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Old 12-26-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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Full List: Cities Where Americans Are Getting Richer

Francesca Levy, 12.15.09, 07:00 PM EST Incomes for educated workers are growing fastest in these metros.


Pay Trend RankMetropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)Median Pay (12/2005 - 12/2006)Median Pay (2009)Median Pay TrendUnemployment Rate1El Paso, TX$41,100 $49,100 19.39%9.50%2Bakersfield, CA$51,300 $60,900 18.52%14.50%3Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA$45,500 $53,900 18.39%4.80%4Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC$44,500 $52,200 17.28%6.50%5Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA$44,800 $52,500 17.27%5.70%6Honolulu, HI$47,900 $55,700 16.39%5.90%7Boise City-Nampa, ID$47,200 $54,900 16.17%9.70%8Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ$50,700 $58,700 15.78%9.30%9Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC$52,300 $60,300 15.45%12.00%10Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ$53,100 $61,100 15.10%8.70%



Full List: Cities Where Americans Are Getting Richer - Forbes.com
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:08 PM
 
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Syracuse coming in at #24 isn't bad......
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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des moines iowa, plan on moving after i grad hs and go to miami dade.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:29 AM
 
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Is this the same list where Americans are getting taxed more?
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I think some of the cities placed high are moderate-to-conservative (Bakersfield, Omaha, Virginia Beach, Boise, Charlotte) so I wouldn't think so, but I don't know.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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Is this the same list where Americans are getting taxed more?
Hmmmmmm, let's see. Do I want a relatively high salary with a relatively high tax rate, or a relatively low salary with a relatively low tax rate?
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