These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Indiana For 2019


We analyzed 121 places in Indiana to determine where the 1% live.

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the richest cities in Indiana.

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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 $127,152 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 2.6%.

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 2013-2017 American Community Survey for the 121 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 2019:

  1. Zionsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. St. John (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Carmel (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Winfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Bargersville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Hunte (Homes For Sale)
  7. Westfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. McCordsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Noblesville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. New Whiteland (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 2019

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 2013-2017 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 121 places with more than 5,000 people in Indiana, we ranked each place from 1 to 121 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 City In Indiana For 2019”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 121 places.

Zionsville, IN

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10
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Population: 25,810
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $127,152
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
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: 16,391
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $103,701
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
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

Overall SnackAbility

10
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Population: 88,595
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Income: $109,201
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
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.

Winfield, IN

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 5,395
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Income: $96,272
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Winfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bargersville, IN

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8.5
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Population: 6,919
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Median Income: $81,673
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 6.4%
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.

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Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 6,857
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Income: $74,575
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%
Poverty Rate: 5.4%
More on Hunte: Real Estate | Data

Westfield, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 35,956
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Income: $89,144
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 6.7%
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.

Mccordsville, IN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,116
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Income: $100,863
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Poverty Rate: 1.6%
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.

Noblesville, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 59,807
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Income: $74,681
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.5%
More on Noblesville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Noblesville is a city in, and the county seat of, Hamilton County, Indiana, United States, located just north of Indianapolis. The population was 51,969 at the 2010 census making it the 14th largest city/town in the state, up from 19th in 2007. As of 2016 the estimated population was 60,183. The city is part of Delaware, Fall Creek, Noblesville, and Wayne townships.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,881
Rank Last Year: 25 (Up 15)
Median Income: $60,381
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 5.0%
More on New Whiteland: Real Estate | Data

New Whiteland is a town in Pleasant Township, Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,472 at the 2010 census.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Indiana For 2019

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 5.0 $127,152
2 St. John 5.0 $103,701
3 Carmel 6.33 $109,201
4 Winfield 8.67 $96,272
5 Bargersville 8.83 $81,673
6 Hunte 8.83 $74,575
7 Westfield 9.67 $89,144
8 Mccordsville 11.67 $100,863
9 Noblesville 12.67 $74,681
10 New Whiteland 13.5 $60,381
11 Brownsburg 15.5 $68,986
12 Avon 18.0 $85,433
13 Crown Point 22.0 $69,471
14 Whitestown 23.67 $74,876
15 Munster 24.17 $78,251
16 Cumberland 24.67 $61,025
17 Lebanon 26.67 $47,234
18 Schererville 27.33 $68,166
19 Highland 29.33 $62,345
20 Jasper 29.67 $55,878
21 Batesville 30.17 $53,344
22 Yor 30.33 $62,372
23 Dyer 32.5 $79,167
24 Chesterton 33.0 $66,861
25 Danville 33.17 $64,074
26 Greensburg 34.33 $50,781
27 Nappanee 35.0 $46,146
28 Columbus 35.17 $57,535
29 Lowell 35.33 $62,574
30 Plainfield 35.67 $62,121
31 Auburn 37.33 $47,129
32 Winona Lake 37.67 $60,456
33 Greenwood 38.17 $55,274
34 Franklin 38.5 $56,367
35 Tipton 38.67 $46,310
36 Sellersburg 41.33 $61,617
37 Charlestown 43.0 $42,450
38 Greenfield 44.0 $52,130
39 Ellettsville 44.33 $48,657
40 Clarksville 45.0 $42,872
41 Scottsburg 45.0 $46,090
42 Huntingburg 45.33 $48,984
43 Mount Vernon 45.5 $53,750
44 Jeffersonville 46.83 $52,861
45 Rochester 46.83 $40,451
46 Griffith 47.0 $57,452
47 Monticello 47.5 $41,136
48 Valparaiso 48.0 $52,507
49 Greencastle 48.17 $46,029
50 Rensselaer 48.5 $42,912
51 Cedar Lake 49.5 $70,702
52 Shelbyville 50.67 $48,071
53 Merrillville 51.67 $56,330
54 Warsaw 52.33 $50,046
55 Columbia City 52.67 $46,611
56 Hobart 53.33 $58,366
57 Boonville 55.5 $41,019
58 Goshen 56.33 $46,055
59 Rushville 57.5 $40,154
60 Bluffton 57.5 $40,194
61 Huntington 59.5 $42,302
62 Mooresville 60.17 $52,513
63 Portage 60.83 $54,566
64 Winchester 61.0 $42,415
65 Princeton 62.33 $41,340
66 New Haven 63.17 $47,649
67 Crawfordsville 64.0 $40,899
68 Gas City 66.17 $42,829
69 Lawrence 66.33 $50,107
70 Bedford 66.5 $40,076
71 Wabash 67.5 $44,094
72 Tell City 68.0 $42,145
73 Alexandria 68.33 $50,375
74 New Albany 68.83 $43,914
75 North Manchester 69.67 $45,775
76 Seymour 70.33 $43,664
77 Frankfort 71.0 $41,982
78 Fort Wayne 71.17 $45,853
79 North Vernon 71.33 $42,200
80 Angola 73.17 $41,568
81 Lafayette 73.67 $43,894
82 Decatur 78.67 $41,004
83 Westville 79.33 $40,724
84 Madison 80.0 $46,444
85 Mishawaka 80.83 $39,821
86 Garrett 83.17 $42,277
87 Indianapolis 83.33 $44,709
88 Martinsville 84.17 $42,092
89 Speedway 84.83 $40,109
90 Linton 85.5 $39,317
91 Kokomo 85.67 $41,366
92 West Lafayette 88.5 $31,230
93 Kendallville 88.67 $37,232
94 Hartford City 89.5 $36,136
95 Hammond 91.17 $44,427
96 Logansport 91.17 $35,603
97 Evansville 91.5 $36,956
98 Brazil 93.17 $35,042
99 Vincennes 93.33 $36,724
100 Salem 94.5 $34,483

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