We all at one time or another think we could do better if we move. Then after looking at all the cities inside the state, we come to the conclusion maybe were not as bad off as we think we are, maybe. Here are the Top Richest cities according to newyorkupstate.com. The Top Poorest cities according to onlyinyourstate.com.

Richest Cities ranked by median income in counties in Central New York:

5. Lowville - Lewis County - $51,641 per person

4. Cooperstown - Otsego County - $62,222 per person

3. Hamilton - Madison County - $71,591 per person

2. Westmoreland - Oneida County - $81,797 per person

1. Thendara - Herkimer County - $86,985 per person

 

Poorest Cities in Central New York  ranked by Median income

5. Buffalo - $14,993 - per person

4. Little Falls - $15,139 - per person

3.Syracuse - $15,168 - per person

2. Utica - $15,248 - per person

1. Rochester - $15,588 - per person

I know the grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence. Especially when your neighbor is driving a BMW and you are driving a u-go. Something to keep in mind. I'm sure you know New York is the most expensive place to live and not likely to change anytime soon. Will you be better off staying put? Only you can determine if you should stay put, but if you do stay put dig deeper and make sure all your questions are answered before you rent the U-Haul.

I've lived here for 17 years and the numbers on either list don't really surprise me with the exception of how close together the median income was for the poorest cities. If you have been thinking about a move to one of the richest cities from one of the poorest look at these numbers very closely so you don't jump from the frying pan into the fire.

These numbers will give you a good starting point if you are thinking about a move.

Good Luck!.

Richest and Poorest Cities in New York State