These are the 12 top U.S. metro areas for high-net-worth prospects

Where can you expect to find the most high-net-worth prospects? In 2015, all over the U.S. map.

According to the 2014 United States Wealth Report from Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management, the United States high-net-worth population and wealth have grown by 17 percent and 18 percent respectively. The report also observes that “a new pattern of wealth creation in the U.S. appears to have emerged over the five years from 2008 to 2013,” with more wealth concentrated in the South and in the West. Three of the four fastest-growing cities are Dallas, Houston and San Jose.

Continue reading to view the 12 cities with the highest concentration of HNW individuals. (Or click here to view the whole map.)

Research was based on number of residents with at least $1 million in investible assets in 2013 (not counting a primary residence, collectibles, consumables, and consumer durables) All of the images are by Don Ruth Illustration.

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12. Seattle

88,000 high-net-worth individuals (HNWI), totaling $307 billion

HNW population grew 16.9%

HNW wealth grew 18.1%

11. Detroit

108,000 HNWI, totaling $431 billion

HNW population grew 11.4%

HNW wealth grew 15.0%

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10. Dallas

113,000 HNWI, totaling $457 billion

HNW population grew 20.0%*  

HNW wealth grew 23.8%*

 

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9. San Jose

122,000 HNWI, totaling $449 billion

HNW population grew 14.3%

HNW wealth grew 17.9%

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8. Houston

131,000 HNWI, totaling $496 billion

HNW population grew 18.0%

HNW wealth grew 21.7%

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7. Philadelphia

136,000 HNWI, totaling $550 billion

HNW population grew 14.7%

HNW wealth grew 18.4%

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6. Boston

148,000 HNWI, totaling $558 billion

HNW population grew 17.8%

HNW wealth grew 21.6%

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5. San Francisco

 

199,000 HNWI, totaling $707 billion

HNW population grew 14.0%

HNW wealth grew 17.7%

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4. Washington D.C.

221,000 HNWI, totaling $886 billion

HNW population grew 15.6%

HNW wealth grew 19.3%

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3. Chicago

264,000 HNWI, totaling $1.1 trillion

HNWI population grew 12.6%

HNWI wealth grew 16.2%

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2. Los Angeles

330,000 HNWI, totaling $1.2 trillion

HNW population grew 14.4%

HNW wealth grew 18.0%

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New York City

894,000 HNWI, totaling $3.2 trillion

HNW population grew 12.2%

HNW wealth grew 15.8%

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