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Fairfax County Second on List of Wealthiest in U.S.

Ten of the top 15 are located in the D.C. metro area.

Fairfax County is second on Main Street's annual list of the 15 wealthiest counties in America.

Loudoun County leads the list, on which 10 of the top 15 are located in D.C. metropolitan area.

Rankings were based on 2010 U.S. Census data.

Fairfax County has a median household income of $103,000.  It's also noted for real estate values, with a median home value of $507,800

Fairfax has an unemployment rate of about 4 percent, compared with 8.3 percent nationwide.

Main Street's 15 richest counties all have a median income about double the national average of $49,445.  They are:

  1. Loudoun County, VA - Median Household Income: $119,540
  2. Fairfax County, VA - Median Household Income: $103,010
  3. Howard County, MD - Median Household Income: $101,771
  4. Hunterdon County, NJ - Median Household Income: $97,874
  5. Arlington County, VA - Median Household Income: $94,986
  6. Douglas County, CO - Median Household Income: $94,909
  7. Stafford County, VA - Median Household Income: $94,317
  8. Somerset County, NJ - Median Household Income: $94,270
  9. Prince William County, VA - Median Household Income: $92,655
  10. Morris County, NJ - Median Household Income: $91,469
  11. Nassau County, NY - Median Household Income: $91,104
  12. Montgomery County, MD - Median Household Income: $89,155
  13. Calvert County, MD - Median Household Income: $88,862
  14. St. Mary's County, MD - Median Household Income: $88,444
  15. Charles County, MD - Median Household Income: $87,007
pspss peew February 15, 2012 at 10:19 PM
lies
pspss peew February 15, 2012 at 10:19 PM
we are on food stamps and we don;t have food every single day so dont give me this bs
flownder February 16, 2012 at 02:56 PM
As unfortunate your personal circumstances may be, please note the word "median". Not "minimum". It's not B.S., it's true. And it is due to the government and military infrastructure, as much as the terrible idea of living in D.C.
Bob Malloy February 17, 2012 at 02:33 PM
I'm sorry about the above persons personal circumstance. I hope in a county with only 4% unemployment that their luck turns around soon. I have to say I am surprised not to see Boston Suburbs or some Silicon Valley counties on this list. Perhaps even a suburb of Chicago. PS I don't think living in DC is a terrible idea at all. One of the greatest cities if you ask me. So much to do and most of it is free. Enjoyed my bike ride on the beautiful Mt. Vernon trail today on my commute in.
Will Radle February 17, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Jobs, education and quality of life continue attracting people to our community. We need to quicken our economic growth to keep pace with demand for employment. A. Will Radle, Jr. www.VA8.com

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