The Atlantic has an article out today showcasing where the wealthiest people in America live. It’d be fun to say it’s not where you think…but…well…it’s exactly where you think. Manhattan’s Upper West or East Side, Greenwich Village in New York, a wealthy part of Maryland where people commute to D.C. and Los Angeles. Go figure.
Here’s the bigger list:
Only twenty metropolitan areas — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, San Francisco, Boston, Houston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, San Jose, Seattle, Minneapolis, San Diego, Detroit, Phoenix, Baltimore, Bridgeport (Fairfield County, Connecticut, is the center of the hedge fund industry and home to many corporate headquarters), and Denver — have at least 1 percent of all the nation’s very high-income households. Collectively those areas account for 56 percent of the highest-income households but for only 37 percent of all households.
The Atlantic article has some great maps showcasing this, so make sure to checkout that site.