Here are the Sacramento area’s most affluent places (plus scores for 14,995 across America)

Granite Bay is the most affluent place in the Sacramento area, according to research from the Sacramento Business Journal’s parent company.

American City Business Journals has created exclusive affluence ratings for 14,995 communities across the nation. (Scroll down to search the database.)

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Granite Bay Tree Lake home

The database encompasses incorporated communities (such as cities, villages, towns and boroughs) that had populations of 1,000 or more as of 2015. It also includes census designated places (CDPs), which are defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as unincorporated communities that possess the other characteristics of cities.

  • No. 9 Rescue (95672)
  • Per capita income: $40,303
  • Median household income: $97,048
  • Household income $150,000 or more: 27.6%
  • Workers earning $100,000 or more: 21.2%
  • Adults with advanced degrees: 12.9%
  • US affluence rank: 1,778
  • No. 8 Folsom (95630)
  • Per capita income: $39,562
  • Median household income: $101,115
  • Household income $150,000 or more: 25.7%
  • Workers earning $100,000 or more: 24.8%
  • Adults with advanced degrees: 18.4%
  • US affluence rank: 1,593
  • No. 7 Sloughhouse (95683)
  • Per capita income: $46,067
  • Median household income: $99,348
  • Household income $150,000 or more: 25.5%
  • Workers earning $100,000 or more: 21.1%
  • Adults with advanced degrees: 17%
  • US affluence rank: 1,567
  • No. 6 Penryn (95663)
  • Per capita income: $45,193
  • Median household income: $118,295
  • Household income $150,000 or more: 34.8%
  • Workers earning $100,000 or more: 24.1%
  • Adults with advanced degrees: 18.1%
  • US affluence rank: 1,305
  • No. 5 Sacramento (95819)
  • Per capita income: $47,037
  • Median household income: $90,149
  • Household income $150,000 or more: 26.5%
  • Workers earning $100,000 or more: 20.3%
  • Adults with advanced degrees: 28.2%
  • US affluence rank: 1,277
  • No. 4 El Macero
  • Per capita income: $40,374
  • Median household income: $81,219
  • Household income $150,000 or more: 24.5%
  • Workers earning $100,000 or more: 19.9%
  • Adults with advanced degrees: 41.1%
  • US affluence rank: 1,221
  • No. 3 Sacramento (95864)
  • Per capita income: $51,803
  • Median household income: $84,414
  • Household income $150,000 or more: 25.1%
  • Workers earning $100,000 or more: 21.1%
  • Adults with advanced degrees: 25.5%
  • US affluence rank: 1,186
  • No. 2 El Dorado Hills (95762)
  • Per capita income: $48,907
  • Median household income: $119,152
  • Household income $150,000 or more: 36.5%
  • Workers earning $100,000 or more: 32.3%
  • Adults with advanced degrees: 20.1%
  • US affluence rank: 730
  • No. 1 Granite Bay (95746)
  • Per capita income: $55,376
  • Median household income: $115,217
  • Household income $150,000 or more: 37%
  • Workers earning $100,000 or more: 31.5%
  • Adults with advanced degrees: 21.3%
  • US affluence rank: 442

Townships or their equivalents in several Northeastern and Midwestern states are classified by the Census Bureau as unincorporated places, which explains their exclusion from the database.

(Some ZIPs, including many in the Sacramento area are missing from our standings because they’re too small or lack sufficient data)

The 2017 affluence ratings are based on ACBJ’s 12-part formula, which used statistics from the five-year version of the Census Bureau’s 2015 American Community Survey, the current source of official data at the local level. (The statistical records for a few communities were incomplete, leading to their exclusion from ACBJ’s rankings.)

These are the formula’s components:

  • Per capita income
  • Median household income
  • Households with incomes of $150,000 or more
  • Households with interest, dividends or net rental income
  • Poverty rate
  • Upper quartile (75th percentile) house value
  • Median (50th percentile) house value
  • Housing units with nine or more rooms
  • Workers with earnings of $100,000 or more
  • Workers with management, business, science or arts occupations
  • Adults (age 25 and older) with bachelor’s degrees
  • Adults (age 25 and older) with advanced degrees

In the database below, use the tab to isolate communities in a given state. Or, ignore the tab and simply hit the Search button to see the complete database.

Entries are sorted from the most affluent to the least affluent community. You can re-sort by clicking the headers for any of these columns. A second click will reverse the sort.

A total of 100 entries are displayed at a time. Scroll down to the bottom of the database and click the arrow to proceed to the next set of 100.

Each community is shown with its population, affluence rank, affluence score and affluence percentile. The latter is the percentage of the other 14,994 communities that the given community outranks.

If you’d like additional information for a specific row, click the “Details” link in the right-hand column. It will take you to a complete breakdown for a given community, including its affluence rating in the current report (2017) and ACBJ’s previous report (2015), followed by its population, number of households, number of housing units and the 12 statistics that determined its overall 2017 affluence rating.

The Census Bureau does not report upper quartile or median house values in excess of $2 million or median household incomes in excess of $250,000. These limitations affect a handful of communities. Their upper quartile or median house values are listed as $2,000,001 and their median household incomes are shown as $250,001.

Article provided by: Sacramento Business Journal
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