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You live in nation's richest counties [Top 10 List]
WTOP ^ | November 12, 2010 | WTOP Staff

Posted on 11/13/2010 10:24:03 AM PST by Poundstone

WASHINGTON - The D.C. area makes plenty of Top 10 lists, and this one shows its residents make the big bucks. According to a new report from Newsweek, seven of the nation's 10 richest counties are in this region.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: arlingtonva; benefits; fairfaxcounty; federal; government; loudouncounty; washington
I'm a longtime homeowner in Arlington County. Didn't know we were the fifth-richest county in the country!
1 posted on 11/13/2010 10:24:10 AM PST by Poundstone
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To: Poundstone

Is Prince George’s County on the list? I frequently hear that Prince George’s is the wealthiest majority black jurisdiction in the country. Yet, many areas of that county have gone “ghetto” and are not places you would want to live.


2 posted on 11/13/2010 10:29:14 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Poundstone

After the guv shut down and the leaches have to find a job I suspect the DC area will be quite different.


3 posted on 11/13/2010 10:30:22 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: rrrod

All those lists always have the three counties surrounding DC, why? Well, at the SOG is where you find all those federal bureaucrats who make 150K per year. They treat those in the outlands who work for the G like red headed step children. The farther out in concentric circles you go from that hole, DC, the lower the pay gets from my experience. The best thing for the country would be if the place were shut down.


4 posted on 11/13/2010 10:37:24 AM PST by Mouton
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To: Poundstone

The full list is below:

1. Loudoun County, Va.

2. Fairfax County, Va.

3. Howard County, Md.

4. Morris County, N.J.

5. Arlington County, Va.

6. Montgomery County, Md.

7. Nassau County, N.Y.

8. Somerset County, N.J.

9. Calvert County, Md.

10. Charles County, Md.


5 posted on 11/13/2010 10:37:51 AM PST by stocksthatgoup
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To: stocksthatgoup

Wow. Not only nothing west of the Mississippi, nothing west of the Appalachias either!


6 posted on 11/13/2010 10:41:26 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 662 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

There are two kinds of blacks in Prince George’s County. Those who are refugee’s from SouthEast Washington DC who brought their criminal relatives with them and those with High paying Affirmative Action Government jobs.

I might add the County Council Chairmans wife was just arrested with $80,000 dollars hidden in her underwear and a bribe check for $100,000. The dumb a-hole called and told her to stick it in her bra.


7 posted on 11/13/2010 11:02:00 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer
"...The dumb a-hole called and told her to stick it in her bra..."

I'll bet she had to go the underwear route. The freezer was probably already full of cash.

8 posted on 11/13/2010 11:09:02 AM PST by skimbell
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To: Mouton

There is really something wrong when the richest counties are next to our center of government and not our centers of business.


9 posted on 11/13/2010 11:27:51 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Poundstone

Wake up American, you’ve been had.


10 posted on 11/13/2010 11:30:19 AM PST by Tolsti2
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To: null and void
Wow. Not only nothing west of the Mississippi, nothing west of the Appalachias either!

Not only that, but there's nothing south of the D.C. area.

What's wrong with this picture?

11 posted on 11/13/2010 11:32:23 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Poundstone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTUY16CkS-k&feature=player_embedded


12 posted on 11/13/2010 11:37:44 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: stocksthatgoup
Interesting ... no Westchester County, NY or Fairfield County, CT. In years past they were always in the top ten, usually in the top five.
Nassau County, NY? Surprising.
13 posted on 11/13/2010 11:37:44 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: skimbell

If she had a butt like the First Ladies, it would have been easy enough to conceal a paltry $80,000 in her thong.


14 posted on 11/13/2010 11:38:55 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Poundstone

And if you check the voting records I’m sure that 8 or 9 out of the top 10 and 17 or 18 out of the top 20 vote Democrat.


15 posted on 11/13/2010 11:51:41 AM PST by CarWashMan
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To: BluH2o

“Income” and “Wealth” are not the same thing. It’s typical for journalism to choose an easy statistic and pretend it represents a much larger concept.


16 posted on 11/13/2010 12:27:32 PM PST by Tax-chick (Don't forget to show your work!)
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To: colorado tanker

Same thing was true in the Roman Empire. The wealthiest lived near Rome, the rest lived in the provinces, and were considered ‘provincial’. Same thing now.


17 posted on 11/13/2010 12:29:21 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: colorado tanker

That says it all right there.


18 posted on 11/13/2010 12:30:59 PM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: colorado tanker
"There is really something wrong when the richest counties are next to our center of government and not our centers of business."

Actually, it kind of makes sense. They're measuring "wealth" based on personal income. These counties are either very rural (like Louden County VA that enjoy some wealthy horse farm owners), or they are heavily populated with white collar jobs. There really isn't much in the way of industry in either southern Maryland or Northern Virginia, so there aren't many laborers beyond the labor that cleans hotels, offices or that work in kitchens. Yes, personal income is high per capita, but tt wouldn't surprise me to see many of these counties rank as the most educated (per capita), as well.

Also, I would be interested to see the list of richest zip codes. I'd wager that none of these NoVA or southern Maryland counties actually have the richest zip codes. There aren't a lot of mega-wealthy people in these counties - not like you'd find in the Palm Beach, Beverly Hills or Greenwich, CT area. But, there are a lot of well-educated professionals working in professional fields.

19 posted on 11/13/2010 1:01:53 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: colorado tanker

Yep. Free enterprise and true capitalism are long gone in America.


20 posted on 11/13/2010 2:37:26 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Poundstone; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Seven counties of rent-seeking and wealth-transfer...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


21 posted on 11/13/2010 7:55:38 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: stocksthatgoup
9. Calvert County, Md.

10. Charles County, Md.

Speaking of these two counties. They are mostly parts of Steny Hoyers district and Charles Lollar appears to be still campainging for the next election. He's one Marine that can do!

22 posted on 11/13/2010 8:01:23 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is because we are the ‘Soviet Socialist Government Workers State’.
If we starve DC the politics in this state will change. Until then, it wont change much.


23 posted on 11/13/2010 8:05:54 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: CarWashMan

Morris & Somerset Counties in New Jersey are Republican counties.


24 posted on 11/14/2010 7:33:24 PM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: Poundstone

Yeah, one problem with this article. IT IS WRONG. Prince William County, Virginia has a median household income of $89,785, which is higher than both #10 and #9, Charles and Calvert counties, Maryland. That would place it as #9, just behind Somerset County, NJ. It would be nice if the MSM did some fact checking next time. It isn’t that hard.

http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ADPTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=05000US51153&-qr_name=ACS_2009_1YR_G00_DP3&-context=adp&-ds_name=&-tree_id=309&-_lang=en&-redoLog=false&-format=


25 posted on 11/15/2010 12:45:42 PM PST by ReagansRaiders (Sarah Palin - Bob McDonnell 2012)
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To: Poundstone

I lived in Loudoun County (Leesburg) for four years (2—3-2007). Nice place but it isn’t New Hampshire.


26 posted on 11/15/2010 12:55:31 PM PST by Redleg Duke (We didn't limit out, but we nailed a bunch of RATS!)
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To: ReagansRaiders

Is that really true about Prince William county? It definitely has a lot of blue-collar types, illegal aliens, and their ilk. No criticism meant of the county, but that’s the demographic picture as I’ve seen it and understood it.


27 posted on 11/15/2010 5:24:01 PM PST by Poundstone (A recent Federal retiree and proud of it!)
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