These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Virginia


We analyzed over 184 places in Virginia to determine where the 1% live.

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Fort Hunt, Floris, Stone Ridge: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Virginia. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Old Dominion.

Fort Hunt in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $166,506 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 1.5%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Virginia 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 184 places in Virginia with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Old Dominion:

  1. Fort Hunt
  2. Floris
  3. Stone Ridge
  4. Wyndham
  5. Brambleton
  6. Independent Hill
  7. Linton Hall
  8. South Run
  9. Belmont
  10. Great Falls

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 Virginia? That would be Emporia.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Virginia

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 184 places with more than 5,000 people in Virginia, we ranked each place from 1 to 184 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, Fort Hunt, crowned the “Richest Place In Virginia”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 184 places.

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1. Fort Hunt


Population: 17,038
Median Income: 16650600.0%
Poverty Level: 1.5%
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%

2. Floris


Population: 8,413
Median Income: 21097100.0%
Poverty Level: 2.0%
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%

3. Stone Ridge


Population: 8,667
Median Income: 12931800.0%
Poverty Level: 0.7%
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%

4. Wyndham


Population: 10,101
Median Income: 14666700.0%
Poverty Level: 0.9%
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%

5. Brambleton

Brambleton, Virginia

Source: Brambleton Va. Google Maps.

Population: 13,357
Median Income: 17115600.0%
Poverty Level: 1.8%
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%

6. Independent Hill


Population: 7,973
Median Income: 13814700.0%
Poverty Level: 2.2%
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%

7. Linton Hall


Population: 39,944
Median Income: 13421900.0%
Poverty Level: 1.4%
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%

8. South Run


Population: 6,607
Median Income: 19276300.0%
Poverty Level: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

9. Belmont


Population: 5,910
Median Income: 18780400.0%
Poverty Level: 1.7%
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%

10. Great Falls

Great Falls, Virginia

Source: Great Falls Va. Google Maps.

Population: 16,207
Median Income: 22920000.0%
Poverty Level: 1.6%
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Virginia

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

Poorest: Emporia
2nd Poorest: Martinsville
3rd Poorest: Farmville
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Virginia

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Fort Hunt 1 17,038 $166,506 1.5% 3.0%
Floris 2 8,413 $210,971 2.0% 3.1%
Stone Ridge 3 8,667 $129,318 0.7% 2.1%
Wyndham 4 10,101 $146,667 0.9% 3.2%
Brambleton 5 13,357 $171,156 1.8% 3.3%
Independent Hill 6 7,973 $138,147 2.2% 2.9%
Linton Hall 7 39,944 $134,219 1.4% 3.4%
South Run 8 6,607 $192,763 0.0% 4.2%
Belmont 9 5,910 $187,804 1.7% 3.8%
Great Falls 10 16,207 $229,200 1.6% 4.4%
Broadlands 11 13,138 $163,800 2.0% 3.8%
Cascades 12 12,231 $141,750 3.5% 2.8%
Burke 13 42,528 $132,066 2.2% 3.2%
Wolf Trap 14 16,577 $203,952 2.0% 4.2%
Countryside 15 10,279 $111,646 1.5% 3.1%
Lowes Island 16 11,259 $138,973 1.7% 4.0%
South Riding 17 26,762 $142,088 2.7% 3.6%
Kingstowne 18 15,455 $124,259 2.5% 3.3%
Fairfax Station 19 11,081 $163,796 2.2% 4.2%
Vienna 20 16,173 $133,776 3.2% 3.6%
Dranesville 21 12,128 $166,775 4.5% 3.2%
McLean 22 48,078 $188,639 2.8% 4.5%
Gainesville 23 12,145 $130,944 3.0% 3.7%
Wakefield 24 12,684 $153,421 2.8% 4.3%
Woodlake 25 7,266 $104,468 2.2% 3.2%
Franklin Farm 26 19,956 $170,037 3.9% 4.0%
Laurel Hill 27 8,015 $119,104 1.4% 4.5%
Short Pump 28 27,034 $109,770 3.2% 3.2%
McNair 29 19,321 $106,769 2.5% 3.6%
Lansdowne 30 11,678 $124,291 3.4% 4.0%
Ashburn 31 47,484 $122,687 2.9% 4.1%
Montclair 32 19,990 $119,105 2.1% 4.4%
Long Branch 33 7,388 $136,200 2.8% 5.1%
Neabsco 34 14,775 $124,089 3.5% 4.4%
Purcellville 35 8,350 $120,331 4.5% 3.6%
Pimmit Hills 36 7,364 $108,764 5.4% 3.0%
Hollymead 37 8,828 $83,125 4.1% 1.7%
Crosspointe 38 6,193 $203,696 1.4% 7.8%
Crozet 39 6,511 $82,083 3.6% 2.9%
Franconia 40 19,439 $113,039 4.0% 4.2%
Aquia Harbour 41 6,544 $120,606 1.5% 5.9%
Lake Barcroft 42 9,592 $128,553 4.4% 4.8%
Greenbriar 43 7,994 $98,047 4.4% 3.4%
Dunn Loring 44 9,
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$147,875 3.4% 6.2%
Fair Lakes 45 7,368 $99,688 5.7% 3.1%
New Baltimore 46 8,955 $124,059 4.1% 5.1%
West Springfield 47 22,956 $114,375 3.0% 5.2%
Newington 48 13,804 $133,456 3.6% 5.8%
Falls Church 49 13,074 $120,500 4.1% 5.0%
Lake Monticello 50 9,547 $74,708 1.6% 4.5%
Mount Vernon 51 12,917 $122,407 7.2% 4.0%
Merrifield 52 15,873 $112,049 4.4% 4.9%
Newington Forest 53 12,283 $120,380 3.5% 5.7%
Fishersville 54 7,567 $64,733 4.4% 2.8%
Belle Haven 55 6,807 $107,298 5.6% 4.3%
Huntington 56 12,144 $85,807 6.0% 3.5%
Oakton 57 36,860 $121,250 6.8% 4.5%
Fair Oaks 58 32,392 $102,072 6.6% 4.1%
Lake Ridge 59 44,593 $101,737 3.4% 5.6%
Arlington 60 220,173 $105,120 8.3% 3.6%
Buckhall 61 17,265 $125,372 3.6% 6.8%
Leesburg 62 46,211 $101,719 4.8% 4.7%
Mantua 63 7,487 $125,417 7.4% 5.0%
Reston 64 59,217 $110,321 6.0% 5.1%
North Springfield 65 7,487 $109,375 5.3% 5.4%
Burke Centre 66 17,842 $100,086 6.3% 4.5%
Centreville 67 73,677 $103,696 5.0% 5.5%
Woodburn 68 8,742 $100,238 6.4% 4.6%
Brandermill 69 13,570 $75,657 2.0% 6.0%
Sterling 70 29,016 $86,968 6.3% 4.6%
Rose Hill CDP (Fairfax County) 71 19,259 $104,766 4.4% 6.0%
Herndon 72 24,141 $100,399 7.2% 4.7%
Tysons Corner 73 21,828 $101,587 4.3% 6.1%
Kings Park West 74 13,864 $134,762 8.2% 5.8%
Poquoson 75 12,103 $83,460 6.0% 4.7%
Forest 76 9,999 $71,685 7.3% 3.9%
Mechanicsville 77 36,991 $72,170 4.4% 5.2%
Bridgewater 78 5,812 $54,188 8.0% 2.9%
Manassas Park 79 14,992 $73,460 8.2% 3.7%
West Falls Church 80 28,277 $89,071 6.1% 5.5%
Alexandria 81 146,422 $87,319 7.7% 4.7%
Idylwood 82 17,643 $98,040 6.9% 5.7%
Innsbrook 83 7,749 $81,224 5.3% 5.9%
Springfield 84 30,154 $89,516 6.9% 5.8%
Lorton 85 19,497 $90,820 3.5% 8.4%
Chantilly 86 23,431 $118,991 6.9% 8.1%
Glen Allen 87 15,464 $68,101 7.1% 5.1%
Fairfax 88 23,507 $100,584 9.4% 5.5%
Bull Run 89 14,570 $64,781 11.0% 3.6%
Lincolnia 90 22,917 $93,352 9.2% 5.6%
Warrenton 91 9,774 $73,062 8.0% 5.5%
George Mason 92 9,928 $101,940 4.5% 9.7%
Christiansburg 93 21,427 $51,508 11.6% 3.6%
Dale City 94 70,381 $85,383 5.3% 8.3%
Sugarland Run 95 12,473 $94,211 8.1% 7.0%
Cave Spring 96 25,547 $65,053 7.1% 5.8%
Virginia Beach 97 445,623 $67,001 7.2% 6.2%
Fort Belvoir 98 7,942 $73,942 2.2% 14.9%
Cherry Hill 99 17,079 $80,574 8.1% 6.9%
Hybla Valley 100 16,076 $56,165 13.5% 4.3%
Hollins 101 14,844 $56,534 7.4% 5.8%
Chamberlayne 102 5,867 $82,591 5.7% 9.9%
Annandale 103 43,479 $78,780 9.2% 6.6%
Gloucester Point 104 9,784 $53,598 11.4% 4.6%
Lake of the Woods 105 7,454 $75,801 6.3% 9.4%
Seven Corners 106 8,343 $49,429 16.8% 3.9%
Rockwood 107 8,281 $70,404 6.9% 8.2%
Chesapeake 108 228,168 $70,176 8.0% 7.6%
Sudley 109 16,221 $68,298 8.3% 7.2%
Tuckahoe 110 46,235 $65,420 8.8% 6.6%
Groveton 111 15,478 $66,786 9.3% 6.3%
Marumsco 112 38,894 $71,892 10.4% 6.7%
Bon Air 113 16,857 $68,561 8.2% 8.0%
Strasburg 114 6,486 $45,975 11.5% 5.0%
Manassas 115 40,436 $71,215 10.1% 8.0%
Triangle 116 9,048 $64,432 9.2% 7.5%
Yorkshire 117 8,091 $64,966 15.9% 5.9%
Salem 118 25,120 $50,590 12.4% 5.9%
Quantico Base 119 6,656 $58,427 4.8% 13.6%
Woodlawn CDP (Fairfax County) 120 20,811 $66,718 8.7% 8.4%
Colonial Heights 121 17,542 $52,529 9.5% 7.2%
Suffolk 122 85,477 $66,822 8.9% 8.9%
Stuarts Draft 123 8,415 $48,269 10.0% 6.7%
Chester 124 21,355 $60,570 9.1% 8.6%
Bailey’s Crossroads 125 24,947 $67,465 17.6% 7.4%
Smithfield 126 8,159 $68,807 10.4% 10.1%
Culpeper 127 16,968 $54,791 14.7% 7.2%
Manchester 128 10,402 $54,513 8.5% 9.6%
Vinton 129 8,129 $43,623 13.2% 6.5%
Charlottesville 130 44,505 $47,218 31.4% 5.0%
Laurel 131 16,123 $50,509 11.6% 8.2%
Ashland 132 7,264 $41,582 14.4% 6.5%
Madison Heights 1
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10,359 $40,177 10.6% 7.3%
Meadowbrook 134 19,263 $56,910 8.9% 11.8%
Covington 135 5,853 $38,176 23.1% 5.1%
Timberlake 136 12,478 $48,697 16.7% 7.5%
Staunton 137 24,132 $39,982 17.3% 6.4%
Winchester 138 27,031 $44,731 16.7% 7.2%
Dumfries 139 5,122 $57,111 9.3% 14.1%
Newport News 140 181,362 $51,000 13.4% 9.6%
Williamsburg 141 14,401 $48,057 24.9% 6.2%
Lexington 142 7,114 $36,840 26.8% 5.1%
East Highland Park 143 14,235 $47,085 9.9% 10.4%
Front Royal 144 14,709 $46,609 13.7% 9.4%
Hampton 145 136,904 $49,879 13.6% 10.5%
Waynesboro 146 21,177 $45,499 19.4% 7.8%
Woodstock 147 5,164 $35,508 26.7% 5.5%
Portsmouth 148 96,007 $46,239 15.4% 10.5%
Roanoke 149 97,949 $39,530 20.5% 8.0%
Ettrick 150 5,660 $50,139 12.9% 23.0%
Fredericksburg 151 26,632 $49,454 19.9% 10.4%
Abingdon 152 8,176 $38,529 20.1% 8.0%
Lakeside 153 12,854 $44,589 13.9% 11.3%
Harrisonburg 154 50,821 $38,807 38.2% 6.8%
Bluefield 155 5,375 $42,472 13.7% 11.9%
Richlands 156 5,698 $34,781 19.0% 8.1%
Pulaski 157 8,993 $36,057 24.8% 7.5%
Sandston 158 7,631 $46,833 18.2% 12.5%
Buena Vista 159 6,683 $32,789 22.4% 7.8%
Montrose 160 7,686 $37,038 14.8% 11.2%
Norfolk 161 244,745 $44,150 18.6% 11.6%
Highland Springs 162 16,673 $40,045 16.3% 13.6%
Galax 163 6,981 $30,430 22.3% 8.2%
Hopewell 164 22,375 $39,156 16.4% 13.7%
Collinsville 165 7,632 $36,210 18.0% 10.6%
Big Stone Gap 166 5,559 $37,165 26.0% 8.8%
Richmond 167 211,063 $41,331 23.5% 10.7%
Lynchburg 168 77,626 $39,391 25.5% 9.6%
Marion 169 5,931 $29,900 22.8% 8.2%
Bristol 170 17,595 $33,616 17.9% 11.0%
Bellwood 171 5,889 $36,983 19.0% 13.3%
Bensley 172 5,865 $33,323 23.5% 10.2%
Wytheville 173 8,193 $32,637 21.0% 11.3%
Dumbarton 174 8,346 $36,432 20.9% 14.8%
Blacksburg 175 43,204 $29,271 52.9% 8.8%
University of Virginia 176 8,515 $28,807 41.2% 9.2%
Radford 177 16,993 $30,284 47.6% 9.4%
Franklin 178 8,534 $33,133 24.4% 14.0%
Petersburg 179 32,439 $33,927 24.3% 15.1%
Danville 180 42,704 $32,173 24.3% 14.7%
South Boston 181 8,069 $30,764 30.2% 12.4%
Farmville 182 8,350 $28,667 39.7% 10.6%
Martinsville 183 13,745 $27,746 25.7% 14.2%
Emporia 184 5,682 $30,240 30.0% 17.2%

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