Gwinnett's Berkeley Lake is wealthiest area in Georgia

12:24 PM, Sep 13, 2011   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Berkeley Lake has the highest concentration of wealthy people in Georgia, according analysis by On Numbers.

The sister publication of Atlanta Business Chronicle analyzed statistics for 14,214 cities, towns and villages with populations of 1,000 or more to find the highest concentrations of households with incomes above $150,000 in 2009.

Here are the top 10 wealthiest Georgia cities/areas followed by the percentage of households with incomes above $150,000:

1 - Berkeley Lake -- 41.23 percent
2 - Milton -- 36.94 percent
3 - Johns Creek -- 30.64 percent
4 - Skidaway Island -- 27.26 percent
5 - Dunwoody -- 26.58 percent
6 - Druid Hills -- 26.51 percent
7 - Sandy Springs -- 25.23 percent
8 - Alpharetta -- 23.75 percent
9 - Roswell -- 22.84 percent
10 - Peachtree City -- 21.98 percent

For the record, about 15 percent of Atlanta households were worth $150,000 or more. 

Click here to see how your Georgia city/area fared.

The wealthiest area in America? Some 78.5 percent of all households in the elite Los Angeles suburb of Hidden Hills, Calif., are above the $150,000 threshold.

Chevy Chase Village, Md., a suburb of Washington, is the runner-up at 76.6 percent.

The only other places where more than 70 percent of all households have incomes above $150,000 are a pair of New York City suburbs: Oyster Bay Cove and Munsey Park.

(Atlanta Business Chronicle)

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