The 10 Richest Cities In Connecticut For 2021


We analyzed 21 places in Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

Want to know where Connecticut's 17 billionaires and 122,000 millionaires live? Look here.

That's right, folks, the Gold Coast didn't get its name because gold was found on Connecticut's beaches. Matter of fact, it's because there are a bunch of well-to-do people that call this New England state home. There's a reason this state is one of the richest in the country. And if you want to know where these wealthy Connecticutors live, take a look below at HomeSnacks' list of the richest places in The Constitution State for 2021.

The richest places in Connecticut are a lot like expensive diamonds; but, don't get it twisted, they are not by any means the diamonds in the rough. Heck, the competition for the top ten richest places in The Constitution State was quite fierce, so to narrow down our list we decided to look at the 21 Connecticut cities with at least 9,000 residents. We also looked at things that make rich people happy: fellow neighbors with high median income levels, world class educational opportunities, low crime, and posh amenities.

We're just going to leave this right here. If you want to live in one of Connecticut's richest places, you're going to need to make upwards of $58,843/year. But it's worth it because Connecticut has some of the best opportunities for employment with the state's overall unemployment rate holding steady with the national rate. Not to mention, if you're looking to get your kid into a university that produces more millionaires than the Connecticut Lottery, there's the University of Connecticut in Storrs and Yale University in New Haven.

So, want to know where it's just as difficult to 'Keep up with the Connecticuters' as it is The Kardashians? Keep reading.

Here are the 10 richest places in Connecticut for 2021:

  1. Milford
  2. Shelton
  3. Bristol
  4. Stamford
  5. Naugatuck
  6. Norwalk
  7. Danbury
  8. Torrington
  9. Middletown
  10. Meriden

With fancy city names like Windsor and Danbury, Connecticut seems to ooze wealth around every corner. Unfortunately, however, there can be only one Connecticut place that's worthy of the HomeSnacks crown.

So, what is the richest place in Connecticut? Well, according to the latest Census data, the richest place in The Nutmeg State is Milford.

To see the other wealthy places that made this list, take a look below. And if you have some time on your hands, take a look at how the other 99% live in Connecticut's poorest places.

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

The 10 Richest Cities In Connecticut For 2021

1. Milford

Milford, CT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 52,732
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $91,783
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%
Poverty Rate: 4.7%
More on Milford: Real Estate | Photos

2. Shelton

Shelton, CT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 41,141
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $97,131
Unemployment Rate: 5.5%
Poverty Rate: 5.1%
More on Shelton: Real Estate | Photos

3. Bristol

Bristol, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 60,218
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 3)
Median Income: $67,507
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%
Poverty Rate: 10.1%
More on Bristol: Real Estate | Photos

4. Stamford

Stamford, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 129,309
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Income: $93,059
Unemployment Rate: 6.3%
Poverty Rate: 9.2%
More on Stamford: Real Estate | Photos

5. Naugatuck

Naugatuck, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 31,347
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Income: $74,944
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
Poverty Rate: 7.9%
More on Naugatuck: Real Estate | Photos

6. Norwalk

Norwalk, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 88,599
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Income: $85,769
Unemployment Rate: 6.7%
Poverty Rate: 10.1%
More on Norwalk: Real Estate | Photos

7. Danbury

Danbury, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 84,619
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Median Income: $73,297
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Poverty Rate: 11.5%
More on Danbury: Real Estate | Photos

8. Torrington

Torrington, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 34,489
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Income: $63,172
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Poverty Rate: 10.3%
More on Torrington: Real Estate | Photos

9. Middletown

Middletown, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 46,511
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 4)
Median Income: $65,572
Unemployment Rate: 5.9%
Poverty Rate: 12.0%
More on Middletown: Real Estate | Photos

10. Meriden

Meriden, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 59,676
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Income: $58,843
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Poverty Rate: 10.4%
More on Meriden: Real Estate | Photos

How We Determined The Richest Places In Connecticut For 2021

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Connecticut
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 21 places with more than 9,000 people in Connecticut, we ranked each place from 1 to 21 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, Milford, crowned the "Richest City In Connecticut 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 21 places.

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

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

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 Connecticut, according to data:

Poorest: Hartford
2nd Poorest: New Haven
3rd Poorest: Waterbury

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Connecticut

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Milford 1.67 $91,783
2 Shelton 2.0 $97,131
3 Bristol 5.0 $67,507
4 Stamford 5.0 $93,059
5 Naugatuck 6.0 $74,944
6 Norwalk 6.67 $85,769
7 Danbury 7.0 $73,297
8 Torrington 7.67 $63,172
9 Middletown 7.67 $65,572
10 Meriden 8.0 $58,843
11 Norwich 12.33 $57,052
12 West Haven 12.33 $62,985
13 Groton 12.67 $52,859
14 Ansonia 13.67 $54,901
15 Derby 14.67 $56,357
16 New Britain 15.67 $46,499
17 New London 17.33 $46,298
18 Bridgeport 18.0 $46,662
19 Waterbury 18.33 $42,401
20 New Haven 18.67 $42,222
21 Hartford 20.67 $36,278

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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.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

0 thoughts on “The 10 Richest Cities In Connecticut For 2021

  1. I have no idea how you calculated this list at all. It is totally wrong, inaccurate & misleading. The richest towns in CT should have Greenwich, New Canaan, Darien, Southport, Fairfield, Westport, Wilton & Ridgefield…Easton & Redding are close behind.

    Bridgeport is on your list & it’s the poorest and most crime ridden city…yet it’s on the list while the wealthiest cities are not. You need to recalculate quickly. Also poor & crime ridden are Waterbury, Derby, Ansonia, & New London. Norwalk is not wealthy either.

  2. I agree with Sofia. The median income of Darien is $208,848. I have lost all faith in HomeSnacks.

  3. I am so shook on how wrong this whole entire article is. All of these cities are the poorest towns in Connecticut. Also Greenwhich, new canaan, Darien, Westport, etc. aren’t even on here and they are publically known to be some of the wealthiest towns in America. I honestly hope nobody reads this because its obviously not right and completely misleading.

  4. Sofia is 100% right. I came across this page and I have no idea how this list was formed. Shelton, Milford and Stamford are well-known in CT for being some of the “not so nice” places to live and they are absolutley not the richest. Not sure why Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan and many more are not mentioned in this list. I just wanted people who are reading this page and may be using these false statistics to know that this information is not from an accurate source.

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