The 10 Richest Cities In Colorado For 2023


The richest cities in Colorado are Cherry Hills Village and Greenwood Village for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

You are just one minute away from learning where Colorado’s richest places are located.

Now that you’re here, HomeSnacks is super happy to tell you where the richest places are located in Colorado for 2023; but first, we think that you should take a look at how we identified The Centennial State’s cream of the crop.

Folks, the competition out of the gate was fierce to say the least. There are a lot of wealthy people in Colorado and a lot of wealthy places that placate to the state’s one percent. So, we had to break it down by giving every place with 3,000 residents a Wealth Score: we ended up with 94 Colorado cities that anyone with some cash in their pocket would be lucky to call home. And, yes, you’re going to need a fat bank account if you think you’re going to live in one of Colorado’s richest places.

But, we’re here to tell you that you’re not going to have to grow or sell marijuana to live in one of the state’s richest places to be happy, wealthy, and livin’ the Colorado dream. The median income in most of the top ten is close to $104,605/year, and the jobs that are paying the highest in this state are in healthcare and engineering. That’s right, if you want to live like Colorado royalty, go get one of those jobs and find yourself a favorite place from our list below; but don’t wait too long, because Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the country.

Want to know more? We suggest that you crank some John Denver, grab a quiet spot next to the Colorado River in Grand Junction, and read on.

Now, if you guessed that Aspen and Vail made Colorado’s richest list because this is where the rich and famous like to play, guess again. Actually, many of the state’s richest places are located in the greater Denver area.

So, where is Colorado’s number one richest place to live? According to the latest data, that would be Cherry Hills Village.

To see the other cities that made Colorado’s top ten richest places, take a look below. And if you have some time on your hands, check out the state’s worst places…it will REALLY put things in perspective.

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

The 10 Richest Cities In Colorado For 2023

1. Cherry Hills Village

Cherry Hills Village, CO

Source: Wikipedia User Jeffrey Beall | CC BY 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,426
Median Income: $250,001
Median Home Values: $2,000,001
More on Cherry Hills Village: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

2. Greenwood Village

Greenwood Village, CO

Source: Wikipedia User No machine-readable author provided. Keflavich assumed (based on copyright claims). | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 15,548
Median Income: $129,416
Median Home Values: $984,400
More on Greenwood Village: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

3. Castle Pines

Castle Pines, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,296
Median Income: $186,976
Median Home Values: $688,100
More on Castle Pines: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

4. Superior

Superior, CO

Source: Wikipedia User Pleiades Two | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 13,283
Median Income: $131,757
Median Home Values: $660,000
More on Superior: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

5. Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village, CO

Source: Wikipedia User Werdna | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,089
Median Income: $127,689
Median Home Values: $0
More on Snowmass Village: Data | Crime | Real Estate

6. Timnath

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,289
Median Income: $156,738
Median Home Values: $585,000
More on Timnath: Data | Crime | Real Estate

7. Louisville

Louisville, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 21,091
Median Income: $125,124
Median Home Values: $677,000
More on Louisville: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

8. Lone Tree

Lone Tree, CO

Source: Wikipedia User Jeffrey Beall | CC BY 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 13,701
Median Income: $113,653
Median Home Values: $691,300
More on Lone Tree: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

9. Erie

Erie, CO

Source: Wikipedia User Bahooka | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 29,367
Median Income: $140,409
Median Home Values: $565,500
More on Erie: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

10. Basalt

Basalt, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,802
Median Income: $104,605
Median Home Values: $873,400
More on Basalt: Data | Crime | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Richest Places In Colorado For 2023

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Colorado
The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is simply identifying 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 2017-2021 American Community Survey and applied Saturday Night Science:

  • Median Home Values
  • Median Household Income

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how rich a place is. And home values are a measure of wealth. The two combine to define a “Rich City.”

After we collected the data for all 94 places with more than 3,000 people in Colorado, we ranked each place from 1 to 94 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, Cherry Hills Village, crowned the “Richest City In Colorado For 2023.”

The data has been updated for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the wealthiest cities in Colorado.

You can skip to the end to see the rankings for all 94 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Colorado For 2023

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

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 Colorado, according to data:

Poorest: Rocky Ford
2nd Poorest: Walsenburg
3rd Poorest: Lamar

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Colorado

Rank City RichScore Median Income Median Home Value
1 Cherry Hills Village 1.0 $250,001 $2,000,001
2 Greenwood Village 4.0 $129,416 $984,400
3 Castle Pines 4.5 $186,976 $688,100
4 Superior 7.0 $131,757 $660,000
5 Snowmass Village 7.0 $127,689 $0
6 Timnath 8.0 $156,738 $585,000
7 Louisville 8.0 $125,124 $677,000
8 Lone Tree 10.0 $113,653 $691,300
9 Erie 10.0 $140,409 $565,500
10 Basalt 11.5 $104,605 $873,400
11 Vail 14.5 $100,417 $729,000
12 Breckenridge 16.5 $118,077 $479,400
13 Parker 16.5 $120,075 $475,400
14 Silverthorne 16.5 $108,109 $573,300
15 Centennial 16.5 $114,375 $484,500
16 Castle Rock 17.0 $121,388 $472,800
17 Eagle 18.5 $97,724 $614,400
18 Broomfield 20.0 $107,570 $482,100
19 Carbondale 22.0 $86,321 $638,000
20 Lafayette 23.0 $95,033 $498,400
21 Windsor 23.5 $111,477 $452,000
22 Frederick 24.5 $116,283 $421,200
23 Golden 25.0 $83,976 $579,800
24 Boulder 26.0 $74,902 $790,100
25 Steamboat Springs 26.0 $80,660 $628,800
26 Arvada 28.5 $96,677 $456,200
27 John 28.5 $109,395 $407,900
28 Severance 29.0 $111,055 $404,600
29 Monument 30.0 $102,278 $417,900
30 Aspen 31.0 $89,625 $0
31 Mead 31.0 $103,375 $407,400
32 Littleton 32.5 $82,997 $471,900
33 Firestone 33.0 $102,165 $399,900
34 Avon 33.5 $74,450 $531,600
35 Berthoud 35.5 $95,872 $399,000
36 Longmont 37.0 $83,104 $423,300
37 Denver 37.5 $78,177 $459,100
38 Durango 40.0 $68,550 $497,100
39 Wheat Ridge 40.5 $73,231 $459,500
40 Thornton 41.0 $86,818 $376,900
41 Lakewood 41.0 $75,343 $428,800
42 Commerce City 41.5 $87,354 $364,600
43 Wellington 42.0 $94,586 $351,000
44 Gypsum 42.0 $83,324 $383,600
45 Eaton 43.5 $93,493 $349,200
46 Glenwood Springs 43.5 $69,728 $465,600
47 Westminster 44.0 $80,355 $388,300
48 Edgewater 44.0 $65,794 $473,600
49 New Castle 44.0 $79,849 $389,000
50 Fort Collins 45.0 $72,932 $431,300
51 Dacono 46.5 $85,518 $347,500
52 Woodland Park 46.5 $81,919 $356,300
53 Brighton 47.0 $79,280 $366,200
54 Englewood 48.0 $72,193 $409,800
55 Manitou Springs 49.0 $65,703 $449,200
56 Estes Park 51.5 $56,166 $463,400
57 Loveland 51.5 $73,907 $359,400
58 Northglenn 54.0 $73,163 $351,500
59 Lochbuie 55.5 $76,240 $293,500
60 Milliken 56.0 $73,198 $336,000
61 Aurora 57.0 $72,052 $350,200
62 Fountain 58.0 $74,621 $284,900
63 Salida 59.0 $62,668 $377,500
64 Rifle 59.0 $72,935 $301,100
65 Colorado Springs 60.0 $71,957 $324,100
66 Silt 61.5 $66,250 $333,400
67 Fort Lupton 62.0 $68,295 $306,100
68 Greeley 68.0 $60,601 $296,300
69 Orchard City 69.0 $62,885 $272,000
70 Glendale 69.5 $63,673 $263,600
71 Evans 70.0 $65,187 $259,000
72 Fruita 70.0 $64,029 $259,300
73 Grand Junction 71.5 $58,892 $271,100
74 Brush 73.5 $61,750 $205,200
75 Montrose 74.0 $54,260 $261,600
76 Gunnison 76.0 $46,324 $286,400
77 Sheridan 76.0 $48,449 $280,700
78 Fort Morgan 77.5 $51,250 $215,100
79 Cortez 78.5 $51,924 $174,800
80 Craig 78.5 $51,618 $182,100
81 Florence 79.0 $53,788 $167,600
82 Burlington 80.0 $58,472 $146,400
83 Yuma 81.0 $50,583 $170,600
84 Delta 82.5 $44,551 $195,500
85 Pueblo 83.5 $46,766 $163,400
86 La Junta 86.5 $48,929 $98,100
87 Federal Heights 86.5 $51,078 $74,600
88 Monte Vista 87.0 $44,982 $138,300
89 Alamosa 87.0 $43,153 $154,500
90 Trinidad 87.5 $40,746 $158,700
91 Sterling 88.0 $41,234 $149,700
92 Lamar 88.5 $43,764 $105,700
93 Walsenburg 91.0 $33,372 $105,600
94 Rocky Ford 92.5 $29,822 $81,900
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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