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Old 02-27-2008, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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1. Stafford County, Va.

2. Forsyth County, Ga.

3. Calvert County, Md.
4. Loudoun County, Va.

5. Charles County, Md.

6. Prince William County, Va.

7. Anne Arundel County, Md.

8. Delaware County, Ohio
9. Sussex County, N.J.

10. Williamson County, Tenn.

Best Places To Get Ahead - Forbes.com (http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/realestate/2008/02/22/income-job-growth-forbeslife-cx_mw_0225realestate.html - broken link)
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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Six DC counties!
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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No West or SW states/counties, even though a lot of population is moving to the Sunbelt...hmm..interesting.....
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Looks like they just looked at the highest income levels and job growth, but not at cost of living. I would rather make under their cut-off income of $75K a year, but be able to have a house that is affordable and taxes that don't drain every red cent. If you are working to pay high housing and taxes, is that REALLY getting ahead better than someone who makes less but is able to build assets at a faster pace due to lower overall costs?

Just another useless list, that doesn't really mean anything overall. Just like the nicest places to live, the safest places to live, the richest places to live, and on, and on, and on.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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Yeah for Delaware County, Ohio.

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Old 02-28-2008, 11:24 AM
 
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We looked at every county in the U.S., starting with data from the year 2000, and ranked where median income was rising the most quickly. We limited our list to counties where the median income was at least $75,000 in order to highlight places where people are well-off and getting ahead, as opposed to counties that went from low income to average income.

Then, to further highlight places where paychecks are earned--as opposed to places that are bedroom communities or retreats for the rich--we took into account job growth data going back to 2000. That allowed us to measure where jobs, and local economies, have boomed.
What makes them think that growth in the past 8 years is any indicator of growth in the next 8?
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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What makes them think that growth in the past 8 years is any indicator of growth in the next 8?
Probably don't, but they have to arrange some data to make a weekly list of places for something.
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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Probably don't, but they have to arrange some data to make a weekly list of places for something.
I think these Forbes lists are created by first-year statistics students at the local community college.
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:03 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Six DC counties!
Says a ton about brown-nosing in the capital rat race...
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Six DC counties!
Yay! just shows this is the place in the us to live

haha only kidding
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