Richest Counties in US
Suburbs of Washington, DC, lead the way
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2012 3:46 PM CDT
Updated Apr 29, 2012 5:15 PM CDT
In this photo released by the Loudoun County Visitors Association, Morven Park near Leesburg, Va., is shown.    (AP Photo/Loudoun County Visitors Association)

(Newser) Forbes rounds up the richest counties in the US, with the DC suburbs in northern Virginia again dominating. The top five:

  1. Loudoun County, Virginia: $115,574 median household income
  2. Falls Church City, Virginia: $114,409
  3. Fairfax County, Virginia: $105,416
  4. Los Alamos County, New Mexico: $103,643
  5. Howard County, Maryland: $103,273
Click for the full list, which includes one more DC suburb cracking the top 10, along with one more from the West.

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May 1, 2012 10:05 AM CDT
What do you expect they all work in Washington D.C. It is the American Tax Payer who support their life style. Aren't we proud.
Apr 30, 2012 2:48 PM CDT
If you've been to the counties surrounding Washington, D.C. you'd see that these are piles and piles of cash. Not just Virginia, but Maryland as well. These aren't the federal workers (who live in D.C.), but the armies of lobbyists and attorneys and corporate overseers.
Apr 30, 2012 12:03 PM CDT
$115K median household income..considered "rich" counties?..OMG..funniest piece of shit I ever heard. Someone needs to get out more.