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 the best places to live in Missouri or the poorest.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Missouri For 2018

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.

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1. Glendale


Population: 5,917
Median Income: $128,571
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 1.3%
More on Glendale: Homes For Sale | Data
Glendale is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,925 at the 2010 census.

2. Ladue

Ladue, Missouri

Population: 8,579
Median Income: $186,371
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 1.4%
More on Ladue: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

3. Town And Country

Town And Country, Missouri

Population: 11,001
Median Income: $156,899
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Town and Country: Homes For Sale | Data

4. Des Peres

Des Peres, Missouri

Population: 8,507
Median Income: $119,517
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
More on Des Peres: Homes For Sale | Data
Des Peres (English: /dipr/) is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,373 at the 2010 census.

5. Weldon Spring

Weldon Spring, Missouri

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,545
Median Income: $94,551
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Weldon Spring: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

6. Dardenne Prairie


Population: 12,692
Median Income: $123,942
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 1.3%
More on Dardenne Prairie: Homes For Sale | Data
Dardenne Prairie is a city in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. The population was 11,494 at the 2010 census.

7. Sunset Hills

Sunset Hills, Missouri

Population: 8,515
Median Income: $100,771
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 5.2%
More on Sunset Hills: Homes For Sale | Data
Sunset Hills is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,496 at the 2010 census.

8. Wildwood

Wildwood, Missouri

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 35,764
Median Income: $125,444
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 4.0%
More on Wildwood: Homes For Sale | Data

9. Parkville

Parkville, Missouri

Population: 6,124
Median Income: $116,359
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 5.6%
More on Parkville: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

10. Creve Coeur

Creve Coeur, Missouri

Source: Public domain

Population: 18,072
Median Income: $93,398
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.7%
More on Creve Coeur: Homes For Sale | Data
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:

  • 10 Best Places To Live In Missouri
  • 10 Most Diverse Cities In Missouri
  • 10 Safest Places In Missouri
  • Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Missouri

    City Rank Median Income
    Glendale 1 $128,571
    Ladue 2 $186,371
    Town And Country 3 $156,899
    Des Peres 4 $119,517
    Weldon Spring 5 $94,551
    Dardenne Prairie 6 $123,942
    Sunset Hills 7 $100,771
    Wildwood 8 $125,444
    Parkville 9 $116,359
    Creve Coeur 10 $93,398
    Kirkwood 11 $77,917
    Brentwood 12 $72,903
    Chesterfield 13 $97,090
    O’Fallon 14 $81,004
    Raymore 15 $76,699
    Ballwin 16 $86,494
    Webster Groves 17 $85,856
    Wentzville 18 $80,524
    Lake St. Louis 19 $79,439
    Lee’S Summit 20 $80,494
    Carl Junction 21 $64,558
    Battlefield 22 $63,864
    Grain Valley 23 $58,484
    Manchester 24 $77,978
    Eureka 25 $92,125
    St. Peters 26 $72,927
    Ellisville 27 $74,074
    Kearney 28 $69,010
    Olivette 29 $68,700
    Richmond Heights 30 $71,323
    Willard 31 $50,417
    Valley Park 32 $54,854
    Oak Grove 33 $50,911
    Clayton 34 $88,250
    Blue Springs 35 $65,773
    Greenwood 36 $72,500
    Shrewsbury 37 $52,335
    Liberty 38 $68,480
    Crestwood 39 $65,547
    St. Charles 40 $59,059
    Washington 41 $53,294
    Smithville 42 $72,708
    Maryland Heights 43 $60,566
    Pleasant Hill 44 $62,065
    Belton 45 $60,405
    Troy 46 $51,667
    Arnold 47 $60,535
    Perryville 48 $41,859
    Pacific 49 $45,262
    Nixa 50 $48,639
    Republic 51 $51,320
    Savannah 52 $42,443
    Gladstone 53 $52,093
    Farmington 54 $41,649
    Florissant 55 $51,603
    Jefferson City 56 $49,005
    Jackson 57 $53,997
    Excelsior Springs 58 $48,523
    Pevely 59 $47,813
    University City 60 $56,281
    Odessa 61 $50,728
    Ozark 62 $49,116
    Boonville 63 $36,054
    Trenton 64 $37,641
    Black Jack 65 $53,506
    Columbia 66 $45,221
    Maplewood 67 $41,469
    St. John 68 $39,596
    Raytown 69 $48,565
    Marshall 70 $37,314
    Overland 71 $43,799
    Bridgeton 72 $51,908
    Kansas City 73 $47,489
    Webb City 74 $45,479
    Festus 75 $45,523
    Union 76 $43,985
    Chillicothe 77 $36,235
    Neosho 78 $36,055
    Bonne Terre 79 $47,449
    Grandview 80 $42,626
    Bowling Green 81 $34,963
    Richmond 82 $39,162
    Cameron 83 $41,410
    Hazelwood 84 $45,851
    St. Joseph 85 $43,543
    Independence 86 $44,415
    Marshfield 87 $37,107
    St. Robert 88 $51,619
    Waynesville 89 $54,556
    Branson 90 $38,880
    St. Ann 91 $38,234
    Joplin 92 $39,370
    Cape Girardeau 93 $41,673
    Warrenton 94 $42,161
    Fulton 95 $41,275
    Hannibal 96 $39,463
    Nevada 97 $29,738
    Harrisonville 98 $41,538
    Dellwood 99 $44,583
    Carthage 100 $35,697

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