These Are The 10 Richest Cities In New York For 2018


We analyzed over 350 places in New York to determine where the 1% live.

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North Hills, Scarsdale, Lawrence: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in New York. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Empire State.

North Hills in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $123,798 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 1.6%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in New York 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 169 places in New York with more than 5,000 people.

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

  1. North Hills (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Scarsdale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Lawrence (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Pelham (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Briarcliff Manor (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Rye (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Irvington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Pleasantville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. East Hills (Homes For Sale)
  10. Garden City (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 New York.

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

How We Determined The Richest Places In New York For 2018

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In New York
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 169 places with more than 5,000 people in New York, we ranked each place from 1 to 169 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, North Hills, crowned the “Richest Place In New York For 2018”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 169 places.

North Hills, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 5,420.0
Median Income: $123,798.0
Unemployment Rate: 0.9%
Poverty Rate: 1.6%
More on North Hills: Real Estate | Data | Photos

North Hills is a village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 5,075 at the 2010 census.

Scarsdale, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 17,684.0
Median Income: $250,000.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Scarsdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scarsdale is a town and village in Westchester County, New York. The Town of Scarsdale is coextensive with the Village of Scarsdale, but the community has opted to operate solely with a village government, one of several villages in the state that have a similar governmental situation. As of the 2010 census, Scarsdale’s population was 17,166.

Lawrence, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,526.0
Median Income: $140,221.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
More on Lawrence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pelham, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,996.0
Median Income: $136,389.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Pelham: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pelham /plm/ is a suburban town in Westchester County, New York, approximately 14 miles northeast of Midtown Manhattan. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 12,396. Historically, Pelham was composed of five villages and became known as “the Pelhams”. Pelham currently contains two independently incorporated villages: the Villages of Pelham and Pelham Manor, Approximately 28 minutes away from Grand Central Terminal by the Metro-North train, Pelham is home to many New York City commuters and has an active social community for its residents. Notably, the Whitestone Bridge is approximately 8.5 miles (14 km) south of the town and can be reached in 10-15 minutes without traffic. It is also 13 miles (21 km) northeast of LaGuardia Airport, which can be reached in 20-25 minutes without traffic and John F. Kennedy International Airport, the city’s main international airport, is 19.5 miles (31 km) south of the town.

Briarcliff Manor, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,732.0
Median Income: $147,610.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 2.5%
More on Briarcliff Manor: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Briarcliff Manor /brarklf/ is a suburban village in Westchester County, New York, around 30 miles (50 km) north of New York City. It is on 5.9 square miles (15 km2) of land on the east bank of the Hudson River, geographically shared by the towns of Mount Pleasant and Ossining. Briarcliff Manor includes the communities of Scarborough and Chilmark, and is served by the Scarborough station of the Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson Line. A section of the village, including buildings and homes covering 376 acres (152 ha), is part of the Scarborough Historic District and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The village motto is “A Village between Two Rivers”, reflecting Briarcliff Manor’s location between the Hudson and Pocantico Rivers. Although the Pocantico is the primary boundary between Mount Pleasant and Ossining, since its incorporation the village has spread into Mount Pleasant.

Rye, NY

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 15,949.0
Median Income: $162,394.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Rye: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rye is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is separate from the town of Rye, which has more land area than the city. Rye city, formerly the village of Rye, was part of the town until it received its charter as a city in 1942. The population was 15,720 at the 2010 census. Rye is the youngest city in New York state. No other city has been chartered anywhere in New York state since 1942.

Irvington, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,559.0
Median Income: $127,045.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 6.0%
More on Irvington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Irvington, sometimes known as Irvington-on-Hudson, is an affluent suburban village in the town of Greenburgh in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, 20 miles (32 km) north of midtown Manhattan in New York City, and is served by a station stop on the Metro-North Hudson Line. To the north of Irvington is the village of Tarrytown, to the south the village of Dobbs Ferry, and to the east unincorporated parts of Greenburgh, including East Irvington. Irvington includes within its boundaries the community of Ardsley-on-Hudson, which has its own ZIP code and Metro-North station, but which should not be confused with the nearby village of Ardsley, New York.

Pleasantville, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,134.0
Median Income: $105,943.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.3%
More on Pleasantville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pleasantville is a village in the town of Mount Pleasant, in Westchester County, New York. The village population was 7,019 at the 2010 census. Pleasantville is home to a campus of Pace University and to the Jacob Burns Film Center. It was the original home of Reader’s Digest, which still uses a Pleasantville postal address. Most of Pleasantville is served by the Pleasantville Union Free School District, with small parts of northern Pleasantville served by the Chappaqua Central School District. The village is also home to Pleasantville High School.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,072.0
Median Income: $167,917.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%
Poverty Rate: 4.8%
More on East Hills: Real Estate | Data

East Hills is a village in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. It is considered part of the Greater Roslyn area, which is anchored by the Village of Roslyn. As of the United States 2010 Census, the village population was 6,955.

Garden City, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 22,531.0
Median Income: $157,366.0
Unemployment Rate: 5.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Garden City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Garden City is an incorporated village in Nassau County, New York, United States, in the town of Hempstead. It was founded by multi-millionaire Alexander Turney Stewart in 1869, and is on Long Island, to the east of New York City, 18.5 miles (29.8 km) from midtown Manhattan. The village is located mostly in the Town of Hempstead with a small portion in the Town of North Hempstead.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In New York For 2018

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

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 New York, according to data:

Poorest: Monticello
2nd Poorest: New Square
3rd Poorest: Rochester

For more New York reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In New York

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 North Hills 5.0 $123,798
2 Scarsdale 6.83 $250,000
3 Lawrence 10.83 $140,221
4 Pelham 11.67 $136,389
5 Briarcliff Manor 13.17 $147,610
6 Rye 16.67 $162,394
7 Irvington 18.17 $127,045
8 Pleasantville 19.33 $105,943
9 East Hills 19.83 $167,917
10 Garden City 20.0 $157,366
11 Bayville 20.17 $100,078
12 Malverne 20.67 $105,213
13 Pelham Manor 22.83 $158,788
14 Larchmont 23.0 $152,483
15 Northport 23.0 $115,968
16 Babylon 24.5 $110,191
17 Mineola 25.0 $89,706
18 Sea Cliff 25.33 $114,048
19 Floral Park 27.33 $103,644
20 Kings Point 29.17 $131,027
21 East Rockaway 30.33 $92,369
22 Williston Park 30.5 $104,750
23 Colonie 30.83 $78,140
24 Massapequa Park 32.67 $117,934
25 Fairport 33.83 $69,632
26 Westbury 33.83 $89,385
27 Croton-On-Hudson 34.33 $117,656
28 Great Neck 35.33 $92,367
29 Hastings-On-Hudson 36.33 $116,798
30 Hamburg 36.5 $73,903
31 Lake Grove 36.67 $99,063
32 Dobbs Ferry 37.17 $120,631
33 Farmingdale 38.67 $79,291
34 Port Jefferson 39.83 $98,864
35 Rockville Centre 40.5 $102,807
36 Airmont 40.83 $89,743
37 Wesley Hills 41.67 $112,364
38 Washingtonville 41.67 $82,157
39 Monroe 41.83 $102,422
40 East Aurora 42.5 $67,551
41 Bronxville 45.83 $203,036
42 New Hyde Park 47.0 $108,313
43 Chestnut Ridge 48.17 $96,146
44 Lindenhurst 48.5 $83,594
45 Kenmore 49.0 $52,676
46 Tarr 49.33 $104,231
47 Tuckahoe 50.17 $68,648
48 New Hempstead 50.83 $110,156
49 Woodbury 53.17 $122,059
50 Suffern 53.33 $85,395
51 Lynbrook 53.33 $81,077
52 Goshen 54.5 $75,385
53 Williamsville 54.67 $59,552
54 Amityville 54.83 $88,102
55 Scotia 55.67 $57,909
56 Cedarhurst 55.67 $94,417
57 Glen Cove 57.0 $73,673
58 Warwick 58.67 $65,699
59 Horseheads 59.33 $48,011
60 Great Neck Plaza 59.5 $66,384
61 Harrison 60.33 $107,344
62 Manorhaven 63.0 $89,144
63 Saratoga Springs 63.83 $73,661
64 Long Beach 65.0 $84,256
65 Wappingers Falls 65.33 $46,962
66 Tonawanda 67.0 $48,047
67 White Plains 67.0 $82,460
68 Mamaroneck 67.0 $80,099
69 Waterloo 67.33 $51,161
70 Depew 67.67 $51,966
71 Hilton 68.5 $58,481
72 Mount Kisco 68.83 $66,265
73 Rye Brook 68.83 $120,758
74 Nyack 72.33 $63,596
75 Freeport 73.67 $68,963
76 Valley Stream 74.0 $94,681
77 Patchogue 75.83 $70,298
78 Baldwinsville 76.5 $52,040
79 West Haverstraw 80.0 $66,076
80 New Rochelle 80.17 $73,178
81 Ossining 83.5 $62,917
82 Corning 87.33 $50,410
83 Ballston Spa 87.33 $58,681
84 Walden 87.67 $69,111
85 Solvay 88.0 $42,901
86 Lancaster 88.17 $49,647
87 Webster 88.17 $43,324
88 Beacon 89.0 $62,917
89 Port Chester 89.5 $56,524
90 Rome 89.83 $44,348
91 Middletown 90.33 $50,320
92 North Tonawanda 90.5 $50,575
93 Cortland 92.0 $43,149
94 Batavia 92.67 $42,804
95 Peekskill 93.17 $55,453
96 Watervliet 94.67 $48,994
97 Mechanicville 96.5 $43,638
98 Hempstead 96.67 $56,239
99 Canandaigua 96.67 $43,635
100 Lockport 97.67 $41,607

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