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Seven of nationís 10 most affluent counties are in Washington region
Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2012 | Carol Morello and Ted Mellnik

Posted on 09/20/2012 6:01:56 AM PDT by Poundstone

The Washington region has emerged from the recession looking even more affluent compared with the rest of the country, boasting seven of the 10 counties with the highest household incomes in the nation, new census numbers show.

With a median household income surpassing $119,000, Loudoun County heads the list. Fairfax County, at nearly $106,000, is second. Both have held the same positions for several years running.

More than 32,000 people have downloaded the Census Bureau’s mobile app in the first month of its release.

More surprising, Arlington County leapfrogged from the fifth spot to third, with a median household income of almost $101,000, a $6,000 gain in one year. Four in 10 households in the county are single person, leaving Arlington with a relatively small share of residents whose affluence comes from two incomes, compared with Loudoun and Fairfax.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bubble; economy; government; washington

1 posted on 09/20/2012 6:02:00 AM PDT by Poundstone
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To: Poundstone

I live in Arlington County. The only way we’d know there’s a recession is by watching it on the news. People are flooding into this region, not just because of the availabe jobs, but also because of what those jobs pay and the lifestyle the region & taxpayers provide.

2 posted on 09/20/2012 6:04:36 AM PDT by Poundstone (A recent Federal retiree and proud of it!)
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