The Poorest and Wealthiest City in Every State

It’s no secret that the income gap in America is widening as the cost of living is increasing. Data from an April 2017 GOBankingRates cost of living study shows that residents of the 39 largest cities in America are not making enough money to live comfortably while covering necessary expenses and saving money for the future. As such, we set out to determine the wealthiest and poorest city in every state.

Using home value data from Zillow and income information from Sperling’s Best Places, a city-data aggregator, we identified these cities as the wealthiest and poorest in their state. Our study also highlights crime rates, school systems, poverty and employment statistics. Here’s what we found.

The Poorest City in Every State

StateCityHome ValueIncome
AlabamaBrighton$43,300$22,319
AlaskaKetchikan$206,700$52,765
ArizonaDouglas$89,600$26,222
ArkansasMalvern$66,000$30,983
CaliforniaMojave$84,100$34,500
ColoradoRocky Ford$68,700$26,209
ConnecticutHartford$101,900$29,313
DelawareWilmington$132,500$38,979
FloridaHill ‘n Dale$57,300$20,481
GeorgiaMidville$51,700$22,250
HawaiiMountain View$204,900$36,724
IdahoHansen$128,000$34,803
IllinoisCahokia$38,600$30,394
IndianaGary$51,300$27,458
IowaHazleton$95,200$39,632
KansasOaklawn-Sunview$69,400$26,319
KentuckyPineville$79,400$21,333
LouisianaVivian$75,500$24,052
MarylandBarton$61,900$44,464
MassachusettsSpringfield$140,900$34,731
MichiganDetroit$39,100$26,095
MinnesotaVirginia$81,300$33,143
MississippiLeland$52,800$26,461
MissouriKinloch$46,400$15,000
MontanaThompson Falls$126,700$30,609
NebraskaFalls City$66,100$38,465
NevadaSilver Springs$181,900$33,341
New HampshireBerlin$69,200$36,358
New JerseyCamden$72,100$26,201
New MexicoMesquite$101,400$21,507
New YorkHornell$56,400$38,093
North CarolinaWhitakers$68,700$27,386
North DakotaLinton$137,500$29,028
OhioDrexel$46,000$25,868
OklahomaWaurika$51,400$30,294
OregonBurns$90,600$34,952
PennsylvaniaShenandoah$33,200$27,188
Rhode IslandCentral Falls$150,300$28,842
South CarolinaNorway$66,400$22,083
TennesseeHollow Rock$51,100$29,375
TexasEncantada-Ranchito El Calaboz$60,200$22,344
UtahOgden$140,200$40,937
VermontTown of Richford$130,000$41,417
VirginiaClover$80,700$21,921
WashingtonHoquiam$92,900$33,194
West VirginiaChesapeake$71,500$35,341
WisconsinTwo Rivers$94,300$39,529
WyomingRiverton$160,500$42,208
*Not enough data for Maine and South Dakota to identify poorest city.

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The Wealthiest City in Every State

StateCityHome ValueIncome
AlabamaMountain Brook$598,700$130,259
AlaskaJuneau$320,400$84,750
ArizonaParadise Valley$1,594,100$134,097
ArkansasElm Springs$247,800$80,313
CaliforniaAtherton$6,147,100$250,001
ColoradoCherry Hills Village$2,015,600$215,299
ConnecticutDarien$1,429,000$199,444
DelawareHockessin$409,900$121,432
FloridaJupiter Island$4,437,400$250,001
GeorgiaMilton$514,500$110,891
HawaiiKailua$982,500$104,911
IdahoEagle$345,300$82,264
IllinoisWinnetka$1,161,700$207,540
IndianaMeridian Hills$479,000$113,523
IowaRobins$246,100$107,639
KansasMission Hills$781,700$227,098
KentuckyGlenview$825,100$211,250
LouisianaEden Isle$274,700$90,110
MarylandChevy Chase Village$1,823,800$250,001
MassachusettsWeston$1,480,100$201,200
MichiganOrchard Lake$459,800$152,625
MinnesotaDeephaven$614,800$133,875
MississippiMadison$242,400$99,109
MissouriLadue$839,300$179,464
MontanaFrenchtown$290,200$69,136
NebraskaPapillion$229,100$74,111
NevadaGenoa$714,300$162,778
New HampshireRye$726,100$95,583
New JerseySea Girt$1,724,300$120,341
New MexicoCorrales$367,500$69,563
New YorkSands Point$2,303,800$206,833
North CarolinaMarvin$651,700$158,246
North DakotaWest Fargo$237,100$69,104
OhioThe Village of Indian Hill$1,073,000$209,250
OklahomaGoldsby$214,300$82,813
OregonCedar Mill$580,300$96,361
PennsylvaniaFox Chapel$716,700$168,274
Rhode IslandJamestown$581,600$95,833
South CarolinaTega Cay$290,000$114,294
TennesseeBelle Meade$1,617,300$202,061
TexasPiney Point$1,747,800$250,001
UtahHighland$494,500$107,121
VermontCharlotte$498,100$111,667
VirginiaGreat Falls$1,078,200$229,200
WashingtonClyde Hill$2,298,400$192,250
West VirginiaCross Lanes$124,800$55,538
WisconsinShorewood Hills$641,600$143,906
WyomingJackson$778,900$64,345
*Not enough data for Maine and South Dakota to identify wealthiest city.

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Methodology: To find the wealthiest and poorest cities in the U.S., GOBankingRates used March 2017 ZHVI data from Zillow to first identify the cities with the highest and lowest home values. We then found the median household incomes for each city using Sperling’s Best Places, which states on its site it last updated this data in December 2016. (Please note: Sperling’s median household incomes might differ from the Census Bureau’s estimates, which are typically sourced from its 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates data.) The cities with the highest and lowest median household incomes were deemed the wealthiest and poorest city in their respective states. States excluded from the study include Maine and South Dakota due to insufficient and/or unavailable data.