The 10 Richest Cities In Georgia For 2022


We analyzed 125 places in Georgia to determine where the 1% live.

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We’re just going to leave this right here: if you’re the home to The Masters golf tournament, you better believe you house some crazy rich cities. And, yes, we’re talking about you Georgia.

Now, not every city on our top ten richest cities in Georgia for 2022 can compare to Augusta, there are a ton of wealthy Georgia peaches on this list that definitely know how to roll out the bourgeois southern charm.To create this list, we asked ourselves, what is important to rich people? Besides the obvious: high paying jobs, safe cities and neighborhoods, gold star schools, and high-end amenities, we know that the ‘one percent’ like to be catered to on a different level.

There are Georgia cities on our richest cities list that do just that. Cities on our list like Alpharetta and Milton are the playground of Georgia’s rich and famous with great parks, amazing golf courses, and posh shopping. And if you live in Suwanee, you can hop in your rover and head on over to the Atlanta Falcons training camp. Now, it’s not lost on us that there are multiple cities on our ten best cities to live in Georgia for 2022 that are also on our richest list. Wealthy cities tend to have it all.

To see which cities are the wealthiest in Georgia for 2022, take a look at the list below.

Here are the 10 richest places in Georgia for 2022:

  1. Braselton
  2. Peachtree City
  3. Flowery Branch
  4. Tyrone
  5. Dunwoody
  6. Johns Creek
  7. Woodstock
  8. Milton
  9. Bremen
  10. Brookhaven

How does one get their hand on one of these Georgia cities where living your best life is very expensive? Well, a couple of things have to fall into place for you.

First off, you need to find a job that pays on average $100,000/year. Might we suggest a job in healthcare in our number one richest city? You’re going to have to find a high paying job in this city if you want to pull in $102,000/year. That’s a lot of Georgia cheddar, folks.Secondly, you have to be a hard worker. Unemployment rates and poverty rates in these Georgia cities barely scratches 4.5%

So what city in Georgia crushed all categories as the richest city? The richest city in Georgia would be Braselton according to the most recent census data.

So, if you care about living where there are great jobs and wealthy people, take a look the list below. The ‘Empire State of the South’ is calling.

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

The 10 Richest Cities In Georgia For 2022

1. Braselton

Braselton, GA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 12,178
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $104,097
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Braselton: Real Estate | Photos

2. Peachtree City

Peachtree City, GA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 35,844
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Median Income: $100,768
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 5.0%
More on Peachtree City: Real Estate | Photos

3. Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch, GA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,896
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Median Income: $85,703
Unemployment Rate: 0.7%
Poverty Rate: 5.5%
More on Flowery Branch: Real Estate | Photos

4. Tyrone

Tyrone, GA

Source: Town of Tyrone, GA
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,427
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 3)
Median Income: $106,422
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.4%
More on Tyrone: Real Estate | Photos

5. Dunwoody

Dunwoody, GA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 49,466
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Income: $96,470
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
More on Dunwoody: Real Estate | Photos

6. Johns Creek

Johns Creek, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 84,551
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 7)
Median Income: $125,862
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
More on Johns Creek: Real Estate | Photos

7. Woodstock

Woodstock, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 32,310
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Median Income: $81,268
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 4.6%
More on Woodstock: Real Estate | Photos

8. Milton

Milton, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 39,252
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 5)
Median Income: $127,487
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Poverty Rate: 4.5%
More on Milton: Real Estate | Photos

9. Bremen

Bremen, GA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,057
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 7)
Median Income: $68,500
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 5.0%
More on Bremen: Real Estate | Photos

10. Brookhaven

Brookhaven, GA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 54,727
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 4)
Median Income: $101,607
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 10.9%
More on Brookhaven: Real Estate | Photos

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

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Georgia
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 128 places with more than 5,000 people in Georgia, we ranked each place from 1 to 128 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, Braselton, crowned the “Richest City In Georgia 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 128 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Georgia For 2022

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

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 Georgia, according to data:

Poorest: Cordele
2nd Poorest: Fort Valley
3rd Poorest: Statesboro

For more Georgia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Georgia

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Braselton 5.67 $104,097
2 Peachtree City 8.67 $100,768
3 Flowery Branch 9.33 $85,703
4 Tyrone 11.67 $106,422
5 Dunwoody 12.33 $96,470
6 Johns Creek 13.0 $125,862
7 Woodstock 13.0 $81,268
8 Milton 13.67 $127,487
9 Bremen 14.67 $68,500
10 Brookhaven 17.0 $101,607
11 Jefferson 17.0 $70,766
12 Roswell 17.67 $105,913
13 Snellville 18.0 $79,706
14 Sandy Springs 20.0 $80,998
15 Smyrna 21.33 $77,713
16 Sugar Hill 21.33 $90,205
17 Holly Springs 22.67 $94,824
18 Alpharetta 26.0 $119,568
19 Peachtree Corners 26.67 $65,328
20 Decatur 29.33 $114,615
21 Grovetown 29.67 $57,769
22 Suwanee 29.67 $90,372
23 Duluth 31.67 $74,377
24 Centerville 32.0 $56,714
25 Pooler 35.0 $79,004
26 Loganville 35.67 $69,864
27 Acworth 36.0 $66,003
28 Buford 36.0 $57,147
29 Powder Springs 36.67 $72,810
30 Newnan 36.67 $66,384
31 Doraville 41.0 $61,007
32 Port Wentworth 41.33 $74,018
33 Kennesaw 41.67 $72,972
34 Dallas 42.33 $49,589
35 Chamblee 42.33 $66,607
36 Villa Rica 42.67 $70,767
37 Marietta 43.0 $59,594
38 Stockbridge 43.33 $58,401
39 Hapeville 44.0 $64,235
40 Mcdonough 45.67 $69,916
41 Richmond Hill 46.0 $72,033
42 Commerce 47.33 $45,034
43 Norcross 48.0 $65,409
44 Auburn 48.0 $60,721
45 Fayetteville 48.33 $74,501
46 Hampton 50.33 $54,148
47 Gainesville 50.33 $53,662
48 Riverdale 50.67 $55,972
49 Cartersville 51.0 $55,208
50 Perry 51.33 $56,389
51 Lilburn 54.33 $56,625
52 Cumming 55.33 $50,159
53 Kingsland 55.67 $53,368
54 Austell 58.0 $47,123
55 Fort Oglethorpe 59.33 $40,564
56 Canton 59.67 $61,459
57 Douglasville 59.67 $63,858
58 Warner Robins 60.33 $55,163
59 Atlanta 61.0 $64,179
60 Winder 61.0 $52,568
61 Stone Mountain 63.0 $42,894
62 Cairo 63.0 $38,068
63 Dacula 63.33 $68,468
64 St. Marys 64.33 $66,033
65 Union City 64.67 $39,768
66 Dalton 65.67 $46,894
67 Morrow 67.0 $51,991
68 Garden City 68.0 $42,013
69 Waynesboro 70.33 $40,268
70 Tifton 70.67 $36,807
71 Lovejoy 71.0 $51,557
72 Lawrenceville 71.67 $52,312
73 Griffin 72.0 $37,178
74 Calhoun 72.33 $37,342
75 Thomasville 72.67 $38,040
76 Adel 73.67 $26,953
77 Glennville 76.0 $50,464
78 Locust Grove 77.33 $56,533
79 Jesup 78.33 $43,606
80 Fairburn 78.67 $55,198
81 Vidalia 78.67 $44,635
82 Covington 79.0 $39,818
83 Toccoa 79.67 $45,148
84 Hinesville 80.0 $48,580
85 Thomson 80.67 $36,458
86 Columbus 81.67 $47,418
87 Byron 82.0 $52,500
88 Jonesboro 82.67 $29,375
89 Savannah 82.67 $46,149
90 East Point 83.0 $45,411
91 Sandersville 85.0 $36,830
92 Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government 85.33 $45,700
93 Eatonton 85.67 $34,049
94 Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance) 86.67 $39,713
95 Douglas 87.0 $34,112
96 Waycross 87.33 $30,367
97 Lagrange 88.33 $36,690
98 Hawkinsville 88.67 $37,287
99 Rome 91.0 $38,987
100 Conyers 91.33 $42,919

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

About Chris Kolmar

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