The 100 Richest Zip Codes in Michigan for 2024

In this article, we'll look at the top 100 richest zip codes in Michigan and explore some of the demographic statistics of each to see if we can find out why they are the richest.

Before we get started, let's talk about how we determine "the richest zip codes" by explaining how we calculate it.

We use the mean household income for each zip code, which can be found on the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. The ACS is an ongoing survey conducted by the US Census Bureau and, because it's updated yearly, is more up-to-date that the Decennial Survey.

The latest year we have ACS data for is 2022.

Using the mean (or average) household income, we only really have two criteria to determine the richest zip codes:

  1. The zip code must have a population of at least 500 people.
  2. The margin of error provided by the Census Bureau for the zip code must be less than 50% of the mean household income estimate.

Richest Zip Codes in Michigan

If you're in a rush and just want to see the top 100 zip codes in Michigan, here they are, sorted by highest average household income.

The list is long, so you might have to scroll the table to see all of the zip codes. You can click the links in the table to view more demographic statistics about the zip code.

Rank Zip Code County Mean Income
1 49060 Barry County, Kalamazoo County $320,263.00
2 48302 Oakland County $252,065.00
3 48009 Oakland County $234,600.00
4 49301 Kent County $234,162.00
5 48301 Oakland County $233,258.00
6 48304 Oakland County $230,443.00
7 48374 Oakland County $227,270.00
8 48070 Oakland County $220,513.00
9 48025 Oakland County $216,808.00
10 48168 Washtenaw County, Wayne County $208,773.00
11 49636 Leelanau County $203,632.00
12 48323 Oakland County $200,050.00
13 48306 Macomb County, Oakland County $197,633.00
14 48363 Oakland County $196,935.00
15 48098 Oakland County $191,195.00
16 48069 Oakland County $190,393.00
17 48230 Wayne County $188,000.00
18 48324 Oakland County $186,722.00
19 48380 Livingston County, Oakland County $173,939.00
20 48236 Macomb County, Wayne County $171,284.00
21 48130 Washtenaw County $163,366.00
22 48348 Oakland County $163,002.00
23 48167 Oakland County, Washtenaw County, Wayne County $162,661.00
24 48138 Wayne County $162,582.00
25 48178 Livingston County, Oakland County, Washtenaw County $155,553.00
26 48103 Washtenaw County $154,641.00
27 48085 Oakland County $154,358.00
28 48382 Oakland County $152,611.00
29 48105 Washtenaw County $150,475.00
30 48309 Oakland County $150,024.00
31 48095 Macomb County $148,609.00
32 48360 Oakland County $147,167.00
33 48322 Oakland County $145,900.00
34 48864 Ingham County $145,843.00
35 48114 Livingston County $145,087.00
36 49630 Benzie County, Leelanau County $144,841.00
37 48005 Macomb County $144,141.00
38 48331 Oakland County $143,857.00
39 49506 Kent County $141,808.00
40 49130 Cass County $141,786.00
41 48170 Washtenaw County, Wayne County $140,848.00
42 49460 Ottawa County $140,128.00
43 48370 Oakland County $139,110.00
44 48375 Oakland County $137,051.00
45 49234 Jackson County $136,911.00
46 48188 Wayne County $136,450.00
47 48381 Oakland County $134,572.00
48 49406 Allegan County $134,473.00
49 49302 Kent County $133,075.00
50 48176 Lenawee County, Washtenaw County $132,848.00
51 49546 Kent County $132,556.00
52 48187 Wayne County $132,470.00
53 48084 Oakland County $131,474.00
54 48164 Monroe County, Wayne County $131,351.00
55 48191 Monroe County, Washtenaw County $130,845.00
56 49670 Leelanau County $130,233.00
57 48307 Oakland County $129,901.00
58 48371 Lapeer County, Oakland County $129,489.00
59 49083 Barry County, Kalamazoo County $129,141.00
60 48455 Lapeer County $128,954.00
61 48179 Monroe County $128,872.00
62 48116 Livingston County $128,584.00
63 48042 Macomb County $128,458.00
64 48895 Ingham County $127,796.00
65 48067 Oakland County $126,950.00
66 49525 Kent County $126,524.00
67 49316 Allegan County, Barry County, Kent County $126,319.00
68 49341 Kent County $126,122.00
69 49315 Allegan County, Kent County, Ottawa County $125,974.00
70 49453 Allegan County $125,942.00
71 48044 Macomb County $125,673.00
72 49306 Kent County $125,595.00
73 48462 Genesee County, Lapeer County, Oakland County $125,526.00
74 48315 Macomb County $125,472.00
75 48118 Washtenaw County $125,291.00
76 48072 Oakland County $125,147.00
77 48350 Oakland County $125,115.00
78 48316 Macomb County $124,262.00
79 49129 Berrien County $123,548.00
80 48357 Oakland County $123,166.00
81 48353 Livingston County $122,233.00
82 49426 Allegan County, Ottawa County $121,962.00
83 48430 Genesee County, Livingston County, Oakland County $121,694.00
84 48094 Macomb County $121,667.00
85 49690 Antrim County, Grand Traverse County, Kalkaska County $121,594.00
86 49267 Lenawee County, Monroe County $121,536.00
87 48362 Oakland County $121,403.00
88 48438 Genesee County, Lapeer County $121,130.00
89 48436 Genesee County, Shiawassee County $121,111.00
90 49095 Cass County $121,095.00
91 48028 St. Clair County $120,892.00
92 48820 Clinton County $120,622.00
93 48165 Oakland County $120,194.00
94 48367 Oakland County $120,079.00
95 49085 Berrien County $120,039.00
96 48169 Livingston County, Washtenaw County $119,837.00
97 49464 Allegan County, Ottawa County $119,569.00
98 48096 Macomb County $119,240.00
99 48065 Macomb County $118,975.00
100 49071 Kalamazoo County, Van Buren County $117,836.00

Demographic Statistics for the 10 Richest Zip Codes in Michigan

Now that we've seen the top 100 zip codes in Michigan, let's take a look at some of the demographic statistics for each zip code.

We'll focus on the top 10 richest zip codes in Michigan to see if there any similarities or differences between them.

Household Income by Age

In the table below, we can compare the household income by age for each of the zip codes.

Zip Code Under 25 25 to 44 45 to 64 65 and Over
49060 $0.00 $55,375.00 $250,001.00 $77,014.00
48302 $0.00 $187,679.00 $235,909.00 $113,313.00
48009 $0.00 $157,000.00 $201,836.00 $95,600.00
49301 $0.00 $171,941.00 $199,732.00 $93,864.00
48301 $73,264.00 $175,750.00 $214,375.00 $116,588.00
48304 $0.00 $162,550.00 $187,708.00 $102,479.00
48374 $0.00 $178,388.00 $218,509.00 $74,239.00
48070 $0.00 $196,550.00 $231,429.00 $116,458.00
48025 $0.00 $208,036.00 $200,742.00 $99,731.00
48168 $45,757.00 $202,024.00 $208,806.00 $99,435.00

Note than any fields showing as $0 are because the data was not available from the latest ACS.

We can see from the data above that the most common age bracket for the richest zip codes in Michigan is 45 to 64, with 90.00% of the top earners falling into this age bracket.

The list below shows all of the top age brackets for the richest zip codes in Michigan.

  • 90.00% of the richest zip codes in Michigan were aged 45 to 64
  • 10.00% of the richest zip codes in Michigan were aged 25 to 44

Race and Ethnicity

We can also look at the race and ethnicity for the richest zip codes in Michigan. To do that, we created averages for each race reported for the zip code by the ACS survey.

The chart below shows the most common races living in the richest zip codes in Michigan:

  • 97.08% Black/African American
  • 81.00% Native
  • 8.24% Other
  • 3.84% Asian
  • 2.90% Hispanic
  • 1.18% White
  • 0.11% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

This shows that the most common race across the richest zip codes in Michigan is "Black/African American".

Education Levels

Another interesting demographic to look at would be the education levels of the people living in the richest zip codes in Michigan.

Just like we did with the race and ethnicity numbers, we can create averages for each of the education levels the Census Bureau tracks for each zip code, by summing them and dividing by the number of zip codes we're comparing.

The chart below shows the most common education level of people living in the richest zip codes in Michigan:

  • Bachelor's degree
    49.82%
  • Master's degree or higher
    35.41%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9.52%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    4.70%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0.54%

The data shows that 85.24% of people living in the richest zip codes in Michigan have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Conclusion

Hopefully, this article has given you some interesting insights into why the richest zip codes in Michigan are so wealthy based on the common demographics between them.

In the future, we will try to add more data to this article and pull out more interesting insights from the information.

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