The 10 Richest Cities In Georgia For 2021


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 2021 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 2021 that are also on our richest list. Wealthy cities tend to have it all.

To see which cities are the wealthiest in Georgia for 2021, take a look at the list below.

Here are the 10 richest places in Georgia for 2021:

  1. Tyrone
  2. Braselton
  3. Milton
  4. Peachtree City
  5. Dunwoody
  6. Suwanee
  7. Flowery Branch
  8. Decatur
  9. Woodstock
  10. Sandy Springs

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 Tyrone 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 2021

1. Tyrone

Tyrone, GA

Source: Town of Tyrone, GA
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,295
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 14)
Median Income: $103,929
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Tyrone: Real Estate | Photos

2. Braselton

Braselton, GA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 11,452
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $105,096
Unemployment Rate: 1.3%
Poverty Rate: 4.4%
More on Braselton: Real Estate | Photos

3. Milton

Milton, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 38,759
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Income: $128,559
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
More on Milton: Real Estate | Photos

4. Peachtree City

Peachtree City, GA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 35,443
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Income: $101,121
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 5.6%
More on Peachtree City: Real Estate | Photos

5. Dunwoody

Dunwoody, GA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 49,371
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Income: $96,057
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
More on Dunwoody: Real Estate | Photos

6. Suwanee

Suwanee, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 19,743
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 3)
Median Income: $90,436
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 6.2%
More on Suwanee: Real Estate | Photos

7. Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch, GA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,497
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Median Income: $75,599
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 6.4%
More on Flowery Branch: Real Estate | Photos

8. Decatur

Decatur, GA

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 24,002
Rank Last Year: 22 (Up 14)
Median Income: $106,088
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 8.4%
More on Decatur: Real Estate | Photos

9. Woodstock

Woodstock, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 31,437
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Median Income: $76,191
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 7.7%
More on Woodstock: Real Estate | Photos

10. Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs, GA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 107,072
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 2)
Median Income: $78,613
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 7.6%
More on Sandy Springs: Real Estate | Photos

How We Determined The Richest Places In Georgia For 2021

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 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 129 places with more than 5,000 people in Georgia, we ranked each place from 1 to 129 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, Tyrone, crowned the “Richest City In Georgia 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 129 places.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Georgia For 2021

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: Milledgeville

For more Georgia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Georgia

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Tyrone 4.0 $103,929
2 Braselton 4.0 $105,096
3 Milton 7.0 $128,559
4 Peachtree City 9.0 $101,121
5 Dunwoody 13.0 $96,057
6 Suwanee 13.67 $90,436
7 Flowery Branch 13.67 $75,599
8 Decatur 15.33 $106,088
9 Woodstock 16.0 $76,191
10 Sandy Springs 16.0 $78,613
11 Alpharetta 16.67 $113,802
12 Roswell 16.67 $99,726
13 Johns Creek 17.0 $122,514
14 Brookhaven 17.67 $92,604
15 Snellville 19.33 $74,535
16 Bremen 21.0 $57,120
17 Sugar Hill 21.67 $87,090
18 Port Wentworth 23.33 $79,327
19 Peachtree Corners 24.67 $71,149
20 Hampton 27.67 $63,726
21 Smyrna 28.67 $76,444
22 Grovetown 28.67 $68,756
23 Rincon 28.67 $64,625
24 Buford 29.0 $59,855
25 Duluth 29.0 $71,220
26 Kennesaw 30.0 $70,930
27 Austell 30.67 $53,551
28 Pooler 32.0 $79,426
29 Jefferson 32.67 $58,451
30 Holly Springs 33.0 $95,941
31 Lilburn 36.0 $58,151
32 Powder Springs 37.0 $69,807
33 Acworth 37.33 $68,860
34 Newnan 38.33 $63,606
35 Centerville 38.67 $59,435
36 Chamblee 39.67 $61,797
37 Fayetteville 42.67 $73,526
38 Marietta 44.0 $57,452
39 Villa Rica 44.0 $63,241
40 Dallas 45.33 $43,209
41 Stockbridge 46.0 $61,291
42 Norcross 47.67 $58,236
43 Richmond Hill 48.0 $71,438
44 Gainesville 48.67 $51,520
45 Kingsland 48.83 $51,779
46 Loganville 49.33 $61,502
47 Dacula 49.67 $80,192
48 Mcdonough 52.33 $63,108
49 Canton 53.33 $61,259
50 Commerce 54.0 $47,035
51 Doraville 54.33 $51,647
52 Locust Grove 55.0 $56,932
53 Winder 55.0 $48,429
54 Cartersville 57.67 $51,351
55 Stone Mountain 60.0 $44,245
56 Douglasville 61.0 $58,560
57 Morrow 61.33 $52,372
58 Atlanta 61.67 $59,948
59 Auburn 62.0 $56,941
60 Warner Robins 63.17 $51,779
61 Dalton 63.67 $44,696
62 St. Marys 64.67 $59,869
63 Lawrenceville 65.0 $52,585
64 Hapeville 65.33 $44,881
65 Union City 66.0 $45,324
66 Fort Oglethorpe 66.33 $45,394
67 Cumming 66.33 $47,273
68 Garden City 66.67 $46,772
69 Byron 67.0 $54,433
70 Fairburn 67.33 $46,785
71 Lovejoy 68.67 $45,488
72 Calhoun 71.33 $35,761
73 Tifton 72.33 $38,316
74 Riverdale 72.33 $50,145
75 Perry 74.33 $49,219
76 Hinesville 76.67 $47,563
77 Rome 77.33 $38,443
78 Griffin 77.67 $36,890
79 Eatonton 77.67 $37,398
80 East Point 79.33 $43,453
81 Adel 79.67 $32,288
82 Douglas 80.0 $33,276
83 Palmetto 81.33 $47,019
84 Columbus 82.33 $46,408
85 Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government 83.67 $47,096
86 Jesup 83.67 $39,933
87 Glennville 83.67 $47,328
88 Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance) 84.33 $38,311
89 Toccoa 85.0 $42,422
90 Savannah 85.33 $43,307
91 Covington 86.67 $39,845
92 Conyers 87.33 $44,367
93 Dahlonega 88.0 $46,118
94 Cairo 88.33 $33,418
95 Waynesboro 88.67 $29,408
96 Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance) 89.33 $42,592
97 Thomasville 89.67 $32,378
98 Lafayette 90.0 $30,615
99 Cedartown 94.0 $32,564
100 Lagrange 94.67 $34,808

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

About Chris Kolmar

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