California has more rich towns (23) than any state. New Jersey is second with 18.
NJ has more wealthy places than Texas, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio combined. US News wrote that Massachusetts is the top state for education and NJ is second. There is a distinct correlation between wealth and education. NJ has more suburbs than any state.
New York is third with 13 rich towns and is #22 for education.
California is a very wealthy state, but its estimated poverty rate is 19 percent. The poverty rate is the highest among states. California, with 12 percent of the American population, has one in three of the nations welfare recipients. The middle class is leaving California. California is #21 for education.