In an era characterized by rapid technological advancements, evolving job markets, and shifting economic landscapes, certain cities in the United States have emerged as beacons of financial growth. Over the past half-decade, numerous regions have witnessed significant surges in average household incomes, painting an intriguing picture of economic dynamics across the nation. Here, we’re going to break down the top 50 cities in the United States where households have experienced the most substantial income growth, offering insights into the factors driving these increases and the potential implications for the future.
Read on to find out which U.S. cities have seen the biggest growth in income over the last five years.
50 Cities Where the Average Household Income Grew the Most
Relying on data sourced from the Census Bureau’s latest release — the 2022 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates — we determined which cities in the U.S. have experienced the biggest growth in income over the last five years. In our analysis, we utilized several factors listed below:
- 2022 mean household income
- 2017 mean household income
- 5-year change in mean household income (%)
- 5-year change in mean household income ($)
- 2022 median household income
- 2017 median household income
- 5-year change in median household income (%)
- 5-year change in median household income ($)
Each one of these factors was given a score, which was then added up for each city, and then all cities were ranked by their combined score. Mean household income is the same as average household income.
When it comes to the top 50 cities where average household income has increased the most, there are definitely some geographic patterns. Cities in California and Florida take up the majority of the list, with 22 California cities and 10 Florida cities making it. Washington state comes in a distant third with five cities making the top-50 list.
Below is a table breaking down the top 50 cities where average household income grew the most:
We also put together a table breaking down the growth in median household income as well: