Check Out Where Your ZIP Code Ranks Among Montgomery County’s Most Affluent

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Here are the eleven wealthiest communities by zip code in Montgomery County for communities with greater than 2,000 people. (Image via Philadelphia Main Line Real Estate)

American City Business Journals, the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the U.S. including the Philadelphia Business Journal, recently compiled affluence ratings for 22,568 ZIP code territories across the nation.

Included in the ratings are territories that had populations of 1,000 or more as of 2015.


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The 2017 affluence ratings are based on ACBJ’s 12-part formula, which includes:

  • per-capita income
  • median household income
  • households with incomes of $150,000 or more
  • households with interest, dividends or net rental income
  • poverty rate
  • upper quartile (75th percentile) house value
  • median (50th percentile) house value
  • housing units with nine or more rooms
  • workers with earnings of $100,000 or more
  • workers with management, business, science, or arts occupations
  • adults (age 25 and older) with bachelor’s degrees
  • adults (age 25 and older) with advanced degrees

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The following are the Top 15 most-affluent ZIP codes in Montgomery County, with populations in parentheses:

  1. Gladwyne (3,853)
  2. Merion Station (6,001)
  3. Villanova (8,563)
  4. Wynnewood (13,792)
  5. Bala Cynwyd (9,618)
  6. Fort Washington (6,055)
  7. Wayne (32,747)
  8. Bryn Mawr (20,675)
  9. Dresher (5,257)
  10. Narberth (9,283)
  11. Blue Bell (18,637)
  12. Lafayette Hill (10,787)
  13. Ambler (33,565)
  14. Collegeville (40,391)
  15. Huntingdon Valley (21,644)

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Click here to read more about the most-affluent ZIP codes in the nation from American City Business Journals.

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