With a population of nearly 330 million, it makes sense the United States has varying degrees of wealth across all 50 states. GOBankingRates, a financial website, recently researched the richest zip codes in all the states to see just where the money is. And, their findings might make you reconsider where-and how-you live in your state.
Idaho (Zip Code: 83821 – Coolin)
Forming part of the Pacific Northwest region, Idaho is home to several mountainous landscapes perfect for outdoor recreation. Coolin, an unincorporated community in Bonner County, is its richest neighborhood with a $103,194 household income.
Mississippi (Zip code: 39110 – Madison)
Mississippi’s Madison is considered the wealthiest city in this southern state. Its median household income is an estimated $106,437.
South Dakota (Zip Code: 57427 – Bath)
Home to the iconic Mount Rushmore, South Dakota is a state found in the upper Midwestern part of the U.S. Bath, an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Brown County, is the state’s richest neighborhood with a $108,194 median income.
Louisiana (Zip Code: 71401 – Aimwell)
Located in the South Central region of the United States, Louisiana is the only state politically subdivided as parishes (the other states being counties). Aimwell, an unincorporated community named after the son of its pioneer minister, is its most affluent neighborhood with a median income of $118,017.
Delaware (Zip Code: 19707 – Hockessin)
Taking its name from a neighboring river, Delaware is a state found in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Hockessin, a primarily residential community in the New Castle Country, is its most affluent zip code with a $126,987 median household income.
Wisconsin (Zip code: 53047 – Lebanon)
Wisconsin is a Midwestern state in the United States with coastlines on two Great Lakes (Michigan and Superior). The town of Lebanon, where its first railroad was built, takes the highest income per household valued at $128,750.
North Carolina (Zip Code: 27519 – Cary)
North Carolina is a well-rounded state in the Southeastern region, defined by diverse landscapes and mountain ranges, as well as Atlantic coastlines. Its largest town, Cary, is its wealthiest zip code having $130,337 for median household income.
Alabama (Zip Code: 35223 – Mountain Brook)
Located in the southern region of the United States, Alabama is home to most landmarks identifying the American Civil Rights movement. Its small town of Mountain Brook, though modest in size, is the state’s richest zip code with a median household income valued at $131,295.
Hawaii (Zip Code: 96821 – Honolulu)
Mainly composed of islands, Hawaii is a tropical, beachy U.S. state. Its capital and largest city, Honolulu, takes the most expensive zip code with a median household income of $134,892.
West Virginia (Zip code: 26036 – Dallas)
West Virginia was originally composed of counties against the political views of Virginia. Dallas, a small town in northeastern Marshall County, identifies as the state’s most affluent community with a $135,294 median household income.
Oregon (Zip Code: 97125 – Manning)
Another geographically diverse state in the U.S. is Oregon, which is defined by numerous volcanoes, abundant bodies of water, and dense forests. Manning, a community in Washington County, registers the wealthiest neighborhood with a $139,875 average household income.
South Carolina (Zip Code: 29915 – Daufuskie Island)
Another state known for its shoreline of subtropical beaches is South Carolina, located in the Southeastern region of the U.S. Daufuskie Island, its southernmost inhabited island, has the wealthiest zip code valued at $140,865 on average per household income.
Vermont (Zip Code: 05067 – South Pomfret)
Vermont is a rather forested state with plenty of ski resorts. The South Pomfret town, which is one ski resort town, also happens to be the wealthiest neighborhood with a $141,667 median income per household.
Tennessee (Zip Code: 38139 – Memphis)
Famous for some of the best blues, rock and roll, and country songs, Tennessee has been historically instrumental in the development of today’s country music scene. King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley’s mansion sits in Memphis, which is also the state’s most affluent community with a $144,450 average median household income.
Arkansas (Zip Code: 72038 – Crocketts Bluff)
Arkansas is a southern U.S. state bordering the Mississippi river. Crocketts Bluff, the highest point in Arkansas County, holds the most expensive neighborhood with a $145,625 median household income.
Iowa (Zip Code: 50061 – West Des Moines)
Sitting between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, Iowa is a Midwestern state hailed as one of the safest states to live in. The city of West Des Moines holds the wealthiest community with a median household income at $147,578.
Montana (Zip code: 59242 – Homestead)
Another state defined by its diverse terrains and landscapes, Montana rests on the Mountain West region of the country. Homestead, an unincorporated community in Sheridan County, identifies as the highest household income generator a $147,813 on average.
Wyoming (Zip code: 82711 – Alva)
The least populous among the 50 states, Wyoming is a state situated in the Mountain West sub region of the Western United States. Alva, an unincorporated community in north central Crook County, is the wealthiest neighborhood with a $152,727 median household income.
Georgia (Zip Code: 30327 – Atlanta)
Georgia is a state found in the Southern part of the United States. Atlanta, its capital and central city for socio-economic affairs, registers the highest median household income at $154,738.
Alaska (Zip Code: 99516 – Anchorage)
Found in the northwestern part of the U.S., Alaska is the largest state in the country in terms of land area. Approximately half of its population resides in Anchorage, which also happens to be its wealthiest area with a median income of $155,637.
Arizona (Zip Code: 85253 – Scottsdale)
Arizona is most popular for its mountain ranges, particularly the Grand Canyon National Park. Scottsdale, a city in the eastern part of the capital, Phoenix, has the most affluent population, with $156,655 as its median income.
New Mexico (Zip code: 88126 – Pep)
Located in the Southwestern region of the United States, New Mexico has its richest zip code in the unincorporated community of Pep, with a $158,472 median household income.
Nevada (Zip Code: 89411 – Genoa)
Nevada is a Western state in the U.S., dubbed as the country’s gambling and entertainment capital. Its first settlement after joining the United States was Genoa, which is also its most affluent community with a median household income of $158,500.
Ohio (Zip Code: 45174 – Terrace Park)
Most notable for its non-rectangular state flag among other U.S. states, Ohio sits on the Midwestern region of the country. Terrace Park village takes the highest income-generating neighborhood, with $163,958 on average.
Maine (Zip Code: 04110 – Cumberland Foreside)
Maine is a state situated in the northeastern region of the contiguous US. Its wealthiest village, Cumberland Foreside, has a median household income valued at $165,720.
Oklahoma (Zip Code: 73151 – Oklahoma City)
A major producer of natural gas and oil, Oklahoma’s economy relies heavily on aviation, energy, and telecommunications industries. The state’s capital and largest city is Oklahoma City, and it is also the richest zip code with a median household income of $166,563.
Minnesota (Zip Code: 55424 – Minneapolis)
Also sitting in the upper Midwestern region of the U.S., Minnesota is famous for its Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, also known as the Twin Cities. Naturally, its largest city Minneapolis is the richest area with a $168,158 median household income.
Nebraska (Zip code: 68514 – Lincoln)
Distinctly composed of two major land regions, Nebraska holds both the Dissected Till Plains and the Great Plains. Its capital, Lincoln, is the state’s wealthiest zip code with median household income of $171,250.
New Hampshire (Zip Code: 03750 – Etna)
Defined by its quaint towns and large expanses of wilderness, New Hampshire is a U.S. state in the New England region. The unincorporated community of Etna within the town of Hanover is the wealthiest zip code with an average $172,540 household income.
Colorado (Zip Code: 80025 – Eldorado Springs)
Also a Western state, Colorado is part of the Mountain West sub-region with diverse landscapes of arid deserts, canyon rivers, and rocky mountains. Eldorado Springs, a resort community known for the largest pool in the U.S., the Big Radium Pool, is its richest zip code with $180,042 as a median household income.
Michigan (Zip Code: 48190 – Whittaker)
In the Great Lakes region of the upper Midwestern U.S., Michigan is the only state made up of two peninsulas. Whittaker, an unincorporated community in Washtenaw County, registers the highest median income valued at $183,257.
Washington (Zip code: 98039 – Medina)
Named after the first U.S. president George Washington, Washington state is one of the wealthiest and most socially liberal states in the country. The residential city of Medina on the Eastside King County is its richest neighborhood with a $192,120 median income.
Utah (Zip Code: 84018 – Croydon)
Utah is a Mountain West sub region state of the Western United States. The unincorporated community of Croydon is its richest zip code, with a median household income of $198,897.
Illinois (Zip Code: 60043 – Kenilworth)
Midwestern state Illinois also has wealthy zip codes, particularly around Chicago. In 2018, Kenilworth was named the eighth wealthiest community in the United States, and it remains the top-earning zip code in Illinois with household income of $212,750.
Kansas (Zip Code: 67559 – Nekoma)
Another Midwestern state is Kansas, which is located in the middle of the country. Nekoma, an unincorporated community in southwestern Rush County, is the wealthiest zip code, having a median income of $215,729.
Missouri (Zip code: 63073 – St. Albans)
Located in the Midwestern region of the U.S., Missouri was a central area for industrialization and business development after the Civil War. St. Albans, also an unincorporated community, is the state’s richest zip code with a household income valued at $217,607.
Maryland (Zip Code: 20812 – Glen Echo)
Defined by its abundant waterways and coastlines, Maryland is a U.S. state with major economic activity centered on shipment on the Port of Baltimore. Its richest zip code, though, is Glen Echo, with a household income averaging at $220,313.
Connecticut (Zip Code: 06870 – Old Greenwich)
Connecticut is among the wealthiest states of the country with the highest per-capita income. Its coastal neighborhood, Old Greenwich, is its wealthiest community, having a median household income of $220,642.
Florida (Zip Code: 33109 – Miami Beach)
Miami, Florida is a hotspot for beach houses among celebrities and affluent people. Unsurprisingly, its coastal resort city, Miami Beach, has the highest community income of $223,618 on average.
Massachusetts (Zip Code: 02468 – Waban)
Officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this state is the most populous in the New England region of the U.S. Its Waban Village is known for being the most educated zip code, as well as the most affluent, with a $235,714 median income.
Texas (Zip Code: 77010 – Houston)
The United States’ second largest state by both area and population, Texas is located in the South Central region of the country. Home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston makes the highest median income per household at $240,417.
Rhode Island (Zip Code: 02815 – Clayville)
Also known as the Ocean State, Rhode Island is home to several sandy shores and beachfront colonial towns. Dubbed as one of the best places to live in Rhode Island, Clayville is a rural town with the highest median household income at $243,311.
Kentucky (Zip Code: 40025 – Glenview)
Home to the world’s longest cave system, the Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky is a state found in the Southeastern region of the US. With the highest per capita income (over $250,000) in the state, Glenview is its richest zip code.
North Dakota (Zip Code: 58339 – Hansboro)
With farms and ranches covering nearly all of the state’s land, agriculture has been the primary source of wealth for North Dakota. Hansboro, a city in Towner County, has the most affluent community with over $250,000 median income.
California (Zip Code: 94027 – Atherton)
California rests on the Western part of the country next to the Pacific Ocean. Consistently ranked first since 2013, the town of Atherton registers as the zip code with the highest per capita income at $250,000 on average.
Indiana (Zip Code: 46290 – Indianapolis)
Home to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), Indiana is known for hosting a wide range of race car competitions, including the largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500. Consequently, the capital city Indianapolis also has the highest median income with over $250,000 on average.
New Jersey (Zip Code: 07078 – Short Hills)
Occupying at least 130 miles of Atlantic coast, New Jersey is a state found in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. Short Hills, its residential town popular for New York City workers, has the highest median household income at over $250,000.
New York (Zip code: 10282 – Lower Manhattan)
One of the founding colonies that formed the United States, New York is also a state of the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions. Lower Manhattan, the central borough for business, culture, and government in New York City, makes the highest household income at over $250,000 on average.
Pennsylvania (Zip Code: 19437 – Gwynedd Valley)
Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern state in the United States. Gwynedd Valley is the state’s most affluent zip code, having an over $250,000 median household income.
Virginia (Zip code: 20129 – Paeonian Springs)
Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the U.S. Originally developed as a resort town, Paeonian Springs is its most affluent zip code making over $250,000 income per household.