Swamp Money: 9 of the 20 Richest Counties in U.S. are D.C. Suburbs
Nine out of the 20 richest counties in the United States are suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Terence Jeffrey of CNSNews reported that the Census Bureau data released today reveals that two Northern Virginia counties “are richer than the California counties that constitute Silicon Valley.”
In 2018, according to the Census Bureau’s new Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, Loudoun County, Va., was the nation’s richest county with a median household income of $140,382.
Falls Church City, Va., which the Census Bureau counts as a county because it is an independent city, ranked as the nation’s second richest county with a median household income of $137,551.
Behind Loudoun and Falls Church, the third richest county in the country was Santa Clara, Calif. ($125,933), which is the heart of Silicon Valley. San Mateo County, Calif. ($122,930), which sits between Santa Clara and San Francisco counties and is also considered part of Silicon Valley, ranked sixth.
Aside from the Washington, D.C. region, only two other areas in the nation had multiple counties ranked among the Top 20 richest counties: San Francisco and New York City. Both regions had four counties in the top 20.
There were three counties which made the top 20 list that were not near D.C., San Francisco, or New York. Those counties were Los Alamos County, New Mexico, Douglas County, Colorado, and Williamson County, Tennessee.
The other seven counties in the D.C. region that ranked in the top 20 included:
Fairfax County, Va. ($122,035), which ranked seventh; Arlington County, Va. ($120,950), which ranked eighth; Howard County, Md. ($116,719), which ranked eleventh; Stafford County, Va. ($108,421), which ranked seventeenth; Montgomery County, Md. ($107,758), which ranked eighteenth; Calvert County, Md. ($$106,270), which ranked nineteenth; and Prince William County, Va. ($106,200).
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