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States with the Most Millionaires

States with the Most Millionaires

annual list of states with the highest percentage of millionaires by population shows the number has decreased nationwide. The study defines millionaire households as those with $1 million or more in investable or liquid assets (excluding sponsored retirement plans and real estate), and found that the number of millionaires in the US declined 14 percent since 2007. This year’s list shows that 5,139,385 American households — 4.46 percent of the total — were defined as millionaires.So, where are
Source: Phoenix Marketing International

Phoenix Marketing International's annual list of states with the highest percentage of millionaires by population shows the number has decreased nationwide.

The study defines millionaire households as those with $1 million or more in investable or liquid assets (excluding sponsored retirement plans and real estate), and found that the number of millionaires in the US declined 14 percent since 2007. This year’s list shows that 5,139,385 American households — 4.46 percent of the total — were defined as millionaires.

So, where are millionaires the most prevalent? Click ahead to find out!

By Paul Toscano
Posted 23 July 2009

15. Rhode Island

Percentage of Households: 4.67%Number of  Households: 19,272Total Households: 412,348Percentage in 2007: 5.32%
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Percentage of Households: 4.67%
Number of  Households: 19,272
Total Households: 412,348

Percentage in 2007: 5.32%

14. Nevada

Percentage of Households: 4.67%Millionaire Households: 46,175Total Households: 987,894Percentage in 2007: 5.37%
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Percentage of Households: 4.67%
Millionaire Households: 46,175
Total Households: 987,894

Percentage in 2007: 5.37%

Tie-12. Washington

Percentage of Households: 4.81% Millionaire Households: 122,520Total Households: 2,547,695Percentage in 2007: 5.38%
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Percentage of Households: 4.81%
Millionaire Households: 122,520
Total Households: 2,547,695

Percentage in 2007: 5.38%

Tie-12. New York

Percentage of Households: 4.81%Millionaire Households: 345,892Total Households: 7,184,280Percentage in 2007: 5.28%
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Percentage of Households: 4.81%
Millionaire Households: 345,892
Total Households: 7,184,280

Percentage in 2007: 5.28%

11. Delaware

Percentage of Households: 4.93%Millionaire Households: 16,763Total Households: 340,003Percentage in 2007: 6.08%
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Percentage of Households: 4.93%
Millionaire Households: 16,763
Total Households: 340,003

Percentage in 2007: 6.08%

10. District of Columbia

Percentage of Households: 5.00%Millionaire Households: 13,028Total Households: 260,749Percentage in 2007: 5.26%
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Percentage of Households: 5.00%
Millionaire Households: 13,028
Total Households: 260,749

Percentage in 2007: 5.26%



9. California

Percentage of Households: 5.28%Millionaire Households: 662,735Total Households: 12,553,966Percentage in 2007: 5.78%
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Percentage of Households: 5.28%
Millionaire Households: 662,735
Total Households: 12,553,966

Percentage in 2007: 5.78%

8. New Hampshire

Percentage of Households: 5.34%Millionaire Households: 27,562Total Households: 515,887Percentage in 2007: 5.97%
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Percentage of Households: 5.34%
Millionaire Households: 27,562
Total Households: 515,887

Percentage in 2007: 5.97%

7. Alaska

Percentage of Households: 5.39%Millionaire Households: 13,348Total Households: 247,663Percentage in 2007: 6.06%
Photo: Eugeniy Kalinin

Percentage of Households: 5.39%
Millionaire Households: 13,348
Total Households: 247,663

Percentage in 2007: 6.06%

6. Massachusetts

Percentage of Households: 5.50% Millionaire Households: 137,792Total Households: 2,504,234Percentage in 2007: 6.26%
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Percentage of Households: 5.50%
Millionaire Households: 137,792
Total Households: 2,504,234

Percentage in 2007: 6.26%

5. Virginia

Percentage of Households: 5.51%Millionaire Households: 166,596Total Households: 3,024,189Percentage in 2007: 6.26%
Photo: Will Weaver

Percentage of Households: 5.51%
Millionaire Households: 166,596
Total Households: 3,024,189

Percentage in 2007: 6.26%

4. Connecticut

Percentage of Households: 6.15%Millionaire Households: 82,837Total Households: 1,346,850Percentage in 2007: 7.00%
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Percentage of Households: 6.15%
Millionaire Households: 82,837
Total Households: 1,346,850

Percentage in 2007: 7.00%

3. New Jersey

Percentage of Households: 6.22%Millionaire Households: 197,694Total Households: 3,178,888Percentage in 2007: 7.12%
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Percentage of Households: 6.22%
Millionaire Households: 197,694
Total Households: 3,178,888

Percentage in 2007: 7.12%

2. Maryland

Percentage of Households: 6.26%Millionaire Households: 133,299Total Households: 2,128,530Percentage in 2007: 7.08%
Photo: Gabriele Zanatta

Percentage of Households: 6.26%
Millionaire Households: 133,299
Total Households: 2,128,530

Percentage in 2007: 7.08%

1. Hawaii

Percentage of Households: 6.41% Millionaire Households: 28,363Total Households: 442,144Percentage in 2007: 6.69%
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