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.

How We Determined The Richest Places In Missouri For 2018

Map Of The Richest Cities 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.

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: Public domain

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 Cheapest Places To Live In Missouri
  • 10 Safest Places In Missouri
  • 10 Worst Places To Live In Missouri
  • 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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