The rich part of town: Here are the wealthiest ZIP codes in the Phoenix area

Despite a new treatment of numbers for the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual Wealthiest ZIP Codes list, 85253, the prosperous Paradise Valley suburb snuggled in between Phoenix and Scottsdale, was again No. 1 when the list was published today.

This year American City Business Journals, the parent company of the Phoenix Business Journal, ranked a nationwide total 18,316 ZIP Codes with populations of 2,000 or more from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey. An ACBJ Wealth Index was developed, using eight current ACS indicators and giving them a positive score if they were above the national average and a negative score if they fell below it.

Paradise Valley’s 85253 had an ACBJ Wealth Index score of 28.13, which was 52nd overall on the national list. Scottsdale’s 85262 was ranked second on the Maricopa County list, with a Wealth Index score of 23.52 (175th nationally). Another Scottsdale ZIP Code, 85255, was ranked third in Maricopa County with a Wealth Index score of 23.44, which was good for 179th in the national rankings.

Provided by The Phoenix Business Journal.