America's top-earning zip codes

You'll find residents with the highest incomes on an exclusive island off the coast of Miami. In what other neighborhoods do residents pull in big bucks?

Atherton, CA 94027

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  • Median income*: $1,063,888
  • Median home price: $3,475,000

Atherton is the top-earning zip code on the West Coast, and no wonder: The small residential community is just a stone's throw from Menlo Park, the home of Facebook and many big venture-capital firms.

Most residents are in the tech industry, and include Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen and Google chairman Eric Schmidt.

Ken DeLeon, a local broker, said that buying in Atherton is almost like buying a name brand. "When you're buying Atherton, you're buying the most expensive neighborhood in California," he said, noting that he recently sold a $14 million home in just three days.

Source: Income data latest available from Internal Revenue Service. Home prices are median sales prices Feb. - June 2014 from Trulia.
*Median adjusted gross income, 2011
- Last updated June 12 2014 01:37 PM ET