Let’s face it we may not be New York City but that doesn’t mean there isn’t money in North Carolina. In fact, a few weeks ago we told you about the most expensive homes for sale just in Charlotte. And cha-ching there were some high price tags. But what are the richest places in North Carolina?

HomeSnacks.com set out to find out. Things that they took into account: high-paying jobs, safe cities and neighborhoods, gold star schools, and high-end amenities. Other things considered were unemployment rates, median income, and poverty rates.

List: 10 Richest Places in North Carolina

  • 1. Weddington, NC

    Population: 10,794
    County: Union
    Median Income: $136,891
    Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
    Poverty Rate: 2.1%

  • 2. Marvin, NC

    Population: 6,553
    County: Union
    Median Income: $206,469
    Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
    Poverty Rate: 2.0%

  • 3. Davidson, NC

    Population: 12,735
    County: Mecklenburg
    Median Income: $124,853
    Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
    Poverty Rate: 3.2%

  • 4. Wesley Chapel, NC

    Population: 8,974
    County: Union
    Median Income: $124,760
    Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
    Poverty Rate: 1.0%

  • 5. St. James, NC

    Population: 5,521
    County: Brunswick
    Median Income: $104,850
    Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
    Poverty Rate: 1.7%

  • 6. Oak Ridge, NC

    Population: 6,901
    County: Guilford
    Median Income: $127,578
    Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
    Poverty Rate: 4.3%

  • 7. Waxhaw, NC

    Population: 15,237
    County: Union
    Median Income: $111,642
    Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
    Poverty Rate: 3.3%

  • 8. Stallings,NC

    Population: 15,554
    Median Income: $85,193
    Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
    Poverty Rate: 4.4%

  • 9. Apex, NC

    Population: 51,370
    Median Income: $111,435
    Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
    Poverty Rate: 5.2%

  • 10. Pinehurst

    Population: 16,050
    County: Moore
    Median Income: $82,081
    Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
    Poverty Rate: 4.0%

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