The 10 Richest Cities In Texas For 2022


We analyzed 349 places in Texas to determine where the 1% live.

HomeSnacks is reader-supported. When you click through real estate links on our site, we earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

You either have to strike Texas gold — oil that is –, be related to the Bush Presidents, own a cattle ranch, or have a bank account like Jerry Jones to live in our top ten richest cities in Texas for 2022.

If you’re looking for safe cities and neighborhoods, amazing schools, grand swimming pools, great BBQ, and high-end ten gallon hat and #$%@-kicker stores with a bank account to match, you can stop your search. There are cities in the Lone Star State that have all of these five star amenities, and then some. And there are many cities in Texas that do just that. Is it like the ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ never left Texas in most of Texas’ richest cities? Absolutely. And if you move to cities on our list like, Bellaire, you might find yourself living next to notables like Dennis Quaid or one of the members of the 2000 Little League Championship team.

How does one get their hand on one of these super wealthy cities? Well, a couple of things have to fall into place for you. First off, you need to find a job that pays close to $200,000/year. Might we suggest a job with USAA or Valero Energy in our number one richest city? Whether it’s insuring millions of people or digging for oil, we’re sure you’ll stay busy and wealthy. Secondly, you have to be a hard worker. Unemployment rates and poverty rates in these Texas cities, barely reach 3.5%.

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 Southlake and Trophy Club have some the fanciest golf courses. And cities like Fair Oaks Ranch and Prosper provide the idyllic Texas backdrop where you can chase tumbleweed for miles and/or ride your horse into the sunset. These cities have staycation written all over them. This means that you can keep money in your wallet to live that posh Texas lifestyle.

To see which cities came out on top of our wealthiest cities in Texas for 2022, take a look at the list below.

Here are the 10 richest places in Texas for 2022:

  1. Southlake
  2. Fair Oaks Ranch
  3. Alamo Heights
  4. Bellaire
  5. Lucas
  6. Coppell
  7. Oak Point
  8. Prosper
  9. Lakeway
  10. Keller

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

This left us with 359 cities in the largest state, and one of the most populous states in the country.

What’s the wealthiest city in Texas? According to the data, whe wealthiest city in Texas for 2022 is Southlake.

So, if you care about living where there are great jobs and wealthy people, take a look the list below. The Lone Star State is calling.

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

The 10 Richest Cities In Texas For 2022

1. Southlake

Southlake, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 31,684
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 4)
Median Income: $223,621
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 1.9%
More on Southlake: Real Estate | Photos

2. Fair Oaks Ranch

Fair Oaks Ranch, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 10,753
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 6)
Median Income: $129,154
Unemployment Rate: 0.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.5%
More on Fair Oaks Ranch: Real Estate | Photos

3. Alamo Heights

Alamo Heights, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,501
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 7)
Median Income: $147,475
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
More on Alamo Heights: Real Estate | Photos

4. Bellaire

Bellaire, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 18,862
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Income: $200,250
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
More on Bellaire: Real Estate | Photos

5. Lucas

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,137
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 11)
Median Income: $174,500
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 1.0%
More on Lucas: Real Estate

6. Coppell

Coppell, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 41,494
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 5)
Median Income: $128,476
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 2.0%
More on Coppell: Real Estate | Photos

7. Oak Point

Oak Point, TX

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,077
Rank Last Year:
Median Income: $102,946
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 1.3%
More on Oak Point: Real Estate | Photos

8. Prosper

Prosper, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 25,887
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Income: $153,777
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 2.5%
More on Prosper: Real Estate | Photos

9. Lakeway

Lakeway, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 15,605
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 4)
Median Income: $134,461
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
More on Lakeway: Real Estate | Photos

10. Keller

Keller, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 46,885
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 2)
Median Income: $149,342
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Keller: Real Estate | Photos

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

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Texas
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 359 places with more than 5,000 people in Texas, we ranked each place from 1 to 359 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, Southlake, crowned the “Richest City In Texas 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 359 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Texas For 2022

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

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 Texas, according to data:

Poorest: Prairie View
2nd Poorest: Marlin
3rd Poorest: Jasper

For more Texas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Texas

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Southlake 12.33 $223,621
2 Fair Oaks Ranch 13.33 $129,154
3 Alamo Heights 18.0 $147,475
4 Bellaire 18.67 $200,250
5 Lucas 19.67 $174,500
6 Coppell 21.67 $128,476
7 Oak Point 23.33 $102,946
8 Prosper 27.67 $153,777
9 Lakeway 28.33 $134,461
10 Keller 35.33 $149,342
11 Corinth 38.0 $104,239
12 Royse City 39.67 $91,550
13 Bee Cave 43.67 $87,688
14 Roanoke 44.67 $100,888
15 Heath 45.33 $174,154
16 Flower Mound 45.67 $139,703
17 Rockwall 47.0 $100,894
18 Trophy Club 48.33 $155,635
19 Bridge City 48.33 $87,031
20 Krum 48.33 $72,405
21 Celina 49.0 $114,807
22 Lumberton 50.67 $83,167
23 Frisco 52.33 $128,761
24 Midlothian 52.33 $95,603
25 Highland Village 52.67 $145,536
26 Saginaw 53.33 $89,533
27 Buda 55.0 $84,074
28 Highland Park 56.67 $218,611
29 Pearland 57.33 $102,764
30 Kennedale 59.33 $79,928
31 Richland Hills 60.67 $64,038
32 Woodway 60.67 $93,935
33 University Park 61.67 $247,716
34 Colleyville 62.33 $171,485
35 Mansfield 62.67 $102,388
36 Jersey Village 62.67 $81,869
37 Providence Village 64.33 $96,563
38 Boerne 64.33 $77,917
39 League City 64.67 $108,979
40 Cedar Park 65.0 $108,194
41 Melissa 65.33 $117,750
42 Mont Belvieu 65.33 $126,602
43 The Colony 66.0 $87,748
44 Anna 67.0 $89,829
45 Mckinney 67.67 $100,775
46 Red Oak 67.67 $78,646
47 Allen 68.67 $113,719
48 Manor 71.0 $87,500
49 Addison 71.33 $75,235
50 Kyle 72.33 $75,413
51 Manvel 74.0 $84,711
52 Portland 74.67 $77,409
53 Burleson 75.67 $77,329
54 Leander 76.0 $106,108
55 Plano 77.67 $96,348
56 Princeton 77.67 $80,323
57 Fulshear 77.67 $162,826
58 Murphy 78.0 $140,828
59 Fairview 79.0 $89,583
60 Bulverde 79.0 $95,450
61 Nederland 79.33 $80,414
62 Carrollton 80.33 $82,345
63 Sachse 81.0 $109,098
64 Rowlett 81.33 $103,627
65 Sugar Land 82.0 $123,261
66 Seabrook 82.33 $89,885
67 West University Place 82.67 $250,001
68 Schertz 83.33 $84,527
69 Midland 84.0 $83,616
70 Benbrook 85.33 $73,945
71 Bedford 85.67 $71,644
72 Seminole 85.67 $58,344
73 Terrell Hills 87.67 $183,832
74 Port Neches 88.0 $75,164
75 Farmers Branch 88.0 $73,695
76 Pflugerville 89.0 $95,471
77 Fate 90.0 $109,481
78 Wylie 90.33 $98,484
79 Angleton 91.83 $67,181
80 Waxahachie 92.67 $68,496
81 North Richland Hills 93.0 $75,563
82 Friendswood 93.0 $108,135
83 Decatur 94.0 $63,033
84 River Oaks 95.0 $58,696
85 Sanger 95.0 $71,447
86 Joshua 95.0 $57,883
87 Selma 99.67 $84,712
88 Cibolo 101.0 $102,109
89 Grapevine 101.67 $94,363
90 Round Rock 103.0 $86,121
91 Weatherford 103.67 $68,184
92 Lake Jackson 104.0 $81,207
93 Burnet 104.67 $65,146
94 Lewisville 105.33 $67,026
95 Lockhart 106.33 $59,253
96 Iowa Park 106.33 $54,623
97 Lindale 106.33 $79,871
98 Lake Dallas 106.33 $64,805
99 Ingleside 108.67 $61,478
100 Lago Vista 108.67 $80,705

How Is The Area In ?

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

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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.