Loudoun County, Virginia has the highest median household income in the United States. Nine of the wealthiest areas in the country are in the D.C. metro area.
WASHINGTON — Virginia’s Loudoun County has the highest median household income in the United States, with several nearby jurisdictions in Virginia and Maryland close behind, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
Loudoun County’s median household income is $125,900. No. 2 on the list is the City of Falls Church in Virginia, with $122,092.
Nearby Fairfax County, third on the list, has a median household income of $112,844 and Howard County, Maryland, ranks fourth, with a median income of $110,224.
Also in the top 20 are Arlington County, the City of Fairfax and Prince William County in Virginia, as well as Calvert and Montgomery counties, in Maryland.
According to the Census numbers, almost 10,000 Loudoun residents commute to the District, while the vast majority find jobs closer to home, at Dulles International Airport, Loudoun County Public Schools and the Department of Homeland Security.
Nationwide, the median household income in 2015 was $55,755, making Loudoun, Falls Church, and Fairfax County more than twice the national income.
Of course, the cost of living near the nation’s capital is high.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Loudoun County is $472,000, with the median price of homes currently on the market in the county is $577,748.
Here is the Census Bureau’s list of 20 counties ranked by median household income, for 2015.
Loudoun County, Virginia $125,900
Falls Church City, Virginia $122,092
Fairfax County, Virginia $112,844
Howard County, Maryland $110,224
Douglas County, Colorado $109, 926
Los Alamos County, New Mexico $107,126
Williamson County, Tennessee $104,367
Arlington County, Virginia $104,354
Hunterdon County, New Jersey $102,797
Santa Clara County, California $102,191
Nassau County, New York $101,568
Morris County, New Jersey $101,754
San Mateo County, California $101,133
Marin County, California $99,868
Fairfax City, Virginia $99,671
Prince William County, Virginia $99,206
Somerset County, New Jersey $99,059
Calvert County, Maryland $98,937
Montgomery County, Maryland $98,314
Forsyth County, Georgia $97,886
Editor’s note: Correcting, to note Morris County is in New Jersey.
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