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Old 12-27-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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I would think Maryland's medium income is so high because of the vicinity of DC for one thing and Baltimore. Along with Jersey and its Vicinities to NYC and Phili. Which are all great for buisiness.

Because both those states are very small and its population is so high almost all the people are close to any of the cities and have no problem commuting for the money.

As for CT, it being so small and having a decent amount of population the state is filled with many industrial parts of the state where many people can find jobs and upgrade there positions. Also its near all the great colleges in the country which causes Families to become rich and flourish there children with the riches and soon to become part of the family business.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Upstate NY is a lot cheaper compared to downstate NY. That's what makes NY not as expensive as CT I think. Downstate is just as expensive, if not more expensive than CT. Long Island has the highest property taxes in the country. I'm currently looking for a house in Nassau County (about 10-15 miles outside city limits) and starter ranch capes' taxes are no lower than about $8000.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: moving again
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People commute into D.C. from as far away as West Virginia and the Shenandoah national park region.

The vast majority of "Southern Maryland" (which I lived in for the first 18 years of my life) commutes out of the county for work. Charles county is absolutely unsustainable without commuters. Last I checked 40% of the county's working population commutes outside of the county for employment purposes.

Furthermore, those that don't commute out of the far flung regions of Maryland into D.C. are dependant upon those that do for survival. Either they are mooching off of their spouse who makes more money in D.C. or they are providing services at a relatively low wage for those that work in D.C. (child care, real estate, retail, etc.).

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ok, many southern Marylanders do. Are you telling me 60% is meaningless? please. you can not tell me people of Frostburg and west do. Barly any cumberlanders do either. And not many people of the eastern Shore do. Beleive it or not, there are such things as people who do NOT commute to DC everyday. Me and my spouce do not for example. Sorry, but you are wrong. West Virginia as in Harpers Ferry and a few panhandle counties? Yes. Morgantown, Charleston, etc? uh no. Dependant? please. just becasue your parents commuted and you live in a county that mostly commutes, doesnt mean that all of Maryland does. Very ignorant post actually. You think people in Oakland depend on Washington? you think the majority of somerset county, Worcester, wicomico, garrett etc depend on DC? No they simply don't. you should really get to know Maryland better. Of course i will say, [Mid] Maryland owes its wealth to DC.
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