Goochland makes top-tier debut on wealthiest ZIP code list

A Goochland estate called River Run Manor is listed for sale. Photos courtesy of Joyner Fine Properties.

A Goochland estate called River Run Manor was listed for nearly $8 million late last year. Photo by Jim Adcock.

When it comes to wealth, the smaller, rural communities of Goochland County are giving western Henrico and Chesterfield counties a run for their money.

In their first appearance in Richmond BizSense’s annual rankings of the region’s wealthiest ZIP codes, five communities in Goochland made the top 15, including Manakin-Sabot (23103), which came in second with a median household income for 2014 of $122,450.

The number one spot on the list for the second year in a row was the 23113 ZIP code for Midlothian.

That Chesterfield County ZIP code had a median household income of $124,946, up from its previous-year median of $123,124.

Rounding out the top five for 2014 were Glen Allen (23059), which also ranked third in 2013; the Chesterfield-Powhatan community of Moseley (23120), which dropped from second to fourth; and Mechanicsville (23116), which again came in at fifth on the list.

This year’s list, which was released this week, included 49 ZIP codes, eight more than the previous year, accounting for the first-time appearances for Goochland.

The additions were due to a change in the way the data was compiled by research firm Esri, which uses statistical data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The rankings are based on median household income for 2014.

In addition to Manakin-Sabot, other additions to the list include the Goochland communities of Crozier, which ranked sixth; Sandy Hook, which ranked eighth; Oilville, 11th; and Maidens, 13th.

The appearances of the Goochland communities are notable given their smaller populations. Manakin-Sabot’s, for example, was just 5,463 last year; first-place 23113 in Midlothian had a population of 24,254.

Sixth-place Crozier (23039) is even smaller with a population of 1,587 and a median household income of $101,771.

List newcomer Sandy Hook (23153) had a population of 1,790 and a median household income of $99,220; Oilville (23129) had a population of just 502 and a median of $91,589; and Maidens (23102) had a population of 2,120 and a median household income of $83,932.

With a population of 27,470, third-place Glen Allen saw its median household income increase last year, from $108,794 in 2013 to $114,415. Moseley, with a population of 8,915, saw its median drop, from $118,454 in 2013 to $112,519 last year.

Mechanicsville, with a population of 30,260, stayed nearly the same in terms of median income, dropping slightly from $104,322 in 2013 to $104,188 in 2014.

Two other Midlothian ZIP codes, 23114 and 23112, came in at 10th and 14th on the list, respectively. Other top-15 ZIP codes were 23828 in Chesterfield, which ranked seventh; 23233 in Henrico, which ranked ninth; Rockville (23146), which ranked 12th; and Chester (23836), which came in at 15.

The bottom of the list was largely represented by ZIP codes in the city of Richmond. The lowest six ZIP codes were all located in the city, ranging from the Forest Hill area’s 23225, which ranked 44th with a median household income of $38,369, to the downtown ZIP 23219, which came in last with a median of $22,478.

A Goochland estate called River Run Manor is listed for sale. Photos courtesy of Joyner Fine Properties.

A Goochland estate called River Run Manor was listed for nearly $8 million late last year. Photo by Jim Adcock.

When it comes to wealth, the smaller, rural communities of Goochland County are giving western Henrico and Chesterfield counties a run for their money.

In their first appearance in Richmond BizSense’s annual rankings of the region’s wealthiest ZIP codes, five communities in Goochland made the top 15, including Manakin-Sabot (23103), which came in second with a median household income for 2014 of $122,450.

The number one spot on the list for the second year in a row was the 23113 ZIP code for Midlothian.

That Chesterfield County ZIP code had a median household income of $124,946, up from its previous-year median of $123,124.

Rounding out the top five for 2014 were Glen Allen (23059), which also ranked third in 2013; the Chesterfield-Powhatan community of Moseley (23120), which dropped from second to fourth; and Mechanicsville (23116), which again came in at fifth on the list.

This year’s list, which was released this week, included 49 ZIP codes, eight more than the previous year, accounting for the first-time appearances for Goochland.

The additions were due to a change in the way the data was compiled by research firm Esri, which uses statistical data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The rankings are based on median household income for 2014.

In addition to Manakin-Sabot, other additions to the list include the Goochland communities of Crozier, which ranked sixth; Sandy Hook, which ranked eighth; Oilville, 11th; and Maidens, 13th.

The appearances of the Goochland communities are notable given their smaller populations. Manakin-Sabot’s, for example, was just 5,463 last year; first-place 23113 in Midlothian had a population of 24,254.

Sixth-place Crozier (23039) is even smaller with a population of 1,587 and a median household income of $101,771.

List newcomer Sandy Hook (23153) had a population of 1,790 and a median household income of $99,220; Oilville (23129) had a population of just 502 and a median of $91,589; and Maidens (23102) had a population of 2,120 and a median household income of $83,932.

With a population of 27,470, third-place Glen Allen saw its median household income increase last year, from $108,794 in 2013 to $114,415. Moseley, with a population of 8,915, saw its median drop, from $118,454 in 2013 to $112,519 last year.

Mechanicsville, with a population of 30,260, stayed nearly the same in terms of median income, dropping slightly from $104,322 in 2013 to $104,188 in 2014.

Two other Midlothian ZIP codes, 23114 and 23112, came in at 10th and 14th on the list, respectively. Other top-15 ZIP codes were 23828 in Chesterfield, which ranked seventh; 23233 in Henrico, which ranked ninth; Rockville (23146), which ranked 12th; and Chester (23836), which came in at 15.

The bottom of the list was largely represented by ZIP codes in the city of Richmond. The lowest six ZIP codes were all located in the city, ranging from the Forest Hill area’s 23225, which ranked 44th with a median household income of $38,369, to the downtown ZIP 23219, which came in last with a median of $22,478.

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Bruce Milam
Bruce Milam
9 years ago

Chris’ architectural background certainly trumps mine. I got my degree at Sears and Roebuck. The “cheap shot” he took was calling Roper and Emerson and his generalization about other downtown developers as “the least qualified” to develop the property. There’s no place for that comment in this discussion.