I am blown away to learn about the wealthiest town in Louisiana. In fact, I have never been to this town and you probably haven't either. In checking out some of the latest data from the Census Bureau, we found the richest town in Louisiana is in south Louisiana. You might think it would be a city on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain north of New Orleans, but it's not.


Youngsville, Louisiana is the richest town in Louisiana. The community boasts lots of green space and parks. But the town also has lots of great restaurants and top performing schools. The highest-paying jobs in Youngsville are in public administration, agriculture, and forestry.

Town of Youngsville
Town of Youngsville

The statewide median income in Louisiana is $53,571.

What City Is the Richest in Louisiana?

The latest data says Youngsville, Louisiana has a median household income of $101,455 dollars. A few years ago, Youngsville had a median household income: $89,038 and that number keeps climbing.
Youngsville is a town of about 15,000 people just south of Lafayette.
Zachary is now #2 on this list with a median household income of $85,949

Youngsville has nearly 300 households making more than $200,000.
The Census data shows a disparity between men and women. Men make an average of $65,479 while women make $45,839 on average.

What Parishes Have the Highest Incomes in Louisiana?

St. Tammany 71,361
Orleans 62,249
St. James 61,471
East Baton Rouge 59,352
Pointe Coupee 58,807
Ascension 58,566
Jefferson 58,284
Lafayette 57,674
Caddo 57,420
St. Charles 56,921
Assumption 56,352
Plaquemines 55,108
Rapides 54,153
Red River 54,964
Iberville 52,930
Bossier 51,970
De Soto 51,447

Here's the Median Income for Towns in the Arklatex:

Bossier City $50,027

Marshall $45,500

Shreveport $41,782

Natchitoches $28,401

What Are the Richest Towns in Texas and Arkansas?

Tontitown, Arkansas
Median household income: $75,027 (state: $42,336)
Households earning $200,000 or more: 8.6%
Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 31.7% (state: 21.5%)
Population: 2,828

Bellaire, Texas
Median household income: $187,805 (state: $54,727)
Households earning $200,000 or more: 46.1%
Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 78.8% (state: 28.1%)
Median home value: $770,500 (state: $142,700)
Population: 18,140

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