Colleen Kelleher, wtop.com
WASHINGTON – Ten of the 15 richest counties in the nation are in the Washington suburbs, with Loudoun and Fairfax counties in the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, according to the website Main Street, which created its list from 2010 census data.
As other areas of the nation saw huge job losses and declining property values during the recession, the D.C. suburbs maintained their stability, in part because of government, defense and technology jobs.
The median household income in Loudoun is $119,540, compared with $103,010 in Fairfax County.
Howard County, Md. ranks third, while Virginia’s Arlington and Stafford counties come in fifth and seventh, respectively.
Prince William County, Va. makes the list at No. 9, and Montgomery County, Md. is 12th.
All three Southern Maryland counties — Calvert, St. Mary’s and Charles counties — make the list.
Here are the rankings from Main Street:
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