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The Richest City Of Each State.



Your hometown carries a lot of weight. Just naming the city, town, or suburb where you grew up immediately tells others something about you. Maybe it’s a suburban community renowned for the good school district and club soccer teams; perhaps it’s a bustling urban neighborhood filled with trendy bars and restaurants. Either way, the character of your hometown helps new acquaintances gain an initial understanding of who you are.

This principle is especially true for the 50 places on this list. Each town holds the distinction of being the richest location in its state. Stacker used the most recent U.S. Census Bureau Five-Year American Community Survey data, last updated in December 2019, to pull crucial information about each town, including the unemployment rate and median household income. The places are ranked by the median household income, and ties are broken by the percentage of people annually earning more than $200,000. Any towns with a population smaller than 1,000 people were omitted. Additionally, the U.S. Census Bureau’s statistics do not show specific median incomes or earnings after $250,000, so those numbers are just designated as $250,000+.

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Wyoming: Rafter J Ranch

– Median household income: $130,151 (115.9% more than U.S. median income)
– Households earning over $200,000: 241 (32%)
– Median earnings for workers: $55,486 (male: $121,683; female: $58,045)
– Civilian population with health insurance: 96.7%
– Unemployment rate: 0%
– Families with income below poverty level: 0%

Located in Teton County, Rafter J Ranch is part of the Jackson Micropolitan Statistical Area. As reported in Niche, 30% of residents hold a master’s degree or higher. Rafter J Ranch is close to Jackson Hole, where the economy is fueled by tourism to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. According to NeighborhoodScout, a large portion of adults in Rafter J Ranch are wealthy and educated executives. Nearly 40% of the population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations.

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