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.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Indiana 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 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.

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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 Best Places To Raise A Family In Indiana
  • 10 Worst Places To Live In Indiana
  • 10 Best Places To Live In Indiana
  • Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Indiana

    City Rank Median Income
    Zionsville 1 $118,190
    St. John 2 $98,545
    Carmel 3 $106,546
    Hunte 4 $72,292
    Winfield 5 $93,571
    Westfield 6 $90,048
    Bargersville 7 $72,096
    Mccordsville 8 $92,838
    Avon 9 $93,116
    Brownsburg 10 $68,647
    Noblesville 11 $70,276
    White 12 $75,183
    Schererville 13 $69,525
    Jasper 14 $55,209
    Highland 15 $62,240
    Lebanon 16 $46,943
    Dyer 17 $78,043
    Batesville 18 $53,183
    Winona Lake 19 $57,978
    Crown Point 20 $65,968
    Sellersburg 21 $65,667
    Columbus 22 $56,048
    Plainfield 23 $61,410
    Franklin 24 $53,207
    New Whiteland 25 $57,043
    Danville 26 $54,681
    Chesterton 27 $72,643
    Nappanee 28 $47,546
    Yor 29 $55,398
    Cumberland 30 $55,610
    Munster 31 $70,894
    Auburn 32 $45,948
    Tipton 33 $42,976
    Lowell 34 $63,170
    Huntingburg 35 $47,221
    Greenwood 36 $53,592
    Warsaw 37 $47,434
    Clarksville 38 $42,520
    Greenfield 39 $52,513
    Jeffersonville 40 $51,130
    Rensselaer 41 $43,056
    Greencastle 42 $45,309
    Greensburg 43 $48,906
    Ellettsville 44 $45,357
    Hobart 45 $59,424
    Valparaiso 46 $49,429
    Scottsburg 47 $43,870
    Seymour 48 $44,143
    Charlestown 49 $42,250
    Griffith 50 $55,583
    Mount Vernon 51 $50,271
    Columbia City 52 $43,160
    New Haven 53 $46,691
    Portage 54 $54,069
    Cedar Lake 55 $63,107
    Mooresville 56 $51,408
    Tell City 57 $42,019
    Boonville 58 $40,879
    Rochester 59 $39,076
    Merrillville 60 $52,428
    Monticello 61 $38,403
    North Vernon 62 $41,250
    Rushville 63 $37,366
    Bluffton 64 $38,982
    Wabash 65 $41,639
    Princeton 66 $39,991
    Gas City 67 $41,113
    Lawrence 68 $48,650
    North Manchester 69 $42,151
    Frankfort 70 $40,828
    Madison 71 $45,014
    Bedford 72 $36,884
    Huntington 73 $39,011
    Angola 74 $41,729
    Goshen 75 $43,820
    Fort Wayne 76 $44,449
    Decatur 77 $40,840
    Garrett 78 $41,971
    Mishawaka 79 $38,183
    Westville 80 $42,250
    Vincennes 81 $36,870
    Lafayette 82 $42,641
    Shelbyville 83 $42,283
    Alexandria 84 $48,672
    New Albany 85 $41,456
    Speedway 86 $40,499
    Indianapolis 87 $43,101
    Hartford City 88 $37,034
    Crawfordsville 89 $37,319
    Evansville 90 $36,330
    Kokomo 91 $39,968
    Martinsville 92 $40,890
    Portland 93 $35,393
    Beech Grove 94 $37,951
    West Lafayette 95 $28,793
    La Porte 96 $37,072
    Logansport 97 $34,085
    Hammond 98 $41,685
    Linton 99 $34,809
    Kendallville 100 $37,407

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