The 10 Richest Cities In Colorado For 2023


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 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 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 $89,625/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 Breckenridge.

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. Breckenridge

Breckenridge, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,086
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 3)
Median Income: $118,077
Unemployment Rate: 0.3%
Poverty Rate: 1.3%
More on Breckenridge: Real Estate | Photos

2. Severance

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 7,691
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $111,055
Unemployment Rate: 1.1%
Poverty Rate: 0.7%
More on Severance: Real Estate

3. Cherry Hills Village

Cherry Hills Village, CO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,426
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Median Income: $250,001
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on Cherry Hills Village: Real Estate | Photos

4. Timnath

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,289
Rank Last Year:
Median Income: $156,738
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
More on Timnath: Real Estate

5. Superior

Superior, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 13,283
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Income: $131,757
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on Superior: Real Estate | Photos

6. Parker

Parker, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 57,311
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Median Income: $120,075
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.0%
More on Parker: Real Estate | Photos

7. Castle Pines

Castle Pines, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,296
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 5)
Median Income: $186,976
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 4.5%
More on Castle Pines: Real Estate | Photos

8. Aspen

Aspen, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,019
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 4)
Median Income: $89,625
Unemployment Rate: 1.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Aspen: Real Estate | Photos

9. Centennial

Centennial, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 107,972
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Income: $114,375
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Centennial: Real Estate | Photos

10. Frederick

Frederick, CO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,127
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 4)
Median Income: $116,283
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Frederick: Real Estate | Photos

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 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 2017-2021 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, Breckenridge, crowned the “Richest City In Colorado For 2023”. 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.

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

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Colorado

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Breckenridge 4.33 $118,077
2 Severance 6.33 $111,055
3 Cherry Hills Village 8.0 $250,001
4 Timnath 8.67 $156,738
5 Superior 9.33 $131,757
6 Parker 10.67 $120,075
7 Castle Pines 12.0 $186,976
8 Aspen 12.67 $89,625
9 Centennial 14.67 $114,375
10 Frederick 14.67 $116,283
11 Louisville 15.0 $125,124
12 Lone Tree 15.0 $113,653
13 Firestone 16.67 $102,165
14 Berthoud 17.0 $95,872
15 Eagle 17.33 $97,724
16 Greenwood Village 18.33 $129,416
17 Castle Rock 18.67 $121,388
18 Broomfield 18.67 $107,570
19 Milliken 19.67 $73,198
20 Eaton 20.0 $93,493
21 Lochbuie 21.33 $76,240
22 Lafayette 21.33 $95,033
23 Erie 23.0 $140,409
24 Windsor 25.0 $111,477
25 Gypsum 25.33 $83,324
26 Arvada 26.0 $96,677
27 Carbondale 30.0 $86,321
28 Monument 31.33 $102,278
29 Steamboat Springs 32.0 $80,660
30 Littleton 32.0 $82,997
31 Dacono 33.67 $85,518
32 John 34.0 $109,395
33 Westminster 34.67 $80,355
34 Commerce City 36.67 $87,354
35 Rifle 37.0 $72,935
36 Longmont 37.0 $83,104
37 Thornton 37.33 $86,818
38 Durango 38.33 $68,550
39 Brighton 38.67 $79,280
40 Golden 39.67 $83,976
41 Loveland 40.33 $73,907
42 Fruita 41.67 $64,029
43 Lakewood 42.0 $75,343
44 Englewood 43.0 $72,193
45 Edgewater 43.33 $65,794
46 Northglenn 44.67 $73,163
47 Woodland Park 45.0 $81,919
48 Denver 45.33 $78,177
49 Wellington 46.33 $94,586
50 Glenwood Springs 49.33 $69,728
51 Salida 51.67 $62,668
52 Fountain 51.67 $74,621
53 Sterling 52.33 $41,234
54 Aurora 52.33 $72,052
55 Wheat Ridge 54.33 $73,231
56 Craig 54.67 $51,618
57 Estes Park 55.33 $56,166
58 Fort Lupton 55.67 $68,295
59 Colorado Springs 56.0 $71,957
60 Fort Collins 56.67 $72,932
61 Federal Heights 58.33 $51,078
62 Boulder 58.33 $74,902
63 Avon 58.67 $74,450
64 Grand Junction 58.67 $58,892
65 Fort Morgan 59.67 $51,250
66 Brush 61.0 $61,750
67 Greeley 63.33 $60,601
68 Sheridan 64.67 $48,449
69 Montrose 65.33 $54,260
70 Lamar 66.33 $43,764
71 Evans 66.33 $65,187
72 Gunnison 69.33 $46,324
73 Cortez 70.0 $51,924
74 Delta 70.0 $44,551
75 La Junta 73.33 $48,929
76 Pueblo 73.33 $46,766
77 Alamosa 74.0 $43,153
78 Trinidad 76.67 $40,746

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2023. This is our tenth 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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