The 10 Richest Cities In Idaho For 2021


We analyzed 33 places in Idaho to determine where the 1% live.

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Eagle, Star, Ammon: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Idaho. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Gem State.

Eagle in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $92,807 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 4.952064618404167%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Idaho share common characteristics such as having a genius level populous, sky high home prices, and a Pleasantville level of married couples.

How did we come up with these mega wealthy cities? We analyzed Census data from the 2015-2019 American Community Survey for the 33 places in Idaho with more than 5,000 people.

Here are the 10 richest places in Idaho for 2021:

  1. Eagle
  2. Star
  3. Ammon
  4. Kuna
  5. Meridian
  6. Hailey
  7. Hayden
  8. Lewiston
  9. Post Falls
  10. Boise City

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list of the richest cities in Idaho.

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

The 10 Richest Cities In Idaho For 2021

1. Eagle

Eagle, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 26,514
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $92,807
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 5.0%
More on Eagle: Real Estate | Photos

2. Star

Star, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,115
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 3)
Median Income: $65,282
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 6.7%
More on Star: Real Estate

3. Ammon

Ammon, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 15,859
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Median Income: $67,545
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 6.7%
More on Ammon: Real Estate | Photos

4. Kuna

Kuna, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,580
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 3)
Median Income: $68,017
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 8.0%
More on Kuna: Real Estate | Photos

5. Meridian

Meridian, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 101,905
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Median Income: $71,389
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 8.6%
More on Meridian: Real Estate | Photos

6. Hailey

Hailey, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,408
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 8)
Median Income: $51,158
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 12.2%
More on Hailey: Real Estate | Photos

7. Hayden

Hayden, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,698
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Income: $56,930
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.7%
More on Hayden: Real Estate | Photos

8. Lewiston

Lewiston, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 32,664
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 4)
Median Income: $56,479
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 13.1%
More on Lewiston: Real Estate | Photos

9. Post Falls

Post Falls, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 33,225
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Median Income: $54,021
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 14.7%
More on Post Falls: Real Estate | Photos

10. Boise City

Boise City, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 226,115
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Income: $60,035
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 13.7%
More on Boise City: Real Estate | Photos

How We Determined The Richest Places In Idaho For 2021

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Idaho
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 33 places with more than 5,000 people in Idaho, we ranked each place from 1 to 33 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, Eagle, crowned the “Richest City In Idaho 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 33 places.

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

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

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 Idaho, according to data:

Poorest: Rexburg
2nd Poorest: Moscow
3rd Poorest: Pocatello

For more Idaho reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Idaho

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Eagle 2.67 $92,807
2 Star 4.0 $65,282
3 Ammon 6.0 $67,545
4 Kuna 6.67 $68,017
5 Meridian 8.0 $71,389
6 Hailey 8.33 $51,158
7 Hayden 10.67 $56,930
8 Lewiston 10.67 $56,479
9 Post Falls 12.33 $54,021
10 Boise City 13.67 $60,035
11 Chubbuck 13.67 $59,459
12 Idaho Falls 13.67 $53,148
13 Middleton 14.67 $52,522
14 Twin Falls 14.67 $50,739
15 Rathdrum 14.67 $57,269
16 Preston 15.33 $48,408
17 Garden City 15.67 $49,318
18 Coeur D’alene 18.0 $51,073
19 Burley 19.0 $48,265
20 Payette 20.67 $47,607
21 Jerome 20.67 $45,148
22 Blackfoot 21.0 $48,750
23 Rupert 21.67 $40,320
24 Fruitland 22.33 $47,446
25 Nampa 22.67 $48,846
26 Sandpoint 23.0 $43,938
27 Weiser 23.33 $36,610
28 Mountain Home 24.0 $49,404
29 Caldwell 25.33 $49,046
30 Emmett 26.67 $35,970
31 Pocatello 27.0 $46,617
32 Moscow 27.33 $41,896
33 Rexburg 33.0 $31,128

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

About Chris Kolmar

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