Let’s face it we aren’t Silicon Valley or the Upper East Side of Manhattan. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t money in North Carolina. And with the lower cost of living here than in other areas, it can be easier to gain and maintain wealth.  Just look at some of the most expensive homes for sale just in Charlotte. There are some high price tags. And the rich, well they tend to hang out with other wealthy individuals. The Oxford Dictionary defines wealth as “an abundance of valuable possessions or money”. I typically think of wealth as the type of money that spans generations. Regardless the wealthiest towns in North Carolina are those with the highest median household income and home values. Our friends over at Suburbs101.com compiled a list of the 9 Wealthiest Towns in North Carolina. Some of these I’d classify more as suburbs but you still get the point.

Below you will find a list of the wealthiest towns and suburbs as reported by Suburbs101.com. The information presented in this article is based on data from the US Census American Community Survey and the rankings are based on median household income. You can read their full study here.

  • 9. Davidson, NC

    Davidson, NC

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    Median Household Income:  $141,845

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 75%

    Median Home Value: $487,000

  • 8. Bartons Creek, NC

    Bartons Creek Township, NC

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    Median Household Income:  $150,735

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 70.7%

    Median Home Value: $499,600

  • 7. Walnut Creek, NC

    Walnut Creek, NC 27534

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    Median Household Income:  $150,938

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 71.6%

    Median Home Value: $394,800

  • 6. Weddington, NC

    Weddington, NC

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    Median Household Income:  $152,377

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 64.8%

    Median Home Value: $549,200

  • 5. Sandy Ridge, NC

    Sandy Ridge, NC 27046

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    Median Household Income:  $153,893

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 61.50%

    Median Home Value: Not provided

  • 4. Center Grove, NC

    Center Grove Township, NC

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    Median Household Income:  $1574,107

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 57.9%

    Median Home Value: $408,700

  • 3. Biltmore Forest, NC

    Biltmore Forest, NC 28803

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    Median Household Income:  $173,750

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 83.1%

    Median Home Value: $1,074,500

  • 2. New Light, NC

    New Light, NC 27587

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    Median Household Income:  $184,385

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 62%

    Median Home Value: $467,100

  • 1. Marvin, NC

    Marvin, NC 28173

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    Marvin, NC 28173

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    Median Household Income$221,350

    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 76.4%

    Median Home Value: $686,600