More Than Half the Nation’s Top 10 High-Income Counties are in the DC Region

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Six of the 10 U.S. counties or county-equivalents with the highest median household income in 2012 were located in the D.C. area, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The data comes from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program.

“Metropolitan counties along the East Coast continued to have the highest median household income and lowest poverty in the country,” said Lucinda Dalzell, chief of the Census Bureau’s Small Areas Estimates Branch. “These counties are located in large metro areas, such as Boston and New York, and are heavily concentrated in the Northern Virginia portion of the Washington area; Northern Virginia alone accounted for about one-fifth of the nation’s 50 highest-income counties.”

The full top 10 list is below. Montgomery County, Md., Prince William County, Va., and Charles County, Md. also made it to the top 20.

Location — Median Income

Falls Church City, VA — $121,250
Loudoun County, VA — $118,934

Los Alamos County, NM — $112,115
Howard County, MD — $108,234
Fairfax County, VA — $106,690

Hunterdon County, NJ — $103,301
Arlington County, VA — $99,255
Douglas County, CO — $98,426
Stafford County, VA — $95,927
Somerset County, NJ — $95,574

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