No. 19 Richest Zip Code: 06840, New Canaan, Conn.

No. households: 7,002
Pct. change in no. households since 2000: 3.96
Average household income: $277,250
Average household net worth: $1,387,830

GE’s chief executive, Jeff Immelt, actress Katherine Heigl, and talk show host David Letterman are among New Canaan’s famous residents, according to The median home value in this wealthy Fairfield County town, which is about 45 miles from New York City, was $1,092,000 in September, according to The predominant group is executives and professionals in their 40s and 50s with no children.

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