The small gated community of Rolling Hills, Calif., is noteworthy for its evident affluence. The 1,689 residents live in white-painted single-story ranch houses with horse equipment on the premises. The uniformity helps the town boast some of the highest median home rates in the nation, per City-Data.com.
With a median household income of $218,583, Rolling Hills is the richest town in California. The website 24/7 Wall St. examined figures from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and found the wealthiest towns in every state, with Scarsdale, New York at the number one spot with a median annual household income of $241,453.
Generally speaking states with large metros contain the richest towns, as small wealthier communities typically form on the outskirts of a city. The richest towns in rural states are poorer by comparison.