These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Nevada


We analyzed over 34 places in Nevada to determine where the 1% live.

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Spring Creek, Johnson Lane, Summerlin South: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Nevada. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Silver State.

Spring Creek in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $94,513 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 4.1%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Nevada share common characteristics such as having a genius level populous, sky high home prices, and a Pleasantville level of married couples.

After analyzing Census data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey for the 34 places in Nevada with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Silver State:

  1. Spring Creek
  2. Johnson Lane
  3. Summerlin South
  4. Elko
  5. Winnemucca
  6. Enterprise
  7. Spanish Springs
  8. Henderson
  9. Indian Hills
  10. Incline Village

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list. Oh, and the poorest place in Nevada? That would be Silver Springs.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Nevada

The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is simply how much people earn. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t think 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 2010-2014 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 34 places with more than 5,000 people in Nevada, we ranked each place from 1 to 34 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, Spring Creek, crowned the “Richest Place In Nevada”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 34 places.

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1. Spring Creek


Population: 14,012
Median Income: 9451300.0%
Poverty Level: 4.1%
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%

2. Johnson Lane


Population: 6,319
Median Income: 7852500.0%
Poverty Level: 2.8%
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%

3. Summerlin South


Population: 25,315
Median Income: 9176500.0%
Poverty Level: 5.4%
Unemployment Rate: 8.2%

4. Elko

Elko, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,308
Median Income: 7443300.0%
Poverty Level: 8.3%
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%

5. Winnemucca

Winnemucca, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,736
Median Income: 7209900.0%
Poverty Level: 7.8%
Unemployment Rate: 7.2%

6. Enterprise


Population: 124,564
Median Income: 6862300.0%
Poverty Level: 7.7%
Unemployment Rate: 8.1%

7. Spanish Springs


Population: 15,322
Median Income: 7884200.0%
Poverty Level: 5.3%
Unemployment Rate: 12.3%

8. Henderson

Henderson, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 266,245
Median Income: 6383000.0%
Poverty Level: 9.9%
Unemployment Rate: 10.3%

9. Indian Hills


Population: 6,007
Median Income: 5995700.0%
Poverty Level: 12.0%
Unemployment Rate: 10.2%

10. Incline Village

Incline Village, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,389
Median Income: 6998400.0%
Poverty Level: 14.0%
Unemployment Rate: 8.2%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Nevada

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

Poorest: Silver Springs
2nd Poorest: Laughlin
3rd Poorest: Winchester
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Nevada

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Spring Creek 1 14,012 $94,513 4.1% 1.2%
Johnson Lane 2 6,319 $78,525 2.8% 4.0%
Summerlin South 3 25,315 $91,765 5.4% 8.2%
Elko 4 19,308 $74,433 8.3% 5.3%
Winnemucca 5 7,736 $72,099 7.8% 7.2%
Enterprise 6 124,564 $68,623 7.7% 8.1%
Spanish Springs 7 15,322 $78,842 5.3% 12.3%
Henderson 8 266,245 $63,830 9.9% 10.3%
Indian Hills 9 6,007 $59,957 12.0% 10.2%
Incline Village 10 8,389 $69,984 14.0% 8.2%
Moapa Valley 11 6,772 $59,189 6.0% 12.7%
Boulder City 12 15,162 $55,583 10.3% 12.3%
Sparks 13 92,236 $53,481 12.0% 10.6%
Cold Springs 14 8,606 $65,708 10.5% 14.1%
Spring Valley 15 183,937 $50,795 12.6% 10.6%
Gardnerville Ranchos 16 11,040 $51,707 15.5% 9.7%
Dayton 17 8,972 $50,665 13.9% 10.7%
North Las Vegas 18 223,336 $53,105 14.3% 12.2%
Lemmon Valley 19 5,585 $54,063 10.7% 18.5%
Fernley 20 19,184 $54,036 12.6% 17.3%
Whitney 21 39,458 $47,569 12.7% 12.7%
Reno 22 231,103 $46,489 18.9% 10.5%
Gardnerville 23 5,761 $43,077 12.2% 12.4%
Paradise 24 223,182 $45,390 15.7% 12.1%
Las Vegas 25 597,353 $50,903 16.2% 13.1%
Sun Valley 26 18,778 $44,017 17.0% 11.6%
Mesquite 27 16,072 $45,066 14.6% 13.0%
Carson City 28 54,634 $50,108 16.2% 14.5%
Fallon 29 8,451 $41,346 24.1% 12.1%
Pahrump 30 35,009 $41,277 19.4% 18.0%
Sunrise Manor 31 187,647 $38,994 21.8% 16.7%
Winchester 32 28,111 $37,059 23.1% 15.0%
Laughlin 33 7,567 $35,590 26.2% 16.6%
Silver Springs 34 5,605 $33,341 25.0% 27.0%

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