The 10 Richest Cities In Kansas For 2023


We analyzed 61 places in Kansas to determine where the 1% live.

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Andover, Leawood, Lenexa: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Kansas. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Sunflower State.

Andover in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $103,383 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 4.055220017256255%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Kansas 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 2017-2021 American Community Survey for the 62 places in Kansas with more than 5,000 people.

Here are the 10 richest places in Kansas for 2023:

  1. Andover
  2. Leawood
  3. Lenexa
  4. Prairie Village
  5. Overland Park
  6. Olathe
  7. Shawnee
  8. Bel Aire
  9. Eudora
  10. Park 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 Kansas.

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

The 10 Richest Cities In Kansas For 2023

1. Andover

Andover, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 15,162
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $103,383
Unemployment Rate: 1.0%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Andover: Real Estate | Photos

2. Leawood

Leawood, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 33,748
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $159,540
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.0%
More on Leawood: Real Estate | Photos

3. Lenexa

Lenexa, KS

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 56,755
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Median Income: $96,477
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 5.1%
More on Lenexa: Real Estate | Photos

4. Prairie Village

Prairie Village, KS

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 22,812
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Income: $92,753
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.4%
More on Prairie Village: Real Estate | Photos

5. Overland Park

Overland Park, KS

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 195,249
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Income: $92,769
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Overland Park: Real Estate | Photos

6. Olathe

Olathe, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 140,339
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Median Income: $100,849
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.0%
More on Olathe: Real Estate | Photos

7. Shawnee

Shawnee, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 67,021
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Income: $93,835
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 5.9%
More on Shawnee: Real Estate | Photos

8. Bel Aire

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 8,148
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Income: $90,957
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 9.3%
More on Bel Aire: Real Estate

9. Eudora

Eudora, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,457
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 11)
Median Income: $99,615
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 7.9%
More on Eudora: Real Estate | Photos

10. Park City

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,817
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Income: $71,045
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 7.7%
More on Park City: Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Richest Places In Kansas For 2023

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Kansas
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 2017-2021 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 62 places with more than 5,000 people in Kansas, we ranked each place from 1 to 62 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, Andover, crowned the “Richest City In Kansas For 2023”. 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 62 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Kansas For 2023

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

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 Kansas, according to data:

Poorest: Iola
2nd Poorest: Coffeyville
3rd Poorest: Chanute

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Kansas

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Andover 2.33 $103,383
2 Leawood 2.67 $159,540
3 Lenexa 8.33 $96,477
4 Prairie Village 10.0 $92,753
5 Overland Park 10.0 $92,769
6 Olathe 10.67 $100,849
7 Shawnee 12.0 $93,835
8 Bel Aire 13.67 $90,957
9 Eudora 14.0 $99,615
10 Park City 14.67 $71,045
11 Spring Hill 15.33 $89,250
12 Gardner 15.67 $83,284
13 Lansing 16.0 $98,413
14 Paola 16.33 $63,675
15 Colby 17.33 $59,292
16 Bonner Springs 18.33 $75,168
17 Roeland Park 20.0 $73,984
18 Mcpherson 20.33 $59,610
19 Derby 22.0 $74,427
20 Abilene 23.0 $52,423
21 Mission 26.0 $68,859
22 Valley Center 27.0 $64,811
23 Ulysses 27.0 $54,723
24 De Soto 27.0 $92,889
25 Ottawa 27.67 $56,091
26 Newton 28.0 $59,586
27 Pratt 28.0 $56,104
28 Merriam 28.67 $64,703
29 Tonganoxie 30.0 $72,623
30 Basehor 30.0 $91,649
31 Mulvane 32.33 $62,666
32 Salina 32.67 $52,702
33 Dodge City 33.0 $56,897
34 Garden City 34.33 $59,331
35 Maize 34.67 $54,870
36 Leavenworth 34.67 $63,260
37 Augusta 35.0 $52,500
38 Haysville 35.33 $60,873
39 Liberal 37.0 $50,704
40 Hutchinson 37.67 $52,277
41 Independence 38.67 $44,565
42 Junction City 39.33 $56,410
43 Hays 41.0 $50,941
44 Wichita 42.33 $56,374
45 Lawrence 42.67 $56,536
46 Wellington 43.0 $50,676
47 Great Bend 44.33 $48,465
48 Topeka 44.33 $50,870
49 Parsons 45.33 $44,674
50 Emporia 45.33 $46,642
51 Manhattan 45.33 $52,747
52 Fort Scott 46.67 $40,417
53 El Dorado 47.67 $49,248
54 Atchison 49.33 $48,880
55 Arkansas City 50.67 $46,358
56 Kansas City 51.0 $50,707
57 Concordia 51.0 $48,333
58 Winfield 53.33 $50,388
59 Pittsburg 54.33 $36,657
60 Chanute 54.67 $49,421
61 Coffeyville 56.67 $38,582
62 Iola 57.33 $41,563

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the richest cities in Kansas.

About Chris Kolmar

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