Howard County Among Nation’s Richest Counties, Says Forbes

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Virginia’s Loudoun County is the nation’s richest, according to a listing by Forbes.

“The population is roughly double that of 2000, and for good reason: business contracting work and plentiful jobs in the public school system and at local offices of agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security yield a median household income of $119,525, the highest of any county in the U.S,” it said.

The D.C. area alone accounts for six of the 10 richest counties including Falls Church City, Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William and Howard County.
Also in the top 10 were Somerset and Hunterdon counies in New Jersey, and Howard County in Maryland.

Forbes said it used median household income data from the Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates from 2011 to rank the counties.

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