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The 33 richest cities in the U.S.

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Jan 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-30 16:17:34-05

The United States is home to great diversity—of people and beliefs; of lifestyles, dialects, and histories; and of geography.

Using the FindTheHome Places Topic with data from the latest Five-Year American Community Survey (ACS) released in December 2014, we set out to identify the 33 richest cities in the U.S.

In this list, a city’s wealth is ranked by the percentage of its residents earning more than $150,000. The list only includes cities with more than 500,000 residents.

Think you know where your city falls on the list? Read on to find out.

#33 | Milwaukee

Milwaukee at Sunset

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  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 3.0%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 22.1%
  • Total population: 596,459

#32 | Tucson

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 3.3%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 24.7%
  • Total population: 523,278

#31 | Columbus

Columbus, Ohio

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  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 4.8% (tied)
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 33.1%
  • Total population: 800,594

#30 | Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee

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  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 4.8% (tied)
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 23.7%
  • Total population: 650,932

#29 | Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana

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  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 5.2% (tied)
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 27.3%
  • Total population: 828,841

#28 | El Paso

El Paso, Texas

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  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 5.2% (tied)
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 22.7%
  • Total population: 660,795

#27 | Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 5.3%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 23.9%
  • Total population: 1.54 million

#26 | San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

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  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 6.1% (tied)
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 24.6%
  • Total population: 1.36 million

#25 | Fresno

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 6.1% (tied)
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 20.3%
  • Total population: 500,819

#24 | Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida

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  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 6.2%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 25.5%
  • Total population: 829,721

#23 | Louisville

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 6.4% (tied)
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 26.9%
  • Total population: 601,611

#22 | Baltimore

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 6.4% (tied)
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 26.8%
  • Total population: 621,445

#21 | Oklahoma City

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 6.7%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 28.1%
  • Total population: 590,995

#20 | Albuquerque

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 6.9%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 33.0%
  • Total population: 549,812

#19 | Nashville

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 7.0%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 35.3%
  • Total population: 614,908

#18 | Fort Worth

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 7.4%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 26.5%
  • Total population: 761,092

#17 | Phoenix

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 7.6%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 26.3%
  • Total population: 1.47 million

#16 | Las Vegas

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 7.6%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 21.4%
  • Total population: 591,496

#15 | Dallas

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 9.4%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 29.4%
  • Total population: 1.22 million

#14 | Portland

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 9.6%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 43.8%
  • Total population: 594,687

#13 | Chicago

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 9.9%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 34.2%
  • Total population: 2.71 million

#12 | Houston

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 10.0%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 29.2%
  • Total population: 2.13 million

#11 | Charlotte

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 10.8%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 39.8%
  • Total population: 757,278

#10 | Denver

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 11.0%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 42.9%
  • Total population: 619,297

#9 | Austin

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 11.1%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 45.6%
  • Total population: 836,800

#8 | Los Angeles

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 11.3%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 31.1%
  • Total population: 3.83 million

#7 | New York City

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 12.7%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 34.5%
  • Total population: 8.27 million

#6 | Boston

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 13.0%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 43.9%
  • Total population: 629,182

#5 | San Diego

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 14.8%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 41.7%
  • Total population: 1.32 million

#4 | Seattle

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 16.2%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 57.4%
  • Total population: 624,681

#3 | Washington D.C.

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 19.0%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 51.7%
  • Total population: 618,777

#2 | San Jose

  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 22.6%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 37.4%
  • Total population: 968,903

#1 | San Francisco

San Francisco at sunset looking across the Bay Bridge

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  • Percentage of incomes over $150,000: 23.4%
  • Percentage of population with bachelor’s degree: 52.4%
  • Total population: 817,501