It’s no secret that in America, like most countries, wealth tends to congregate. Some areas of a state have a higher median household income, while other areas fall down the list for a variety of reasons. The movement of major corporations, attraction to large cities, and even cultural tendencies play roles in this diverse makeup.
A recent Forbes article revealed the 10 wealthiest counties in all of the United States. There were no Georgia counties on the list, with most of the counties located near Washington, D.C.
Here are “America’s Richest Counties,” with each county’s median annual household income, according to the Forbes piece:
- Loudoun County, Virginia: $115,574.
- Falls Church City, Virginia: $114,409
- Fairfax County, Virginia: $105,416
- Los Alamos County, New Mexico: $103,643
- Hunterdon County, New Jersey: $100,980
- Douglas County, Colorado: $99,198
- Fairfax City, Virginia: $97,900
- Somerset County, New Jersey: $97,440
- Morris County, New Jersey: $96,747
As you can see, with the exception of a single Colorado and New Mexico county, the richest counties in America, based on median annual household income, are located in northern Virginia (near Washington, D.C.), or in New Jersey, with many commuters travelling to New York City.
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