639
66 Princeton 66.17 $39,991
67 Gas City 66.17 $41,113
68 Lawrence 66.33 $48,650
69 North Manchester 66.5 $42,151
70 Frankfort 67.17 $40,828
71 Madison 67.17 $45,014
72 Bedford 67.17 $36,884
73 Huntington 68.0 $39,011
74 Angola 68.83 $41,729
75 Goshen 69.0 $43,820
76 Fort Wayne 69.33 $44,449
77 Decatur 69.33 $40,840
78 Garrett 70.83 $41,971
79 Mishawaka 72.5 $38,183
80 Westville 75.17 $42,250
81 Vincennes 75.17 $36,870
82 Lafayette 75.5 $42,641
83 Shelbyville 76.5 $42,283
84 Alexandria 76.83 $48,672
85 New Albany 80.67 $41,456
86 Speedway 81.0 $40,499
87 Indianapolis 81.67 $43,101
88 Hartford City 83.17 $37,034
89 Crawfordsville 83.83 $37,319
90 Evansville 85.17 $36,330
91 Kokomo 86.17 $39,968
92 Martinsville 88.5 $40,890
93 Portland 89.67 $35,393
94 Beech Grove 90.67 $37,951
95 West Lafayette 91.67 $28,793
96 La Porte 93.17 $37,072
97 Logansport 94.0 $34,085
98 Hammond 94.17 $41,685
99 Linton 94.33 $34,809
100 Kendallville 95.0 $37,407

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