The 10 Richest Cities In Ohio For 2021


We analyzed 256 places in Ohio to determine where the 1% live.

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You either have to own Skyline Chili or be a member of one of Ohio’s professional sports teams to live in our top ten richest cities in Ohio for 2021.

If you’re looking for safe cities and neighborhoods, amazing schools, and high-end shopping, with a bank account to match, you can stop your search. There are cities in The Buckeye State that have these 5-star amenities, and then some. Yes, this flyover state has many cities that cater to the lifestyle of the Ohio rich and famous.

How does one get their hand on one of these Ohio cities where living your best life is possible? Well, a couple of things have to fall into place for you. First off, you need to find a job that pays on average $150,000/year. Might we suggest a job in real estate in our number one richest city? The median home price in this city is currently a million dollars. Secondly, you have to be a hard worker. Unemployment rates and poverty rates in these affluent Ohio cities barely reach 3%.

Monetary wealth does make a city rich, but there are cities on our list that are both rich in the dollar as well as rich in amenities. Cities on our list like Bay Village offer any yachtie primo parking, and cities like Powell have some the fanciest golf courses this side of the Mississippi. This means that you can keep money in your wallet to live a posh Ohio lifestyle. It’s not lost on us that there are multiple cities on our ten best places to live in Ohio for 2021 that are also on our richest list. Wealthy cities tend to have it all.

To narrow down the richest cities in Ohio, we looked at several factors: poverty rate, median household income, and unemployment rate. The cities also had to have a population of at least 5,000.

This left us with 253 cities in the 34th largest state and the seventh most populous state in the country.

Without further adieu, the wealthiest city in Ohio for 2021 is Independence.

So, if you care about living where there are great jobs and wealthy people, take a look the list below. The ‘Heart of it All’ is calling.

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

The 10 Richest Cities In Ohio For 2021

1. Independence

Independence, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,169
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $106,413
Unemployment Rate: 0.9%
Poverty Rate: 1.7%
More on Independence: Real Estate | Photos

2. Montgomery

Montgomery, OH

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 10,782
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 5)
Median Income: $131,111
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Montgomery: Real Estate | Photos

3. Powell

Powell, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 13,141
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 15)
Median Income: $157,149
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 1.2%
More on Powell: Real Estate | Photos

4. Pepper Pike

Pepper Pike, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,269
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 10)
Median Income: $190,682
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%
Poverty Rate: 4.5%
More on Pepper Pike: Real Estate | Photos

5. Dublin

Dublin, OH

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 46,499
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 7)
Median Income: $137,867
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 2.5%
More on Dublin: Real Estate | Photos

6. Macedonia

Macedonia, OH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,873
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Income: $97,440
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 1.6%
More on Macedonia: Real Estate | Photos

7. Bay Village

Bay Village, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 15,325
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Income: $103,582
Unemployment Rate: 1.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on Bay Village: Real Estate | Photos

8. Broadview Heights

Broadview Heights, OH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,195
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 7)
Median Income: $89,224
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%
Poverty Rate: 1.6%
More on Broadview Heights: Real Estate | Photos

9. Upper Arlington

Upper Arlington, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 35,299
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 4)
Median Income: $123,548
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.3%
More on Upper Arlington: Real Estate | Photos

10. Grandview Heights

Grandview Heights, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,895
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Income: $101,100
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 2.8%
More on Grandview Heights: Real Estate | Photos

How We Determined The Richest Places In Ohio For 2021

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Ohio
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 2015-2019 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 253 places with more than 5,000 people in Ohio, we ranked each place from 1 to 253 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, Independence, crowned the “Richest City In Ohio For 2021”. You can download the data here.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 253 places.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Ohio For 2021

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

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 Ohio, according to data:

Poorest: East Cleveland
2nd Poorest: Youngstown
3rd Poorest: Portsmouth

For more Ohio reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Ohio

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Independence 8.67 $106,413
2 Montgomery 10.0 $131,111
3 Powell 11.33 $157,149
4 Pepper Pike 15.67 $190,682
5 Dublin 16.67 $137,867
6 Macedonia 17.33 $97,440
7 Bay Village 17.33 $103,582
8 Broadview Heights 18.0 $89,224
9 Upper Arlington 18.67 $123,548
10 Grandview Heights 19.67 $101,100
11 Mason 21.33 $100,594
12 Bellbrook 21.67 $84,130
13 Oakwood 22.67 $112,917
14 Worthington 24.0 $104,362
15 Waterville 26.0 $92,038
16 Granville 26.33 $118,375
17 Madeira 28.0 $117,944
18 Wyoming 28.33 $124,963
19 Pickerington 29.33 $97,192
20 Springboro 29.67 $107,225
21 Kirtland 33.0 $91,683
22 Hudson 33.33 $134,963
23 Solon 37.0 $107,286
24 Avon Lake 37.67 $83,018
25 Avon 38.0 $109,916
26 Gahanna 38.0 $88,475
27 Tipp City 39.33 $69,881
28 Twinsburg 42.33 $76,674
29 New Albany 42.67 $203,409
30 Perrysburg 43.0 $90,633
31 Blue Ash 44.0 $91,563
32 Beachwood 44.67 $89,190
33 Centerville 44.67 $73,904
34 Beavercreek 45.67 $91,217
35 The Village Of Indian Hill 45.67 $207,174
36 Fairlawn 45.67 $67,598
37 Groveport 46.67 $67,063
38 Canal Winchester 46.67 $95,647
39 Monroe 47.33 $86,935
40 Hilliard 47.67 $96,959
41 Ontario 49.0 $58,246
42 Westerville 49.33 $93,717
43 Canfield 49.33 $81,637
44 Marysville 50.33 $75,116
45 Westlake 51.33 $86,008
46 North Ridgeville 53.33 $77,221
47 Stow 54.0 $73,201
48 Rossford 54.0 $67,634
49 Aurora 54.67 $97,848
50 Brunswick 57.33 $69,884
51 North Royalton 57.67 $70,665
52 New Franklin 58.67 $72,866
53 Rocky River 59.0 $74,950
54 Grove City 60.33 $74,284
55 Mentor 60.33 $72,615
56 Middleburg Heights 60.67 $63,619
57 Highland Heights 61.33 $109,818
58 Lyndhurst 62.67 $73,164
59 Strongsville 62.67 $88,176
60 Olmsted Falls 63.33 $69,839
61 Brecksville 66.0 $108,606
62 Union 66.0 $70,360
63 Harrison 67.33 $61,731
64 Sharonville 68.33 $61,378
65 Wadsworth 69.0 $71,478
66 John 69.33 $57,500
67 Maumee 70.0 $71,419
68 Sunbury 70.33 $74,583
69 Willoughby 70.33 $60,332
70 Lebanon 70.67 $65,477
71 Pataskala 72.0 $77,514
72 Medina 73.0 $66,155
73 Streetsboro 73.67 $65,742
74 Tallmadge 74.0 $75,622
75 North Canton 74.67 $62,128
76 Brookville 76.0 $52,007
77 Chardon 76.67 $65,262
78 Bexley 76.67 $109,036
79 Seven Hills 77.67 $82,255
80 Vandalia 79.0 $58,277
81 Fairfield 81.33 $60,340
82 Loveland 82.0 $71,405
83 Green 85.33 $75,566
84 University Heights 85.67 $77,256
85 Clayton 85.67 $74,437
86 Willoughby Hills 86.33 $59,328
87 Vermilion 86.33 $63,715
88 Sylvania 88.67 $76,923
89 Upper Sandusky 89.33 $46,774
90 Deer Park 90.0 $64,915
91 Delaware 92.33 $69,087
92 Trenton 93.0 $77,739
93 Norton 94.67 $68,457
94 Fairview Park 95.33 $61,020
95 Canal Fulton 96.67 $60,292
96 Mentor-On-The-Lake 97.33 $54,642
97 Cortland 97.67 $62,260
98 Wapakoneta 98.67 $57,512
99 Wickliffe 99.0 $61,105
100 St. Marys 100.33 $56,430

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest cities in Ohio.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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