The 10 Richest Cities In Wisconsin For 2021


We analyzed 143 places in Wisconsin to determine where the 1% live.

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest cities in Wisconsin.

Want to know how to impress your family and friends, tell them that you live in one of Wisconsin's richest places because these places are super rich.

Wisconites might think that they live in one of the richest states because they house the Green Bay Packers, but it's really because the economy in this state is pretty strong. So, HomeSnacks decided to see just where Wisconsin's economy is housing most of the wealth: we created a list of the top ten richest places in Wisconsin for 2021 and listed them below.

How did we calculate the where the 'Richie Rich' live in America's Dairyland? Well, we looked at the latest Census data from the American Community Survey for 142 Wisconsin cities with 5,000 residents. We then looked at a places median income and their unemployment and poverty rate and assigned each a score. Let's just say, if you live in the greater Milwaukee area, Cheesehead land, or the Madison area, you are doing just fine in the financial department. You are also doing just fine in the safety department too. Many of Wisconsin's richest places are also the state's safest.

So, want to know where Wisconsinites pop bottles of Dom for breakfast and eat expensive caviar as a snack? Keep reading.

Here are the 10 richest places in Wisconsin for 2021:

  1. Fox Point
  2. Pewaukee
  3. Richfield
  4. Hartland
  5. Elm Grove
  6. Oregon
  7. Suamico
  8. Verona
  9. Mount Horeb
  10. Whitefish Bay

Now, it's not going to be as easy as just packing up and moving to one of Wisconsin's richest places, if that's your plan. You're going to have to find a good job: one that pays close to $100,000/year. This shouldn't be too difficult considering the unemployment rate in many of The Badger State's richest places is below the national average.

So, how does one get their hands on one of these shiny, Wisconsin gems: where living your best life requires a boatload of money? Well, you can start by taking a look at our list below.

But first, what's the richest place in Wisconsin for 2021? According to the latest data, that would be Fox Point.

The rest of Wisconsin's richest places are just a keystroke away. 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 Wisconsin:

The 10 Richest Cities In Wisconsin For 2021

1. Fox Point

Fox Point, WI

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,650
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $117,903
Unemployment Rate: 1.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on Fox Point: Real Estate | Photos

2. Pewaukee

Pewaukee, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 14,431
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 3)
Median Income: $104,645
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 1.9%
More on Pewaukee: Real Estate | Photos

3. Richfield

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,690
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 7)
Median Income: $105,441
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 1.7%
More on Richfield: Real Estate

4. Hartland

Hartland, WI

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 9,268
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Income: $90,968
Unemployment Rate: 1.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on Hartland: Real Estate | Photos

5. Elm Grove

Elm Grove, WI

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,153
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 3)
Median Income: $106,058
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.5%
More on Elm Grove: Real Estate | Photos

6. Oregon

Oregon, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,353
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 9)
Median Income: $83,885
Unemployment Rate: 1.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.6%
More on Oregon: Real Estate | Photos

7. Suamico

Suamico, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,701
Rank Last Year: 36 (Up 29)
Median Income: $101,479
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 2.1%
More on Suamico: Real Estate

8. Verona

Verona, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 13,004
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Income: $96,990
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Verona: Real Estate | Photos

9. Mount Horeb

Mount Horeb, WI

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 7,449
Rank Last Year: 39 (Up 30)
Median Income: $79,900
Unemployment Rate: 1.3%
Poverty Rate: 4.5%
More on Mount Horeb: Real Estate | Photos

10. Whitefish Bay

Whitefish Bay, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 13,972
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 6)
Median Income: $124,397
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
More on Whitefish Bay: Real Estate | Photos

How We Determined The Richest Places In Wisconsin For 2021

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Wisconsin
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 142 places with more than 5,000 people in Wisconsin, we ranked each place from 1 to 142 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 Point, crowned the "Richest City In Wisconsin 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 142 places.

There You Have It - The Wealthiest Places In Wisconsin For 2021

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

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 Wisconsin, according to data:

Poorest: Whitewater
2nd Poorest: Milwaukee
3rd Poorest: Antigo

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Wisconsin

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Fox Point 6.0 $117,903
2 Pewaukee 9.67 $104,645
3 Richfield 10.33 $105,441
4 Hartland 12.0 $90,968
5 Elm Grove 12.33 $106,058
6 Oregon 16.33 $83,885
7 Suamico 19.0 $101,479
8 Verona 19.67 $96,990
9 Mount Horeb 20.33 $79,900
10 Whitefish Bay 21.0 $124,397
11 Waterford 21.33 $87,929
12 Mequon 21.67 $116,486
13 Slinger 24.33 $78,387
14 Cedarburg 24.67 $88,487
15 Germa 26.33 $87,562
16 Evansville 27.33 $70,828
17 Waunakee 27.67 $112,845
18 Hales Corners 28.33 $77,041
19 Oconomowoc 29.0 $88,662
20 Brookfield 29.67 $108,198
21 New Berlin 29.67 $83,488
22 Kronenwetter 31.33 $84,435
23 Hobart 33.0 $80,364
24 Menomonee Falls 33.33 $82,396
25 Mcfarland 33.33 $92,944
26 Sun Prairie 34.33 $77,139
27 Deforest 35.0 $88,151
28 New Richmond 36.67 $60,131
29 Wauwatosa 36.67 $82,392
30 Mukwonago 37.0 $78,692
31 Monona 37.33 $74,474
32 Middleton 39.0 $76,011
33 Cottage Grove 39.67 $99,322
34 Sussex 40.67 $91,387
35 Lake Mills 41.0 $70,239
36 Glendale 41.0 $77,584
37 Stoughton 42.67 $67,329
38 Franklin 43.33 $82,569
39 Greendale 43.33 $71,786
40 Kaukauna 44.33 $62,822
41 Muskego 45.0 $95,242
42 Lake Hallie 46.67 $68,119
43 Allouez 47.33 $70,915
44 Sheboygan Falls 48.0 $57,552
45 Columbus 49.33 $58,606
46 De Pere 49.33 $72,286
47 Milton 49.33 $67,523
48 Oak Creek 49.67 $74,840
49 Hudson 51.67 $75,000
50 Weston 51.67 $66,716
51 Caledonia 54.33 $80,659
52 Howard 55.0 $70,385
53 Grafton 55.0 $75,963
54 Pewaukee 56.0 $60,909
55 West Bend 56.0 $60,910
56 Bristol 57.0 $82,062
57 Rothschild 60.0 $70,925
58 West Salem 61.33 $57,543
59 Onalaska 61.67 $61,429
60 Burlington 62.0 $68,564
61 Monroe 63.67 $50,537
62 Holmen 63.67 $70,159
63 Waupaca 63.67 $52,590
64 Mount Pleasant 64.0 $69,485
65 Plover 64.0 $60,482
66 Pleasant Prairie 64.33 $86,687
67 Port Washington 65.67 $68,167
68 Altoona 66.67 $55,571
69 Shorewood 67.0 $74,745
70 Kimberly 68.0 $53,884
71 Delafield 69.0 $86,897
72 Little Chute 69.0 $61,111
73 Fitchburg 71.67 $72,324
74 Reedsburg 73.0 $54,441
75 Waupun 73.33 $56,587
76 Brown Deer 73.33 $63,884
77 Elkhorn 73.67 $54,475
78 Plymouth 74.0 $53,650
79 Ripon 74.0 $51,686
80 Jackson 74.0 $70,974
81 River Falls 76.33 $59,440
82 Waukesha 76.67 $65,260
83 Sturtevant 78.0 $65,718
84 Fort Atkinson 78.67 $55,404
85 Greenfield 79.67 $60,788
86 Cudahy 79.67 $56,795
87 Ashwaubenon 81.33 $59,413
88 Marshfield 83.33 $52,615
89 Sturgeon Bay 84.0 $57,673
90 Jefferson 85.33 $59,407
91 St. Francis 86.0 $44,426
92 Bellevue 88.0 $55,704
93 Hartford 88.33 $56,784
94 Neenah 88.67 $59,820
95 Madison 89.0 $65,332
96 Appleton 90.0 $58,112
97 Prairie Du Chien 91.0 $47,863
98 Rhinelander 93.0 $40,822
99 Sparta 97.67 $50,156
100 Delavan 98.33 $53,487

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0 thoughts on “The 10 Richest Cities In Wisconsin For 2021

  1. This ranking of communities is completely off base. The wealthiest community, by far, is River Hills, WI. The median home value in River Hills is $700,000. What happened to that community? You completely left out Bayside which was @5 last year and sits directly in between this years #1 & #5 richest places, Fox Point & Mequon.

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