Highest-earning cities in Michigan

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December 15, 2021
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Highest-earning cities in Michigan

Data shows that annual income depends heavily on an individual’s educational attainment, race, ethnicity, gender, and even location. Geography is a substantial factor in earning potential: According to the USDA, those with a high school diploma or more education earn more in urban settings than rural settings.

Large businesses tend to operate out of cities, which also have larger markets and thus more demand for production and the jobs that come with it.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning cities in Michigan using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Cities are ranked by 2019 5-year estimate median household income and all have at least 3,000 households. Keep reading to learn more about the highest-earning cities in your state.

#20. Ferndale
- Median household income: $71,807
--- 14.3% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 29.0%
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.3%

#19. South Lyon
- Median household income: $73,200
--- 16.5% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 34.0%
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.9%

#18. Farmington
- Median household income: $76,102
--- 21.1% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 35.9%
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.7%

#17. New Baltimore
- Median household income: $77,730
--- 23.7% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 37.8%
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.8%

#16. Saline
- Median household income: $78,203
--- 24.4% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 36.4%
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.1%

#15. Livonia
- Median household income: $80,149
--- 27.5% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 37.4%
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.9%

#14. Royal Oak
- Median household income: $81,665
--- 30.0% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 39.2%
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.1%

#13. Plymouth
- Median household income: $83,073
--- 32.2% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 43.4%
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.5%

#12. Farmington Hills
- Median household income: $83,268
--- 32.5% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 41.5%
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.1%

#11. Berkley
- Median household income: $86,905
--- 38.3% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 41.2%
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.6%

#10. Rochester
- Median household income: $89,904
--- 43.1% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 44.6%
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.5%

#9. Rochester Hills
- Median household income: $93,953
--- 49.5% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 47.2%
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.4%

#8. Novi
- Median household income: $98,020
--- 56.0% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 49.2%
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.3%

#7. Troy
- Median household income: $101,882
--- 62.1% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 51.1%
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.8%

#6. Grosse Pointe Woods
- Median household income: $104,848
--- 66.8% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 51.8%
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.1%

#5. Grosse Pointe Park
- Median household income: $115,341
--- 83.5% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 56.2%
- Households earning less than $15k: 3.5%

#4. Birmingham
- Median household income: $122,804
--- 95.4% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 60.5%
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.6%

#3. Beverly Hills
- Median household income: $127,419
--- 102.8% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 64.2%
- Households earning less than $15k: 3.0%

#2. Grosse Pointe Farms
- Median household income: $143,711
--- 128.7% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 66.0%
- Households earning less than $15k: 1.8%

#1. East Grand Rapids
- Median household income: $144,922
--- 130.6% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 69.3%
- Households earning less than $15k: 2.2%

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