These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Indiana


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

Join HomeSnacks

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

Zionsville, Hidden Valley, Avon: 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 $103,951 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 1.7%.

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.

After analyzing Census data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey for the 127 places in Indiana with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Hoosier State:

  1. Zionsville
  2. Hidden Valley
  3. Avon
  4. St. John
  5. Fishers
  6. Carmel
  7. Granger
  8. Westfield
  9. Batesville
  10. Noblesville

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 Indiana? That would be Gary.

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

How We Determined The Richest Places In Indiana

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 127 places with more than 5,000 people in Indiana, we ranked each place from 1 to 127 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”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 127 places.

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

1. Zionsville

Zionsville, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,559
Median Income: $103,951
Poverty Level: 1.7%
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%

2. Hidden Valley

Richest Indiana

Source: Google Maps

Population: 5,174
Median Income: $79,032
Poverty Level: 2.3%
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%

3. Avon

Avon, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,570
Median Income: $89,034
Poverty Level: 2.8%
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%

4. St. John

St. John, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,456
Median Income: $93,802
Poverty Level: 3.3%
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%

5. Fishers

Fishers, Indiana

Source: Town Of Zionsville On Facebook

Population: 81,060
Median Income: $91,646
Poverty Level: 3.3%
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%

6. Carmel

Carmel, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 83,474
Median Income: $107,916
Poverty Level: 3.7%
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%

7. Granger

Granger, Indiana

Source:

Population: 29,400
Median Income: $93,830
Poverty Level: 2.9%
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%

8. Westfield

Westfield, Indiana

Source: West Lafayette City Facebook Page

Population: 32,426
Median Income: $85,071
Poverty Level: 4.8%
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%

9. Batesville

Batesville, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,397
Median Income: $62,045
Poverty Level: 5.8%
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%

10. Noblesville

Noblesville, Indiana

Source: Town Of Dyer On Facebook

Population: 56,576
Median Income: $67,939
Poverty Level: 6.1%
Unemployment Rate: 4.7%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Indiana

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 IN, according to data:

Poorest: Gary
2nd Poorest: East Chicago
3rd Poorest: Brazil
For more Indiana reading , check out:

Detailed List Of Richest Places In Indiana

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Zionsville 1 24,559 $103,951 1.7% 3.4%
Hidden Valley 2 5,174 $79,032 2.3% 2.1%
Avon 3 14,570 $89,034 2.8% 3.6%
St. John 4 15,456 $93,802 3.3% 3.9%
Fishers 5 81,060 $91,646 3.3% 5.0%
Carmel 6 83,474 $107,916 3.7% 5.0%
Granger 7 29,400 $93,830 2.9% 5.3%
Westfield 8 32,426 $85,071 4.8% 3.5%
Batesville 9 6,397 $62,045 5.8% 2.4%
Noblesville 10 56,576 $67,939 6.1% 4.7%
Brownsburg 11 22,618 $65,492 4.8% 5.6%
Hunte 12 5,326 $70,644 5.3% 6.6%
Bright 13 5,079 $70,839 4.6% 6.9%
Highland 14 23,429 $62,738 5.4% 5.9%
Bargersville 15 6,324 $68,510 11.1% 3.2%
Dyer 16 16,322 $79,859 3.4% 7.6%
Schererville 17 29,082 $69,011 5.5% 6.7%
Jasper 18 15,177 $53,568 7.4% 4.1%
Munster 19 23,325 $72,532 9.0% 6.5%
Sellersburg 20 8,004 $63,910 5.4% 7.0%
Yor 21 11,265 $60,552 6.2% 6.3%
McCordsville 22 5,037 $82,835 4.4% 8.5%
Dunlap 23 6,557 $61,639 10.3% 6.1%
Ellettsville 24 6,352 $51,005 6.4% 6.2%
Lakes of the Four Seasons 25 6,854 $89,196 5.5% 8.8%
Crown Point 26 28,259 $64,250 5.4% 8.6%
Danville 27 9,258 $54,677 7.0% 7.2%
Nappanee 28 6,639 $49,731 8.9% 6.0%
Columbus 29 45,522 $55,288 10.5% 6.3%
Plainfield 30 29,220 $58,625 7.8% 8.1%
Greenfield 31 21,012 $53,819 9.0% 7.7%
Chesterton 32 13,894 $66,919 8.9% 8.8%
Rensselaer 33 5,787 $44,519 14.0% 3.9%
Boonville 34 6,220 $47,247 14.1% 5.2%
Tell City 35 7,251 $42,840 12.4% 4.7%
Mooresville 36 9,459 $52,768 10.1% 7.8%
Lowell 37 9,347 $61,933 9.6% 8.8%
Lebanon 38 15,688 $44,709 13.9% 5.8%
Greenwood 39 52,799 $52,621 12.8% 8.1%
Auburn 40 12,972 $45,317 14.2% 6.2%
Franklin 41 24,193 $51,397 14.4% 7.3%
Hobart 42 29,136 $55,840 8.5% 10.1%
Griffith 43 16,765 $52,800 9.6% 8.9%
South Haven 44 5,304 $50,486 15.3% 6.7%
Tipton 45 5,288 $41,568 10.4% 6.7%
Jeffersonville 46 45,869 $51,706 10.9% 8.8%
New Haven 47 15,612 $46,952 13.2% 7.7%
North Manchester 48 6,080 $42,872 15.5% 5.4%
Cedar Lake 49 11,653 $64,071 7.0% 11.8%
New Whiteland 50 5,646 $50,757 9.7% 9.4%
Huntingburg 51 6,489 $46,190 16.9% 5.8%
Cumberland 52 5,243 $46,882 6.9% 9.9%
Clarksville 53 21,579 $41,788 13.2% 6.9%
Valparaiso 54 31,745 $49,656 17.6% 6.8%
Warsaw 55 14,179 $46,530 14.4% 8.5%
Greencastle 56 10,307 $41,365 15.8% 6.5%
Portage 57 37,008 $51,180 12.8% 11.0%
Bluffton 58 9,621 $38,590 16.1% 5.2%
Princeton 59 8,600 $41,242 14.4% 7.9%
Lawrence 60 46,796 $49,849 13.7% 11.2%
Decatur 61 9,511 $45,147 16.6% 7.9%
Mount Vernon 62 6,607 $44,485 19.1% 6.9%
Merrillville 63 35,262 $49,711 13.9% 11.2%
Monticello 64 5,355 $39,272 14.8% 7.6%
Greensburg 65 12,160 $45,363 16.1% 9.4%
Madison 66 12,033 $45,569 15.0% 11.0%
Garrett 67 6,213 $42,823 17.4% 8.6%
Columbia City 68 9,057 $41,261 15.4% 9.4%
Alexandria 69 5,100 $38,322 15.5% 8.4%
Charlestown 70 7,802 $43,046 15.6% 10.3%
Seymour 71 18,686 $43,890 16.5% 9.5%
Fort Wayne 72 255,784 $43,994 17.2% 10.0%
Washington 73 11,758 $40,302 17.7% 8.5%
Linton 74 5,368 $35,997 17.5% 7.4%
Frankfort 75 16,488 $40,803 15.7% 10.9%
Shelbyville 76 19,216 $41,525 15.8% 11.2%
Rushville 77 6,314 $37,023 19.1% 7.7%
Speedway 78 12,012 $39,805 16.2% 10.7%
Lafayette 79 69,982 $39,378 19.7% 8.7%
Evansville 80 120,220 $35,996 19.7% 8.2%
Goshen 81 32,297 $40,259 21.6% 8.7%
Beech Grove 82 14,301 $37,624 16.5% 10.5%
Huntington 83 17,284 $39,542 16.0% 11.4%
New Albany 84 36,496 $40,061 18.1% 10.7%
Indianapolis 85 835,097 $42,076 19.3% 11.2%
Rochester 86 6,151 $29,935 24.8% 6.1%
Kendallville 87 9,847 $40,693 19.0% 11.2%
Portland 88 6,408 $33,726 14.1% 11.5%
Wabash 89 10,
534
$39,078 16.6% 11.2%
Angola 90 8,610 $40,934 21.0% 10.4%
Lawrenceburg 91 5,022 $38,175 14.8% 13.8%
Mishawaka 92 48,120 $37,542 19.0% 10.6%
Westville 93 6,895 $50,313 20.2% 17.7%
Vincennes 94 18,233 $34,036 23.0% 8.3%
Bedford 95 13,384 $35,126 18.1% 10.3%
Elwood 96 8,569 $36,155 19.9% 10.1%
Gas City 97 6,093 $41,164 19.2% 13.5%
La Porte 98 22,153 $37,225 18.7% 12.3%
Hartford City 99 6,166 $39,094 19.1% 13.1%
West Lafayette 100 30,843 $28,507 49.4% 7.0%
Martinsville 101 11,756 $36,379 19.9% 11.8%
Hammond 102 79,585 $39,771 20.6% 13.7%
Kokomo 103 56,958 $35,690 20.8% 11.8%
Terre Haute 104 61,040 $33,317 26.0% 9.8%
Crawfordsville 105 15,988 $33,085 19.9% 11.6%
Scottsburg 106 6,700 $40,571 24.0% 14.4%
Marion 107 29,403 $32,334 24.9% 10.2%
Bloomington 108 81,963 $28,660 44.6% 8.8%
North Vernon 109 6,736 $35,417 23.9% 12.2%
Elkhart 110 51,539 $35,505 23.0% 12.8%
Logansport 111 17,933 $33,164 21.5% 12.8%
Notre Dame 112 7,123 $15,000 74.3% 9.0%
Salem 113 6,264 $32,644 21.4% 13.7%
Peru 114 11,199 $33,713 21.6% 14.4%
South Bend 115 100,422 $34,656 24.8% 13.7%
Lake Station 116 12,369 $35,625 22.5% 16.5%
Michigan City 117 31,369 $35,710 25.4% 15.5%
New Castle 118 17,859 $32,908 23.3% 14.1%
Anderson 119 55,789 $33,854 26.2% 14.7%
Richmond 120 36,527 $29,802 26.5% 12.5%
Plymouth 121 10,048 $32,988 25.0% 15.1%
Connersville 122 13,267 $31,299 24.6% 16.1%
Purdue University 123 10,954 $19,411 52.1% 12.1%
Muncie 124 70,035 $30,570 36.4% 14.1%
Brazil 125 8,022 $29,054 31.1% 15.3%
East Chicago 126 29,387 $27,215 29.2% 17.0%
Gary 127 79,165 $27,458 34.4% 18.8%

Like HomeSnacks on Facebook:

Facebook Discussion

Leave a Reply

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