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Five Percent of Arlington Households Make $250k+

By ARLnow.com

Wednesday - 2/13/2013, 4:00pm  ET

$100 billWant to crack the top 5 percent of Arlington households in terms of income? You’ll have to pull in more than a quarter million dollars per year.

Arlington is ranked #7 of 3,143 counties nationwide for high-earning households, according to census data cited by the Washington Post. The starting point for the top 5 percent of high-earning households in Arlington is $250,001 per year, compared to the U.S. average of $191,469 and the Virginia average of $226,079.

In Arlington, 17,093 households — nearly one in five countywide — are in the national top 5 percent in terms of income.

Arlington isn’t alone. Five D.C. area counties, including Arlington, were among the top 10 counties for high-earning households nationwide, the Post reports.