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This map shows where the highest paid people in the country live

Greenwich Village, New York
Photograph: Shutterstock/Ryan DeBerardinis

Ah, money—where does it live? According to an interactive map developed by Property Shark, a real estate site, the folks that earn most money across the country live in (drum roll, please) New York City's Greenwich Village and Soho areas. Picture us not surprised.

The company analyzed 2016 census data to come up with both the map and a list of the 100 highest-earning zip codes in the country. It then measured a zip code's median home price to figure out whether or not the folks earning most money actually live in the most expensive areas. Interestingly enough... That's not the case!

Here is what the report came up with:
- The majority of the priciest zip codes are on the West Coast
- The majority of the highest earning zip codes are on the East Coast
- Only 27 of the most expensive zip codes rank within the 100 highest-earning ones

What does that all mean? The richest people in the country don't necessarily live in the country's priciest neighborhoods.

Take a look at the map:

1. 10013 (Greenwich Village/Soho, New York)
2. 10007 (Tribeca, New York)
3. 94957 (Ross, California)
4. 94028 (Portola Valley, California)
5. 10282 (Tribeca, New York)
6. 10006 (Financial District, New York)
7. 94503 (Stanford, California)
8. 07078 (Short Hills, New Jersey)
9. 92145 (San Diego, California)
10. 10514 (Chappaqua, New York)
11. 60603 (Chicago, Illinois)
12. 94027 (Atherton, California)
13. 06878 (Riverside, Connecticut)
14. 22027 (Dunn Loring, Virginia)
15. 06820 (Darien Connecticut)
16. 92657 (Newport Coast, California)
17. 60043 (Kenilworth, Illinois)
18. 10504 (Armonk, New York)
19. 77005 (Houston, Texas)
20. 20015 (Washington, D.C.)
21. 22066 (Great Falls, Virginia)
22. 10597 (Waccabuc, New York)
23. 06883 (Weston, Connecticut)
24. 07931 (Far Hills, New Jersey)
25. 06840 (New Canaan, Connecticut)
26. 75225 (Dallas, Texas)
27. 02462 (Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts)
28. 33109 (Miami Beach, Florida)
29. 94022 (Los Altos, California)
30. 94301 (Palo Alto, California)