These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Kansas For 2019


We analyzed 61 places in Kansas 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 Kansas.

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Prairie Village, Leawood, Bel Aire: 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.

Prairie Village in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $84,106 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 3.8%.

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.

How did we come up with these mega wealthy cities? We analyzed Census data from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey for the 61 places in Kansas with more than 5,000 people.

At the end of the day, here’s the set of the 10 richest places in Kansas for 2019:

  1. Prairie Village (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Leawood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Bel Aire (Homes For Sale)
  4. Andover (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Valley Center (Homes For Sale)
  6. Mulvane (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Gardner (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Lenexa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Lansing (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Derby (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 Kansas.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out some more reading about Kansas:

How We Determined The Richest Places In Kansas For 2019

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Kansas
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 61 places with more than 5,000 people in Kansas, we ranked each place from 1 to 61 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, Prairie Village, crowned the “Richest City In Kansas For 2019”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 61 places.

Prairie Village, KS

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10
/10

Population: 21,932
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $84,106
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 3.8%
More on Prairie Village: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Prairie Village is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 21,447.

Leawood, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 34,195
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Income: $151,446
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 1.9%
More on Leawood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Leawood /liwd/ is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 31,867.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 7,422
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Income: $77,242
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 4.5%
More on Bel Aire: Real Estate | Data

Bel Aire is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,769.

Andover, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 12,661
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Income: $85,655
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 5.6%
More on Andover: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Andover is a city in Butler County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 11,791.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,507
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 6)
Median Income: $65,083
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 4.4%
More on Valley Center: Real Estate | Data

Valley Center is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,822.

Mulvane, KS

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,413
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Income: $64,715
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 4.4%
More on Mulvane: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mulvane is a city in Sedgwick and Sumner counties in the U.S. state of Kansas and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,111.

Gardner, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 21,059
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 10)
Median Income: $71,945
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 4.3%
More on Gardner: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gardner is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 19,123.

Lenexa, KS

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 52,030
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 3)
Median Income: $81,173
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 5.4%
More on Lenexa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lenexa /lnks/ is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 48,190. It is bordered by the cities of Shawnee to the north, Overland Park to the east, De Soto to the west and Olathe to the south.

Lansing, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 11,771
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 3)
Median Income: $84,183
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 5.1%
More on Lansing: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lansing is a city situated along the Missouri River in the eastern part of Leavenworth County, located in northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 11,265. It is the second most populous city of Leavenworth County and is a part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Derby, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 23,712
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Income: $70,678
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 5.3%
More on Derby: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Derby is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States and the largest suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 22,158.

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

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 Kansas, according to data:

Poorest: Coffeyville
2nd Poorest: Atchison
3rd Poorest: Emporia

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Kansas

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Prairie Village 3.0 $84,106
2 Leawood 4.33 $151,446
3 Bel Aire 5.67 $77,242
4 Andover 8.67 $85,655
5 Valley Center 9.0 $65,083
6 Mulvane 9.0 $64,715
7 Gardner 10.33 $71,945
8 Lenexa 11.5 $81,173
9 Lansing 11.67 $84,183
10 Derby 12.17 $70,678
11 Overland Park 13.0 $78,217
12 Olathe 13.17 $82,649
13 Shawnee 13.33 $81,964
14 Mission 15.5 $55,690
15 Tonganoxie 16.17 $66,705
16 Basehor 16.5 $77,755
17 Spring Hill 17.5 $67,992
18 Mcpherson 18.0 $53,503
19 Merriam 18.33 $57,109
20 Roeland Park 18.67 $64,757
21 Park City 23.17 $61,788
22 Paola 23.5 $46,974
23 Newton 23.67 $49,874
24 Colby 24.17 $47,946
25 Haysville 25.0 $52,353
26 Abilene 28.67 $47,731
27 Ulysses 30.33 $57,027
28 Leavenworth 31.0 $58,989
29 Eudora 32.5 $72,477
30 De Soto 33.0 $51,461
31 Pratt 33.33 $48,869
32 Salina 33.5 $47,103
33 Garden City 33.83 $50,298
34 Bonner Springs 34.67 $56,164
35 Hays 35.5 $45,502
36 Augusta 36.17 $47,993
37 Lawrence 37.17 $49,297
38 Fort Scott 37.83 $31,542
39 Wichita 39.5 $48,982
40 Winfield 40.17 $46,371
41 Hutchinson 41.5 $45,514
42 Great Bend 41.83 $42,130
43 Topeka 42.0 $46,087
44 Wellington 43.5 $42,350
45 Manhattan 44.33 $47,632
46 Junction City 44.67 $47,217
47 Independence 44.83 $38,577
48 Ottawa 45.17 $44,256
49 Dodge City 45.33 $46,770
50 Concordia 45.33 $41,089
51 Chanute 46.67 $37,118
52 Liberal 46.83 $47,459
53 Iola 48.17 $35,560
54 El Dorado 48.5 $42,661
55 Parsons 51.0 $40,457
56 Arkansas City 51.83 $38,958
57 Pittsburg 54.0 $31,948
58 Kansas City 54.33 $41,671
59 Emporia 55.5 $37,676
60 Atchison 56.33 $41,268
61 Coffeyville 57.17 $36,080

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One thought on “These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Kansas For 2019

  1. In your riches cities in Kansas please check out one other site that I believe you will find rather interesting. Westphalia KS. population I guess12 to 18 people. Houses (if livable) probably average $10,000. But check out the bank. You will be amazed at it’s size. The history behind it would give you an interesting read.

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