A keen observation from Terry Jeffrey at CNS News:
Four of the six richest counties in the United States in 2021—when measured by median household income–were located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates.
Loudoun County, Va., with a median household income of $153,716, ranked as the nation’s richest county in 2021.
Falls Church City, Va., which the Census Bureau counts as a county because it is an independent city, ranked second with a median household income of $142,430.
Santa Clara County, Calif., which is at the heart of Silicon Valley, ranked third with a median household income of $141,161.
Los Alamos County, New Mexico, which is home to the federal government’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, ranked fourth with a median household income of $134,050.
Fairfax County, Va., ranked fifth with a median household income of $133,845.
Howard County, Md., ranked sixth with a median household income of $ 131,412.
With Arlington County coming in as the tenth richest county, the D.C. suburbs had 5 of the 10 richest counties in the country.