Jan 25, 2012
America's 10 Richest Zip Codes, 2011...
Here's America's 10 richest zip codes:
No. 10 Richest Zip Code: 90402
Location: Santa Monica, Calif.
No. households: 5,452
Average household income: $266,243
Average household net worth: $1,494,010
No. households: 7,103
Average household income: $256,476
Average household net worth: $1,563,480
This area includes Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Palo Alto Hills. Downtown Los Altos, a six-block triangle, has more than 150 shops and also hosts farmers markets and movie nights, among other community activities, says the Los Altos Village Assn. Many luxury homes in the Los Altos Hills overlook rolling hills and the South and East Bay communities. Elite couples and singles are the predominant population. Los Altos has the highest household net worth of all the Zip codes in this ranking.
No. 8 Richest Zip Code: 10577
Location: Purchase, N.Y.
No. households: 834
Average household income: $268,696
Average household net worth: $1,503,911
The headquarters of MasterCard (MA) and Pepsico (PEP), Purchase also is home to many commuters to New York City, about 25 miles away. Many residents work in health care, professional services, and finance and insurance. Elite couples and singles predominate.
Location: Gladwyne, Pa.
No. households: 1,495
Average household net worth: $1,483,586
Average household income: $290,802
Average household income: $270,922
No. households: 9,245
Average household net worth: $1,558,833