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Metro Areas ranked by Median Houehold Income

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1 San Francisco--Oakland--San Jose, CA CMSA 7,039,362 $62,024

2 Washington--Baltimore, DC--MD--VA--WV CMSA 7,608,070 $57,291

3 Anchorage, AK MSA 260,283 $55,546

4 Minneapolis--St. Paul, MN--WI MSA 2,968,806 $54,304

5 Boston--Worcester--Lawrence, MA--NH--ME--CT CMSA 5,819,101 $52,792

6 Hartford, CT MSA 1,183,110 $52,188

7 Atlanta, GA MSA 4,112,198 $51,948

8 Honolulu, HI MSA 876,156 $51,914

9 Rochester, MN MSA 124,277 $51,316

10 Denver--Boulder--Greeley, CO CMSA 2,581,506 $51,088

11 Chicago--Gary--Kenosha, IL--IN--WI CMSA 9,157,540 $51,046

12 New York--Northern New Jersey--Long Island, NY--NJ--CT--PA CMSA 21,199,865 $50,795

13 Seattle--Tacoma--Bremerton, WA CMSA 3,554,760 $50,733

14 New London--Norwich, CT--RI MSA 293,566 $49,283

15 Madison, WI MSA 426,526 $49,223

16 Detroit--Ann Arbor--Flint, MI CMSA 5,456,428 $49,160

17 Austin--San Marcos, TX MSA 1,249,763 $48,950

18 Raleigh--Durham--Chapel Hill, NC MSA 1,187,941 $48,845

19 Fort Collins--Loveland, CO MSA 251,494 $48,655

20 Salt Lake City--Ogden, UT MSA 1,333,914 $48,594

21 Salinas, CA MSA 401,762 $48,305

22 Naples, FL MSA 251,377 $48,289

23 Philadelphia--Wilmington--Atlantic City, PA--NJ--DE--MD CMSA 6,188,463 $47,528

24 Appleton--Oshkosh--Neenah, WI MSA 358,365 $47,438

25 Dallas--Fort Worth, TX CMSA 5,221,801 $47,418

26 San Diego, CA MSA 2,813,833 $47,067

27 Bloomington--Normal, IL MSA 150,433 $47,021

28 Colorado Springs, CO MSA 516,929 $46,844

29 Richmond--Petersburg, VA MSA 996,512 $46,800

30 Burlington, VT MSA 169,391 $46,732

31 Santa Barbara--Santa Maria--Lompoc, CA MSA 399,347 $46,677

32 Des Moines, IA MSA 456,022 $46,651

33 Green Bay, WI MSA 226,778 $46,447

34 Sheboygan, WI MSA 112,646 $46,237

35 Cedar Rapids, IA MSA 191,701 $46,206

36 Kansas City, MO--KS MSA 1,776,062 $46,193

37 Milwaukee--Racine, WI CMSA 1,689,572 $46,132

38 Charlotte--Gastonia--Rock Hill, NC--SC MSA 1,499,293 $46,119

39 Grand Rapids--Muskegon--Holland, MI MSA 1,088,514 $46,116

40 Sacramento--Yolo, CA CMSA 1,796,857 $46,106

41 Portland--Salem, OR--WA CMSA 2,265,223 $46,090

42 Barnstable--Yarmouth, MA MSA 162,591 $46,034

43 Los Angeles--Riverside--Orange County, CA CMSA 16,373,645 $45,903

44 Provo--Orem, UT MSA 368,536 $45,833

45 Santa Fe, NM MSA 147,635 $45,822

46 Reno, NV MSA 339,486 $45,815

47 Indianapolis, IN MSA 1,607,486 $45,548

48 Janesville--Beloit, WI MSA 152,307 $45,517

49 Lancaster, PA MSA 470,658 $45,507

50 York, PA MSA 381,751 $45,268

51 Wausau, WI MSA 125,834 $45,165

52 West Palm Beach--Boca Raton, FL MSA 1,131,184 $45,062

53 Rockford, IL MSA 371,236 $44,988

54 Omaha, NE--IA MSA 716,998 $44,981

55 Cincinnati--Hamilton, OH--KY--IN CMSA 1,979,202 $44,914

56 Richland--Kennewick--Pasco, WA MSA 191,822 $44,886

57 Columbus, OH MSA 1,540,157 $44,782

58 Houston--Sugar Land--Baytown, TX MSA 4,669,571 $44,761

59 Phoenix--Mesa, AZ MSA 3,251,876 $44,752

60 Reading, PA MSA 373,638 $44,714

61 Portland, ME MSA 243,544 $44,707

62 Kokomo, IN MSA 101,541 $44,531

63 Elkhart--Goshen, IN MSA 182,791 $44,478

64 Lansing--East Lansing, MI MSA 447,728 $44,441

65 St. Louis, MO--IL MSA 2,603,607 $44,437

66 Charlottesville, VA MSA 159,576 $44,356

67 Nashville, TN MSA 1,231,311 $44,223

68 Rochester, NY MSA 1,098,201 $43,955

69 Sioux Falls, SD MSA 172,412 $43,387

70 Albany--Schenectady--Troy, NY MSA 875,583 $43,250

71 Springfield, IL MSA 201,437 $43,180

72 Jackson, MI MSA 158,422 $43,171

73 Huntsville, AL MSA 342,376 $43,104

74 Allentown--Bethlehem--Easton, PA MSA 637,958 $43,098

75 Harrisburg--Lebanon--Carlisle, PA MSA 629,401 $43,022

76 Peoria--Pekin, IL MSA 347,387 $42,986

77 Fort Wayne, IN MSA 502,141 $42,817

78 Wichita, KS MSA 545,220 $42,651

79 Boise City, ID MSA 432,345 $42,570

80 Las Vegas, NV--AZ MSA 1,563,282 $42,468

81 Norfolk--Virginia Beach--Newport News, VA--NC MSA 1,569,541 $42,448

82 Jacksonville, FL MSA 1,100,491 $42,439

83 San Luis Obispo--Atascadero--Paso Robles, CA MSA 246,681 $42,428

84 St. Cloud, MN MSA 167,392 $42,321

85 Cleveland--Akron, OH CMSA 2,945,831 $42,215

86 Corvallis, OR MSA 78,153 $41,897

87 Orlando, FL MSA 1,644,561 $41,871

88 Lincoln, NE MSA 250,291 $41,850

89 Providence--Fall River--Warwick, RI--MA MSA 1,188,613 $41,748

90 Columbia, SC MSA 536,691 $41,677

91 Dayton--Springfield, OH MSA 950,558 $41,550

92 Fort Walton Beach, FL MSA 170,498 $41,474

93 Stockton--Lodi, CA MSA 563,598 $41,282

94 Topeka, KS MSA 169,871 $40,988

95 Dover, DE MSA 126,697 $40,950

96 Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Point, NC MSA 1,251,509 $40,913

97 Louisville, KY--IN MSA 1,025,598 $40,821

98 Springfield, MA MSA 591,960 $40,740

99 Kalamazoo--Battle Creek, MI MSA 452,851 $40,710

100 Sarasota--Bradenton, FL MSA 589,959 $40,649

101 Davenport--Moline--Rock Island, IA--IL MSA 359,062 $40,621

102 South Bend, IN MSA 265,559 $40,420

103 Fort Myers--Cape Coral, FL MSA 440,888 $40,319

104 Memphis, TN--AR--MS MSA 1,135,614 $40,201

105 Bismarck, ND MSA 94,719 $40,148

106 Modesto, CA MSA 446,997 $40,101

107 Melbourne--Titusville--Palm Bay, FL MSA 476,230 $40,099

108 Iowa City, IA MSA 111,006 $40,060

109 Bellingham, WA MSA 166,814 $40,005

110 Saginaw--Bay City--Midland, MI MSA 403,070 $39,909

111 Toledo, OH MSA 618,203 $39,902

112 Syracuse, NY MSA 732,117 $39,750

113 La Crosse, WI--MN MSA 126,838 $39,692

114 Savannah, GA MSA 293,000 $39,622

115 Cheyenne, WY MSA 81,607 $39,607

116 Dubuque, IA MSA 89,143 $39,582

117 Charleston--North Charleston, SC MSA 549,033 $39,491

118 Canton--Massillon, OH MSA 406,934 $39,457

119 Eau Claire, WI MSA 148,337 $39,372

120 Lexington, KY MSA 479,198 $39,357

121 Evansville--Henderson, IN--KY MSA 296,195 $39,307

122 Roanoke, VA MSA 235,932 $39,288

123 Lima, OH MSA 155,084 $39,284

124 Birmingham, AL MSA 921,106 $39,278

125 Little Rock--North Little Rock, AR MSA 583,845 $39,145

126 San Antonio, TX MSA 1,592,383 $39,140

127 Albuquerque, NM MSA 712,738 $39,088

128 Lafayette, IN MSA 182,821 $39,072

129 Jackson, MS MSA 440,801 $38,887

130 Victoria, TX MSA 84,088 $38,732

131 Fort Pierce--Port St. Lucie, FL MSA 319,426 $38,724

132 Miami--Fort Lauderdale, FL CMSA 3,876,380 $38,632

133 Wilmington, NC MSA 233,450 $38,632

134 Benton Harbor, MI MSA 162,453 $38,567

135 Macon, GA MSA 322,549 $38,565

136 Sioux City, IA--NE MSA 124,130 $38,563

137 Glens Falls, NY MSA 124,345 $38,526

138 Pittsfield, MA MSA 84,708 $38,515

139 Buffalo--Niagara Falls, NY MSA 1,170,111 $38,488

140 Greenville--Spartanburg--Anderson, SC MSA 962,441 $38,458

141 Baton Rouge, LA MSA 602,894 $38,438

142 Tulsa, OK MSA 803,235 $38,261

143 Augusta--Aiken, GA--SC MSA 477,441 $38,103

144 Fargo--Moorhead, ND--MN MSA 174,367 $38,069

145 Flagstaff, AZ--UT MSA 122,366 $37,971

146 Decatur, IL MSA 114,706 $37,859

147 Hickory--Morganton--Lenoir, NC MSA 341,851 $37,818

148 Champaign--Urbana, IL MSA 179,669 $37,780

149 Montgomery, AL MSA 333,055 $37,619

150 Lawrence, KS MSA 99,962 $37,547

151 Columbia, MO MSA 135,454 $37,485

152 Rapid City, SD MSA 88,565 $37,485

153 Pittsburgh, PA MSA 2,358,695 $37,467

154 Fayetteville, NC MSA 302,963 $37,466

155 Chattanooga, TN--GA MSA 465,161 $37,411

156 Tampa--St. Petersburg--Clearwater, FL MSA 2,395,997 $37,406

157 Fayetteville--Springdale--Rogers, AR MSA 311,121 $37,322

158 Spokane, WA MSA 417,939 $37,308

159 Waterloo--Cedar Falls, IA MSA 128,012 $37,266

160 Sherman--Denison, TX MSA 110,595 $37,178

161 Tyler, TX MSA 174,706 $37,148

162 Mansfield, OH MSA 175,818 $37,060

163 Lynchburg, VA MSA 214,911 $37,010

164 Pensacola, FL MSA 412,153 $36,975

165 Eugene--Springfield, OR MSA 322,959 $36,942

166 Knoxville, TN MSA 687,249 $36,874

167 Owensboro, KY MSA 91,545 $36,813

168 Oklahoma City, OK MSA 1,083,346 $36,797

169 Tucson, AZ MSA 843,746 $36,758

170 Billings, MT MSA 129,352 $36,727

171 Pocatello, ID MSA 75,565 $36,683

172 Killeen--Temple, TX MSA 312,952 $36,669

173 Biloxi--Gulfport--Pascagoula, MS MSA 363,988 $36,662

174 Jackson, TN MSA 107,377 $36,649

175 Erie, PA MSA 280,843 $36,627

176 Casper, WY MSA 66,533 $36,619

177 Myrtle Beach, SC MSA 196,629 $36,470

178 Medford--Ashland, OR MSA 181,269 $36,461

179 Tallahassee, FL MSA 284,539 $36,441

180 Elmira, NY MSA 91,070 $36,415

181 Punta Gorda, FL MSA 141,627 $36,379

182 Binghamton, NY MSA 252,320 $36,374

183 Clarksville--Hopkinsville, TN--KY MSA 207,033 $36,313

184 Decatur, AL MSA 145,867 $36,299

185 Youngstown--Warren, OH MSA 594,746 $36,255

186 Asheville, NC MSA 225,965 $36,179

187 State College, PA MSA 135,758 $36,165

188 Panama City, FL MSA 148,217 $36,092

189 Duluth--Superior, MN--WI MSA 243,815 $36,081

190 Lakeland--Winter Haven, FL MSA 483,924 $36,036

191 Grand Junction, CO MSA 116,255 $35,864

192 Bangor, ME MSA 90,842 $35,837

193 Corpus Christi, TX MSA 380,783 $35,773

194 Daytona Beach, FL MSA 493,175 $35,722

195 Amarillo, TX MSA 217,858 $35,679

196 St. Joseph, MO MSA 102,490 $35,675

197 Beaumont--Port Arthur, TX MSA 385,090 $35,669

198 Mobile, AL MSA 540,258 $35,629

199 Grand Forks, ND--MN MSA 97,478 $35,562

200 Merced, CA MSA 210,554 $35,532

201 Bakersfield, CA MSA 661,645 $35,446

202 Charleston, WV MSA 251,662 $35,418

203 Lake Charles, LA MSA 183,577 $35,372

204 New Orleans, LA MSA 1,337,726 $35,317

205 Utica--Rome, NY MSA 299,896 $35,292

206 Lewiston--Auburn, ME MSA 90,830 $35,244

207 Florence, SC MSA 125,761 $35,144

208 Houma, LA MSA 194,477 $35,089

209 Fresno, CA MSA 922,516 $34,960

210 Albany, GA MSA 120,822 $34,829

211 Yakima, WA MSA 222,581 $34,828

212 Rocky Mount, NC MSA 143,026 $34,795

213 Odessa--Midland, TX MSA 237,132 $34,773

214 Sharon, PA MSA 120,293 $34,666

215 Springfield, MO MSA 325,721 $34,661

216 Muncie, IN MSA 118,769 $34,659

217 Yuba City, CA MSA 139,149 $34,658

218 Columbus, GA--AL MSA 274,624 $34,512

219 Missoula, MT MSA 95,802 $34,454

220 Tuscaloosa, AL MSA 164,875 $34,436

221 Redding, CA MSA 163,256 $34,335

222 Longview--Marshall, TX MSA 208,780 $34,253

223 Terre Haute, IN MSA 149,192 $34,222

224 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA MSA 624,776 $34,161

225 Wichita Falls, TX MSA 140,518 $34,098

226 Abilene, TX MSA 126,555 $34,035

227 Williamsport, PA MSA 120,044 $34,016

228 Visalia--Tulare--Porterville, CA MSA 368,021 $33,983

229 Goldsboro, NC MSA 113,329 $33,942

230 Lawton, OK MSA 114,996 $33,867

231 Jacksonville, NC MSA 150,355 $33,756

232 Parkersburg--Marietta, WV--OH MSA 151,237 $33,696

233 Waco, TX MSA 213,517 $33,560

234 Jamestown, NY MSA 139,750 $33,458

235 Dothan, AL MSA 137,916 $33,455

236 Athens, GA MSA 153,444 $33,416

237 Bloomington, IN MSA 120,563 $33,311

238 Sumter, SC MSA 104,646 $33,278

239 San Angelo, TX MSA 104,010 $33,148

240 Enid, OK MSA 57,813 $33,006

241 Great Falls, MT MSA 80,357 $32,971

242 Greenville, NC MSA 133,798 $32,868

243 Altoona, PA MSA 129,144 $32,861

244 Pueblo, CO MSA 141,472 $32,775

245 Florence, AL MSA 142,950 $32,704

246 Shreveport--Bossier City, LA MSA 392,302 $32,558

247 Joplin, MO MSA 157,322 $32,446

248 Jonesboro, AR MSA 82,148 $32,425

249 Fort Smith, AR--OK MSA 207,290 $32,399

250 Texarkana, TX--Texarkana, AR MSA 129,749 $32,238

251 Lubbock, TX MSA 242,628 $32,198

252 Yuma, AZ MSA 160,026 $32,182

253 Monroe, LA MSA 147,250 $32,047

254 Steubenville--Weirton, OH--WV MSA 132,008 $31,982

255 Ocala, FL MSA 258,916 $31,944

256 Chico--Paradise, CA MSA 203,171 $31,924

257 Anniston, AL MSA 112,249 $31,768

258 Johnson City--Kingsport--Bristol, TN--VA MSA 480,091 $31,596

259 Gainesville, FL MSA 217,955 $31,426

260 Pine Bluff, AR MSA 84,278 $31,327

261 Danville, VA MSA 110,156 $31,201

262 Gadsden, AL MSA 103,459 $31,170

263 El Paso, TX MSA 679,622 $31,051

264 Lafayette, LA MSA 385,647 $30,998

265 Hattiesburg, MS MSA 111,674 $30,981

266 Auburn--Opelika, AL MSA 115,092 $30,952

267 Cumberland, MD--WV MSA 102,008 $30,916

268 Johnstown, PA MSA 232,621 $30,442

269 Wheeling, WV--OH MSA 153,172 $30,335

270 Alexandria, LA MSA 126,337 $29,856

271 Las Cruces, NM MSA 174,682 $29,808

272 Huntington--Ashland, WV--KY--OH MSA 315,538 $29,415

273 Bryan--College Station, TX MSA 152,415 $29,104

274 Laredo, TX MSA 193,117 $28,100

275 Brownsville--Harlingen--San Benito, TX MSA 335,227 $26,155

276 McAllen--Edinburg--Mission, TX MSA 569,463 $24,863

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They must have included Fairfield County in Hartford, not New York.

I'm betting they didn't. The Hartford area is incredibly wealthy, just not the city proper.

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They must have included Fairfield County in Hartford, not New York.

I'm certain they didn't seeing as Connecticut is listed in the New York metro:

12 New York--Northern New Jersey--Long Island, NY--NJ--CT--PA CMSA 21,199,865 $50,795

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Yeah.. Go MSP! #4.. whoever would've thought?

It's okay.. Duluth may be 189 on this chart.. but it's still in the top 10 in my view (Duluth is a great city. I wish nothing but great things for that city.)

Also, good job Rochester!

All those darned doctors.

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Atlanta is 7th......I must say that while being a realtor in Atlanta I see some very wealthy people, I would not have thought it that high. You learn something new almost every day.

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San Fransisco is obviously #1 since the cost of living is so incredibly high. Same thing for Boston and Hartford. Ironchapman, you can take into account places like Fayette and Forsyth counties as well as Buckhead as to why Atlanta may be higher. Also, I thought Augusta might be a little higher.

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San Fransisco is obviously #1 since the cost of living is so incredibly high. Same thing for Boston and Hartford. Ironchapman, you can take into account places like Fayette and Forsyth counties as well as Buckhead as to why Atlanta may be higher. Also, I thought Augusta might be a little higher.

Hartford's cost of living is actually relatively low considering it ranks 6th in income. Hartford's average home price is lower than places like #89 Providence and much lower than #5 Boston. Relatively speaking, Hartford has a great "Cost of Living/Income" ratio.

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The better way to rank this would be to rank it by a ratio of Median Income to Cost of Living. Figures like this by themselves are just way out of context and mean little.

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The better way to rank this would be to rank it by a ratio of Median Income to Cost of Living. Figures like this by themselves are just way out of context and mean little.

I agree. When you look at the top 10, Atlanta and Minneapolis....maybe Denver have really low cost of living. I can only speak for Atlanta since I am most familiar with her. Atlanta's median price of homes is still below $200,000 so there you get way more bang for your buck.

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They must have included Fairfield County in Hartford, not New York.

The greater Hartford area is home to many extremly wealthy communities. The greater Hartford area is home to many prestigious private schools, offices of major corporations, residences of CEO's of downtown Hartford corporations, etc.

Also an intresting one I noticed was Norwich-New London, CT. There are very wealthy homes and residents in parts of North Stonington, Waterford, etc. who work at Pfizer which has a major presence in SE CT but there are also the thousands of people who work at the area casinos doing the only jobs they could find.

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What year is this ranking and data based on? Just curious because many of the MSA populations look a few years old to me.

This is 2000 data. The latest available for metro areas from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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I'm surprised that Rochester, Minnesota is in the top ten, though I'm not surprised it is high. The city is virtually controlled by the doctors and scientists of the Mayo Clinic. A large number of IBM employees must also contribute to the ranking.

What is it about cities like Fort Collins, CO, Salinas, CA or Appleton, WI that puts them so high on the list? Do they have "one-industry" economies like Rochester?

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