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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.
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.
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The 10 Richest Cities In Georgia For 2021
How We Determined The Richest Places In Georgia For 2021
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:
2nd Poorest: Fort Valley
3rd Poorest: Milledgeville
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