These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Kansas


We analyzed over 60 places in Kansas to determine where the 1% live.

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Leawood, Andover, Prairie Village: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Kansas. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Sunflower State.

Leawood in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $133,702 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 3.2%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Kansas 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 60 places in Kansas with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Sunflower State:

  1. Leawood
  2. Andover
  3. Prairie Village
  4. Mulvane
  5. Roeland Park
  6. Derby
  7. Overland Park
  8. Shawnee
  9. Bel Aire
  10. Olathe

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 Kansas? That would be Iola.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Kansas

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 60 places with more than 5,000 people in Kansas, we ranked each place from 1 to 60 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, Leawood, crowned the “Richest Place In Kansas”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 60 places.

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1. Leawood

Leawood, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,842
Median Income: 13370200.0%
Poverty Level: 3.2%
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%

2. Andover

Andover, Kansas

Source: Andover Ks.

Population: 12,113
Median Income: 8162200.0%
Poverty Level: 3.1%
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%

3. Prairie Village

Prairie Village, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia.

Population: 21,730
Median Income: 8142200.0%
Poverty Level: 4.1%
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%

4. Mulvane

Mulvane, Kansas

Source: Http://Www.Mulvanekansas.Com/

Population: 6,000
Median Income: 7103100.0%
Poverty Level: 3.8%
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%

5. Roeland Park

Roeland Park, Kansas

Source: Flickr

Population: 6,799
Median Income: 6439400.0%
Poverty Level: 6.6%
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%

6. Derby


Population: 23,419
Median Income: 6772000.0%
Poverty Level: 5.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%

7. Overland Park

Overland Park, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia.

Population: 178,945
Median Income: 7223100.0%
Poverty Level: 5.7%
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%

8. Shawnee

Shawnee, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 63,597
Median Income: 7499200.0%
Poverty Level: 7.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%

9. Bel Aire

Bel Aire, Kansas

Source: Http://Www.Belaireks.Org/

Population: 6,923
Median Income: 7022100.0%
Poverty Level: 4.1%
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%

10. Olathe

Olathe, Kansas

Source: Olathe City Hall.

Population: 129,913
Median Income: 7651900.0%
Poverty Level: 7.0%
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Kansas

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

Poorest: Iola
2nd Poorest: Arkansas City
3rd Poorest: Emporia
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Kansas

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Leawood 1 32,842 $133,702 3.2% 3.3%
Andover 2 12,113 $81,622 3.1% 4.3%
Prairie Village 3 21,730 $81,422 4.1% 3.4%
Mulvane 4 6,000 $71,031 3.8% 4.5%
Roeland Park 5 6,799 $64,394 6.6% 2.9%
Derby 6 23,419 $67,720 5.0% 4.5%
Overland Park 7 178,945 $72,231 5.7% 5.1%
Shawnee 8 63,597 $74,992 7.0% 4.9%
Bel Aire 9 6,923 $70,221 4.1% 5.3%
Olathe 10 129,913 $76,519 7.0% 5.3%
McPherson 11 13,205 $53,970 7.9% 2.8%
Spring Hill 12 5,618 $64,729 4.1% 5.4%
Lenexa 13 49,573 $75,400 6.9% 5.6%
Valley Center 14 6,449 $53,552 7.2% 4.1%
Gardner 15 20,128 $65,938 3.1% 6.4%
Lansing 16 11,535 $82,288 7.8% 6.5%
Mission 17 9,451 $51,080 8.3% 4.1%
Merriam 18 11,191 $55,103 9.1% 5.0%
Haysville 19 11,235 $52,951 6.7% 5.8%
Abilene 20 6,729 $50,678 9.1% 4.7%
Colby 21 5,411 $44,207 13.1% 2.7%
Bonner Springs 22 7,420 $54,658 7.5% 7.2%
Pratt 23 6,889 $45,295 12.1% 4.7%
Garden City 24 26,924 $46,611 14.7% 4.5%
Park City 25 7,194 $57,367 11.4% 7.7%
Paola 26 5,589 $50,226 13.1% 6.1%
Eudora 27 6,152 $55,625 8.9% 11.5%
De Soto 28 5,888 $50,993 17.9% 5.9%
Leavenworth 29 35,738 $52,022 13.0% 8.8%
Newton 30 19,144 $44,210 15.6% 5.7%
Salina 31 47,894 $44,398 16.7% 6.0%
Ulysses 32 6,010 $53,393 14.2% 9.2%
El Dorado 33 12,931 $44,233 15.0% 6.6%
Dodge City 34 27,950 $49,083 17.3% 7.6%
Augusta 35 9,239 $45,922 10.7% 10.9%
Hutchinson 36 41,946 $41,677 13.7% 6.9%
Junction City 37 24,691 $45,106 13.0% 9.0%
Liberal 38 20,846 $47,286 16.2% 8.7%
Fort Scott 39 7,957 $33,175 18.6% 4.5%
Hays 40 20,886 $42,166 22.3% 5.2%
Ottawa 41 12,548 $43,828 14.9% 8.0%
Wichita 42 385,518 $45,907 15.8% 8.7%
Lawrence 43 90,194 $46,929 25.0% 6.8%
Manhattan 44 55,112 $43,275 31.1%< /td> 5.2%
Chanute 45 9,194 $41,476 17.0% 7.0%
Wellington 46 8,028 $43,450 13.6% 9.3%
Winfield 47 12,324 $40,713 18.8% 7.7%
Topeka 48 127,660 $41,412 19.9% 8.2%
Parsons 49 10,307 $37,948 20.5% 8.0%
Fort Riley 50 7,444 $34,355 13.6% 19.0%
Great Bend 51 15,942 $38,533 19.2% 9.4%
Pittsburg 52 20,336 $32,655 34.4% 6.6%
Concordia 53 5,327 $35,116 26.0% 8.0%
Atchison 54 10,920 $41,283 23.3% 9.3%
Independence 55 9,282 $39,050 19.6% 12.8%
Kansas City 56 147,598 $38,073 21.5% 12.7%
Coffeyville 57 10,034 $32,758 26.6% 8.8%
Emporia 58 24,787 $36,697 26.9% 8.9%
Arkansas City 59 12,316 $37,139 23.3% 11.9%
Iola 60 5,650 $29,811 25.3% 8.9%

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