The 10 Richest Cities In New York For 2021


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 2021 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 2021 that are also on our richest list.

To see which cities made the wealthyiest cities in The Empire State for 2021, 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 2021. 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 2021

1. North Hills

North Hills, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,796
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $155,679
Unemployment Rate: 0.8%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
More on North Hills: Real Estate | Photos

2. East Hills

East Hills, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,147
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Income: $224,583
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 1.4%
More on East Hills: Real Estate

3. Scarsdale

Scarsdale, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,837
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Median Income: $250,001
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 2.1%
More on Scarsdale: Real Estate | Photos

4. Malverne

Malverne, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,517
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 6)
Median Income: $126,964
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Malverne: Real Estate | Photos

5. Lawrence

Lawrence, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,544
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Income: $123,000
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on Lawrence: Real Estate | Photos

6. Garden City

Garden City, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 22,499
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Median Income: $174,886
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.4%
More on Garden City: Real Estate | Photos

7. Massapequa Park

Massapequa Park, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 17,193
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 6)
Median Income: $129,525
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Massapequa Park: Real Estate | Photos

8. New Hyde Park

New Hyde Park, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,841
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 3)
Median Income: $136,500
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on New Hyde Park: Real Estate | Photos

9. Floral Park

Floral Park, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 16,003
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 3)
Median Income: $117,857
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 2.3%
More on Floral Park: Real Estate | Photos

10. Hastings-On-Hudson

Hastings-On-Hudson, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,921
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Median Income: $139,879
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 2.5%
More on Hastings-On-Hudson: Real Estate | Photos

How We Determined The Richest Places In New York For 2021

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 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 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, North Hills, crowned the “Richest City In New York 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 169 places.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In New York For 2021

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: Binghamton
2nd Poorest: Monticello
3rd Poorest: Rochester

For more New York reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In New York

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 North Hills 4.67 $155,679
2 East Hills 5.0 $224,583
3 Scarsdale 6.67 $250,001
4 Malverne 17.0 $126,964
5 Lawrence 18.0 $123,000
6 Garden City 18.67 $174,886
7 Massapequa Park 18.67 $129,525
8 New Hyde Park 19.33 $136,500
9 Floral Park 19.67 $117,857
10 Hastings-On-Hudson 22.67 $139,879
11 Babylon 22.67 $131,134
12 Williston Park 23.0 $112,114
13 Port Jefferson 24.33 $111,442
14 Rye 27.67 $192,688
15 Pelham 28.0 $133,464
16 Bayville 28.33 $108,951
17 Sea Cliff 28.33 $132,545
18 Colonie 28.33 $88,281
19 Monroe 28.67 $117,639
20 Irvington 31.67 $139,917
21 Lake Grove 31.67 $114,676
22 Croton-On-Hudson 32.0 $130,000
23 Mineola 32.33 $100,891
24 Larchmont 34.33 $215,375
25 Rockville Centre 34.33 $113,769
26 Great Neck Plaza 34.67 $92,260
27 Cedarhurst 35.33 $103,846
28 New Hempstead 35.67 $117,070
29 Northport 36.0 $114,375
30 Farmingdale 37.0 $95,885
31 Briarcliff Manor 37.33 $181,125
32 Tarr 38.67 $124,046
33 Pelham Manor 39.0 $174,688
34 Dobbs Ferry 39.33 $143,462
35 Lynbrook 39.67 $102,686
36 Washingtonville 41.33 $91,653
37 Warwick 41.33 $74,541
38 Bronxville 41.67 $181,286
39 Hamburg 41.67 $79,784
40 Kenmore 43.33 $68,110
41 Mamaroneck 45.0 $102,138
42 Kings Point 45.67 $145,476
43 Lindenhurst 47.67 $97,253
44 Ballston Spa 49.0 $63,384
45 Mount Kisco 49.0 $86,654
46 Tuckahoe 49.33 $90,736
47 Walden 49.33 $74,107
48 Westbury 50.33 $101,250
49 Fairport 51.33 $71,890
50 East Aurora 51.67 $73,770
51 Williamsville 53.0 $71,625
52 Saratoga Springs 53.67 $82,816
53 Long Beach 54.0 $97,022
54 Pleasantville 54.67 $128,958
55 Glen Cove 54.67 $80,702
56 Goshen 54.67 $82,019
57 Valley Stream 55.0 $110,189
58 Wesley Hills 56.67 $124,487
59 Great Neck 57.33 $100,766
60 Harrison 57.67 $123,030
61 Horseheads 58.0 $50,443
62 East Rockaway 58.0 $97,419
63 Freeport 60.0 $81,958
64 Woodbury 61.0 $130,541
65 Rye Brook 62.0 $141,652
66 Scotia 62.33 $57,368
67 Lancaster 63.33 $54,875
68 Airmont 64.33 $89,784
69 Amityville 65.33 $95,865
70 Ossining 67.67 $70,177
71 Depew 68.33 $58,458
72 Canandaigua 70.33 $49,130
73 Webster 70.67 $45,571
74 Suffern 71.33 $81,845
75 Patchogue 72.67 $71,235
76 Tonawanda 73.0 $53,115
77 East Rochester 73.67 $50,824
78 White Plains 74.33 $90,427
79 Nyack 74.33 $66,413
80 North Tonawanda 75.33 $58,211
81 Beacon 75.33 $71,193
82 Johnstown 79.67 $50,465
83 Baldwinsville 79.67 $64,706
84 New Rochelle 82.67 $81,311
85 Mastic Beach 83.33 $72,137
86 Middletown 83.67 $55,245
87 Hilton 86.67 $62,781
88 Elmsford 87.0 $90,823
89 Manorhaven 88.33 $86,484
90 Peekskill 88.67 $57,206
91 Hempstead 89.0 $62,569
92 Solvay 89.0 $49,926
93 Chestnut Ridge 91.67 $94,904
94 Oneida 92.33 $50,746
95 Rome 94.33 $48,120
96 Canton 96.33 $62,266
97 Port Chester 97.0 $74,920
98 Batavia 97.67 $47,712
99 Mount Vernon 100.33 $59,907
100 Sleepy Hollow 100.67 $68,125

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. This is our seventh 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.

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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