The 10 Richest Cities In Pennsylvania For 2022


We analyzed 187 places in Pennsylvania to determine where the 1% live.

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You either have to own Dunder-Mifflin, Hershey’s Chocolate, or be a descendant of President James Buchanan, to live in our top ten richest cities in Pennsylvania for 2022.

If you’re looking for safe cities and neighborhoods, amazing schools, and high-end shopping, with a bank account to match, you can stop your search. There are cities in The Keystone State that have these 5-star amenities, and then some. Yes, the Commonwealth has many cities that cater to the lifestyle of the Pennsylvania rich and famous. How does one get their hand on one of these Pennsylvania cities where living your best life ‘ain’t no thing’? Well, a couple of things have to fall into place for you.

First off, you need to find a job that pays on average $90,000/year. Might we suggest a job in real estate in our number one richest city? The median home price in this city is currently $190,000, and is projected to rise an additional 2% this year. That’s a lot of Pennsylvania cheddar, folks. Secondly, you have to be a hard worker. Unemployment rates and poverty rates in most of these affluent Pennsylvania cities hovers just above 4%.

Monetary wealth does make a city rich, but there are cities on our list that are both rich in the dollar as well as rich in amenities. Cities on our list like Perkasie provide the backdrop for fancy wine tasting, and cities like Camp Hill provide multiple outlets for the one activity that rich people like to do most: head to the spa. To see which cities top the richest cities in Pennsylvania for 2022, grab a Philly cheesesteak and a Yuengling and take a look at the list below.

Here are the 10 richest places in Pennsylvania for 2022:

  1. Fox Chapel
  2. Plum
  3. Jefferson Hills
  4. Conshohocken
  5. Camp Hill
  6. Economy
  7. Downin
  8. Lititz
  9. Castle Shannon
  10. Doyle

It’s not lost on us that there are multiple cities on our best cities to live in Pennsylvania for 2022 that are also on our richest list. Wealthy cities tend to have it all.

To narrow down the richest cities in the Quaker State, we looked at several factors: poverty rate, median household income, and unemployment rate. The cities also had to have a population of at least 5,000.

This left us with 186 cities in the 33rd largest state and the sixth most populous state in the country.

What’s the weathiest place in Pennsylvania? Without further adieu, the one city that has it all on our richest cities in Pennsylvania list is Fox Chapel.

So, if you care about living where there are great jobs and wealthy people, take a look the list below. The state with ‘Virtue, Liberty, and Independence’ is calling.

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

The 10 Richest Cities In Pennsylvania For 2022

1. Fox Chapel

Fox Chapel, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,104
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $233,776
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 1.3%
More on Fox Chapel: Real Estate | Photos

2. Plum

Plum, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 27,137
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Median Income: $82,704
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Plum: Real Estate | Photos

3. Jefferson Hills

Jefferson Hills, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,166
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Median Income: $96,645
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Jefferson Hills: Real Estate | Photos

4. Conshohocken

Conshohocken, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,039
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 6)
Median Income: $103,203
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 4.5%
More on Conshohocken: Real Estate | Photos

5. Camp Hill

Camp Hill, PA

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 7,926
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 4)
Median Income: $90,085
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 5.6%
More on Camp Hill: Real Estate | Photos

6. Economy

Economy, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,133
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 3)
Median Income: $78,556
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 5.3%
More on Economy: Real Estate | Photos

7. Downin

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 8,012
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 13)
Median Income: $74,075
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Downin: Real Estate

8. Lititz

Lititz, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,503
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 5)
Median Income: $70,119
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Lititz: Real Estate | Photos

9. Castle Shannon

Castle Shannon, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,249
Rank Last Year: 26 (Up 17)
Median Income: $64,416
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 5.3%
More on Castle Shannon: Real Estate | Photos

10. Doyle

Doyle, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,282
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Income: $73,674
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 8.6%
More on Doyle: Real Estate | Photos

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

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Pennsylvania
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 186 places with more than 5,000 people in Pennsylvania, we ranked each place from 1 to 186 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, Fox Chapel, crowned the “Richest City In Pennsylvania 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 186 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Pennsylvania For 2022

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

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 Pennsylvania, according to data:

Poorest: Chester
2nd Poorest: Turtle Creek
3rd Poorest: Indiana

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Pennsylvania

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Fox Chapel 2.0 $233,776
2 Plum 9.67 $82,704
3 Jefferson Hills 10.33 $96,645
4 Conshohocken 11.67 $103,203
5 Camp Hill 13.67 $90,085
6 Economy 17.0 $78,556
7 Downin 18.0 $74,075
8 Lititz 20.33 $70,119
9 Castle Shannon 25.0 $64,416
10 Doyle 25.67 $73,674
11 Brookhaven 28.33 $76,638
12 Franklin Park 29.67 $141,045
13 Bellefonte 31.0 $58,618
14 Wilson 31.33 $71,521
15 Pleasant Hills 31.67 $79,340
16 Emmaus 31.67 $71,422
17 Red Lion 32.0 $58,925
18 Northampton 34.0 $70,428
19 Wyomissing 34.33 $81,816
20 Baldwin 34.67 $68,705
21 Kennett Square 36.33 $64,028
22 Mount Joy 36.33 $65,770
23 Lower Burrell 36.67 $64,052
24 Palmerton 36.67 $66,096
25 Hatboro 37.33 $79,350
26 Mechanicsburg 38.0 $54,980
27 Lansdale 39.33 $70,931
28 Helle 39.67 $68,882
29 Ambler 39.67 $73,953
30 Ridley Park 40.0 $83,358
31 Hollidaysburg 40.0 $53,456
32 Brentwood 40.33 $58,349
33 Media 41.0 $76,658
34 Moosic 41.33 $59,594
35 Oakmont 41.33 $67,944
36 Morrisville 42.67 $77,538
37 Perkasie 43.33 $79,293
38 Collegeville 44.67 $92,174
39 Swoyersville 45.0 $54,242
40 Selinsgrove 46.67 $52,368
41 South Williamsport 46.67 $54,770
42 Bellevue 48.0 $49,991
43 Whitehall 48.67 $66,667
44 Elizabet 49.33 $59,960
45 Blakely 49.33 $51,170
46 New Holland 50.0 $52,334
47 Quake 50.33 $63,875
48 Phoenixville 50.33 $85,550
49 Souderton 51.0 $67,245
50 Forest Hills 51.33 $72,716
51 Dunmore 53.67 $60,058
52 Ephrata 54.0 $54,625
53 Olyphant 56.0 $48,997
54 Glenolden 57.33 $63,036
55 Birdsboro 59.33 $63,789
56 White Oak 60.67 $49,939
57 Swarthmore 60.67 $118,182
58 Grove City 61.67 $53,141
59 Archbald 63.67 $53,628
60 Canonsburg 64.33 $57,620
61 West View 64.67 $62,246
62 Norwood 65.0 $77,949
63 Bristol 66.0 $60,028
64 Dormont 66.33 $57,279
65 Exeter 66.67 $53,616
66 Catasauqua 70.67 $64,513
67 Carnegie 72.67 $53,788
68 Crafton 73.33 $58,110
69 Palmyra 73.67 $54,752
70 Old Forge 74.0 $57,014
71 Stroudsburg 74.67 $44,440
72 Bangor 74.67 $53,006
73 Lansdowne 75.0 $63,224
74 Chambersburg 76.0 $46,924
75 New Cumberland 76.33 $62,470
76 Prospect Park 76.67 $58,996
77 St. Marys 77.67 $54,950
78 Hermitage 78.0 $58,209
79 Carlisle 79.0 $49,557
80 Dickson City 80.0 $57,698
81 Shillington 80.67 $68,333
82 Greenville 81.67 $49,125
83 Millersville 82.33 $55,756
84 Huntingdon 83.33 $47,143
85 Easton 84.33 $55,201
86 Middl 84.33 $51,222
87 Ambridge 86.67 $42,236
88 Coraopolis 88.33 $48,101
89 Warren 90.33 $43,117
90 Bethlehem 90.33 $56,034
91 Taylor 90.33 $48,024
92 Waynesboro 91.0 $46,278
93 Swissvale 91.33 $50,690
94 Hanover 93.0 $52,094
95 Dubois 94.67 $45,602
96 Yeadon 94.67 $52,269
97 Milton 95.0 $47,520
98 West Mifflin 97.33 $54,474
99 Plymouth 98.67 $39,842
100 Monaca 99.33 $39,690

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

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.

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