The best 15 states to live in if you want to get rich

Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, Connecticut

Where do the wealthiest Americans live?

According to a recent report by GOBankingRates, Connecticut is the nation’s richest state.

The personal finance site determined the most financially successful states by analyzing seven factors: the average income of the top 1%; the average income of the bottom 99%; poverty rates; the percentage of the population in the upper, middle, and lower classes; the number of millionaire households; the percentage of millionaire households; and the number of billionaires.

Of course, we can’t promise you’ll strike it rich if you move to — or live in — one of these states, but you’re bound to be surrounded by financially successful individuals.

Here, we’ve highlighted the top 15 states, according to GOBankingRates. Read on to see if yours made the cut.

15. Colorado

Average income of top 1%: $1.1 million

Population in upper class: 22%

Percentage of millionaire households: 5.5%

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado

14. Hawaii

Average income of top 1%: $690,073

Population in upper class: 17%

Percentage of millionaire households: 7.2%
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii M Swiet Productions | Getty Images
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

13. New York

Average income of top 1%: $2 million

Population in upper class: 19%

Percentage of millionaire households: 5.8%
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12. Minnesota

Average income of top 1%: $1.04 million

Population in upper class: 24%

Percentage of millionaire households: 5.6%
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St. Paul, Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota

11. Wyoming

Average income of top 1%: $2.12 million

Population in upper class: 21%

Percentage of millionaire households: 5.2%
Jackson Hole, Wyoming Price Chambers | Bloomberg | Getty Images
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

10. Virginia

Average income of top 1%: $987,607

Population in upper class: 26%

Percentage of millionaire households: 6.6%
Richmond, Virginia Richard Cummins | Getty Images
Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

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9. North Dakota

Average income of top 1%: $1.28 million

Population in upper class: 25%

Percentage of millionaire households: 4.6%
Fargo, North Dakota Daniel Barry | Getty Images
Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota

8. Alaska

Average income of top 1%: $833,117

Population in upper class: 25%

Percentage of millionaire households: 6.8%
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Ketchikan Harbour in Alaska

Ketchikan Harbour in Alaska

Ketchikan Harbour in Alaska

7. California

Average income of top 1%: $1.41 million

Population in upper class: 19%

Percentage of millionaire households: 6.0%
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

6. Washington, DC

Average income of top 1%: $1.53 million

Population in upper class: 34%

Percentage of millionaire households: 6.1%
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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C

Washington, D.C

5. New Hampshire

Average income of top 1%: $1.01 million

Population in upper class: 23%

Percentage of millionaire households: 6.50%
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

4. Massachusetts

Average income of top 1%: $1.69 million

Population in upper class: 28%

Percentage of millionaire households: 6.7%
Paul Revere in Boston, Massachusetts Paul Giamou | Getty Images
Paul Revere in Boston, Massachusetts

Paul Revere in Boston, Massachusetts

Paul Revere in Boston, Massachusetts

3. New Jersey

Average income of top 1%: $1.45 million

Population in upper class: 25%

Percentage of millionaire households: 7.5%
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Jersey City, New Jersey

Jersey City, New Jersey

Jersey City, New Jersey

2. Maryland

Average income of top 1%: $1.02 million

Population in upper class: 26%

Percentage of millionaire households: 7.7%
Downtown Baltimore, Maryland Greg Pease | Getty Images
Downtown Baltimore, Maryland

Downtown Baltimore, Maryland

Downtown Baltimore, Maryland

1. Connecticut

Average income of top 1%: $2.4 million

Population in upper class: 27%

Percentage of millionaire households: 7.3%

Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, Connecticut

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