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

(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.

In this photo released by the Loudoun County Visitors Association, Morven Park near Leesburg, Va., is shown.
In this photo released by the Loudoun County Visitors Association, Morven Park near Leesburg, Va., is shown.   (AP Photo/Loudoun County Visitors Association)
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