These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Wisconsin For 2019


We analyzed 143 places in Wisconsin to determine where the 1% live.

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the richest cities in Wisconsin.

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Fox Point, Whitefish Bay, Elm Grove: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Wisconsin. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Badger State.

Fox Point in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $118,281 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 3.2%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Wisconsin 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 2013-2017 American Community Survey for the 143 places in Wisconsin with more than 5,000 people.

At the end of the day, here’s the set of the 10 richest places in Wisconsin for 2019:

  1. Fox Point (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Whitefish Bay (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Elm Grove (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Mequon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Kronenwetter (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Hartland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Sussex (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Oregon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. New Berlin (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Brookfield (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 Wisconsin.

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

How We Determined The Richest Places In Wisconsin For 2019

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Wisconsin
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 2013-2017 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 143 places with more than 5,000 people in Wisconsin, we ranked each place from 1 to 143 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, Fox Point, crowned the “Richest City In Wisconsin For 2019”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 143 places.

Fox Point, WI

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,706
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $118,281
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Fox Point: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fox Point is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 6,701 at the 2010 census.

Whitefish Bay, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 14,099
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 8)
Median Income: $111,069
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.0%
More on Whitefish Bay: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Elm Grove, WI

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,127
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Median Income: $113,750
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Elm Grove: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mequon, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 23,787
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Income: $109,488
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 4.8%
More on Mequon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mequon (/mkwn/ MEK-won) is a city in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 23,132 at the 2010 census.

Kronenwetter, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,534
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 9)
Median Income: $83,553
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 4.6%
More on Kronenwetter: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kronenwetter is a village in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is the largest village by land area (although Suamico is larger when its water area is added) in the state of Wisconsin, as well as in the entire United States, and the third-largest community by population in Marathon County. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of Kronenwetter was 7,210, an increase from the 2000 census which had the community at 5,369.

Hartland, WI

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 9,218
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 11)
Median Income: $74,707
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Hartland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sussex, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,763
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Income: $84,229
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Sussex: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sussex is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. It is approximately 19 miles (31 km) northwest of Milwaukee and 9 miles (14 km) north of Waukesha. The village is 7.24 square miles (19 km2) at an elevation of 930 feet. The population was 10,518 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area.

Oregon, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,033
Rank Last Year: 21 (Up 13)
Median Income: $88,250
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 4.3%
More on Oregon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oregon is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the census of 2010, the population was 9,231. Oregon is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area. The village is located mostly within the Town of Oregon.

New Berlin, WI

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 39,779
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Median Income: $78,078
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
More on New Berlin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

New Berlin is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 39,584 at the 2010 census, making it the second largest community in Waukesha County after the city of Waukesha.

Brookfield, WI

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 37,943
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 6)
Median Income: $101,761
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
More on Brookfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brookfield is a city located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. It had a population of 37,920 in the 2010 census. Brookfield is the third largest city in Waukesha County.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Wisconsin For 2019

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

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 Wisconsin, according to data:

Poorest: Whitewater
2nd Poorest: Milwaukee
3rd Poorest: Antigo

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Wisconsin

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Fox Point 3.0 $118,281
2 Whitefish Bay 5.67 $111,069
3 Elm Grove 7.0 $113,750
4 Mequon 13.33 $109,488
5 Kronenwetter 13.33 $83,553
6 Hartland 13.67 $74,707
7 Sussex 13.83 $84,229
8 Oregon 17.0 $88,250
9 New Berlin 17.33 $78,078
10 Brookfield 19.0 $101,761
11 Muskego 19.0 $86,588
12 Mcfarland 19.83 $79,152
13 Verona 21.0 $87,536
14 Germa 21.17 $79,553
15 Waterford 22.33 $77,973
16 Menomonee Falls 22.5 $77,069
17 Pewaukee 22.67 $92,000
18 Lake Hallie 23.33 $70,039
19 Mukwonago 23.33 $75,441
20 Waunakee 24.33 $98,224
21 Mount Horeb 27.17 $71,660
22 Hales Corners 28.0 $71,516
23 Richfield 29.17 $98,626
24 Franklin 30.5 $74,972
25 Wauwatosa 34.67 $74,929
26 Deforest 34.83 $74,477
27 Oconomowoc 34.83 $74,675
28 Kaukauna 40.0 $58,077
29 Columbus 40.33 $59,824
30 West Salem 40.33 $57,500
31 Pewaukee 40.83 $57,411
32 Allouez 41.33 $68,819
33 Cedarburg 42.33 $82,198
34 Glendale 43.33 $65,992
35 Grafton 43.33 $70,436
36 Sturtevant 44.0 $65,262
37 Lake Mills 45.0 $65,208
38 Slinger 45.83 $75,602
39 Suamico 47.17 $91,430
40 Delafield 48.33 $82,826
41 Hudson 49.0 $69,065
42 Port Washington 49.17 $63,289
43 Holmen 50.67 $73,566
44 Evansville 50.67 $58,870
45 Oak Creek 51.5 $70,530
46 Cottage Grove 51.5 $91,698
47 Caledonia 53.0 $77,240
48 Rothschild 53.5 $58,654
49 Ripon 53.67 $52,240
50 Sun Prairie 55.0 $67,512
51 Monona 55.33 $64,125
52 Weston 56.0 $60,192
53 Mount Pleasant 56.5 $70,096
54 Little Chute 57.0 $59,483
55 Plymouth 57.0 $51,229
56 Neenah 57.67 $55,940
57 Kimberly 61.17 $49,342
58 De Pere 61.67 $67,913
59 Pleasant Prairie 62.83 $76,258
60 Hartford 63.33 $55,438
61 Onalaska 63.5 $56,550
62 North Fond Du Lac 63.67 $50,824
63 New Richmond 63.83 $57,473
64 Middleton 64.67 $70,105
65 Jackson 65.17 $65,422
66 Greendale 66.5 $64,714
67 Milton 66.67 $53,945
68 Altoona 67.0 $53,225
69 West Bend 67.17 $55,962
70 Howard 67.33 $63,289
71 Sheboygan Falls 67.5 $53,207
72 Plover 67.67 $61,398
73 River Falls 67.83 $54,350
74 Hobart 68.5 $72,151
75 Burlington 68.83 $56,055
76 Waukesha 69.0 $61,380
77 Stoughton 69.67 $63,333
78 Bellevue 70.17 $53,235
79 Appleton 70.5 $55,817
80 Elkhorn 71.83 $53,396
81 Edgerton 72.17 $52,075
82 Brown Deer 73.67 $61,225
83 Shorewood 76.33 $68,306
84 Waupun 77.5 $51,706
85 Greenfield 79.17 $54,973
86 Waupaca 80.0 $46,932
87 Ashwaubenon 80.67 $56,196
88 Monroe 82.33 $44,857
89 Reedsburg 82.5 $47,059
90 Fitchburg 83.83 $66,110
91 Marshfield 84.67 $46,978
92 Rhinelander 85.17 $39,981
93 Sturgeon Bay 89.5 $51,332
94 Madison 90.17 $59,387
95 Madison 90.17 $59,387
96 Twin Lakes 90.33 $63,030
97 Berlin 91.67 $43,003
98 Merrill 92.17 $48,653
99 Rice Lake 95.0 $42,205
100 Jefferson 96.67 $51,071

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