Cities where Americans earn the most

  • Downtown Palo Alto, Calif. Allie_Caulfield/Flickr
    Downtown Palo Alto, Calif.

    Many people aspire to earn a six-figure income, but only about one-fifth of the nation's households succeed. And, according to recent research, those six-figure families tend to congregate in a handful of cities, such as San Ramon, Calif., where 63.5 percent of the population clears the $100,000 threshold and a full one-quarter earn $200,000 or more.

    Where should you go to hang-out with the well-heeled? According to a new analysis of Census data by NerdWallet, there are 16 U.S. cities where more than 50 percent of the households earn six-figure incomes. These are the top 10.