If you were asked what the richest counties in America were what you say? I immediately had some answers but realized I was thinking of cities and not counties. The designation of richest counties is based upon the median household income.
I know places in California that has some of the highest property values in the nation, but then the county also has large numbers of migrant workers and illegal aliens who make far less than those in the richest areas.
Thanks to taxpayers like you and me, five counties in the Washington DC area have the highest median household incomes in the entire nation and you and I are paying for it.
(CNS News) – The five richest counties in the United States when measured by median household income are all suburbs of Washington, D.C., according to the American Community Survey data released today by the Census Bureau.
According to the American Community Survey’s new five-year estimates (2012-2016), the five richest counties in the country are: Loudoun County, Va., where the median household income was $125,672; Falls Church City, Va., where it was $115,244; Fairfax County, Va., where it was $114,329; Howard County, Md., where it was $113,800; and Arlington County, Va., where it was $108,706.
An additional four Washington-area counties made it into the Top 20: No. 9 Fairfax City, Va. ($104,065); No. 14 Montgomery County, Md. ($100,352); No. 17 Prince William County, Va. ($98,546); and No, 20 Stafford County, Va. ($97,606)…
Not only does the Washington DC area have the 5 richest counties in the nation, they also have 9 of the top 20 richest counties in nation. We have family in Anne Arundel County, Maryland which lies between Washington DC and Baltimore and they tell us that the cost of living anywhere in that general area is outrageous and it’s all connected to the federal government.