6-figure towns

Holmdel, N.J., residents pull in more than $159,000 a year. Which other places in our Best Places database have high incomes?

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6. Hockessin, DE
Hockessin, DE
Population: 13,772
Median family income (per year): $137,998
Median home price: $408,000

The deep aroma of mushrooms still wafts through parts of Hockessin's pricey neighborhoods where million-dollar homes have replaced many of the old farms. Still, it's a must-have for town restaurants to serve at least one mushroom item on the menu.

This suburb of Wilmington calls itself a true bedroom community of wealthy professionals and academics, many of whom work in the financial or pharmaceutical industries. DuPont, AstraZeneca and the University of Delaware are the top area employers.

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