5 Richest Counties in US Have Something in Common

They're all around Washington, DC
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2018 4:04 PM CST
5 Richest Counties in US
This undated photo provided by Visit Loudoun shows grapes in the vineyards at Greenhill Winery in Middleburg, Va., one of 40 wineries in Loudoun County.   (Visit Loudoun via AP)

(Newser) – New numbers from the US census show that the median household income for counties around the nation is $57,652, reports US News & World Report. Some counties, however, do far better than others. Witness the top five, which share a common trait: They're all around the DC area:

  1. Loudoun County, Virginia, median household income of $129,588
  2. Fairfax County, Virginia, $117,515
  3. Howard County, Maryland, $115, 576
  4. Falls Church City, Virginia, $114,795
  5. Arlington County, Virginia, $112,138
Click for the full top 10. (Read more US Census stories.)

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