The 10 Richest Cities In Idaho For 2022


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

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Eagle, Kuna, Meridian: 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 $91,414 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 6.70811867116717%.

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 2016-2020 American Community Survey for the 33 places in Idaho with more than 5,000 people.

Here are the 10 richest places in Idaho for 2022:

  1. Eagle
  2. Kuna
  3. Meridian
  4. Star
  5. Hayden
  6. Ammon
  7. Post Falls
  8. Chubbuck
  9. Rathdrum
  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 2022

1. Eagle

Eagle, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 28,145
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $91,414
Unemployment Rate: 1.5%
Poverty Rate: 6.7%
More on Eagle: Real Estate | Photos

2. Kuna

Kuna, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,985
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Median Income: $69,940
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 5.9%
More on Kuna: Real Estate | Photos

3. Meridian

Meridian, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 107,787
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Income: $76,403
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 6.5%
More on Meridian: Real Estate | Photos

4. Star

Star, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,819
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Median Income: $71,759
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.6%
More on Star: Real Estate

5. Hayden

Hayden, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,049
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Median Income: $57,981
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 6.6%
More on Hayden: Real Estate | Photos

6. Ammon

Ammon, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 16,403
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 3)
Median Income: $55,065
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 6.8%
More on Ammon: Real Estate | Photos

7. Post Falls

Post Falls, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 34,971
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Median Income: $62,033
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 12.8%
More on Post Falls: Real Estate | Photos

8. Chubbuck

Chubbuck, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 15,301
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 3)
Median Income: $61,442
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 10.9%
More on Chubbuck: Real Estate | Photos

9. Rathdrum

Rathdrum, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,672
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 6)
Median Income: $64,167
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Poverty Rate: 7.3%
More on Rathdrum: Real Estate | Photos

10. Boise City

Boise City, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 228,057
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Income: $63,778
Unemployment Rate: 4.7%
Poverty Rate: 12.0%
More on Boise City: Real Estate | Photos

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

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 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 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 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 33 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Idaho For 2022

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: Weiser

For more Idaho reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Idaho

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Eagle 3.0 $91,414
2 Kuna 3.67 $69,940
3 Meridian 4.67 $76,403
4 Star 6.0 $71,759
5 Hayden 8.33 $57,981
6 Ammon 9.0 $55,065
7 Post Falls 9.67 $62,033
8 Chubbuck 10.33 $61,442
9 Rathdrum 12.67 $64,167
10 Boise City 13.0 $63,778
11 Middleton 13.33 $56,225
12 Lewiston 13.67 $54,912
13 Idaho Falls 14.0 $56,590
14 Hailey 15.0 $54,622
15 Preston 15.0 $53,094
16 Garden City 16.67 $50,185
17 Twin Falls 16.67 $50,839
18 Coeur D’alene 18.0 $54,763
19 Burley 18.67 $48,065
20 Blackfoot 19.33 $52,360
21 Caldwell 20.0 $55,069
22 Nampa 21.0 $53,205
23 Emmett 21.33 $39,719
24 Sandpoint 22.33 $46,712
25 Rupert 22.33 $41,618
26 Fruitland 22.67 $46,974
27 Payette 23.67 $47,272
28 Jerome 25.0 $47,389
29 Mountain Home 25.33 $44,039
30 Pocatello 27.0 $46,882
31 Weiser 27.33 $37,552
32 Moscow 29.33 $42,262
33 Rexburg 33.0 $33,278

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

About Chris Kolmar

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