When I moved to Tri-Cities in 2007 I was told that the “rich” folks lived in Richland but I’m surprised to discover after a little digging that another town in the Tri-Cities area is pulling down bigger bucks in the #1 slot for the Columbia Basin
Stacker.com has done the heavy lifting for us and the zip codes pulling down the most “cheddar” in the Tri-Cities area might be a little surprising to you. Richland ranks high but it’s not the #1 wage earner in the Tri-Cities.
Stacker’s compilation says that several factors determine their rankings, here’s what they said about their findings:
Education levels and occupation contribute mightily to salaries, but where a worker lives can give a boost to employees across the board—or result in diminished earnings. It’s not just a location’s tax rates and cost of living, either.
According to a Brookings study, simple geography is responsible for a large variation in earnings: Sebring, Florida, for example, has a low median earning of just $26,000, while the metro area of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara in California boasts a median earning figure of $65,000.
The same study found that overall workers in the top-earning 30 locations across the U.S. earn an average of 37% more than the workers in the bottom 30 locations.
So, how do the Tri-Cities zip codes stack up when it comes to making the big bucks?
#5. 99354 (Richland)
– Median household income: $73,369
– Households earning over $100,000: 36.2%%
#4. 99337 (Kennewick)
– Median household income: $74,158
– Households earning over $100,000: 32.8%%
#3. 99352 (Richland)
– Median household income: $81,410
– Households earning over $100,000: 42.8%%
#2. 99353 (West Richland)
– Median household income: $102,021
– Households earning over $100,000: 51.1%%
#1. 99338 (Kennewick)
– Median household income: $114,429
– Households earning over $100,000: 55.9%%
As you can see, Richland residents are doing just fine with their money but Kennewick in the 338 is doing a little bit better.
There are a bunch more zip codes that you can check from Stacker.com and see where your household ranks when it comes to pulling down the money.
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