The 10 Richest Cities In Wisconsin For 2022


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

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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 2022 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 2022:

  1. Fox Point
  2. Elm Grove
  3. Richfield
  4. Mequon
  5. Suamico
  6. Waunakee
  7. Mount Horeb
  8. Hobart
  9. Whitefish Bay
  10. Waterford

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 2022? 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 2022

1. Fox Point

Fox Point, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,623
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $90,063
Unemployment Rate: 0.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.3%
More on Fox Point: Real Estate | Photos

2. Elm Grove

Elm Grove, WI

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,156
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 3)
Median Income: $112,500
Unemployment Rate: 0.3%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Elm Grove: Real Estate | Photos

3. Richfield

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,782
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Income: $113,190
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%
Poverty Rate: 1.2%
More on Richfield: Real Estate

4. Mequon

Mequon, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 24,357
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 8)
Median Income: $128,403
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Mequon: Real Estate | Photos

5. Suamico

Suamico, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,890
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Median Income: $98,078
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 1.0%
More on Suamico: Real Estate

6. Waunakee

Waunakee, WI

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 13,903
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 11)
Median Income: $114,983
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 5.0%
More on Waunakee: Real Estate | Photos

7. Mount Horeb

Mount Horeb, WI

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,494
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Median Income: $81,297
Unemployment Rate: 1.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on Mount Horeb: Real Estate | Photos

8. Hobart

Hobart, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,499
Rank Last Year: 23 (Up 15)
Median Income: $89,269
Unemployment Rate: 0.2%
Poverty Rate: 5.6%
More on Hobart: Real Estate | Photos

9. Whitefish Bay

Whitefish Bay, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 13,890
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Income: $129,331
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on Whitefish Bay: Real Estate | Photos

10. Waterford

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,520
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Income: $78,542
Unemployment Rate: 1.5%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on Waterford: Real Estate

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

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 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 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 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 142 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Wisconsin For 2022

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: Ashland
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 8.67 $90,063
2 Elm Grove 10.33 $112,500
3 Richfield 10.67 $113,190
4 Mequon 13.67 $128,403
5 Suamico 16.0 $98,078
6 Waunakee 17.67 $114,983
7 Mount Horeb 18.67 $81,297
8 Hobart 19.0 $89,269
9 Whitefish Bay 20.0 $129,331
10 Waterford 20.67 $78,542
11 Pewaukee 22.0 $105,768
12 Germa 23.0 $89,111
13 Hales Corners 26.0 $74,191
14 Menomonee Falls 26.33 $86,555
15 Cottage Grove 27.33 $99,858
16 Kronenwetter 30.0 $88,903
17 New Richmond 33.33 $68,034
18 Lake Mills 33.33 $69,571
19 Sun Prairie 33.33 $79,566
20 Monona 33.67 $76,719
21 Rothschild 34.67 $75,283
22 New Berlin 34.67 $85,577
23 Columbus 35.0 $65,029
24 Verona 35.33 $96,056
25 Oregon 35.33 $86,039
26 Brookfield 35.33 $107,380
27 Cedarburg 36.67 $79,868
28 Deforest 37.0 $84,282
29 Wauwatosa 38.33 $84,306
30 Slinger 39.33 $73,919
31 Mcfarland 41.33 $82,583
32 Hudson 41.67 $74,207
33 Oconomowoc 41.67 $96,588
34 Grafton 42.0 $74,918
35 Muskego 42.67 $95,472
36 Oak Creek 44.0 $75,657
37 Delafield 44.67 $90,040
38 Lake Hallie 45.67 $68,016
39 Port Washington 46.67 $71,029
40 Greendale 47.0 $74,661
41 Evansville 47.0 $70,216
42 Stoughton 48.33 $65,878
43 Allouez 48.67 $69,537
44 Weston 49.33 $67,340
45 De Pere 50.67 $73,972
46 Sussex 50.67 $94,065
47 Howard 51.0 $66,506
48 Kaukauna 51.0 $66,010
49 Holmen 51.67 $69,097
50 Sheboygan Falls 52.33 $56,266
51 Mukwonago 54.0 $82,281
52 Middleton 54.33 $73,336
53 Mount Pleasant 54.67 $72,309
54 Caledonia 55.0 $81,722
55 Franklin 56.33 $81,321
56 Fitchburg 57.0 $76,240
57 Milton 57.0 $70,045
58 Little Chute 57.0 $65,170
59 Glendale 57.33 $76,940
60 Plover 58.33 $63,988
61 Hartland 59.33 $82,546
62 Fort Atkinson 62.33 $63,535
63 Onalaska 62.67 $66,295
64 Bristol 63.67 $85,375
65 West Salem 64.0 $66,027
66 Pleasant Prairie 64.0 $96,323
67 Elkhorn 65.33 $63,135
68 Pewaukee 65.67 $52,172
69 Union Grove 65.67 $73,086
70 Reedsburg 67.0 $58,772
71 Brown Deer 68.0 $68,821
72 Shorewood 69.0 $75,779
73 West Bend 72.33 $64,879
74 Cudahy 74.0 $63,280
75 Jackson 74.67 $81,301
76 Sturtevant 76.33 $73,175
77 Waupaca 76.67 $43,606
78 Kimberly 76.67 $61,534
79 New London 77.0 $54,418
80 Burlington 77.67 $65,970
81 Waukesha 80.0 $65,688
82 Ripon 80.33 $53,304
83 Waupun 80.33 $55,621
84 Ashwaubenon 80.33 $62,184
85 Two Rivers 81.0 $49,994
86 Bellevue 82.33 $58,719
87 Hartford 82.67 $61,915
88 Greenfield 82.67 $61,988
89 Tomah 83.0 $51,304
90 Madison 85.0 $67,565
91 St. Francis 85.0 $48,599
92 Plymouth 86.33 $60,492
93 Beaver Dam 86.67 $55,551
94 Sparta 87.0 $50,993
95 Rhinelander 88.0 $40,350
96 River Falls 88.0 $62,786
97 Lake Geneva 90.67 $61,028
98 Neenah 91.0 $59,778
99 Jefferson 92.33 $62,629
100 Appleton 93.0 $61,475

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

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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