Washington February 01, 2017
Here Are The 10 Richest Cities In Washington
While it’s certainly possible to make a great living in every part of Washington, a few of our counties have certain advantages, like housing some of our larger corporations. The places on this list are home to some of the wealthiest people in the state—so if you’re considering moving to one of them, prepare for a high cost of living. According to data found on HomeSnacks.com, these are the 10 richest cities in Washington.
The beautiful city of Sammamish has a median household income of $144,775 and an insanely low poverty rate of 2.2%. The vast majority of the 49,077 people who live there are quite well off.
Snoqualmie’s poverty level is an almost nonexistent rate of 1.5%. The median income of its 11,625 residents is $130,060.
3. Cottage Lake
Nestled in between Woodinville and Duvall sits the quiet town of Cottage Lake, with a median income of $134, 802 and an unemployment rate of just 4.5%.
4. Mercer Island
Mercer Island’s median income is $125,651, and the poverty level is a mere 3.5%. No wonder the median home value here is around $1.3 million.
5. Bothell East
8,959 people call Bothell East home, and only 2.8% of them are unemployed. The median income here is $104,573.
6. Union Hill-Novelty Hill
Located in King County east of Redmond, the median income in Union Hill-Novelty Hill is $124,606. The poverty level is just 2.8%.
7. Silver Firs
Silver Firs, which you’ll find in Snohomish County near Mill Creek, has a median income of $102,480 and a poverty level of 3.6%. The 22,400 people who live there are definitely doing well.
This Clark County gem is home to 7,416 people, and the median income is $100,250. They also have an extremely low poverty level, just 3.1%.
Located on the outskirts of the city of Sammamish, Klahanie makes the list because of its 2.3% poverty rate and $116,830 median income levels.
Newcastle has a slightly higher poverty level than the other places on this list, although at 6%, it’s still very low. The $110,456 median income and 5% unemployment rate make it our 10th richest city.
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