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Washington D.C. Area Ranks Highest in Richest Counties

Washington DC Area has Richest ResidentsWe 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.

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.

The complete Top 25 rankings have been provided below:

Rank County Median Income
1City of Falls Church, Virginia$113,313
2Loudoun County, Virginia$112,021
3Fairfax County, Virginia$104,259
4Hunterdon County, New Jersey$102,500
5Howard County, Maryland$101,003
6Los Alamos County, New Mexico$100,423
7Douglas County, Colorado$99,522
8Morris County, New Jersey$96,316
9Somerset County, New Jersey$96,233
10City of Fairfax, Virginia$96,233
11Arlington County, Virginia$93,806
12Nassau County, New York$92,450
13Montgomery County, Maryland$92,213
14Calvert County, Maryland$90,621
15Stafford County, Virginia$90,586
16Prince William County, Virginia$88,850
17Williamson County, Tennessee$88,358
18Forsyth County, Georgia$88,040
19Putnam County, New York$88,036
20Marin County, California$87,728
21Charles County, Maryland$86,141
22Santa Clara County, California$85,569
23Delaware County, Ohio$85,054
24Poquoson City, Virginia$84,688
25Suffolk County, New York$84,530

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