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Chicago Suburb Makes List of Top 20 Richest Cities in America

North suburban Glencoe was found to have the 17th highest aggregate household income in the U.S., according to the data

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    A Chicago suburb has been ranked among the top 20 wealthiest cities in America.

    North suburban Glencoe was found to have the 17th highest aggregate household income in the U.S., according to researchers at FindTheHome.

    Data from the American Community Survey was used in the study to rank the average per capita income in cities larger than 4,000 people. 

    With a population of 8,824, the city of Glencoe has an average per capita income of $103,788, more than 3.4 times the average for the state of Illinois at $30,019. 

    Just over 85 percent of Glencoe dwellers have a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to the data, with almost 74 percent of residents that are married. The reason being may be because research shows affluent areas typically attract married couples who have or are planning to have children, according to the Northwest Indiana Times.

    Below is the full list of the top 20 richest cities in the U.S., according to FindTheHome:

    1. Portola Valley, CA (Average Per Capita Income: $152,128)
    2. Atherton, CA (Average Per Capita Income: $144,197)
    3. Palm Beach, FL (Average Per Capita Income: $129,941)
    4. Hillsborough, CA (Average Per Capita Income: $127,868)
    5. Woodside, CA (Average Per Capita Income: $125,559)
    6. Highland Park, TX (Average Per Capita Income: $123,793)
    7. Los Altos Hills, CA (Average Per Capita Income: $123,127)
    8. The Village of Indian Hill, OH (Average Per Capita Income: $121,411)
    9. Cherry Hills Village, CO (Average Per Capita Income: $120,898)
    10. Old Greenwich, CT (Average Per Capita Income: $115,502)
    11. Scarsdale, NY (Average Per Capita Income: $113,535)
    12. Hunters Creek Village, TX (Average Per Capita Income: $112,585)
    13. Kentfield, CA (Average Per Capita Income: $109,976)
    14. Bronxville, NY Average Per Capita Income: $107,327
    15. West University Place, TX (Average Per Capita Income: $106,583)
    16. Pelican Bay, FL (Average Per Capita Income: $105,516)
    17. Fox Chapel, PA (Average Per Capita Income: $104,737)
    18. Glencoe, IL (Average Per Capita Income: $103,788)
    19. Short Hills, NJ (Average Per Capita Income: $102,528)
    20. Piedmont, CA (Average Per Capita Income: $101,794)

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