The 10 Richest Cities In Ohio For 2022


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 2022.

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 2022 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 254 cities in the 34th largest state and the seventh most populous state in the country.

Without further adieu, the wealthiest city in Ohio for 2022 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 2022

1. Independence

Independence, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,167
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $105,107
Unemployment Rate: 1.1%
Poverty Rate: 1.2%
More on Independence: Real Estate | Photos

2. Powell

Powell, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 13,353
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Income: $159,368
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 1.3%
More on Powell: Real Estate | Photos

3. Dublin

Dublin, OH

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 47,824
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Income: $138,372
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 2.4%
More on Dublin: Real Estate | Photos

4. Montgomery

Montgomery, OH

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 10,818
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Median Income: $118,977
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 1.4%
More on Montgomery: Real Estate | Photos

5. Pepper Pike

Pepper Pike, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,319
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Income: $182,743
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 4.4%
More on Pepper Pike: Real Estate | Photos

6. Springboro

Springboro, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 18,416
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 14)
Median Income: $107,403
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 2.5%
More on Springboro: Real Estate | Photos

7. Bay Village

Bay Village, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 15,258
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Income: $102,938
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Bay Village: Real Estate | Photos

8. Madeira

Madeira, OH

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 9,211
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 9)
Median Income: $134,565
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 1.9%
More on Madeira: Real Estate | Photos

9. Mason

Mason, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 33,592
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Median Income: $104,462
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Mason: Real Estate | Photos

10. Upper Arlington

Upper Arlington, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 35,364
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Income: $124,688
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
More on Upper Arlington: Real Estate | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Richest Places In Ohio For 2022

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 2016-2020 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 254 places with more than 5,000 people in Ohio, we ranked each place from 1 to 254 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 2022”. 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 254 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Ohio For 2022

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: Campbell

For more Ohio reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Ohio

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Independence 9.33 $105,107
2 Powell 11.33 $159,368
3 Dublin 11.67 $138,372
4 Montgomery 15.0 $118,977
5 Pepper Pike 16.67 $182,743
6 Springboro 17.0 $107,403
7 Bay Village 17.0 $102,938
8 Madeira 17.67 $134,565
9 Mason 18.67 $104,462
10 Upper Arlington 19.0 $124,688
11 Wyoming 20.0 $127,952
12 Broadview Heights 21.33 $87,815
13 Macedonia 21.33 $96,029
14 Hudson 24.0 $133,418
15 Monroe 24.33 $90,952
16 Bellbrook 24.67 $87,104
17 Oakwood 26.0 $121,250
18 Granville 26.67 $132,566
19 New Albany 27.33 $200,580
20 Solon 29.67 $114,214
21 Blue Ash 29.67 $97,192
22 Canal Winchester 31.67 $99,418
23 Gahanna 32.33 $89,945
24 Avon 32.67 $109,539
25 Grandview Heights 34.0 $93,367
26 Groveport 35.33 $72,351
27 Avon Lake 37.67 $82,994
28 Pickerington 37.67 $101,577
29 Twinsburg 38.67 $82,760
30 Olmsted Falls 39.33 $80,538
31 Kirtland 39.67 $91,108
32 Westerville 45.33 $92,287
33 Worthington 45.33 $105,373
34 Grove City 46.33 $77,865
35 Harrison 46.33 $75,625
36 The Village Of Indian Hill 47.0 $190,083
37 Beavercreek 48.67 $94,632
38 Middleburg Heights 49.67 $68,125
39 Hilliard 50.33 $102,283
40 Fairlawn 50.33 $72,088
41 John 51.33 $74,181
42 Rocky River 52.33 $81,370
43 Strongsville 53.67 $90,377
44 Centerville 53.67 $72,342
45 Bexley 55.33 $109,805
46 Mentor 55.67 $73,208
47 Vermilion 55.67 $64,823
48 Marysville 56.67 $79,016
49 North Ridgeville 57.0 $77,560
50 Ontario 58.0 $57,048
51 Brunswick 58.33 $70,384
52 Lyndhurst 58.33 $73,708
53 Westlake 58.67 $92,917
54 Sharonville 60.0 $66,896
55 Tallmadge 60.67 $74,783
56 Tipp City 61.33 $62,330
57 North Royalton 62.67 $69,788
58 Sunbury 64.67 $80,663
59 Maumee 65.67 $71,327
60 Perrysburg 66.33 $89,223
61 Waterville 66.67 $85,065
62 Highland Heights 69.33 $108,652
63 Chardon 69.33 $69,018
64 Lebanon 70.67 $65,960
65 Aurora 73.33 $113,438
66 Green 75.0 $81,899
67 Trenton 75.33 $82,123
68 Seven Hills 75.67 $81,128
69 Canfield 76.67 $88,941
70 Sylvania 77.0 $77,287
71 New Franklin 80.67 $75,807
72 North Olmsted 80.67 $72,666
73 Stow 81.33 $76,883
74 St. Marys 82.67 $62,253
75 Pataskala 82.67 $75,851
76 Carlisle 83.0 $64,068
77 Vandalia 85.0 $61,827
78 St. Clairsville 85.0 $77,684
79 Delaware 85.67 $74,130
80 Northwood 85.67 $70,182
81 Cortland 87.0 $61,250
82 Clayton 88.0 $75,545
83 North Canton 88.33 $60,473
84 Wadsworth 88.67 $66,920
85 Willoughby 89.67 $60,311
86 Norton 90.0 $73,146
87 Rossford 91.33 $74,010
88 Union 91.67 $63,657
89 Medina 92.0 $66,691
90 Beachwood 92.0 $88,709
91 Brecksville 92.33 $105,527
92 Sheffield Lake 92.67 $57,623
93 Fairview Park 95.0 $63,744
94 Streetsboro 97.33 $64,667
95 Kettering 98.33 $61,974
96 Wauseon 98.67 $56,853
97 Orrville 99.0 $58,211
98 Celina 99.67 $51,734
99 Milford 99.67 $59,012
100 Eaton 100.0 $49,375

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2022. This is our ninth 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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