The 10 Richest Cities In Indiana For 2022


We analyzed 121 places in Indiana to determine where the 1% live.

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Want to know where you can rub elbows with Indiana’s finest? You’re in the right spot.

No, you won’t find the richest people in the state’s biggest cities like Indianapolis or Gary. But, today is your lucky day: HomeSnacks knows where Indiana’s richest people live and we’ve created a list of the top ten richest places in The Hoosier State for 2022 and listed them below. However, before you head down to Indiana’s top ten list, we suggest you take a second and read how we identified Indiana’s cream of the crop. First, we took a look at the latest Census data from the American Community Survey for 118 Indiana cities with more than 5,000 residents. One thing we discovered is that Indiana is following the latest trends in terms of population to wealth ratio: basically, the population for every one of the states top ten richest places is on the lower end because these places house the one percent.

Secondly, we looked at median income and unemployment and poverty rates for each and assigned a score. To be honest, if you’re going to live in one of Indiana’s richest places you’re going to need a big bank account and a high paying job. Heck, the median income in these places makes Beverly Hills, California look like the home to the middle class. And in terms of jobs, the highest paying jobs in this flyover state are in healthcare and sales. We just recommend that you steer clear of McCordsville due to their sky high unemployment rate.

So, want to know where the people who can afford to fly first class on the regular live in Indiana? Keep reading.

Here are the 10 richest places in Indiana for 2022:

  1. Hunte
  2. Carmel
  3. Winfield
  4. Westfield
  5. Whitestown
  6. Brownsburg
  7. Danville
  8. Cumberland
  9. New Whiteland
  10. McCordsville

If you choose to live in one of Indiana’s richest places, you are choosing to live where people work hard and it shows. And, yes. the neighborhoods in these places are super safe, the schools are producing, and there’s a lot to do. And although Indiana is not currently one of the top ten fastest growing states, once this list gets out, all of that will change. So don’t wait!

So, where is the richest place in Indiana? According to the latest data, that would be Hunte.

To see the other places that made Indiana’s richest list, take a look below. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for there, head to the bottom.

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

The 10 Richest Cities In Indiana For 2022

1. Hunte

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,224
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $84,844
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Hunte: Real Estate

2. Carmel

Carmel, IN

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 99,130
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Income: $115,109
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Carmel: Real Estate | Photos

3. Winfield

Winfield, IN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,879
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 12)
Median Income: $108,102
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on Winfield: Real Estate | Photos

4. Westfield

Westfield, IN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 41,652
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 3)
Median Income: $99,855
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 5.8%
More on Westfield: Real Estate | Photos

5. Whitestown

Whitestown, IN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,842
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Income: $96,024
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 5.0%
More on Whitestown: Real Estate | Photos

6. Brownsburg

Brownsburg, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 26,560
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 2)
Median Income: $89,089
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 5.4%
More on Brownsburg: Real Estate | Photos

7. Danville

Danville, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,380
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Median Income: $80,750
Unemployment Rate: 1.5%
Poverty Rate: 6.5%
More on Danville: Real Estate | Photos

8. Cumberland

Cumberland, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,840
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 5)
Median Income: $67,241
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 4.6%
More on Cumberland: Real Estate | Photos

9. New Whiteland

New Whiteland, IN

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,178
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 3)
Median Income: $67,840
Unemployment Rate: 1.5%
Poverty Rate: 7.2%
More on New Whiteland: Real Estate

10. Mccordsville

Mccordsville, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,237
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 9)
Median Income: $93,779
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.6%
More on Mccordsville: Real Estate | Photos

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

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Indiana
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 118 places with more than 5,000 people in Indiana, we ranked each place from 1 to 118 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, Hunte, crowned the “Richest City In Indiana 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 118 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Indiana For 2022

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

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 Indiana, according to data:

Poorest: Gary
2nd Poorest: Marion
3rd Poorest: East Chicago

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Indiana

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Hunte 7.0 $84,844
2 Carmel 7.0 $115,109
3 Winfield 9.33 $108,102
4 Westfield 9.67 $99,855
5 Whitestown 11.67 $96,024
6 Brownsburg 13.0 $89,089
7 Danville 13.33 $80,750
8 Cumberland 13.67 $67,241
9 New Whiteland 15.67 $67,840
10 Mccordsville 15.67 $93,779
11 St. John 16.67 $103,851
12 Munster 17.0 $88,010
13 Dyer 17.67 $86,117
14 Noblesville 18.67 $85,314
15 Zionsville 19.0 $137,265
16 Greenwood 23.0 $66,103
17 Crown Point 24.67 $82,222
18 Yor 25.0 $66,875
19 Ellettsville 28.67 $59,829
20 Griffith 29.0 $67,452
21 Nappanee 29.0 $57,870
22 Jasper 33.0 $56,020
23 Greenfield 33.33 $57,950
24 Lebanon 34.33 $54,160
25 Highland 34.33 $66,079
26 Boonville 34.33 $53,818
27 Schererville 34.33 $75,327
28 Plainfield 37.0 $65,306
29 Lowell 37.0 $68,506
30 Jeffersonville 39.0 $56,667
31 Avon 39.33 $93,352
32 Greencastle 40.33 $45,759
33 Rensselaer 42.0 $48,989
34 Charlestown 44.0 $53,054
35 Columbus 44.33 $67,387
36 North Vernon 46.67 $55,205
37 Mooresville 47.33 $61,088
38 Greensburg 47.67 $55,707
39 Valparaiso 47.67 $56,027
40 North Manchester 48.0 $59,189
41 Cedar Lake 48.67 $65,026
42 New Haven 49.0 $52,827
43 Garrett 50.0 $51,096
44 Lawrence 50.0 $62,257
45 Sellersburg 50.67 $63,343
46 Clarksville 52.33 $46,931
47 Princeton 53.0 $46,412
48 Decatur 53.33 $46,287
49 Bargersville 53.67 $84,590
50 Franklin 53.67 $60,500
51 Columbia City 54.67 $48,690
52 Huntingburg 55.33 $42,941
53 Chesterton 55.33 $76,427
54 Merrillville 56.67 $63,381
55 Warsaw 58.67 $53,006
56 Shelbyville 59.0 $49,586
57 Kendallville 60.33 $49,541
58 Auburn 60.33 $51,855
59 Bluffton 61.0 $46,663
60 Goshen 62.0 $50,224
61 Martinsville 62.33 $50,264
62 Portage 62.67 $59,731
63 Hobart 63.0 $63,356
64 Huntington 63.33 $42,744
65 Batesville 65.0 $62,526
66 Westville 67.33 $48,750
67 Rushville 67.67 $53,789
68 New Albany 68.0 $49,415
69 Portland 68.67 $39,538
70 Wabash 68.67 $45,267
71 Speedway 69.0 $46,863
72 Kokomo 69.67 $48,830
73 Seymour 69.67 $44,524
74 Tell City 70.33 $44,514
75 Fort Wayne 70.67 $51,454
76 Rochester 70.67 $47,479
77 Gas City 71.0 $54,031
78 Lafayette 71.33 $46,925
79 Bedford 71.33 $42,893
80 Scottsburg 72.33 $36,089
81 Angola 72.33 $45,957
82 Mount Vernon 73.33 $52,290
83 Indianapolis 73.33 $50,813
84 Beech Grove 74.0 $45,361
85 Monticello 74.33 $42,565
86 Salem 74.67 $38,065
87 Elwood 76.0 $44,752
88 Lawrenceburg 76.33 $26,729
89 Logansport 76.67 $38,053
90 Frankfort 78.67 $42,448
91 Madison 80.67 $41,568
92 Plymouth 81.33 $40,444
93 New Castle 84.0 $42,803
94 Crawfordsville 86.0 $44,029
95 Brazil 86.67 $45,869
96 Mishawaka 87.67 $44,792
97 Hammond 88.67 $46,974
98 West Lafayette 90.33 $31,460
99 Lake Station 90.33 $48,585
100 Vincennes 91.67 $39,994

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

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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