These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Missouri For 2019


We analyzed 129 places in Missouri 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 Missouri.

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Ladue, Glendale, Town And Country: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Missouri. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Show Me State.

Ladue in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $203,250 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 2.0%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Missouri 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 129 places in Missouri with more than 5,000 people.

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 Missouri.

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

How We Determined The Richest Places In Missouri For 2019

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Missouri
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 129 places with more than 5,000 people in Missouri, we ranked each place from 1 to 129 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, Ladue, crowned the “Richest City In Missouri For 2019”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 129 places.

Ladue, MO

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10
/10

Population: 8,591
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $203,250
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.0%
More on Ladue: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ladue is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in central St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2013 census, the city had a population of 8,560.

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7
/10

Population: 5,919
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $131,250
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Glendale: Real Estate | Data

Glendale is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,925 at the 2010 census.

Town And Country, MO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 11,030
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Income: $164,649
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%
Poverty Rate: 4.4%
More on Town And Country: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Eureka, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,554
Rank Last Year: 25 (Up 22)
Median Income: $102,809
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on Eureka: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coordinates: 38°3010N 90°3842W / 38.502736°N 90.645075°W / 38.502736; -90.645075

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 12,938
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Income: $128,449
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 1.4%
More on Dardenne Prairie: Real Estate | Data

Dardenne Prairie is a city in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. The population was 11,494 at the 2010 census.

Des Peres, MO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,536
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Median Income: $125,744
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Des Peres: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Des Peres (English: /dipr/) is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,373 at the 2010 census.

Parkville, MO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,326
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Median Income: $120,333
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 4.7%
More on Parkville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Parkville is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,554 at the 2010 census. Parkville is known for its antique shops, art galleries, and historic downtown. The city is home to Park University and English Landing Park.

Weldon Spring, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,534
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 4)
Median Income: $103,140
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 2.3%
More on Weldon Spring: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Weldon Spring is a city in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,443 at the 2010 census. It was the location of the largest World War 2 explosives plant and later a uranium refining faculty.

Creve Coeur, MO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 18,259
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Income: $101,462
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.8%
More on Creve Coeur: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Creve Coeur /kriv kr/ is a city located in west St. Louis County, Missouri, United States, in Greater St. Louis. The population was 17,833 at the 2010 census. Creve Coeur borders and shares a ZIP code (63141) with the neighboring city of Town and Country. It is home to the headquarters of Monsanto and Drury Hotels.

Sunset Hills, MO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,511
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 3)
Median Income: $101,058
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.8%
More on Sunset Hills: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sunset Hills is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,496 at the 2010 census.

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

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

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 Missouri, according to data:

Poorest: Caruthersville
2nd Poorest: Charleston
3rd Poorest: Jennings

For more Missouri reading, check out:

How Is The Area In ?

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Missouri

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Ladue 1.33 $203,250
2 Glendale 3.67 $131,250
3 Town And Country 8.0 $164,649
4 Eureka 8.0 $102,809
5 Dardenne Prairie 8.5 $128,449
6 Des Peres 9.83 $125,744
7 Parkville 10.0 $120,333
8 Weldon Spring 10.17 $103,140
9 Creve Coeur 11.17 $101,462
10 Sunset Hills 13.17 $101,058
11 Wildwood 14.67 $130,107
12 Kirkwood 17.5 $79,439
13 Raymore 19.5 $80,092
14 Chesterfield 20.33 $99,848
15 Lake St. Louis 20.83 $84,129
16 Brentwood 21.33 $74,650
17 O’fallon 21.5 $84,580
18 Ballwin 22.0 $88,913
19 Lee’s Summit 23.5 $83,601
20 Wentzville 25.17 $81,809
21 Carl Junction 25.5 $70,000
22 Kearney 25.83 $72,593
23 Battlefield 26.33 $63,065
24 Webster Groves 27.33 $88,619
25 Grain Valley 28.5 $61,630
26 Clayton 30.33 $91,531
27 St. Peters 31.33 $73,604
28 Richmond Heights 31.83 $76,081
29 Washington 34.17 $56,369
30 Willard 34.33 $54,540
31 Olivette 34.5 $73,478
32 Valley Park 35.5 $56,250
33 Blue Springs 36.33 $68,258
34 Greenwood 37.0 $80,397
35 Manchester 38.67 $76,289
36 Liberty 39.0 $70,066
37 Crestwood 39.17 $72,267
38 Shrewsbury 39.17 $53,977
39 Ellisville 39.5 $67,198
40 St. Robert 40.33 $50,252
41 St. Charles 41.5 $62,216
42 Oak Grove 44.67 $54,397
43 Troy 46.5 $55,000
44 Maryland Heights 48.0 $62,876
45 Smithville 48.5 $75,228
46 Belton 50.83 $62,055
47 Union 55.17 $47,987
48 Savannah 55.5 $45,557
49 Nixa 55.83 $51,438
50 Arnold 57.5 $61,473
51 Jackson 59.67 $57,692
52 Farmington 59.83 $42,899
53 Cameron 60.33 $45,784
54 Pacific 60.83 $49,778
55 Perryville 63.83 $45,141
56 Maplewood 64.33 $44,734
57 Raytown 64.5 $51,089
58 Jefferson City 64.67 $48,132
59 Pevely 64.83 $49,091
60 Republic 64.83 $50,333
61 Gladstone 64.83 $55,119
62 Boonville 65.17 $37,121
63 Ozark 65.83 $52,696
64 Florissant 65.83 $52,532
65 Odessa 68.83 $50,419
66 University City 69.33 $57,546
67 Bridgeton 70.5 $58,865
68 Black Jack 72.33 $50,329
69 St. John 72.33 $45,674
70 Richmond 72.83 $40,575
71 Bonne Terre 72.83 $50,654
72 Trenton 73.33 $36,590
73 Kansas City 74.17 $50,136
74 Bolivar 74.17 $39,900
75 Excelsior Springs 74.33 $49,029
76 Webb City 74.67 $48,318
77 Marshall 75.33 $38,679
78 Festus 76.0 $49,443
79 Pleasant Hill 76.0 $61,550
80 Grandview 77.17 $44,523
81 Hazelwood 77.67 $51,218
82 Independence 78.17 $46,268
83 Overland 78.33 $43,757
84 St. Joseph 78.83 $45,762
85 St. Ann 79.17 $46,680
86 Columbia 79.5 $47,236
87 West Plains 80.17 $34,456
88 Waynesville 81.33 $55,618
89 Bowling Green 82.17 $35,643
90 Joplin 82.5 $41,063
91 Chillicothe 84.83 $37,917
92 Warrenton 85.17 $43,096
93 Neosho 86.33 $37,962
94 Nevada 87.5 $33,121
95 Marshfield 88.0 $37,813
96 Harrisonville 88.33 $44,098
97 Monett 89.17 $40,088
98 Fulton 92.83 $40,935
99 Branson 93.5 $40,738
100 Cape Girardeau 93.83 $42,078

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2 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Missouri For 2019

    1. Springfield?!! Lol! Drug riddled, trash populated, good ol boy places! Take a drive along Hwy 13 and “view” the beauty of Springfield!

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