These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Missouri For 2018


We analyzed over 139 places in Missouri to determine where the 1% live.

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Glendale, Ladue, 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.

Glendale in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $128,571 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 1.3%.

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 2012-2016 American Community Survey for the 129 places in Missouri with more than 5,000 people.

At the end of the day, here’s the set of the 10 richest places in Missouri for 2018:

  1. Glendale (Homes For Sale)
  2. Ladue (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Town and Country (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Des Peres (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Weldon Spring (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Dardenne Prairie (Homes For Sale)
  7. Sunset Hills (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Wildwood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Parkville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Creve Coeur (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 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 2018

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 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 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, Glendale, crowned the “Richest Place In Missouri For 2018”.

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

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,917.0
Median Income: $128,571.0
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 1.3%
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.

Ladue, MO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,579.0
Median Income: $186,371.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 1.4%
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.

Town And Country, MO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 11,001.0
Median Income: $156,899.0
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Town And Country: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Des Peres, MO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,507.0
Median Income: $119,517.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
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.

Weldon Spring, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,545.0
Median Income: $94,551.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
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.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 12,692.0
Median Income: $123,942.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 1.3%
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.

Sunset Hills, MO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,515.0
Median Income: $100,771.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 5.2%
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.

Wildwood, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 35,764.0
Median Income: $125,444.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 4.0%
More on Wildwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Parkville, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,124.0
Median Income: $116,359.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 5.6%
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.

Creve Coeur, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 18,072.0
Median Income: $93,398.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.7%
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.

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

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

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Missouri

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Glendale 1.83 $128,571
2 Ladue 2.83 $186,371
3 Town And Country 3.83 $156,899
4 Des Peres 8.17 $119,517
5 Weldon Spring 8.17 $94,551
6 Dardenne Prairie 9.5 $123,942
7 Sunset Hills 10.17 $100,771
8 Wildwood 10.83 $125,444
9 Parkville 11.67 $116,359
10 Creve Coeur 12.5 $93,398
11 Kirkwood 14.67 $77,917
12 Brentwood 17.0 $72,903
13 Chesterfield 17.33 $97,090
14 O’fallon 17.5 $81,004
15 Raymore 17.83 $76,699
16 Ballwin 18.33 $86,494
17 Webster Groves 18.5 $85,856
18 Wentzville 20.17 $80,524
19 Lake St. Louis 20.33 $79,439
20 Lee’s Summit 24.17 $80,494
21 Carl Junction 25.83 $64,558
22 Battlefield 26.0 $63,864
23 Grain Valley 26.17 $58,484
24 Manchester 26.5 $77,978
25 Eureka 26.83 $92,125
26 St. Peters 27.0 $72,927
27 Ellisville 30.5 $74,074
28 Kearney 31.5 $69,010
29 Olivette 32.33 $68,700
30 Richmond Heights 33.83 $71,323
31 Willard 33.83 $50,417
32 Valley Park 34.5 $54,854
33 Oak Grove 35.17 $50,911
34 Clayton 35.17 $88,250
35 Blue Springs 37.17 $65,773
36 Greenwood 37.33 $72,500
37 Shrewsbury 37.5 $52,335
38 Liberty 40.17 $68,480
39 Crestwood 40.83 $65,547
40 St. Charles 45.0 $59,059
41 Washington 46.17 $53,294
42 Smithville 46.33 $72,708
43 Maryland Heights 47.0 $60,566
44 Pleasant Hill 50.17 $62,065
45 Belton 52.67 $60,405
46 Troy 53.5 $51,667
47 Arnold 53.67 $60,535
48 Perryville 55.67 $41,859
49 Pacific 56.67 $45,262
50 Nixa 56.67 $48,639
51 Republic 57.67 $51,320
52 Savannah 57.83 $42,443
53 Gladstone 57.83 $52,093
54 Farmington 58.83 $41,649
55 Florissant 59.0 $51,603
56 Jefferson City 59.67 $49,005
57 Jackson 60.0 $53,997
58 Excelsior Springs 64.5 $48,523
59 Pevely 64.67 $47,813
60 University City 65.5 $56,281
61 Odessa 66.5 $50,728
62 Ozark 67.83 $49,116
63 Boonville 68.33 $36,054
64 Trenton 68.83 $37,641
65 Black Jack 69.67 $53,506
66 Columbia 70.33 $45,221
67 Maplewood 71.17 $41,469
68 St. John 72.83 $39,596
69 Raytown 73.17 $48,565
70 Marshall 73.17 $37,314
71 Overland 73.5 $43,799
72 Bridgeton 74.0 $51,908
73 Kansas City 74.5 $47,489
74 Webb City 76.67 $45,479
75 Festus 76.83 $45,523
76 Union 77.33 $43,985
77 Chillicothe 77.33 $36,235
78 Neosho 77.67 $36,055
79 Bonne Terre 78.33 $47,449
80 Grandview 79.33 $42,626
81 Bowling Green 79.33 $34,963
82 Richmond 79.5 $39,162
83 Cameron 80.0 $41,410
84 Hazelwood 80.67 $45,851
85 St. Joseph 81.0 $43,543
86 Independence 81.33 $44,415
87 Marshfield 82.83 $37,107
88 St. Robert 84.0 $51,619
89 Waynesville 84.33 $54,556
90 Branson 84.83 $38,880
91 St. Ann 85.33 $38,234
92 Joplin 88.0 $39,370
93 Cape Girardeau 88.83 $41,673
94 Warrenton 88.83 $42,161
95 Fulton 89.33 $41,275
96 Hannibal 90.17 $39,463
97 Nevada 91.0 $29,738
98 Harrisonville 92.67 $41,538
99 Dellwood 93.67 $44,583
100 Carthage 94.67 $35,697

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