The 10 Richest Cities In Washington For 2021


We analyzed 118 places in Washington to determine where the 1% live.

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You might have to win the Washington lottery if you want to live in The Evergreen State’s wealthiest places.

Now, if you’ve never been lucky, you might want to listen up if you’re thinking about calling one of Washington’s richest places home. We think that you can increase your luck if you take a look at HomeSnacks’ list of the top ten richest cities in this Pacific Northwest Paradise for 2021.

But first, some insight into how we identified the top ten. We looked at the latest Census data from the American Community Survey for 120 Washington cities with more than 5,000 residents. And, folks, if you live in the greater Seattle and Tacoma you are definitely Washington’s one percent and you are definitely rubbing elbows with the Joneses.

But, if you don’t live where wealthy Washingtonians are ‘rolling in the dough,’ you’re going to need to find a job that makes at least $96,836/year. And currently, the highest paying jobs are in healthcare and aviation. Next, you’re going to have to have a vacation home in sunny San Diego, California so you have something to talk about at your fancy, rich parties.

So, want to know where Washington’s finest live who only drink the cleanest Crystal Springs Water from Kent and only wear the Eddie Baur brand out of Bellevue? Keep reading.

Here are the 10 richest places in Washington for 2021:

  1. Sammamish
  2. Snoqualmie
  3. Duvall
  4. Bainbridge Island
  5. Ridgefield
  6. Camas
  7. Brier
  8. Covington
  9. Edgewood
  10. Mill Creek

In order to determine Washington’s richest places, we also looked at the things that wealthy people find worthy of their time and efforts: high paying jobs and low poverty. To this, we gave every city that made Washington’s richest places a Wealth score. Congrats to Washington’s number one richest city, they scored a perfect 10/10!

So, what is Washington’s richest place for 2021? According to the most recent data, that would be Sammamish.

To see the other cities in Washington where money REALLY does grow on trees, take a look below. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for there, head to the bottom.

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

The 10 Richest Cities In Washington For 2021

1. Sammamish

Sammamish, WA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 64,674
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $174,003
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.4%
More on Sammamish: Real Estate | Photos

2. Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie, WA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 13,480
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Income: $145,580
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 1.5%
More on Snoqualmie: Real Estate | Photos

3. Duvall

Duvall, WA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,901
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 8)
Median Income: $159,597
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
More on Duvall: Real Estate | Photos

4. Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island, WA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 24,486
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Income: $117,990
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.6%
More on Bainbridge Island: Real Estate | Photos

5. Ridgefield

Ridgefield, WA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,767
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Income: $96,836
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Ridgefield: Real Estate | Photos

6. Camas

Camas, WA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 23,200
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Median Income: $111,584
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
More on Camas: Real Estate | Photos

7. Brier

Brier, WA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,843
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Income: $131,293
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 4.4%
More on Brier: Real Estate | Photos

8. Covington