These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Kansas For 2018


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

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Prairie Village, Bel Aire, Leawood: 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 $83,200 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 4.2%.

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.

How did we come up with these mega wealthy cities? We analyzed Census data from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey for the 60 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 2018:

  1. Prairie Village (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Bel Aire (Homes For Sale)
  3. Leawood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Andover (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Mulvane (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Lansing (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Overland Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Basehor (Homes For Sale)
  9. Derby (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Olathe (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 2018

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 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 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, Prairie Village, crowned the “Richest Place In Kansas For 2018”.

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

Prairie Village, KS

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 21,824.0
Median Income: $83,200.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
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.

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9.5
/10

Population: 7,214.0
Median Income: $80,324.0
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 5.2%
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.

Leawood, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 33,763.0
Median Income: $147,722.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
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.

Andover, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 12,477.0
Median Income: $85,230.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 4.5%
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.

Mulvane, KS

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,461.0
Median Income: $68,560.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.3%
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.

Lansing, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 11,706.0
Median Income: $83,356.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 7.7%
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.

Overland Park, KS

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 183,775.0
Median Income: $74,789.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 5.9%
More on Overland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overland Park /ovrlnd prk/ is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Located in Johnson County, it is also the second most populous city in the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 173,372.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,167.0
Median Income: $78,955.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.7%
Poverty Rate: 4.6%
More on Basehor: Real Estate | Data

Basehor is a city in Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States and is a suburb of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 4,613.

Derby, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 23,847.0
Median Income: $68,965.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
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.

Olathe, KS

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 132,787.0
Median Income: $79,691.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Poverty Rate: 6.8%
More on Olathe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Olathe (/ole/ oh-LAY-th) is a city in, and is the county seat of, Johnson County, Kansas, United States. Located in northeastern Kansas, it is the fourth most populous city in Kansas, with a population of 125,872 persons as of 2010. Olathe is also the fourth-largest city in the Kansas City metropolitan area. It is bordered by the cities of Lenexa to the north, Overland Park to the east, De Soto to the northwest, and Gardner to the southwest.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Kansas For 2018

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: Emporia
3rd Poorest: Kansas City

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Kansas

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Prairie Village 4.17 $83,200
2 Bel Aire 4.5 $80,324
3 Leawood 5.5 $147,722
4 Andover 6.67 $85,230
5 Mulvane 7.5 $68,560
6 Lansing 10.17 $83,356
7 Overland Park 11.83 $74,789
8 Basehor 12.0 $78,955
9 Derby 12.17 $68,965
10 Olathe 12.5 $79,691
11 Valley Center 12.67 $58,384
12 Lenexa 12.67 $78,798
13 Shawnee 13.33 $79,048
14 Mcpherson 14.0 $54,057
15 Mission 14.5 $53,655
16 Merriam 15.5 $57,281
17 Gardner 16.5 $70,309
18 Spring Hill 16.83 $66,825
19 Roeland Park 17.33 $60,771
20 Colby 18.5 $48,621
21 Paola 23.17 $49,784
22 Abilene 23.5 $46,598
23 Haysville 24.5 $51,660
24 Leavenworth 27.0 $55,702
25 Newton 29.0 $46,266
26 Garden City 29.33 $48,743
27 Park City 29.67 $58,622
28 Ulysses 30.5 $54,157
29 Bonner Springs 30.83 $58,601
30 Hays 32.0 $45,795
31 Salina 32.83 $45,896
32 Eudora 34.33 $56,766
33 De Soto 34.33 $52,077
34 Lawrence 34.83 $47,938
35 Augusta 35.0 $47,121
36 Wichita 37.0 $46,775
37 Hutchinson 37.83 $42,646
38 Fort Scott 37.83 $33,350
39 Winfield 38.17 $41,297
40 Junction City 39.33 $45,910
41 Pratt 39.83 $42,283
42 Topeka 41.0 $43,740
43 Manhattan 41.33 $45,992
44 Ottawa 42.0 $42,404
45 El Dorado 42.67 $42,661
46 Concordia 43.17 $36,984
47 Chanute 43.17 $37,887
48 Liberal 44.33 $46,910
49 Dodge City 44.67 $45,963
50 Great Bend 45.67 $41,174
51 Iola 47.0 $38,096
52 Wellington 48.67 $41,703
53 Independence 49.17 $39,271
54 Parsons 51.0 $34,972
55 Pittsburg 52.5 $33,159
56 Arkansas City 52.83 $38,212
57 Atchison 53.33 $41,696
58 Kansas City 53.83 $39,536
59 Emporia 55.0 $36,888
60 Coffeyville 59.0 $33,204

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One thought on “These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Kansas For 2018

  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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