The Richest Small Town in New Jersey
Show me the money? If you encounter a resident of the richest small town in New Jersey, you'll probably get your wish.
Recently, the finance information company GOBankingRates combed over U.S. Census Bureau income data in every state to make a list of the richest small towns in America.
The first couple of towns that flashed through my mind when I thought about New Jersey were Tavistock, which is pretty ritzy and has only nine residents (all who appear to live in McMansions), and Franklin Lakes, because that's where a lot of the Real Housewives of New Jersey live and they seem pretty well off. With a population of just over 11,000, according to Wikipedia, it's small-ish.
Neither are the wealthiest small town in the Garden State. However, New Jersey IS home to the 6th richest small town in the United States.
The RICHEST small town in the country is a place called Orinda, California, where the median income is $248,984, according to gobankingrates.com.
The second richest small town in American is Noroton, Connecticut, where residents make about $284,100 a year.
Pennsylvania has the third richest small town in the U.S. in Fox Chapel near Pittsburgh. The average median income there is $247,930.
Now, for THE RICHEST SMALL TOWN IN NEW JERSEY: Lyons.
Located in Somerset County, Lyons residents rake in $245,226 a year. It's got a population of just over 5,300 people as of 2020, according to Wikipedia.org. The nearest big city to Lyons is Newark.
Ever heard of it? I hadn't until now but maybe I should ride my bike around the Lyons neighborhood and try to make some friends, lol.
Hockessin, by the way is Delaware's richest small town.