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Virginia, Maryland and the Washington D.C. Area Rank Highest in Richest Counties

Washington DC Area has Richest Residents

We recently came across the 2011 rankings for the "Highest Income Counties in the United States" and were amazed at what we found. Actually, considering we opened our doors in the Washington D.C. Area in 2004 we were not really surprised, but many of our readers may be. The rankings are published by the U.S. Census Bureau and they rank the counties by their average median household income from 2005-2009.

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Out of the top 25 rankings, the State of Virginia finished in first place with an astonishing 8 counties/independent cities on the list. Maryland finished in second with 4 placements followed by New Jersey and New York. Out of the 8 Virginia placements 7 of them were in Northern Virginia, increasing the likelihood that the income earned was from the Washington D.C. area. The point of this post? The Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia market has a lot of very high paying jobs so it may be time to relocate. If you decide to move to the Washington D.C. area remember to hire moving help for your loading and unloading.

The complete Top 25 rankings have been provided below:

RankCountyMedian Income
1City of Falls Church, Virginia
2Loudoun County, Virginia
3Fairfax County, Virginia
4Hunterdon County, New Jersey
5Howard County, Maryland
6Los Alamos County, New Mexico
7Douglas County, Colorado
8Morris County, New Jersey
9Somerset County, New Jersey
10City of Fairfax, Virginia
11Arlington County, Virginia
12Nassau County, New York
13Montgomery County, Maryland
14Calvert County, Maryland
15Stafford County, Virginia
16Prince William County, Virginia
17Williamson County, Tennessee
18Forsyth County, Georgia
19Putnam County, New York
20Marin County, California
21Charles County, Maryland
22Santa Clara County, California
23Delaware County, Ohio
24Poquoson City, Virginia
25Suffolk County, New York

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