Forget those reports of the top cities for singles and consider this report on America’s Richest Cities–and I suppose if you are keen on cross-referencing these list to narrow down your top choices, well I guess you can do that.

San Francisco went from 6 to 4 this year.

San Francisco went from 6 to 4 this year.


Recent census data can be crunched to suggest which cities have the greatest appeal for rich folks. These metro areas have the highest percentage of households with high income (not only the top 1 percent, but the top 5 percent). This top 5 percent represents an annual household income of at least $191,469.

  1. Napa, Calif.
  2. Percentage of households with high income: 9.3 percent

  3. Boulder, Colo.
  4. Percentage of households with high income: 9.4 percent

  5. Boston, Mass. (Metro Area)
  6. Percentage of households with high income: 9.7 percent

  7. Thousand Oaks, Calif.
  8. Percentage of households with high income: 9.7 percent

  9. New York (Metro Area)
  10. Percentage of households with high income: 10 percent

  11. Trenton, N.J.
  12. Percentage of households with high income: 11.6 percent

  13. San Francisco (Bay Area)
  14. Percentage of households with high income: 13 percent

  15. Washington, D.C.
  16. Percentage of households with high income: 14.1 percent

  17. San Jose (aka Silicon Valley–sorta)
  18. Percentage of households with high income: 15.9 percent

  19. Stamford, Conn.
  20. Percentage of households with high income: 17.9 percent

OK, well maybe these are dual income homes and the singles shouldn’t flock to these cities just yet–MAYBE.