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Old 05-06-2007, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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14 of the top 20 counties are in the northeast corridor. Suburban NYC and DC as usual dominate- $$$ nirvana .



Top 100 Counties by Per Capita Income and Percentage of Natl Average. 2006


http://www.bea.gov/regional/reis/drill.cfm

Top 100 Counties by Per Capita Income and Percentage of Natl Average. 2006

1*New York, New York 93,377 270.9
2 Teton, Wyoming 89,028 258.3
3 Pitkin, Colorado 77,970 226.2
4 Loving, Texas 77,787 225.7
5*Marin, California 75,884 220.1
6*Fairfield, Connecticut 67,269 195.1
7*San Francisco, California 62,614 181.6
8*Morris, New Jersey 62,583 181.6
9*Westchester, New York 62,045 180.0
10*Alexandria City, Virginia 61,147 177.4
11*Somerset, New Jersey 61,039 177.1
12*Hunterdon, New Jersey 60,357 175.1
13*Fairfax, F'fx City + Falls Ch, Virginia 60,289 174.9
14*Montgomery, Maryland 59,953 173.9
15*Arlington, Virginia 59,389 172.3
16*San Mateo, California 59,213 171.8
17*Bergen, New Jersey 56,725 164.6
18 Nantucket, Massachusetts 56,092 162.7
19*Nassau, New York 54,941 159.4
20*Montgomery, Pennsylvania 54,293 157.5
21 Los Alamos, New Mexico 54,134 157.0
22*Norfolk, Massachusetts 53,278 154.6
23*District of Columbia 52,811 153.2
24*Howard, Maryland 52,580 152.5
25*Ozaukee, Wisconsin 52,490 152.3
26*Oakland, Michigan 52,274 151.6
27 Blaine, Idaho 52,245 151.6
28*Goochland, Virginia 52,212 151.5
29*Middlesex, Massachusetts 51,869 150.5
30*Santa Clara, California 51,112 148.3
31 Talbot, Maryland 50,872 147.6
32*Chester, Pennsylvania 50,787 147.3
33*Summit, Utah 50,542 146.6
34*Palm Beach, Florida 50,371 146.1
35*Martin, Florida 49,992 145.0
36*Hennepin, Minnesota 49,566 143.8
37*Collier, Florida 49,492 143.6
38*Fulton, Georgia 49,291 143.0
39 Sully, South Dakota 49,119 142.5
40*Lake, Illinois 48,906 141.9
41*Contra Costa, California 48,618 141.0
42*Monmouth, New Jersey 48,506 140.7
43*DuPage, Illinois 48,472 140.6
44*King, Washington 48,216 139.9
45*Clear Creek, Colorado 48,150 139.7
46*Johnson, Kansas 48,123 139.6
47*Williamson, Tennessee 47,712 138.4
48*Denver, Colorado 47,652 138.2
49 Denali Borough, Alaska 47,551 137.9
50 Douglas, Nevada 47,303 137.2
51 Sherman, Texas 47,084 136.6
52*Arapahoe, Colorado 47,039 136.5
53*Sarasota, Florida 46,965 136.2
54 Dukes, Massachusetts 46,879 136.0
55*Rockland, New York 46,505 134.9
56*Indian River, Florida 46,219 134.1
57*St. Louis, Missouri 46,207 134.0
58 Monroe, Florida 45,946 133.3
59*Mercer, New Jersey 45,923 133.2
60*Boulder, Colorado 45,849 133.0
61*Suffolk, Massachusetts 45,845 133.0
62*Collin, Texas 45,720 132.6
63*Anne Arundel, Maryland 45,648 132.4
64*Waukesha, Wisconsin 45,454 131.9
65*Fauquier, Virginia 45,171 131.0
66*Bucks, Pennsylvania 44,945 130.4
67*Orange, California 44,453 129.0
68*Baltimore, Maryland 44,375 128.7
69*Hamilton, Indiana 44,354 128.7
70 Eagle, Colorado 44,200 128.2
71*Carver, Minnesota 44,137 128.0
72 San Juan, Washington 44,053 127.8
73*Union, New Jersey 44,047 127.8
74*Barnstable, Massachusetts 43,992 127.6
74*Putnam, New York 43,992 127.6
76 Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska 43,966 127.5
77*Essex, New Jersey 43,951 127.5
78*Douglas, Colorado 43,919 127.4
79 Hickman, Kentucky 43,723 126.8
80*Napa, California 43,669 126.7
81*Hartford, Connecticut 43,266 125.5
82*Newport, Rhode Island 43,168 125.2
83*St. Johns, Florida 43,086 125.0
84*Bristol, Rhode Island 43,068 124.9
85*Union, South Dakota 43,056 124.9
86*Washington, Minnesota 43,030 124.8
87*Mecklenburg, North Carolina 42,984 124.7
88*Alameda, California 42,956 124.6
89*Boone, Indiana 42,946 124.6
90*Jefferson, Colorado 42,709 123.9
91*Middlesex, Connecticut 42,705 123.9
92*Santa Cruz, California 42,643 123.7
93*Essex, Massachusetts 42,563 123.5
94*Rockingham, New Hampshire 42,519 123.3
95*Suffolk, New York 42,373 122.9
96 North Slope Borough, Alaska 42,209 122.4
97*Davidson, Tennessee 42,192 122.4
98 Sublette, Wyoming 42,181 122.4
99*Delaware, Pennsylvania 42,008 121.9
100*New Castle, Delaware 41,937 121.7

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Old 05-06-2007, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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My county came in at Number 77. I'm surprised. We're home to some of the poorest cities in the country (Newark, Irvington, the Oranges). I guess the country club suburbs in the western portion of the county make up for it a bit. I'm also surprised that 8 of NJ's 21 counties are on the list.

Of the top 10 the only one I wasn't familiar with was Loving, Texas. According to Wikipedia it has a population of 67!?!?! What's going on there?
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Old 05-06-2007, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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Wow, Denver seems have slid a bit but not as much as I would have thought considering that the economy has not been that good for the last 5 years or so.

Arapahoe County, Colorado seems to be sliding also I wonder if thats because of the increased immigration in the north-western part of the county in Aurora. But Greenwood Village, Cherry Hills Village and South-eastern Aurora more then make up for it I guess.

Not suprised to see Clear Creek County is the highest per-capita income outside of Aspen's Pitkin County as Clear Creek County is the gateway to the Rockies.

Anyway not bad for Colorado, Six of the counties in the Denver metro area in the top 100! Douglas, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Denver, Clear Creek and Boulder counties.

It seems like they (Bureau of Economic Analysis) have per-capita income statistics for every county in the nation in 2005 very interesting stuff.

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Old 05-07-2007, 07:31 AM
 
Location: NJ
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My county came in at Number 77. I'm surprised. We're home to some of the poorest cities in the country (Newark, Irvington, the Oranges). I guess the country club suburbs in the western portion of the county make up for it a bit. I'm also surprised that 8 of NJ's 21 counties are on the list.

Of the top 10 the only one I wasn't familiar with was Loving, Texas. According to Wikipedia it has a population of 67!?!?! What's going on there?
Yes, you've got the Montclairs, Caldwells, Glen Ridges to more than adequately make up for that. I'm not surprised 8 of the NJ counties are there - this state has an enormous amount of "wealth", by and large b/c it's sandwiched between NY and Philly.

I live in #8, and when I moved out here originally (15+ yrs ago) had no idea how much fricken $$$$ I was going to be surrounded by! Lots of "old money".
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:39 AM
 
Location: VA
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I live in Fairfax County VA and it is in the top 10. There are plenty of people who are struggling here and one of the reason is the wages are so high. It just increases the costs for everyone and the result is a lower standard of living. I would like to see a list of where the actual standard of living is rated and is based on wages related to the cost of living.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:43 AM
 
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I live in Fairfax County VA and it is in the top 10. There are plenty of people who are struggling here and one of the reason is the wages are so high. It just increases the costs for everyone and the result is a lower standard of living. I would like to see a list of where the actual standard of living is rated and is based on wages related to the cost of living.
Howdy, "neighbor"! I agree that everything is not rosy here in Fairfax County. However, I attribute it not to the high wages but to the supply and demand of housing and land in general. Outside of that, I believe that most other costs are comparable to my old hometown of Philly.

Perhaps we are both right.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:01 PM
 
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Some of these counties don't have a large population. Even a few in the top ten. I know Fairfield county has about a million people and is extremely rich (always in top five or six). Marin county has somewhere between two hundreed thousand and three hundreed thousand. The Wyoming county doesn't have nearly as many people, so wealth is hard to compare to other counties.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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Of the top 10 the only one I wasn't familiar with was Loving, Texas. According to Wikipedia it has a population of 67!?!?! What's going on there?
Oil/gas and ranching.... Apparently, the population is down from 107 (in 1990), and its peak was 285 (in 1940). I would like to visit it, just to see what it's like....
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:35 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Amazing...NOTHING from Ohio. I was expecting St. Louis County, where I grew up, to be on there though.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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The differential of the poor and wealthy in NYC is astounding.

Manhattan is tops (even with the poor uptown section)

while the Bronx is the 3rd poorest urban (100,000) county in the US.....and home to the poorest congresional district in the US.

Brooklyn I think was 8th in poorest urban counties.

Incredible
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