These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Pennsylvania


We analyzed over 256 places in Pennsylvania to determine where the 1% live.

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Franklin Park, Fort Washington, Blue Bell: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Keystone State.

Franklin Park in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $116,378 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 Pennsylvania 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 256 places in Pennsylvania with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Keystone State:

  1. Franklin Park
  2. Fort Washington
  3. Blue Bell
  4. Maple Glen
  5. Murrysville
  6. Penn Wynne
  7. Audubon
  8. Trooper
  9. Upper St. Clair
  10. Blandon

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 Pennsylvania? That would be Duquesne.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Pennsylvania

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 256 places with more than 5,000 people in Pennsylvania, we ranked each place from 1 to 256 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, Franklin Park, crowned the “Richest Place In Pennsylvania”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 256 places.

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1. Franklin Park

Franklin Park, Pennsylvania

Source: Franklin Park Pa

Population: 13,882
Median Income: 11637800.0%
Poverty Level: 1.6%
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%

2. Fort Washington

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,619
Median Income: 11250000.0%
Poverty Level: 1.2%
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%

3. Blue Bell

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,049
Median Income: 12487500.0%
Poverty Level: 1.5%
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

4. Maple Glen


Population: 6,767
Median Income: 11207900.0%
Poverty Level: 1.9%
Unemployment Rate: 4.7%

5. Murrysville


Population: 20,171
Median Income: 9002600.0%
Poverty Level: 3.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%

6. Penn Wynne


Population: 5,740
Median Income: 10490900.0%
Poverty Level: 3.5%
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%

7. Audubon


Population: 8,483
Median Income: 8646300.0%
Poverty Level: 3.6%
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%

8. Trooper


Population: 5,868
Median Income: 10296200.0%
Poverty Level: 4.9%
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%

9. Upper St. Clair


Population: 19,303
Median Income: 10644400.0%
Poverty Level: 3.4%
Unemployment Rate: 5.2%

10. Blandon


Population: 7,139
Median Income: 7500000.0%
Poverty Level: 4.1%
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Pennsylvania

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

Poorest: Duquesne
2nd Poorest: Reading
3rd Poorest: York
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Pennsylvania

22,883

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Franklin Park 1 13,882 $116,378 1.6% 3.7%
Fort Washington 2 5,619 $112,500 1.2% 3.8%
Blue Bell 3 6,049 $124,875 1.5% 4.6%
Maple Glen 4 6,767 $112,079 1.9% 4.7%
Murrysville 5 20,171 $90,026 3.0% 4.1%
Penn Wynne 6 5,740 $104,909 3.5% 4.4%
Audubon 7 8,483 $86,463 3.6% 4.0%
Trooper 8 5,868 $102,962 4.9% 3.8%
Upper St. Clair 9 19,303 $106,444 3.4% 5.2%
Blandon 10 7,139 $75,000 4.1% 4.0%
Montgomeryville 11 12,977 $106,360 3.8% 5.1%
Allison Park 12 20,867 $80,572 4.4% 4.1%
Glenshaw 13 8,908 $76,842 3.1% 5.0%
Clarks Summit 14 5,101 $64,297 3.1% 3.6%
Paoli 15 5,616 $76,019 4.2% 4.7%
Middletown 16 7,529 $77,642 4.8% 5.3%
Harleysville 17 9,348 $79,044 1.8% 6.2%
Glenside 18 7,614 $83,929 5.2% 5.6%
Bethel Park 19 32,338 $70,102 2.9% 5.8%
Wyomissing 20 10,467 $73,545 4.6% 5.3%
Linglestown 21 6,482 $73,115 5.6% 5.2%
Economy 22 9,133 $76,639 5.7% 5.3%
Broomall 23 10,312 $70,185 4.3% 5.5%
Wescosville 24 5,951 $87,783 7.4% 4.6%
Jefferson Hills 25 10,984 $77,118 5.2% 6.1%
Whitfield 26 5,171 $71,955 8.8% 2.3%
Shanor-Northvue 27 5,156 $63,705 7.5% 1.5%
Village Green-Green Ridge 28 7,804 $67,237 2.0% 6.9%
Swarthmore 29 6,198 $105,197 8.8% 4.9%
Plum 30 27,386 $67,639 3.7% 6.4%
East York 31 8,504 $61,711 6.9% 4.0%
Camp Hill 32 7,891 $65,192 5.3% 5.7%
King of Prussia 33 19,919 $72,942 6.4% 5.8%
Horsham 34 14,936 $68,843 4.2% 7.0%
South Park Township 35 13,492 $69,365 6.0% 6.0%
Richboro 36 6,382 $121,458 0.7% 8.7%
Plymouth Meeting 37 5,721 $75,204 4.2% 7.6%
New Holland 38 5,407 $54,451 3.1% 5.3%
Oakmont 39 6,358 $57,813 6.1% 4.7%
Mountain Top 40 11,182 $73,078 5.1% 7.2%
Fox Chapel 41 5,397 $168,274 5.8% 8.0%
Collegeville 42 5,263 $105,662 5.7% 8.0%
Crafton 43 5,931 $49,888 5.1% 3.9%
Lower Allen 44 7,012 $56,932 5.3% 5.3%
Doyle 45 8,353 $66,172 6.2% 5.9%
West View 46 6,752 $59,387 7.3% 4.4%
Shillington 47 5,272 $55,097 6.1% 5.0%
Conshohocken 48 7,864 $75,280 7.9% 6.2%
Glenolden 49 7,150 $56,362 6.1% 5.6%
Lititz 50 9,386 $50,792 7.0% 3.3%
Kulpsville 51 8,401 $67,596 4.3% 8.0%
Monroeville 52 28,365 $56,554 6.5% 5.5%
Shiloh 53 11,493 $63,544 6.0% 6.9%
Oreland 54 5,748 $82,795 6.0% 8.4%
New Cumberland 55 7,276 $53,075 7.6% 4.1%
White Oak 56 7,851 $50,408 5.5% 5.3%
Westmont 57 5,086 $58,074 7.1% 5.8%
Willow Grove 58 16,185 $68,435 6.1% 7.8%
Swoyersville 59 5,038 $52,837 8.8% 2.8%
Dormont 60 8,565 $51,901 6.7% 5.2%
Emmaus 61 11,291 $55,929 6.5% 5.9%
Folsom 62 8,282 $72,731 4.4% 8.8%
Ardmore 63 12,867 $74,671 9.5% 6.2%
Lansdale 64 16,382 $61,182 7.4% 6.2%
Levittown 65 51,326 $69,232 6.8% 8.0%
Lionville 66 6,334 $81,429 8.1% 8.0%
Perkasie 67 8,511 $64,477 7.4% 7.2%
Leola 68 7,088 $61,055 7.6% 6.7%
Souderton 69 6,668 $62,490 6.8% 7.6%
Hollidaysburg 70 5,792 $51,128 9.6% 2.7%
Whitehall 71 13,931 $56,196 8.3% 5.8%
St. Marys 72 12,940 $48,842 8.0% 4.5%
Ancient Oaks 73 7,312 $82,019 3.7% 11.5%
Weigelstown 74 13,174 $54,241 5.5% 7.7%
Phoenixville 75 16,530 $58,418 7.7% 6.8%
Willow Street 76 7,485 $56,526 6.2% 7.6%
Forest Hills 77 6,501 $63,378 7.3% 7.8%
Elizabet 78 11,602 $55,601 10.0% 5.0%
Kennett Square 79 6,123 $67,378 9.3% 7.3%
Hermitage 80 16,237 $53,784 7.2% 6.7%
Homeacre-Lyndora 81 6,966 $48,408 9.0% 4.1%
Mechanicsburg 82 8,971 $58,342 6.2% 8.2%
Wyndmoor 83 5,681 $86,619 6.4% 10.8%
Northampton 84 9,921 $51,014 6.9% 6.9%
Hatboro 85 7,403 $66,875 4.2% 11.1%
Grove City 86 8,242 $42,984 9.0% 3.9%
Moosic 87 5,712 $51,802 10.9% 4.9%
Pleasant Hills 88 8,291 $62,969 5.7% 9.5%
Drexel Hill 89 28,262 $65,328 6.8% 9.1%
Brookhaven 90 8,045 $65,826 8.7% 8.4%
Colonial Park 91 13,124 $50,220 9.0% 6.0%
Sanatoga 92 8,581 $66,029 6.9% 9.7%
Helle 93 5,881 $53,768 7.9% 7.8%
Bridgeville 94 5,142 $43,465 9.7% 5.0%
Baldwin 95 19,791 $53,699 7.0% 8.4%
Wilson 96 7,852 $48,099 7.2% 7.5%
Mount Joy 97 7,774 $54,629 10.2% 7.0%
Palmerton 98 5,382 $44,833 11.0% 4.6%
Jeannette 99 9,522 $41,780 11.4% 3.9%
Morrisville 100 8,689 $61,689 5.8% 11.4%
Brentwood 101 9,625 $52,455 10.2% 6.9%
Norwood 102 5,897 $65,975 7.0% 11.3%
Prospect Park 103 6,464 $59,494 9.4% 8.4%
Progress 104 9,717 $59,276 7.4% 9.7%
Olyphant 105 5,178 $46,497 12.3% 5.1%
Selinsgrove 106 5,698 $41,265 14.6% 2.7%
Nazareth 107 5,723 $53,208 10.4% 7.4%
Palmyra 108 7,399 $50,640 8.4% 7.9%
Ephrata 109 13,529 $50,417 9.3% 7.5%
Carnot-Moon 110 12,081 $57,013 13.3% 7.4%
Dunmore 111 13,974 $48,422 9.4% 7.1%
Hershey 112 14,172 $54,118 22.8% 4.7%
Ridley Park 113 7,021 $59,966 9.8% 8.6%
Northwest Harborcreek 114 9,492 $63,171 8.3% 10.5%
Lansdowne 115 10,618 $56,020 9.3% 8.5%
Downin 116 7,921 $57,327 7.9% 9.8%
Quake 117 8,939 $52,615 11.9% 7.4%
Media 118 5,341 $57,327 10.1% 8.5%
Red Lion 119 6,343 $41,924 9.6% 6.2%
Clifton Heights 120 6,656 $41,956 11.6% 5.4%
Sierra View 121 5,154 $66,488 9.1% 11.1%
Fairless Hills 122 9,289 $61,325 7.5% 11.5%
Bellefonte 123 6,250 $42,476 17.8% 4.3%
Lehighton 124 5,427 $42,500 8.5% 7.5%
Dickson City 125 6,049 $42,569 11.7% 5.9%
Castle Shannon 126 8,317 $47,149 12.6% 6.3%
Archbald 127 7,053 $50,447 10.2% 8.1%
Canonsburg 128 8,973 $50,036 9.0% 8.5%
Birdsboro 129 5,158 $62,050 9.4% 10.7%
Munhall 130 11,355 $44,075 7.8% 8.3%
Ambler 131 6,481 $58,429 7.8% 11.9%
South Williamsport 132 6,370 $42,861 15.3% 5.9%
Kingston 133 13,105 $48,248 15.5% 7.2%
Lowe
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134 11,653 $51,300 9.4% 9.5%
Monaca 135 5,721 $43,393 10.6% 7.7%
Fullerton 136 15,529 $53,216 11.5% 9.1%
Sugarcreek 137 5,238 $39,885 12.8% 6.2%
Park Forest Village 138 9,276 $46,108 33.6% 3.5%
Arlington Heights 139 5,392 $55,926 10.2% 10.5%
Sayre 140 5,553 $38,690 10.7% 7.1%
Enola 141 6,053 $47,809 11.7% 8.2%
Carlisle 142 18,877 $46,614 17.6% 7.5%
Croydon 143 10,017 $56,155 8.9% 13.3%
Yeadon 144 11,506 $49,735 12.6% 8.5%
Catasauqua 145 6,477 $51,458 10.1% 10.8%
Blakely 146 6,534 $38,698 15.3% 6.8%
Old Forge 147 8,265 $51,135 10.4% 10.2%
Coraopolis 148 5,655 $35,704 13.8% 6.2%
Taylor 149 6,230 $41,927 11.2% 8.3%
Huntingdon 150 7,069 $40,461 21.2% 5.7%
Bellevue 151 8,338 $40,502 14.8% 7.5%
Oxford 152 5,100 $48,687 18.0% 8.2%
Woodlyn 153 10,131 $51,162 11.9% 10.1%
West Mifflin 154 20,271 $47,894 12.1% 9.6%
Penn Estates 155 5,972 $70,015 18.5% 14.0%
Ellwood City 156 7,743 $38,905 10.7% 8.5%
Hanover 157 15,365 $44,249 13.1% 8.8%
Columbia 158 10,399 $43,410 15.8% 8.4%
Sharon Hill 159 5,685 $50,129 8.2% 16.4%
Exeter 160 5,633 $40,529 14.3% 8.4%
Edinboro 161 6,484 $34,258 34.2% 3.7%
Parkville 162 6,949 $53,619 12.3% 12.5%
Bristol 163 9,657 $41,446 12.5% 9.2%
Pott 164 22,519 $45,724 17.4% 8.9%
Lewisburg 165 5,781 $46,326 29.3% 7.3%
Collingdale 166 8,778 $47,281 13.9% 10.6%
Berwick 167 10,398 $39,098 16.5% 8.4%
Chambersburg 168 20,430 $40,936 21.2% 7.7%
West Chester 169 18,860 $48,779 29.7% 7.8%
Middl 170 8,909 $38,867 18.6% 8.2%
Millersville 171 8,320 $45,946 24.4% 8.1%
Bethlehem 172 75,050 $46,902 18.9% 9.3%
Franklin 173 6,448 $35,029 15.9% 8.0%
Bangor 174 5,256 $47,349 13.5% 11.4%
Steelton 175 5,959 $46,627 18.8% 9.5%
Folcroft 176 6,615 $52,210 14.8% 12.6%
Carnegie 177 7,960 $37,846 19.2% 8.0%
Tyrone 178 5,433 $38,147 17
.0%
8.6%
Connellsville 179 7,578 $31,420 22.1% 6.1%
Warren 180 9,543 $36,914 15.3% 9.3%
Greensburg 181 14,726 $38,339 19.2% 8.5%
Clearfield 182 6,143 $34,083 19.8% 8.2%
Schuylkill Haven 183 5,368 $41,200 16.7% 11.0%
Swissvale 184 8,963 $37,039 16.4% 9.8%
Mount Carmel 185 5,833 $32,278 17.3% 8.5%
Altoona 186 45,987 $36,258 19.2% 9.2%
Vandergrift 187 5,142 $36,111 16.3% 9.9%
Scranton 188 75,842 $37,551 21.2% 9.1%
Somerset 189 6,185 $38,061 20.2% 9.4%
Pittsburgh 190 306,045 $40,009 22.6% 9.4%
Pottsville 191 14,136 $36,768 19.1% 9.7%
Bloomsburg 192 14,699 $29,694 41.7% 6.0%
Waynesboro 193 10,673 $40,037 14.4% 14.0%
DuBois 194 7,718 $33,611 23.5% 8.5%
Norri 195 34,454 $42,296 19.3% 12.0%
Monessen 196 7,630 $32,970 20.4% 8.8%
New Brighton 197 5,973 $33,647 18.6% 9.8%
Nanticoke 198 10,395 $35,723 20.1% 10.6%
Clarion 199 5,000 $35,846 37.2% 8.2%
Punxsutawney 200 5,927 $32,445 20.0% 9.7%
Kut 201 5,016 $46,288 32.7% 11.3%
Wilkinsburg 202 15,894 $33,483 18.3% 11.5%
Easton 203 26,977 $39,773 20.1% 13.1%
Pittston 204 7,702 $34,500 17.6% 12.3%
Greenville 205 5,919 $35,481 19.4% 11.7%
Aliquippa 206 9,356 $34,816 19.9% 11.4%
Plymouth 207 5,905 $33,354 22.2% 9.8%
Turtle Creek 208 5,335 $29,635 21.8% 9.1%
New Kensington 209 12,959 $36,555 20.2% 12.0%
Milton 210 7,017 $34,600 15.8% 14.5%
Meadville 211 13,307 $32,259 26.5% 9.1%
Oil City 212 10,383 $34,897 25.3% 10.8%
East Stroudsburg 213 9,773 $45,375 25.8% 17.5%
Tamaqua 214 6,994 $32,319 23.1% 11.0%
Erie 215 100,832 $33,007 25.2% 11.0%
Washington 216 13,715 $34,234 24.6% 11.5%
Wilkes-Barre 217 41,202 $31,361 25.7% 9.9%
Gettysburg 218 7,632 $31,158 30.0% 9.5%
Allentown 219 118,793 $36,578 23.4% 15.1%
Corry 220 6,546 $31,546 21.7% 11.9%
Philadelphia 221 1,546,920 $37,460 24.9% 14.9%
Carbondale 222 8,843 $32,223 19.5% 14.7%
New Castle 223 $29,762 24.6% 11.3%
Butler 224 13,609 $29,895 27.6% 10.7%
Shamokin 225 7,295 $31,938 21.8% 13.3%
Lebanon 226 25,553 $35,313 24.3% 15.7%
Lewi 227 8,341 $31,377 25.3% 11.5%
Lancaster 228 59,368 $33,772 25.3% 13.9%
State College 229 42,066 $26,627 55.3% 8.8%
Coatesville 230 13,130 $35,601 28.0% 15.7%
Sharon 231 13,845 $29,213 25.7% 11.6%
California 232 6,703 $34,338 36.1% 12.0%
Shippensburg 233 5,479 $31,744 29.8% 11.7%
Williamsport 234 29,377 $33,537 28.4% 14.2%
Hazleton 235 25,179 $30,947 23.4% 15.1%
Beaver Falls 236 8,842 $27,908 27.0% 11.8%
Sunbury 237 9,817 $28,530 26.0% 12.3%
Ambridge 238 6,973 $30,098 29.0% 12.5%
Lock Haven 239 9,860 $26,139 42.7% 10.2%
Clairton 240 6,752 $29,158 28.5% 12.5%
Harrisburg 241 49,297 $32,476 29.2% 16.7%
McKees Rocks 242 6,088 $26,317 25.6% 13.3%
Arnold 243 5,090 $27,421 29.2% 12.3%
Bradford 244 8,665 $32,070 33.7% 13.8%
Darby 245 10,689 $32,224 30.5% 17.4%
Uniontown 246 10,203 $26,846 28.4% 14.0%
Titusville 247 5,479 $30,156 31.1% 17.0%
McKeesport 248 19,663 $26,224 30.5% 13.9%
Stroudsburg 249 5,528 $30,445 36.0% 18.5%
Chester 250 34,007 $28,607 30.0% 20.5%
Indiana 251 14,025 $27,881 47.7% 14.0%
Shenandoah 252 5,002 $27,188 30.5% 18.6%
Johnstown 253 20,576 $25,376 31.9% 15.3%
York 254 43,817 $28,819 34.6% 20.9%
Reading 255 88,051 $26,867 35.3% 20.0%
Duquesne 256 5,558 $19,811 40.0% 25.9%

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