The 10 Richest Cities In Colorado For 2022


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

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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 2022; 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 80 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 $91,299/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 Severance.

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 2022

1. Severance

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 5,611
Rank Last Year:
Median Income: $109,207
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 0.5%
More on Severance: Real Estate

2. Castle Pines

Castle Pines, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,977
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $178,036
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 4.6%
More on Castle Pines: Real Estate | Photos

3. Lone Tree

Lone Tree, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 13,381
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Income: $113,795
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 3.8%
More on Lone Tree: Real Estate | Photos

4. Breckenridge

Breckenridge, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,054
Rank Last Year:
Median Income: $91,299
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Breckenridge: Real Estate | Photos

5. Superior

Superior, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 13,292
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Median Income: $126,600
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.0%
More on Superior: Real Estate | Photos

6. Frederick

Frederick, CO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,414
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Median Income: $107,443
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 1.6%
More on Frederick: Real Estate | Photos

7. Cherry Hills Village

Cherry Hills Village, CO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,680
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Median Income: $250,001
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 4.0%
More on Cherry Hills Village: Real Estate | Photos

8. Firestone

Firestone, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 13,165
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Income: $97,862
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on Firestone: Real Estate | Photos

9. Parker

Parker, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 55,460
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 4)
Median Income: $114,802
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
More on Parker: Real Estate | Photos

10. Centennial

Centennial, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 111,331
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Median Income: $109,767
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.0%
More on Centennial: Real Estate | Photos

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

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 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 80 places with more than 5,000 people in Colorado, we ranked each place from 1 to 80 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, Severance, crowned the “Richest City In Colorado 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 80 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Colorado For 2022

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: Trinidad
3rd Poorest: Delta

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Colorado

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Severance 6.0 $109,207
2 Castle Pines 8.33 $178,036
3 Lone Tree 8.67 $113,795
4 Breckenridge 8.67 $91,299
5 Superior 8.67 $126,600
6 Frederick 9.67 $107,443
7 Cherry Hills Village 9.67 $250,001
8 Firestone 10.33 $97,862
9 Parker 11.0 $114,802
10 Centennial 13.33 $109,767
11 Louisville 15.67 $116,073
12 Aspen 16.33 $77,669
13 Eagle 16.67 $101,330
14 Greenwood Village 17.67 $127,500
15 Castle Rock 18.0 $113,585
16 Broomfield 19.33 $101,206
17 Erie 22.67 $124,480
18 Milliken 22.67 $69,219
19 Arvada 23.33 $92,669
20 Lafayette 24.67 $85,909
21 Berthoud 25.33 $86,501
22 Windsor 25.33 $103,933
23 Littleton 26.33 $76,375
24 John 28.0 $115,069
25 Eaton 28.33 $86,620
26 Gypsum 29.33 $77,788
27 Northglenn 30.33 $71,104
28 Westminster 32.33 $76,378
29 Glenwood Springs 32.67 $66,860
30 Thornton 33.33 $80,732
31 Commerce City 33.33 $82,939
32 Lochbuie 34.33 $68,493
33 Carbondale 34.33 $85,580
34 Monument 34.67 $100,339
35 Dacono 35.0 $73,050
36 Longmont 35.67 $79,140
37 Wellington 36.67 $89,100
38 Loveland 37.0 $72,515
39 Brighton 38.67 $74,813
40 Durango 39.0 $65,424
41 Lakewood 39.33 $71,233
42 Woodland Park 42.33 $78,445
43 Glendale 43.0 $60,573
44 Steamboat Springs 43.33 $74,351
45 Englewood 45.0 $66,399
46 Denver 45.33 $72,661
47 Golden 47.0 $80,338
48 Vail 47.0 $82,661
49 Rifle 48.0 $66,176
50 Aurora 48.33 $67,723
51 Edgewater 49.0 $59,375
52 Fountain 50.33 $68,194
53 Fort Lupton 51.0 $66,056
54 Salida 51.0 $49,939
55 Estes Park 51.33 $54,925
56 Federal Heights 52.0 $49,291
57 Wheat Ridge 53.33 $63,333
58 Brush 53.33 $56,078
59 Colorado Springs 54.0 $67,719
60 Craig 55.0 $49,667
61 Avon 56.0 $66,953
62 Boulder 57.0 $72,279
63 Fort Collins 57.33 $70,528
64 Fort Morgan 59.33 $48,642
65 Sheridan 60.33 $46,202
66 Greeley 61.0 $57,537
67 Manitou Springs 61.67 $65,933
68 Grand Junction 63.33 $54,570
69 Fruita 64.67 $50,800
70 La Junta 65.33 $49,654
71 Sterling 66.0 $40,956
72 Evans 66.0 $64,007
73 Montrose 68.67 $52,534
74 Cortez 70.67 $42,245
75 Lamar 71.67 $41,124
76 Gunnison 73.67 $44,386
77 Pueblo 74.67 $42,902
78 Delta 75.0 $40,841
79 Trinidad 77.67 $38,733
80 Alamosa 79.67 $38,000

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the richest cities in Colorado.

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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