These Popular Minnesota Cities Are Two Of The Richest In America
When it comes to the wealthiest 100 cities in the United States, two of them are right here in Minnesota.
Thanks to the gang over at Forbes.com, we can now see where the wealthiest cities in the country are located. And, yeah, the usual suspect states like New York, New Jersey and California are pretty well represented on the latest list. But two cities here in the North Star State made the list.
Do you know which ones they are? I'd have guessed maybe Woodbury or Chanhassen. Or any small inlet on Lake Minnetonka. Even Rochester, with its high concentration of surgeons and physicians who work at Mayo Clinic, wouldn't be a bad guess. But, nope-- none of those are correct. So which two Minnesota cities are they?
That'd be Orono (one of the west Twin Cities suburbs, about an hour and 45 minutes northwest of Rochester) and Medina (a little northwest of Minneapolis, about an hour and 50 minutes from Rochester). According to this BringMeTheNews story, they're the only two cities to make the list.
"Orono is up one spot from last year to 53rd in the nation with an average household income of $243,419. Medina made the list for the first time at 93rd overall with an average household income of $211,742," the story said.
Both of those are quite a bit higher than the average Rochester median household income of $65,195 (according to Data USA.) All of which means I guess I won't be moving to either Orono or Medina anytime soon.
Now, you might be wondering just who can afford to live in either of Minnesota's two entries on the 100 Richest Cities in the Country list. I'm guessing the following 10 people probably could, seeing as they're the 10 Highest Paid Pro Athletes in Minnesota this year. Keep scrolling to see who they are!
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