The 10 Richest Cities In New York For 2022


We analyzed 167 places in New York to determine where the 1% live.

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It’s true what you read about New York in those fancy magazines. There are cities in this state that make Beverly Hills, CA look like the home of the middle class. We know that New York knows how to do everything bigger and better. Heck look at the Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls, and The Big Apple. Something or someone has to keep this larger than life state ticking. And that, folks, would be the rich New Yorkers that own it.

Curious to know where the ‘Richie Rich’ of New York live? We’ve done the work for you with the top ten richest cities in New York for 2022 list. To create this list, we asked ourselves, what is important to rich people in New York? Besides the obvious: high paying jobs, affluent neighborhoods, crazy expensive penthouses, Michelin rated restaurants, and more car services than Starbucks; the cities on our list had to cater to the ‘one percent’ on a different level, they had to be super posh posh.

How does one get their hand on one of these shiny, New York gems; where living your best life requires a substantial amount of money? Well, a couple of things have to fall into place for you. You need to find a job that pays on average $175,000/year. Might we suggest a job in banking? Someone has to help all of those rich New Yorkers manage their money. Wealthy people want to live in the best cities, so it’s not lost on us that there are multiple cities on our ten best cities to live in new york for 2022 that are also on our richest list.

To see which cities made the wealthyiest cities in The Empire State for 2022, grab a slice of pizza, a glass of Cristal, and read on.

In all seriousness, we narrowed down the richest cities in New York by looking at several factors: poverty rate, median household income, unemployment rate. The cities also had to have a population of at least 5,000.

And the richest city in New York? You better have deep pockets if you want to live North Hills, folks, it’s the richest in the Empire State.

So where exactly is the money located in the great state of New York? Continue reading as we unravel the top ten richest cities in New York for 2022. And if you don’t see your city there, head to the bottom.

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

The 10 Richest Cities In New York For 2022

1. East Hills

East Hills, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,189
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $250,001
Unemployment Rate: 1.3%
Poverty Rate: 1.6%
More on East Hills: Real Estate

2. North Hills

North Hills, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,867
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $158,167
Unemployment Rate: 0.8%
Poverty Rate: 1.7%
More on North Hills: Real Estate | Photos

3. Scarsdale

Scarsdale, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,890
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Income: $250,001
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
More on Scarsdale: Real Estate | Photos

4. Malverne

Malverne, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,516
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Income: $133,428
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 1.6%
More on Malverne: Real Estate | Photos

5. Garden City

Garden City, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 22,384
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Income: $186,607
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Garden City: Real Estate | Photos

6. Lawrence

Lawrence, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,517
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Median Income: $127,321
Unemployment Rate: 1.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on Lawrence: Real Estate | Photos

7. Lynbrook

Lynbrook, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 19,445
Rank Last Year: 35 (Up 28)
Median Income: $120,377
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Lynbrook: Real Estate | Photos

8. Kings Point

Kings Point, NY

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,250
Rank Last Year: 42 (Up 34)
Median Income: $150,000
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.4%
More on Kings Point: Real Estate | Photos

9. Hastings-On-Hudson

Hastings-On-Hudson, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,969
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Income: $139,939
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.0%
More on Hastings-On-Hudson: Real Estate | Photos

10. New Hempstead

New Hempstead, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,426
Rank Last Year: 28 (Up 18)
Median Income: $117,382
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 1.7%
More on New Hempstead: Real Estate | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Richest Places In New York For 2022

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In New York
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 169 places with more than 5,000 people in New York, we ranked each place from 1 to 169 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, East Hills, crowned the “Richest City In New York 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 169 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In New York For 2022

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

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 New York, according to data:

Poorest: Kaser
2nd Poorest: Binghamton
3rd Poorest: Potsdam

For more New York reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In New York

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 East Hills 2.5 $250,001
2 North Hills 5.0 $158,167
3 Scarsdale 11.5 $250,001
4 Malverne 11.67 $133,428
5 Garden City 14.33 $186,607
6 Lawrence 16.67 $127,321
7 Lynbrook 21.0 $120,377
8 Kings Point 21.33 $150,000
9 Hastings-On-Hudson 21.33 $139,939
10 New Hempstead 22.67 $117,382
11 Babylon 23.0 $128,500
12 Rye 25.33 $193,919
13 Bayville 26.33 $115,972
14 New Hyde Park 27.0 $135,625
15 Port Jefferson 27.33 $117,579
16 Floral Park 27.67 $138,636
17 Williston Park 28.0 $120,625
18 Colonie 30.0 $92,238
19 Cedarhurst 30.67 $94,224
20 Briarcliff Manor 32.0 $177,452
21 Mineola 32.0 $103,557
22 Tarr 33.0 $118,319
23 Tuckahoe 33.33 $94,353
24 Pelham Manor 34.0 $190,427
25 Massapequa Park 35.0 $144,819
26 Hamburg 36.0 $85,208
27 Northport 37.67 $115,463
28 Great Neck Plaza 38.33 $96,181
29 Warwick 39.0 $77,057
30 Bronxville 39.33 $160,845
31 Monroe 40.33 $92,744
32 Farmingdale 40.67 $102,632
33 Pelham 41.0 $151,397
34 Westbury 41.33 $108,992
35 Irvington 42.0 $145,313
36 East Aurora 42.0 $76,393
37 Lake Grove 42.33 $109,375
38 Nyack 43.33 $83,930
39 Long Beach 43.33 $106,709
40 Valley Stream 43.67 $116,746
41 Harrison 44.33 $128,393
42 Rockville Centre 44.67 $118,254
43 Ballston Spa 45.33 $64,858
44 Mamaroneck 45.67 $106,828
45 Saratoga Springs 46.0 $85,946
46 Kenmore 48.0 $70,330
47 Dobbs Ferry 48.0 $145,104
48 Ossining 48.0 $83,060
49 Williamsville 48.67 $75,323
50 Croton-On-Hudson 50.33 $135,845
51 Wesley Hills 51.0 $127,160
52 Pleasantville 52.33 $159,755
53 Washingtonville 52.67 $86,116
54 Amityville 55.33 $91,555
55 Glen Cove 56.0 $79,131
56 Goshen 57.0 $62,163
57 Mount Kisco 57.67 $85,412
58 Larchmont 59.33 $194,859
59 Suffern 60.33 $86,383
60 Beacon 61.0 $78,350
61 Lindenhurst 61.33 $101,867
62 Great Neck 61.67 $102,799
63 Horseheads 62.33 $51,250
64 Sea Cliff 64.67 $156,776
65 Freeport 66.67 $85,540
66 Scotia 66.67 $67,167
67 Lancaster 69.0 $54,924
68 Rye Brook 71.67 $141,045
69 Oneida 72.0 $49,087
70 White Plains 72.0 $96,715
71 Patchogue 72.67 $95,455
72 Airmont 73.0 $100,712
73 East Rockaway 73.33 $86,016
74 Newark 73.33 $51,178
75 Baldwinsville 73.67 $68,630
76 Walden 77.67 $72,917
77 Canandaigua 77.67 $48,125
78 Fairport 77.67 $67,337
79 Johnstown 78.33 $52,157
80 Depew 79.33 $62,740
81 Woodbury 79.67 $119,775
82 Manorhaven 80.67 $86,231
83 Chestnut Ridge 82.67 $93,125
84 Webster 83.0 $56,212
85 Tonawanda 85.0 $51,486
86 West Haverstraw 85.67 $69,303
87 North Syracuse 87.67 $57,125
88 East Rochester 88.33 $55,438
89 Elmsford 88.33 $102,601
90 Sleepy Hollow 90.67 $86,026
91 Saranac Lake 92.33 $51,209
92 Rome 92.67 $51,752
93 Penn Yan 93.0 $34,986
94 Rensselaer 94.0 $56,347
95 Port Chester 94.33 $81,586
96 New Rochelle 94.33 $81,735
97 Ilion 95.0 $62,848
98 Middletown 95.67 $58,235
99 Peekskill 96.0 $66,067
100 Yonkers 97.0 $69,825

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

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.

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