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Loudoun County, D.C. see jump in median income

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – New U.S. Census data suggest some areas in the D.C. region are doing better than others.

In Loudoun County, median income is the highest at about $120,000 a year — an 8 percent increase from four years ago. The District also increased 8 percent to $61,000.

Demographers tell The Examiner that the increases can be attributed to a growing population of young professionals.

Prince William County also saw a big jump, while Montgomery and Fairfax counties, along with Alexandria, saw big drops in household income.

Experts attribute the declines to growth in lower-paying service jobs.

WTOP’s Neal Augenstein contributed to this report. Follow Neal and WTOP on Twitter.

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