The 10 Richest Cities In Colorado For 2021


We analyzed 76 places in Colorado to determine where the 1% live.

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

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 2021; 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 5,000 residents a Wealth Score: we ended up with 78 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 $99,732/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 Castle Pines.

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 2021

1. Castle Pines

Castle Pines, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,591
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 2)
Median Income: $163,819
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 1.7%
More on Castle Pines: Real Estate | Photos

2. Lone Tree

Lone Tree, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,923
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 3)
Median Income: $120,392
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Lone Tree: Real Estate | Photos

3. Superior

Superior, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 13,077
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Income: $127,292
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
More on Superior: Real Estate | Photos

4. Cherry Hills Village

Cherry Hills Village, CO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,647
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 3)
Median Income: $250,001
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
More on Cherry Hills Village: Real Estate | Photos

5. Parker

Parker, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 54,352
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Income: $110,934
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Parker: Real Estate | Photos

6. Castle Rock

Castle Rock, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 62,417
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Income: $109,700
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
More on Castle Rock: Real Estate | Photos

7. Firestone

Firestone, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 14,033
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 10)
Median Income: $100,288
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on Firestone: Real Estate | Photos

8. Centennial

Centennial, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 110,218
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Median Income: $109,324
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Centennial: Real Estate | Photos

9. Frederick

Frederick, CO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,767
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 3)
Median Income: $105,827
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
More on Frederick: Real Estate | Photos

10. Windsor

Windsor, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 26,806
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Median Income: $99,732
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Windsor: Real Estate | Photos

How We Determined The Richest Places In Colorado For 2021

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 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 78 places with more than 5,000 people in Colorado, we ranked each place from 1 to 78 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, Castle Pines, crowned the "Richest City In Colorado 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 78 places.

There You Have It - The Wealthiest Places In Colorado For 2021

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: Alamosa
2nd Poorest: Pueblo
3rd Poorest: Gunnison

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Colorado

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Castle Pines 3.0 $163,819
2 Lone Tree 6.0 $120,392
3 Superior 7.67 $127,292
4 Cherry Hills Village 8.0 $250,001
5 Parker 8.67 $110,934
6 Castle Rock 9.67 $109,700
7 Firestone 10.0 $100,288
8 Centennial 10.0 $109,324
9 Frederick 12.0 $105,827
10 Windsor 13.0 $99,732
11 Gypsum 14.0 $78,872
12 Milliken 16.0 $77,589
13 Broomfield 16.67 $96,416
14 Eagle 17.5 $97,806
15 John 18.33 $100,025
16 Erie 18.67 $119,555
17 Louisville 19.67 $103,017
18 Lafayette 20.0 $83,342
19 Greenwood Village 20.33 $129,035
20 Aspen 22.0 $78,292
21 Vail 22.33 $80,987
22 Arvada 24.33 $84,717
23 Wellington 25.67 $91,566
24 Eaton 26.33 $80,997
25 Carbondale 26.33 $81,012
26 Avon 29.17 $76,303
27 Thornton 29.33 $79,411
28 Littleton 29.33 $76,015
29 Manitou Springs 32.67 $62,270
30 Westminster 33.0 $76,142
31 Glenwood Springs 33.33 $66,693
32 Berthoud 33.33 $78,393
33 Monument 35.33 $107,168
34 Lakewood 35.67 $66,740
35 Brighton 36.33 $75,355
36 Dacono 38.33 $67,292
37 Loveland 38.5 $68,592
38 Steamboat Springs 38.67 $77,419
39 Woodland Park 41.0 $77,912
40 Commerce City 41.33 $77,065
41 Denver 42.17 $68,592
42 Glendale 43.67 $56,557
43 Fort Lupton 44.33 $63,646
44 Lochbuie 45.0 $71,304
45 Longmont 45.0 $74,242
46 Evans 45.33 $59,527
47 Durango 45.33 $66,160
48 Northglenn 46.33 $66,300
49 Wheat Ridge 47.67 $57,659
50 Aurora 48.0 $65,100
51 Federal Heights 48.67 $45,395
52 Golden 49.67 $72,349
53 Fountain 50.0 $64,582
54 Fort Morgan 51.33 $50,823
55 Sterling 52.0 $45,647
56 Edgewater 52.0 $56,028
57 Boulder 52.67 $69,520
58 Estes Park 53.33 $55,000
59 Craig 54.33 $56,481
60 Colorado Springs 54.67 $64,712
61 Rifle 55.67 $66,319
62 Sheridan 57.33 $44,335
63 Fort Collins 57.67 $65,866
64 Englewood 58.0 $59,774
65 Greeley 59.67 $57,586
66 Salida 60.0 $46,875
67 Fruita 62.0 $58,531
68 Brush 63.67 $43,824
69 Grand Junction 65.0 $52,504
70 Lamar 68.33 $40,826
71 Montrose 68.67 $46,250
72 La Junta 69.0 $39,567
73 Delta 70.0 $41,415
74 Cortez 70.33 $42,271
75 Trinidad 74.0 $37,196
76 Gunnison 74.67 $40,893
77 Pueblo 76.0 $40,450
78 Alamosa 78.0 $35,085

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3 thoughts on “The 10 Richest Cities In Colorado For 2021

  1. Broadmoor the worst place to live in Colorado Springs? Skyway Park and Cheyenne Canyon are bad? Are you writing a satire here? Broadmoor is a very upscale, safe, beautiful place, as is Skyway Park. All these “worst” places you mention are actually considered the BEST neighborhoods. Have you ever been to Colorado?

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