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 the best places to live in Indiana or the poorest.

How We Determined The Richest Places In Indiana For 2018

Map Of The Richest Cities 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.

1. Zionsville

Zionsville, Indiana

Source: Public domain

Population: 25,709
Median Income: $118,190
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Zionsville: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

2. St. John

St. John, Indiana

Source: Public domain

Population: 15,777
Median Income: $98,545
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.0%
More on St. John: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

3. Carmel

Carmel, Indiana

Population: 86,940
Median Income: $106,546
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.6%
More on Carmel: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

4. Hunte

Source: Public Domain

Population: 5,286
Median Income: $72,292
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 6.4%
More on Hunte: Homes For Sale | Data

5. Winfield

Winfield, Indiana

Population: 5,233
Median Income: $93,571
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Poverty Rate: 1.3%
More on Winfield: Homes For Sale | Data

6. Westfield

Westfield, Indiana

Population: 34,284
Median Income: $90,048
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 6.6%
More on Westfield: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

7. Bargersville

Bargersville, Indiana

Population: 6,824
Median Income: $72,096
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 8.3%
More on Bargersville: Homes For Sale | Data
Bargersville is a town in White River and Union townships, Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,013 at the 2010 census.

8. Mccordsville

Mccordsville, Indiana

Population: 5,924
Median Income: $92,838
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on McCordsville: Homes For Sale | Data
McCordsville is a town in Vernon Township, Hancock County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,797 at the 2010 census.

9. Avon

Avon, Indiana

Population: 15,712
Median Income: $93,116
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%
Poverty Rate: 3.8%
More on Avon: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

10. Brownsburg

Brownsburg, Indiana

Population: 24,072
Median Income: $68,647
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 4.3%
More on Brownsburg: Homes For Sale | Data
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:

  • 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Indiana
  • 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Indiana
  • 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Indiana
  • 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 White 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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